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The Andaman Cabriolet Catamaran Built in Phuket Thailand

The Andaman Cabriolet Catamaran – The Company

The Andaman Cabriolet Catamaran Built in Phuket Thailand – The Composite Cats Team.

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The Andaman Cabriolet: The Composite Cats Team

Shane Smith:
South African Shane Smith is a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore and has been a delivery and charter skipper most of his working life, with particular experience on catamarans. Shane has more than 60,000 NM under his belt as skipper, including six Atlantic crossings and two Indian Ocean crossings.

In addition, he has extensive knowledge of the local cruising grounds of the Andaman Sea. He contributes with respect to practicality of sailing and maintenance, as well as the finer points of design – from both an experienced skipper’s and a charter client’s viewpoint. Shane will be the key person handling management and maintenance for those boat owners who take the management option.

Laurette Lubbers:
Living in Queensland, Australia, Laurette has been a passionate sailor all her life, with thousands of miles cruising and racing to her credit. Since 1996, she has been running a specialist stainless steel fabrication business, whose clients include both high end construction projects and luxury yachts.

Laurette’s role is as logistics and supply co–ordinator for all materials (the majority) coming out of Australia. Laurette makes sure we get the right materials at the right price – on time in Phuket.

Grenville Fordham:
Grenville’s association with Thailand’s marine industry includes founding both Phuket Raceweek and PIMEX (The Phuket Boatshow) and publishing Southeast Asia Pilot (formerly Andaman Sea Pilot). He was a founding member, and an early Chairman, of the Marine Alliance of Thailand (forerunner of Thai Marine Business Association).

His background embraces hotel & tourism management, international marketing, property development and publishing. His main role with Composite Cats is in market positioning and promotion, but he also brings a different perspective to many aspects of the Andaman Cabriolet’s design. While unable to claim ‘thousands of miles’ at sea, Grenville has become passionate about sailing since arriving in Phuket nine years ago.

Alan Carwadine:
Alan’s contribution to the design has been invaluable. He will remain ‘on board’ as a consultant during the build process of the first boat – and will race her during her first regatta, Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2009.

Supaporn Banjongpas:
As a company director, Supaporn’s main role is to keep a bunch of enthusiasts in line and within budget.

Nittaya Khongmai:
Company director and administration manager, Nittaya’s role is to keep the machinery oiled and running smoothly in every department – and to make sure the bills are paid.

Roger Diggleman:
Through his company, Composite Yachts Co., Ltd., Roger will be building the Andaman Cabriolet at his boatyard in Chalong. Roger is well known as a local craftsman and perfectionist, with several top–class projects to his credit. The last boat to come out of his boatyard was Zorba, a ‘Contraste 44’, designed by Jaques Fioleau, built in ply, composite and epoxy and launched in October 2008.

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