Pearl appoints VP Yachts in Hong Kong


The British-owned luxury yacht builder has expanded its global network of dealers by appointing VP Yachts, headed by Vivian Chan.


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Vivian Chan of VP Yachts and Iain Smallridge of Pearl


Pearl Yachts has reached an agreement with VP Yachts to represent the British brand in Hong Kong. Featuring exterior design by Bill Dixon and interiors by Kelly Hoppen, Pearl models include the 62, 80, flagship 95 and the new 72, which had its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the end of October.

VP Yachts was founded by Director Vivian Chan, who is also General Manager of the Sun Hing Shipyard, owned by her family.

Chan said: “The cultural bond we share is undeniable. The style of Pearl Yachts’ instantly recognisable flybridge motor yachts fits perfectly with the tastes in our local market, with British allure and a neutral, sober colour palette a winning proposal to our market.

VP Yachts is positioned to leverage generational connections in local yachting that go beyond even my lifetime involvement through the family business, so we are excited to see the heights we can reach together.” 

Iain Smallridge, Managing Director of Pearl, added: “We always celebrate growth and new friends, especially in affluent and interesting markets, but to see our British brand now properly entering Hong Kong, uniting two seafaring cultures with shared history, is a source of special satisfaction. 

VP Yachts have just what Pearl needs to succeed in a competitive market, with an educated, international approach to growth. Vivian heads a shipyard herself, so gives me full confidence that she understands not only her side but also ours, which is invaluable in this partnership.”