Grand Soleil appoints HK dealer
Asia Yacht Services has been appointed to represent the Italian-built sailing yachts.
Grand Soleil 44 from the Performance line
Italy’s Cantiere del Pardo has appointed Asia Yacht Services, headed by Sytske Kimman, to represent Grand Soleil Yachts in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Asia Yacht Services was founded in 2004 and is based in the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.
“It’s a natural fit. Hong Kong hosts a very lively racing scene and presents endless opportunities for cruising,” Kimman said.
Sytske Kimman, Executive Director of Asia Yacht Services
“The combination is irresistible and Grand Soleil yachts are perfectly suited to joining some of the best sailing activities in Asia. We are confident the appointment of Asia Yacht Services as the Grand Soleil dealer is going to be a great success.”
Grand Soleil’s current range stretches from 34-80ft in the Performance Line, while the Long Cruise (LC) line offers 42, 46 and 52 models.
Render of the newly announced Grand Soleil 72
For almost 50 years, Grand Soleil sailing yachts have been among being leaders in the racer/cruiser class. Since 1973, the brand’s designers have included Jean-Marie Finot, Germán Frers, Bruce Farr, the Judel/Vrolijk partnership, Marcelino Botin, Marco Lostuzzi and Matteo Polli.
Yacht Style’s annual Multihulls Issue highlights new models from the world’s leading cruising catamaran builders and features reviews of the Aquila 70, Lagoon 55 and Bali 4.8, as well as MCY 76 Skylounge and Ferretti Yachts 500, while Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Alshaali, Lee Marine and Water Revolution Foundation are also in the spotlight.