Having been associated with boats all his life, Aashim is a highly decorated yachtsman. Awarded with the Arjuna Award for the sport of yachting by the Government of India, he has represented India at various Asian Games and World Championships where he has won several medals.
Being around yachts, he has been able to harness his skills into his yachting business. After a short stint in the Indian navy, he started his own marine business of yacht management and repairs and he now runs a very successful boatyard. West Coast Marine has also grown as a consultancy firm and has consulted on marina projects and water transportation projects for their clients. West Coast Marine Yacht Services is now the leading one-stop-shop marine company in India. The company caters to the who’s who of Mumbai and is trusted by top industrialists of the country with their most expensive assets.
Aashim is also highly respected in the international yachting industry with over 150 superyachts having visited India under his company’s support. He is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Super Yacht Association and of the Association of Super Yacht Services. Aashim has been invited as a speaker at several national and international yachting forums.
The company is well networked with the development cycle in India and has been able to garner to prestigious projects – the Goa Marina, a 245 berth full service marina, and the Mandwa Port, which has been leased to them for a 5+5 year basis for further development.
He is currently the president of the Indian Marine Federation.