Charter in Asia 2021 – Hong Kong: Simpson Yacht Charter
Simpson Yacht Charter’s CA fleet in Hong Kong includes a special Sanlorenzo SX76, as revealed in the Hong Kong chapter of Issue 60’s Charter in Asia 2021 feature.
A Sanlorenzo SX76 in Hong Kong, but not the silver-hulled unit in the Simpson Yacht Charter’s CA fleet
Simpson Yacht Charter has shaken up the charter scene in Hong Kong with the addition to its CA listings of an SX76, which has become the first-ever Sanlorenzo SX yacht for charter in the city.
And it’s not just any SX76 but the model’s first-ever unit, the silver-hulled version that was presented for the model’s world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018 before it was delivered to Hong Kong the following year.
The SX76 is designed to carry a lot of water toys
Part of the Italian builder’s iconic crossover range, the SX76 features an enormous aft deck that can store multiple tenders and toys, then become a large waterside beach club once the platform is cleared.
Based in Aberdeen, the yacht can accommodate 12 guests during the day and is well equipped for watersports with a jet RIB tender, a jetski, two Seabobs, two foilboards and four paddleboards.
The Sanlorenzo SX76 s equipped for fun
The flybridge has a covered dining area and an aft lounging zone with three sun loungers, while the foredeck offers another outdoor area with seating and fixed sunpads. The yacht includes a zero-speed stabiliser for comfort at anchor.
Piero Lissoni, Sanlorenzo’s Art Director, created a special-edition interior including a lower deck with a master cabin, VIP cabin and a saloon with sofas that can be converted to two single beds. Charter rates start from HK$108,000 (US$14,040) per day plus expenses.
In Hong Kong, Simpson Yacht Charter offers over 40 yachts for charter including motor yachts, superyachts and sailing yachts and catamarans.
Stock photo of a Lagoon 42 sailing cat
Its CA listings include a Lagoon 42, which can carry 15 guests during the day and has all the features that make the brand’s sailing catamarans so popular in Thailand and other parts of Asia.
Also based in Aberdeen, the 2019 build can accommodate six guests overnight in its three en-suite cabins, which comprise a master suite that occupies the starboard hull and two doubles. Eight-hour day charters start from HK$25,000 and 24-hour overnight charters are from HK$48,000.
Interior of a Lagoon 42
Meanwhile, an Open 40 catamaran has joined the fleet and is available from Monday to Friday for three-hour harbour cruises each evening, either 6-9pm or 7-10pm, starting from Causeway Bay or Central. The special package for up to 15 guests costs HK$12,800 and includes full Mediterranean catering plus a limited amount of drinks.
Reanna Wang, Manager of Simpson Yacht Charter, says: “In Hong Kong, the charter market has been very active since the beginning of the pandemic. With people not able to travel as they did before, they’re spending more time on the water than before. The demand spreads throughout the entire range of charter products and packages: half-day, sunset cruises, day charters, weekend, long weekends and longer holidays.”
Charter in Asia 2021 – Thailand: Simpson Yacht Charter
Simpson Yacht Charter’s Thailand offerings include a fleet of Lagoon sailing catamarans while its CA motor yachts range from a Beneteau Flyer 8.8 to a Sanlorenzo SL104.