About Us

As Yacht Brokers, we benefit by being able to draw upon a vast knowledge base from across the Island Spirit Group, from Yacht & Commercial Vessel Manufacture to our Yacht Charter bases and Sailing Schools.

Our Story

Island Spirit Brokerage is a division of Group Island Spirit and was established to grow and support the sale of new and pre-owned yachts throughout the Group Island Spirit Network.

Our Yacht Brokerage team utilizes the infrastructure in place at bases that support our Yacht Charter & Sailing School products. Embedded within these very active business units, our Brokers benefit from the through-traffic of both the Sailing School and the Yacht Charter clientele. This delivers opportunities that other stand-alone Brokerages don’t have access to. Beyond that, our clients also benefit from access to other Island Spirit services such as learning to sail, technical support and the opportunity to place their yacht in a charter fleet management program.

Meet the team

Jurg Hofer

Jurg Hofer

Lead Broker Phuket

Jurg built Phuket’s most successful independent yacht charter company and has been a cornerstone of Phuket yachting community for over 20 years.

Ron Patston

Ron Patston

Lead Broker Pattaya

Ron is one of the founders of the Island Spirit Group and has worked within the yachting industry in the Gulf of Thailand for over 15 Years. Ron was instrumental in the development of the design and manufacture of the Island Spirit line of Catamarans.


Manufacture of Austhai Marina commercial boats

Via its acquisition of Austhai Marine, Island Spirit offers a range of commercial vessels from 10 to 30m targeting the tourism and small ferry vessel markets.