Excess Catamarans debuts in China
A new Excess 11 in Hainan offered the opportunity for the young catamaran brand to celebrate its debut in mainland China.
The China premiere of the Excess 11 was held in Hainan, having been sailed from Hong Kong (click for article). Held at Clearwater Bay Marina and organised by dealer Vastar Yachts, the evening event doubled as the young Groupe Beneteau brand’s debut in mainland China and was attended by local government officials, media, industry partners, yacht owners and sailors.
Yu Jiang, owner of the Excess 11, said: “I’ve always had a strong passion for sailing and this Excess 11 allows me to explore the ocean. We’ve been waiting for this boat for more than 2½ years, but she’s worth the wait.”
Guillaume Andrebe (click for Leader), Excess Sales Director for Asia Pacific, said: “We’re glad to see the first Excess 11 in China sailing beautifully in the waters of Hainan, where most of China’s yachts are registered and which acts as a barometer of the country’s yachting industry.
“The Excess 11 boasts space and comfort that a multihull can offer and brings the sailing pleasure of helming a monohull. We’re thrilled that Vastar Yachts is introducing the Excess brand to the Chinese market and glad that the owner loves this model.”
Over 25 Excess catamarans – including the Excess 12, 14 and 15 – are expected to be sailing in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of this year.