Simpson Marine was founded in 1984 in Hong Kong by Mike Simpson as a yacht sales and charter company focused on meeting the needs of the developing marine industry in Asia. By the end of the 1980’s the company had been appointed regional distributor for several leading brands namely Beneteau and Lagoon and had recruited an expanding team of sales and after sales service professionals around the region.
Today the company employs over 100 professional staff and has a well-established sales and service network across Asia with twelve offices in seven countries and keeps expanding. Simpson Marine enjoys almost 35 years of experience in Asia and has a reputation for delivering exceptional service and taking care of customers in all aspects of yacht purchase and ownership. The company possess its own Superyacht Division based in Hong Kong and Charter Company in Thailand while further expanding their partnerships with the world’s leading yacht brands to include Sanlorenzo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Fairline Yachts, Aquila and Viking in addition to Beneteau and Lagoon.
In September Simpson Marine received the Dealer of the Year Award from Sanlorenzo at the yard’s private gala dinner preceding the Cannes Yachting Festival, which saw a gathering of all key international dealers. The award was a great recognition for the fantastic year Simpson Marine has had with Sanlorenzo in Asia in 2018.
In Thailand, Simpson Marine has three locations, Bangkok, Phuket & Pattaya. Both Phuket and Pattaya have yearly Boat Shows and at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat show, this year held from November 29th to December 2nd, Simpson has announced they will be showing the Monte Carlo Yacht 96, presented for the first time in Asia.
A proud winner of “Best Flybridge Yacht” at the 2018 Asia Boating Awards and “Best International Motor Yacht in the 24-30M Category” at the 2018 Christofle Yacht Style Awards, MCY 96 is set to be the most outstanding yacht at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show this year.
At 29 meters (96 feet) in length, the yacht has a draft of 2 meters and displaces 98 tons. Accommodating up to 10 guests, the ship is powered by twin MAN V 12’s creating 1,900 horsepower each with a top speed of 27 knots.
Inspired by the aerospace industry, Monte Carlo Yachts manufacturing process constitutes an extraordinarily innovative approach in the yachting sector. MCY yachts are made of three modules – Hull, Interior Module and Deck – which are built simultaneously until the last detailing stage then joined together during final assembly.
The first Asian Monte Carlo 96 was sold by Simson Marine to a Thailand based owner in 2017 and will arrive in Thailand in late 2018.
Other boats shown by Simpson at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show include the Lagoon 42 and the Aquila 44. The Lagoon 42 is sleek and modern. A bimini top provides protection from sun, while a sliding panel in the top still gives a great view of the sails above. The owner has the luxury to choose between three or four staterooms. The catamaran’s U-shaped galley is fitted with wide counters and the large rectangular hull windows brings plenty of light into the staterooms and was the “Best Sailing Catamaran” winner at the Asia Boating Awards 2016.
Knowing Thailand’s love for catamarans, Simpson has also included the Aquila 44 in this year’s show line up. Developed to be an exceptionally comfortable cruising boat placing advanced technology at the forefront of all design and build decisions, Aquila 44 is easy to manoeuvre. The interior saloon enjoys an excellent all-round visibility and can comfortably host 6 guests.
All 3 boats are not to be missed at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, November 29th to December 2nd. To book a private viewing contact Simpson at