Bali Catamarans Expands Asiamarine’s Representation into Hong Kong
Sanlorenzo Asia has started 2020 with sales of five yachts in five months into Hong Kong, ranging in size from 76-146ft.
Asiamarine is now the official dealer for Bali Catamarans in Hong Kong and Macau, in addition to representing the French brand in Thailand and Vietnam since 2019. Asiamarine’s role in Hong Kong – where it has its headquarters – and Macau officially began on June 1, 2020.
Bali was founded by the Catana Group in 2014 and its annual sales have risen from 15 units in 2015 to 140 units in 2019, with 200 deliveries scheduled for 2020.
Boris Compagnon, Catana Group’s Sales Director, said Bali was delighted to increase the role of Asiamarine, which was founded by Eric Noyel and is represented in Thailand by sister company Asia Marine.
“We are very happy to be expanding our collaboration with Eric Noyel and Asiamarine in the general area of Southeast Asia,” Compagnon said. “Their knowledge of the local markets and their industry knowhow will clearly be an asset for Bali Catamarans in the region.”
Bali offers sailing catamarans ranging from 40-54ft (4.1, 4.3, 4.6, 4.8, 5.4 and Catspace Sail) and launched its powercat range last year with the 4.3 MY, which will be joined by the Catspace MY this year.
The brand’s notable design features include solid foredecks and a tilting, one-piece saloon door that slides under the ceiling to create a large covered area from the aft cockpit through to the saloon and galley.
Noyel, CEO of Asiamarine, which has almost 40 employees, admitted Bali’s designs attracted him to the brand. “The Bali tilting door is really one of the most intelligent features I have seen on a boat for a long time. It simply doubles your available space, 100 per cent of the time,” he said.
“With the extraordinary growth of the catamaran segment and the love for more square footage that our Asian clients share, I think we have found a winner that will please yacht owners in our part of the world. The only issue will be our ability to maintain enough production slots to enable us to deliver on the huge demand.”
Bali catamarans are built in the Catana Group’s shipyards in Canet-en-Rousillon on France’s south coast and La Rochelle on the west coast, while the group also has a factory in Tunisia.