Yachting Freedom Since 1984 – Simpson Marine Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Shenzhen Gala

September 8, 2014

On August 15, 2014 Simpson Marine held its “30th Anniversary Gala Dinner; Celebrating Yachting Freedom since 1984” at the Shenzhen Ritz-Carlton. Founder Mike Simpson, and his crew in Shenzhen invited more than 180 guests, including many yacht owners from the region, shipyard representatives, Marina Club partners, and local media to share the joy in celebrating 30 years of establishment in Asia.

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Guests enjoyed watching a video that reviewed the company’s three decades of development, from the first yachts Mike Simpson sold in his small Hong Kong office, to today’s growth across seven countries to become Asia’s largest yacht dealer.

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Founder Mike Simpson then reviewed the great changes in China’s yacht industry, “20 years ago at China’s first boat show, someone asked me, ‘What is a yacht?’ And now, so many have begun to enjoy this new yachtinglifestyle.”

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The dinner included many yacht owners and others with key relationships to Simpson Marine plus yacht club leaders, business partners, and representatives from the media. Like Mike Simpson and his company they are all passionate about life on the water. Together with Simpson Marine all were there to promote the development of the marine lifestyle in China. “You are the first group of people in China to really experience the yachting lifestyle, and to understand the fun of sailing with your families.” Mike also thanked the guests for giving their trust and support to Simpson Marine over the years. He also gave recognition to all clubs and facilities that support our industry, “This development has been made possible by the rapid growth of marinas all over China…. and all the yacht clubs and marinas that have made us feel at home; and to the China Cup. They are all doing so much to help build interest in our lifestyle.”

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To open the banquet guests enjoyed food and wine accompanied by wonderful live jazz, and a jewelry show from Aster Ma. The entertainment set an enthusiastic atmosphere for the venue. The prizes for the Lucky Draw included rooms in the Ritz-Carlton, an exquisite luxury yacht model, and other gifts.

After the meal the entire Simpson Marine team came forward to cut the 30th anniversary cake, which was topped with a confectionary model of a sailboat.  Everyone joined in to congratulate Mike and his team on their 30 years of accomplishments here in Asia.

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Simpson Marine was established in 1984 in Hong Kong and has now expanded to 12 cities across seven countries in Asia, all favorite destinations for yachting enthusiasts, and has established themselves as a leader in the Asian yacht industry. The Simpson team represents world-renowned yacht brands with their crew of professional service and support personnel. In addition to already established offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Shenzhen, Sanya, and Indonesia, Simpson Marine will establish a new office in Beijing this September, demonstrating the rapid pace of development for our industry on the Mainland. Simpson Marine will be continue to deliver the yachting lifestyle to Asia in the years to come.

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About Simpson Marine

Yachting Freedom Since 1984

Since its launch in 1984, Simpson Marine has become Asia’s leading international yacht dealership and brokerage. Well-established across Asia, the company now has offices in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Simpson Marine launched in Hong Kong 30 years ago to provide full-service brokerage for the local yachting community. Today, with a team of more than 100 staff, Simpson Marine provides a wide range of yacht services throughout Asia. Locations include:

  • Hong Kong
  • Bali – Indonesia
  • Hainan – China
  • Jakarta – Indonesia
  • Pattaya – Thailand
  • Penghu – Taiwan
  • Phuket – Thailand
  • Port Dickson – Malaysia
  • Shenzhen – China
  • Singapore
  • Taipei – Taiwan

Simpson Marine is the exclusive dealer for many of the world’s most prestigious yacht brands in the region, including:

The company also provides international yacht brokerage, custom construction and yacht management services. In addition to yacht sales, Simpson Marine offers award-winning after-sales service and maintenance across the Asia-Pacific region. Simpson Marine can also assist non-owners in chartering yachts worldwide, and its team’s contacts and experience ensure that customers will enjoy a wonderful holiday at sea.

 

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CNB Shipyard in Bordeaux Receives Top Level Chinese Delegation

September 8, 2014

The leading builder of custom and semi-custom yachts in Europe shows group of Chinese businessmen how CNB does it in Europe.

As part of the visit to France by Chinese President Xi Jinping the Bordeaux shipyard CNB entertained a visit by a delegation of Chinese business leader on March 24. CNB was one of only two companies selected to be granted the privilege of receiving the group. The other was Dassault Aviation.

