Simpson Marine records best sales year
Asia’s biggest yacht dealership reveals the figures that made 2021 its best year to date and highlights exciting deliveries in 2022.
Simpson Marine has about 125 staff
Simpson Marine has announced its record sales year to date, with 135 new and pre-owned yachts sold in 2021. The figure represents a 20 per cent increase on 2020, the previous best year for the company that was founded in 1984 by Mike Simpson, who still leads Asia’s biggest yacht services company as Managing Director.
Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 will arrive in Hong Kong
“Simpson Marine’s mission has always been to bring people closer to the ocean and help them enjoy the freedom of life at sea,” Simpson said. “It’s heartening to see many first-time boat owners being welcomed into the yachting fold during 2020 and 2021.”
Hong Kong, Asia’s leading yacht hub and home to Simpson Marine’s headquarters, has remained the liveliest market for the company, while Singapore was among its other leading hubs.
Sanlorenzo 52Steel was sold in Southeast Asia
Among its six yacht brands, Sanlorenzo was particularly successful last year. Sales included two units of the SD118 soon after the model’s premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the yachts are among scheduled deliveries in Asia in 2022. Simpson Marine’s sales also included a 52Steel, which is the biggest Sanlorenzo sold by the dealer to date and due to launch this summer.
Bluegame BGX70 will arrive in Singapore
Bluegame sales increased, while arrivals in Asia in 2022 include a BGX70 into Singapore in January and a BGX60 toward the end of the year.
Beneteau sales included Antares and Flyer outboard models, while upcoming arrivals include the new flagship Grand Trawler 62 and the Oceanis Yacht 62, the brand’s biggest sailing yacht.
Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 is scheduled for Hong Kong
In Thailand, the Simpson Marine Sailing Centre was launched in collaboration with a prominent Thai investor and yachting enthusiast. With five Beneteau First 14s, two First 18s and a First 27 arriving in Pattaya, training instructors are preparing the first courses to start in spring.
Lagoon Seventy 8 will head to Hong Kong
Lagoon sales included many units from 40-50ft while a Sixty 7 powercat is on order for Hong Kong and will be the second in the region, following the delivery of a unit to Taiwan. A Lagoon 55, a model launched last year, and a flagship Seventy 8 motor yacht are set to arrive in Hong Kong in 2022.
The upgraded Fairline Squadron 68 will arrive in Asia
Fairline Squadron 50 and 53 units have been commissioned, while the first Targa 45 in China arrived in Shanghai in late 2021. The new version of the flagship Squadron 68 will soon arrive in Hong Kong, while the British builder is expected to launch two new models, Squadron 55 and Phantom 65, later this year.
Aquila 70 Luxury was sold to Indonesia
Aquila deliveries in 2022 will include a 54 Yacht to Pattaya and the flagship 70 Luxury to Indonesia, while Asia’s first 28 Molokai was sold in Malaysia after showings in Port Dickson and Penang in December.
As well as new and pre-owned yacht sales, Simpson Marine also recorded growth in charter, yacht management and services. Simpson Yacht Charter registered a company-record 1,500 charter days including 900 day charters and 40 overnight charters in Hong Kong in 2021, while Phuket and Pattaya accounted for 500 days in Thailand.
A Sanlorenzo SL78 was among charter additions
Simpson Yacht Management welcomed several new yachts into the fleet in 2021 including eight new Sanlorenzo yachts in Hong Kong. The Simpson Yacht Care division, which was originally created for absentee boat owners in Thailand and expanded into Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, is busier than ever before, with 50 yachts under care by the end of 2021.
Simpson Marine: Asia’s biggest dealer just gets bigger
Long established as the region’s largest dealer, Simpson Marine has already confirmed 2021 is its record sales year. And even with the staff count across seven countries and regions now topping 130, the company founded and still led by Mike Simpson has plans to expand.