Simpson Marine reports success at Singapore Yacht Show
Published: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Hong Kong-based Simpson Marine presented 11 yachts – the largest display – at the Singapore Yacht Show, with yacht premieres including a Sanlorenzo SL78, Lagoon 50, Oceanis 51.1, Aquila 44, and received two orders for a Lagoon 50 and Aquila 36.
(Photo: Simpson Marine)
The newly arrived SL78 made her Southeast Asia debut with an Art Vernissage onboard. The yacht hosted a series of six works of art, curated by Shih Yun Yeo, an independent Singapore-based abstract expressionist painter. Guests were able to meet with the artist during Sanlorenzo’s media event and the VVIP cocktail party. The yacht will stay in Singapore for a series of sea trials and then cruise to Malaysia for a private VVIP event.
The Lagoon 50 – showed her Asia premiere – was sold on the show’s first day and will soon be cruising around Thailand. Her interior was designed by Nauta Design with new Walnut wood and upgraded upholstery.
The Aquila 36, a day cruiser with top speeds of 34-35 knots and a fully enclosed head, was sold to Malaysia. She is the second unit of this model sold to the country.
A special display linked to high fashion was organised aboard the Monte Carlo Yachts 70 where Fendi presented its latest collection of leather bags and accessories.
(Beneteau Oceanis 51.1)
“Singapore Yacht Show is always a great show for us with a full line-up of our brands’ newest models and Asia premieres. As usual we have mobilised a big part of Simpson Marine’s regional team and occupied the most central part in the marina to give good visibility to our display. We were well supported by the full team of CEOs attending from Europe, proving their commitment to, and focus on, Asia.
“This year we hosted Massimo Perotti, Chairman of Sanlorenzo; Ferruccio Rossi, Group President of Sanlorenzo; Herve Gastinel, CEO of Beneteau Group; Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts; Fabrizio Iarrera, Managing Director of Monte Carlo Yachts; Thomas Gailly, Managing Director at Lagoon; and Vincent Arnaud, Sales Director at CNB Yachts, all travelling from Europe to meet our owners and clients and see for themselves the growth potential in Asia, where Simpson Marine has been leading for the past 35 years,” says Phill Gregory, Simpson Marine Singapore’ Country Sales Manager.
The 2019 Singapore Yacht Show can expect more yachts on display. New models will reach Singapore in the coming months, notably the Sanlorenzo SD126 and MCY 96.
Next step for Simpson Marine is the Shenzhen Bay Marina Boat Show (May 18-19) and a series of local brokerage boat shows to be held in Hong Kong and Singapore during early summer 2018.