The group was made up of 69 businessmen for several sectors, and each employs from 200 up to 10,000 persons in their companies. They enjoyed their discovery of CNB and where impressed by the extant of the factory and by its organization.

The Chinese delegation were accompanied by Thomas Gailly and Olivier Lafourcade, who are respectively responsible for semi -custom and one-off of CNB yachts, and Alexander Dauberville from CNB marketing department.

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About CNB

A prestigious signature of Custom Yachts and Super Yachts.

Specialized in the custom construction of ultra-luxury sail and power yachts over 24 meters, the Bordeaux Shipyard has built up an international recognition for quality and performance. Each CNB yacht is exceptional! It combines thoroughness with daring creativity, aesthetics with innovation, and synthetic thinking with a unique attention to thousands of details.

Now the shipyard also offers semi-custom yachts: the Bordeaux 60 and the brand new CNB 76.

Interested in learning more? Contact Richard Allen, our Group Sales Manager for CNB, atrichard.allen@simpsonmarine.com or +852 2555 8377.

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The new Azimut 50 – a sense of space

September 8, 2014

 

The designers of the new Azimut 50 have drawn inspiration from the stylish looks and design of the Azimut 80, which has proved incredibly popular with international buyers this season. The new flybridge yacht was launched in June and will make its debut at the 2014 September and October boat shows.

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The Azimut 50 boasts an enormous 17.5 square metre flybridge, making it one of the largest in its category and providing exceptional outdoor space for owners and their guests.

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The yacht, designed by Stefano Righini, also features design concepts such as a one-way mirrored glass window on the deckhouse, an impressively sized bow area and Azimut’s classic vertical windows in the hull.

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Its interior, designed by Carlo Galeazzi, includes a sizeable cockpit, a spacious saloon, a dining area complete with a relaxation area, a galley below decks and a lobby leading to the cabins. There is space for a full-beam owner’s cabin located amidships, as well as a VIP cabin towards the bow and a third cabin that comes complete with two pullman beds.

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To find out more about the Azimut 50, please contact Paul Grange, Group Sales Manager for Azimut, at azimut@simpsonmarine.com or +852 2555 8377.

 

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Azimut celebrates launch of new Grande 95RPH

September 8, 2014

 

The newest member of the Azimut Grande range of luxury yachts from 95’-120’ the 95RPH has a newly designed hull, new topsides, and some innovative and surprising solutions.

The first Azimut Grande 95RPH was launched on April 15. Designer Stefano Righini introduced theRaised Pilot House, which gives the model its RPH designation and highlights the importance of separating the pilot house from the main deck. This setup gives the owner and guests not only maximum space, but also allows them to entertain in utmost privacy.

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The wheelhouse is well integrated with the distinct and sporty Azimut lines and creates a base for a flybridge that gives over 60m2 of space. This is plenty of room to fit the wet bar, Jacuzzi, and a plush dinette for 10.

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The raised pilot house also allows the yacht room for four cabins on the lower deck with an owner’s stateroom on the main deck, giving her spacious accommodations for 10 guests. Every cabin has a private bath and the owner’s suite is especially roomy with unparalleled views of the sea. The floor to ceiling picture windows in the saloon give a liberating sense of space.

Luxurious and elegant interior are by Studio Salvagni Archtetti who have already proven themselves with the Azimut 80, 84, and 88.

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A pivoting platform aft gives access to a garage with room to house a 4+ metre jet tender. The engine room houses twin MTU 16v2000 M84 engines enable max speeds of 26.5 knots and cruises at 20. The planning hull with skeg and 12,000 litres of fuel will take her owners to distant cruising grounds in speed and comfort with great directional stability.

While she is almost 29 metres overall and sleeps four crew in three cabins, the vessel falls under the 24 metre cutoff which allows registration as a pleasure vessel in many countries, minimizing expenses such as registration and crew requirements.

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The Grande 95RPH is the Grande line’s first model since it was incorporated into the Azimut family, which now includes five collections: Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, S, and of course – Grande.

Simpson Marine has sold the world’s first Azimut 95 RPH in June and it will arrives in HK in late Oct after showcase at Cannes Boat Show.

To learn more about our selection of Azimut Yachts, please contact Paul Grange, Group Sales Manager for Azimut Yachts, at paul.grange@simpsonmarine.com or +852 2555 8377.

 

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