For Sale, Sold 1,200,000฿ / 33067$ - Business, Other
*SOLD* Diving Shop and School for Sale – North West Coast, Koh Chang
This amazing diving company has come up for sale by the owners. Here is a unique opportunity to own a company, which is 100% in order, correct and up to date with all authorities including tax, social security, labor department and immigration.
This established business has no partners and no unknown shareholders. All 3 Managing Directors will sign over the Two Million Baht company 100%, it’s bank accounts and it’s assets.
Ex British Army veteran and Diving Instructor the owner, who started diving in Koh Chang in 2005, founded this company in 2013. The current premises have been a dive center for 10 years and he has been getting more involved as an instructor, manager and Managing Director since 2009. In 2012 he went alone and remodeled the new company in the only way he knew how – with military precision.
This is a turnkey business already generating income, with low overheads and is an excellent foothold into Thailand as a business owner – starting off in the right direction and with a work permit.
Since 2007, the shop has been a prominent icon in the dive industry and boasts the largest retail area of any dive center in the Koh Chang archipelago. It was refurbished in 2013 and now sports an eye catching all glass front.
This shop is situated near an amazing beach in a popular retail area favored by families in the busy White Sand Beach. From a decade of presence, it has return customers as well as regular foot traffic – and is directly opposite popular shopping area.
This shop consists of 3 adjoining units with air-conditioning, polished concrete floors, LED spots & uplighters throughout – plus a large European style washroom & changing area. One unit has been converted into a café & classroom, which serves our divers and non-diving clientele before and after the dives, during courses and throughout opening hours.
The business has been running during high seasons and the owners have returned to Europe during the European summer – May to September. However, whilst they have commitments elsewhere, this business can absolutely support you 12 months of the year.
It has seen excellent results from October to April and the owners are more than happy with the returns vs lifestyle on Koh Chang. Obviously, high season generates more profit and you will have exceptionally busy months between October and February.
The Shop accommodates a large amount of stock, therefore offering choices to your customers. High quality from Mares, mixed with an excellent showroom makes selling equipment and diving very easy. Anything not in stock is easily shipped the same day from HQ in Bangkok, thus offering a 24-hour delivery service on most stock.
The café was created because it was a struggle to find a decent coffee. Now, you get to drink all the caffeine however & whenever you want. Singha Draught is installed in the café, which also has a triple closet/unit refrigerator, single unit fridge, Krups coffee machine, small oven and beautifully crafted design glasses and cutlery.
Putting a coffee shop inside a dive center has worked extremely well with customers.
Also a boat MV H2O is included. Beautiful hull – obviously needs work, but it’s worth it….
This was a private sale, but is now part of the deal. A small investment can easily return a profit here.
All logo images and advertisements are in multiple formats including GIF, TIF, PDF & Vector. Your designer is fantastic, based local, looks like Mr Bean and is very user friendly 😉
The shop faces the West. This means, you have glorious sunshine until midday, after which it thankfully retreats to the east side. You can position yourself in the café for amazing sea views and sunsets, but at least the shop offers a welcome air-conditioned break for shoppers and you’re out of the glaring heat in the afternoon.
You will never feel like it’s “work” – not even in the middle of high season and 7 days per week. This truly is an amazing lifestyle!
2 Motorbikes can also be provided : a Yamaha TTX that it is a very reliable little bike. Well maintained and serviced & a Yamaha N-Max 155cc which has only been used for 6 months and has been serviced every month.
WHAT IS INCLUDED AND HOW IS IT PRICED?
1. Retail Units x 3
2. Existing business & name
3. Thai Limited Company plus Work Permit
4. 10 sets of Mares equipment (less than 1 year old)
5. 10 Coultri Sub tanks (4 years old but used for 1 season. Serviced September 2016)
6. Complete Inventory for café (A full inventory including 2 fridges)
7. Company website, email address and social media outlets (Professionally built website with back door management system)
10. Yahama TTX
11. Yamaha N-Max 155
12. Transfer of company papers, shop contract and work permit
1. ฿330, 000
2. ฿185, 000
3. ฿200, 000
4. ฿100, 000
5. ฿45, 000
6. ฿75, 000
7. ฿80, 000
8. ฿100, 000
10. ฿10, 000
11. ฿60, 000
12. To be arranged – non profit.
ADDITIONAL INFO & KUDOS
Serious contenders only will gain access to all confidential accounts.
MONTHLY TURNOVER & COSTS
(Based on 7 months trading)
Average Turnover THB 250,000
Rent THB 30,000
Salaries x 4 THB 40,000
Electricity THB 3,000
Legalities THB 5,000
Unforeseen THB 10,000
Average Monthly costs THB 88,000
Average Monthly Profit THB 162,000
The shop is on an extendable rental contract with an extremely well known and reputable Landlord. You will sign a new yearly contract with him directly. The land rental cost only 19,000 Bath during 6 month of low season & 24,000 Bath during the 6 month of high season.
When all documents and wire transfers are complete, I will offer the new owner(s) my services free of charge to ensure a smooth transition for 1 month – if you wish to accept.
This is the price for everything. It is not negotiable nor is it possible to split the assets. This is a very attractive package and will therefore, be sold as such. Every item will be transferred to the buyers’ name.
This is a small independent company with fantastic potential. It has the best sought after retail location, excellent equipment and has had an outstanding administration. It is certainly worth more than the asking price, but the owner told us “There is a need and a greed, and we’re not greedy people”.
When it comes to Mares equipment, you must sit down face to face and discuss an account with Mares. This business is the only Mares, Ocean Dynamics & Coultri-Sub supplier on the island (with a long history, therefore extremely beneficial), so applying for the contract will be extremely advantageous. Whilst the current owners cannot sell you this contract, they have agreed to negotiate for you, which is, in one word – attractive. Keep in mind that the deal with Mares does need a 500,000 Bath deposit for a year to get their trust and equipment but it will get lower year after year.
Again, this is an opportunity at an extremely generous price.
Total price without motorbike : 1,100,000 Bath
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Listing Datas :
- • Property Listing Date: November 2, 2016
- • Listing Last Update: July 28, 2022
- • Distance to Ferry: < 10km