Italy’s Azimut Yachts has named Simpson Marine as its exclusive dealer in Beijing and Tianjin, China. As part of the new multi-year partnership agreement, Simpson will open a dedicated sales office in Beijing and will also serve as the exclusive dealer for the Azimut Grande range throughout China. New service facilities for Azimut owners will also be launched in Tianjin.

“I am extremely pleased with the renewal and enlargement of the contract with Simpson Marine, one of Azimut Yachts’ historical partners who, for more than 27 years, has been working with us in this huge and complex market,” says Marco Valle, Azimut Yachts sales director.

“Simpson Marine has been a real ambassador for Azimut in Asia,” he adds. “The number of Azimut yachts already present in the area and the strong appeal of our brand in China, have helped build Azimut into the leading brand in the market. Offering strong local presence and support is a requirement that we can readily satisfy through our direct offices and with our partnership with Simpson Marine.”

Simpson already represents Azimut Yachts as its exclusive dealer in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces in China. The company offers aftersales and support services at over 15 offices throughout Asia and is also supported by Azimut’s own offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Part of Italy’s Azimut-Benetti Group, Azimut Yachts builds motoryachts from 34ft-120ft under the Atlantis, Magellano Flybridge, S and Grade Collections brands. The company operates in 68 countries with a network of 138 sales and service offices.