Simpson Superyachts appoints James Clayton
Clayton has begun his new role as Sales Director of Simpson Superyachts, a division of Simpson Marine Group.
Simpson Superyachts has announced the appointment of James Clayton as its Sales Director, based in Hong Kong. Simpson Superyachts is a division of Simpson Marine Group, which was founded by Mike Simpson in 1984 and is Asia’s largest yacht dealer.
Clayton, who spent the first 15 years of his life in Malaysia and Singapore, has worked in the yachting industry for over two decades. He has held roles with Italian shipyard Benetti and US brokerage firm Merle Wood & Associates, worked in Europe and the USA, and sold several superyachts in Asia, where he has returned for his latest role.
“I’m delighted to join the Simpson Superyachts team and contribute to the company’s legacy of excellence under Mike Simpson,” Clayton said. “The world of yachting has always been my passion and I’m eager to bring my expertise to drive the success of Simpson Superyachts with some notable projects already completed and more underway.”
Simpson, Managing Director of Simpson Marine Group, added: “James’ extensive experience, excellent reputation and achievements in the yachting industry make him the perfect fit for our Sales Director role. We’re confident that his leadership will propel Simpson Superyachts to new heights.”