Farfalla Marine appoints new GM in HK


The Gulf Craft dealer across multiple markets in Asia has appointed Jason Hawkes as its General Manager in Hong Kong.


Gulf Craft Majesty 100


Farfalla Marine, Gulf Craft’s representative in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, has appointed Jason Hawkes as its Hong Kong-based General Manager.


Mark Denny-Fairchilde, Managing Director of Farfalla Marine, said: “The appointment of Jason Hawkes as Farfalla Marine Group Hong Kong’s General Manager comes as the group is booking some of its strongest orders. Jason not only has a great depth of knowledge about the industry and the region but has a drive and enthusiasm for one of Asia’s truly remarkable growth stories.”


Jason Hawkes, Farfalla Marine


Originally from the UK, Hawkes has travelled and worked extensively throughout Asia and spent the past 25 years in Hong Kong, with a notable yacht industry experience including media, marketing, shows and events.


Denny-Fairchilde added: “Having worked in both Hong Kong and mainland China, Jason has a strong knowledge of the Asian market. Hong Kong is at the epicentre of this booming market so his presence in this important hub fits perfectly with Gulf Craft’s regional expansion plans.”


Gulf Craft Nomad 65


Headquartered in London, Farfalla Marine Group has representatives in Hong Kong, Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Long Bay) and Cambodia (Phnom Penh).


In other appointments, London-based Simon Toombs has joined Farfalla Marine as Group Customer Relationship Director. Toombs has extensive marketing experience at director level, managing global customer relationships in the luxury product and luxury lifestyle industries, with strong connections in the luxury yachting sector.