Superyacht Agent in Malaysia – Captain Nick Coombes

Superyacht owners and captains dreaming of a fantastic yachting journey in magnificent Malaysia can count on having a friend in place.

PHOTO: Asia Pacific Superyachts Malaysia
Captain, Nick Coombes, has swallowed the anchor given up commanding superyachts and now heads up AsiaPacific Superyachts Malaysia.

From there he welcomes yachting visitors, smoothing out all the logistics and sets up amazing cruising itinerary options for visiting Captains to consider.

Nicks life at sea started small and when he learned to windsurf as a young boy. The next step was renting Hobie Cats from a beach in Florida USA, then slowly moving up to larger and larger vessels.”
He became a superyacht Captain worked in Europe, eventually moving to run a new yacht for an Indonesian businessman. He then sold it to a man in Malaysia and relocated to Langkawi, Malaysia where he built a successful business with his agency, Asia Pacific Superyachts.
The company provides yacht support services throughout Malaysia, and everything is overseen by Captain Coombes from the head office on the island of Langkawi… the premier yachting destination for the region.
Nick reports, “Langkawi has a duty free port, no traffic, no pollution, very little crime, pristine waters, beaches, modern facilities, an international airport, and three great golf courses. Why wouldn’t you want to live here??”
Telaga Harbour in Langkawi has the most spectacular scenic backdrop in Asia!” 

Kota Kinabalu, in Borneo, has incredible facilities for the owner and crew, including a great golf course and tennis, squash, gym facilities, etc. It’s another great marina.”
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The unrivaled facilities and natural beauty of Langkawi make the surrounding ninety-nine islands of Malaysia the perfect cruising ground for yachts of any size.  This is especially true for superyachts, with a location just south of the border of Thailand and only 98 NM from Phuket.

Within a day’s cruise of Langkawi, the islands of Penang, Pangkor Laut, Butang Group, Phuket or the Similans all await yachting visitors; making Langkawi a perfect logistical center for the temperate Asian winter season – away from a cold European climate.

Sabah’s cruising grounds of Borneo offers some of the most spectacular and beautiful waters, islands and mainland attractions in South East Asia. It is one of the most diverse cruising playgrounds in the world.

Visitors can combine the delights of crystal clear waters, tropical islands and mainland coastal bays with an extraordinarily diverse mainland beauty.  The highest mountain in South East Asia, virgin rainforest conservation areas, waterfalls, canyons, exotic wildlife, flora and fauna and a myriad of adventure and eco-tourism activities – are all accessible as a day or overnight excursion from your yacht.”

The best time for cruising Langkawi is the Easterly Monsoon season, stretching from October through April, when conditions provide a gentle 10-15 kt North Easterly breeze providing calm seas and blue skies.

Captain Nick comments, “With Caribbean marinas filling up so quickly, South East Asia is a breath of fresh air to Captains and owners.”  He adds, “The abundant cruising grounds, modern marinas, cruise terminal and refit dock for berthing vessels up to 200M L.O.A., fresh supplies and repair facilities for any Sail or Motor Yacht, Mono or Multi hull, makes Malaysia is a wonderful home away from home during Europe’s cold winters.”