Joshua Lee, founder and MD of the yacht brokerage firm. Photo courtesy of Lee Marine

Joshua Lee, founder and MD of the yacht brokerage firm. Photo courtesy of Lee Marine

Lee Marine, a Thailand-based yacht brokerage house, has signed a contract for a 69.5m (228ft) motoryacht with Feadship. The deal was concluded through Joshua Lee, founder and managing director of the Phuket-based company.

In addition, Lee Marine has been commissioned to oversee the three-year build process with Hans Doodkorte as the onsite project manager at Feadship’s De Vries, Aalsmeer shipyard.

“We have a first-class team in place and are already over one year into a seamless and pleasing build process for a very happy owner,” says Lee. “This is an exciting addition to Lee Marine’s superyacht new build division,” he concludes.

Naval architecture will be undertaken by De Voogt and interiors will be a work of Redman Whitely-Dixon. The new build will also have the ability to undertake expedition-type cruises.

The new order sees Feadship strengthening its presence in the Asian market. The Dutch builder is currently working on five yachts in the 30m-45m (98.5-148ft) range for local owners, including one based in Hong Kong. The first of the five, the 44.2m (145ft) Moon Sand, was delivered late last year.

Lee Marine officially opened its new head office at AO Po Grand Marina in Phuket during the Thai Yacht Show in February.