DaVinci Yacht Charters “The Story”
DaVinci Yacht Charters
November 11, 2013 - 12:56 pm
"DaVinci Yacht Charters" based in Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand is a fully crewed yacht charter company offering bespoke yachting holidays and day cruises. We also operate the "DaVinci Marine Academy" to train both local and international sailors to become recreational sailors or to earn certificates required to work in any part of the marine industry.
Bruce Issell, an Australian Mariner and Charter Captain began the operation with only two yachts in 2011 and is now the General Manager of "DaVinci Marine", a division of the DaVinci Lifestyle Group based in Phuket, Thailand.
Bruce has extensive charter and marine industry experience in the "Whitsunday Islands" on the Australian Great Barrier Reef, Bass Strait to the south and the Gippsland lakes where his love of the water and boats began at a young age on an 8 foot rowing dinghy. Later, Bruce sailed his own yacht to Hong Kong and spent time as an instructor and manager in China. To round off his comprehensive know-how of all things aquatic, he also ran a diving business in Thailand.
Bruce is an experienced sailor and boatsman with more than 40,000 nautical miles on a wide range of yachts as captain on short and single handed voyages. He is also a respected industry leader with over 5 years experience in industrial training and development and a further 15 years in small business in Australia. Besides working on growing the ever successful brand of DaVinci in Phuket, Bruce loves to get out on the water and share his vast knowledge with our customers, be it on a charter trip or on a training course.