Joris Neven has been appointed general manager of the superyacht division at Simpson Marine in Hong Kong. He be responsible for driving and developing all aspects of the superyacht business including charter and management together with the sale of new and brokerage yachts.

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Joris Neven heads up the newly superyacht division at Simpson Marine

Simpson Marine has appointed Joris Neven as general manager of its superyacht division.

Neven will be responsible for driving and developing all aspects of the superyacht business including charter and management together with the sale of new and brokerage yachts.

Commenting on the appointment, MD Mike Simpson says: “Over the past three years and in particular in the past 18 months we have seen a growing interest in superyachts around the region. Simpson Marine has sold yachts in all parts of Asia and a number of owners are now enquiring about bigger yachts.

“We have therefore decided the time is right to set up a separate superyacht division within the group under the direction of a dedicated superyacht GM.”

Superyacht focus

Neven brings with him many years of experience in the marine industry and will be supporting Simpson Marine’s sales teams throughout the region as well as developing its yacht management and charter capability.

With over 30 years of experience in the marine industry and a solid background in superyachts, Neven has worked for the Dutch, German and French shipyards including Blohm+ Voss and Damen Shipyards, where he served as commercial director for 18 years.

He is fluent in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese and is currently studying Mandarin.

Based in Hong Kong, Simpson Marine is the exclusive Asian distributor for Sanlorenzo’s range of production yachts from 23m-38m, (78ft-126ft), and custom built steel and aluminium superyachts from 40m to 64m.

Simpson Marine says Sanlorenzo;s product line will be the mainstay of its superyachts division.

Since becoming exclusive distributor for Sanlorenzo last year, Simpson Marine has sold three superyachts including a 460EXP. The expedition yacht will be delivered in July 2018.