Hi, my name is Martin Holmes, and I am the General Manager of Northrop & Johnson in Asia. I joined the company in 2018 and have been living and working in Asia for the last 25 years.
I hail from Birmingham, England and spent my early years sailing on the East Coast of England on the famous Norfolk Broads. My introduction to boating came at an early age and my weekends were spent sailing or working in the local boatyards. These experiences fueled my passion for everything on the water. At the age of 16, I was invited to sail on board the Sail Training Association Tall Ships which was my first taste of offshore sailing, including a partial circumnavigation of the UK.
Having decided that my intended future career was no longer my goal, I packed a backpack and spent two years traveling the globe. During this time, I gained more yachting experience and decided that this was my calling.
Back in the UK, I gained my Commercial Yachtmasters certification and joined SunSail in a number of roles in France, Greece, Turkey and Thailand as Sailing Instructor and Flotilla Captain. Upon arrival in Thailand, I teamed up with Joshua Lee to form Lee Marine and have been successfully operating this business for the last 25 years.
My future goals are to continue to enjoy the yachting industry, both by applying the experiences I have learned across the board for the benefit of my clients, as well as looking forward and leveraging new technology and systems to provide a professional and systematic approach to yacht sales and service.
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My Outside-office Life
I am married with three children and enjoy spending time with my family. Living in Phuket means that we are often found in or on the water. We enjoy traveling and often take road trips throughout Thailand to explore the country and new experiences.
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