EXCLUSIVE: First MCY 96 into Asia sold to Thailand-based owner by Simpson Marine
Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017
Simpson Marine’s Thailand division has announced the recent sale of a Monte Carlo Yachts 96 to Thailand. It is the first sale to Asia of this new model, which will have its official premiere in Italy this July.
(Photos: MCY - MCY 96)
The Thailand-based owner’s yacht – hull number three – will be launched in Monfalcone in July 2018 before heading to Pattaya.
Simpson Marine concluded the sale to the repeat MCY client a few weeks before the official media announcement at boot Düsseldorf (Jan 21-29) given by Monte Carlo Yachts’ management, Carla Demaria and Fabrizio Iarrera, together with Dan Lenard from Nuvolari Lenard studio.
Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine Thailand Country Sales Manager, said: “I’m very proud of this sale to an existing Monte Carlo Yachts owner who wished to upgrade his yacht for a bigger model and naturally selected this new model MCY 96.
“This decision shows that the attentive client approach and excellent after-sales support from the shipyard retain owners within the brand.”
At this moment, three MCY 96 units have already been sold with more ongoing negotiations.
The new MCY 96 can be complied with RINA Pleasure or RINA Charter Class certifications. Upon request, the new model can also be certified according to CE-A category standards to be utilized as a pleasure boat or according to MCA MGN 280. The possibility to choose the preferred type of certification represents both a unique feature and also a highly significant added value for the Owner.
Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, said: “The new MCY 96 represents both continuity and evolution for the MCY collection and the company. The great international success and global appeal of the MCY 105 has guided us in developing the MCY 96, which will set new standards and mark a new era of growth in the superyacht segment for Monte Carlo Yachts."
Mike Simpson, Founder and Managing Director of Simpson Marine, said: “Monte Carlo Yachts’ success in Asia is largely due to the ability of the shipyard to respond quickly to buyers’ requests for customisation and special features.
“The shipyard management and designers are always ready to fly out to Asia to meet buyers in person, listen to their needs and preferences, and make sure these are incorporated in the final design of their yacht.
“Monte Carlo Yachts’ personal approach is very much appreciated by Asian yacht buyers. Other strong points are the outstanding after-sales support that the shipyard provides to all owners around the world and the short delivery time guaranteed by their innovative building technology.
“We see strong growth of the MCY brand in all parts of Asia, which shows that the market has learnt to appreciate the exceptional service and shipyard support which is the hallmark of this very stylish, award winning range of luxury yachts.”