Hong Kong-headquartered Simpson Marine has expanded its portfolio of yacht brands by becoming the official representative throughout Asia for US brand Aquila Power Catamarans. Based in Florida, Aquila builds its craft in China.

As Asia’s largest yacht dealership and services company, Simpson Marine is already offering a full line of Aquila yachts from 11m-14.6m (36ft-48ft) in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.

“Adding to the portfolio of our five prestigious brands with Sanlorenzo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Lagoon, Beneteau and Viking, Aquila Power Catamarans is a great addition to the line-up of yachts we represent and fills the gap in our product portfolio to cater for the growing power cat market,” said Richard Allen, Simpson Marine’s group sales director.

“Aquila will certainly appeal to customers by its modern design, high-quality of build and finish along with their innovative and very user-friendly comfort and handling features.”

Aquila Yachts is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and the brand is recognised globally for its high-quality, advanced composite manufacturing capabilities in a state-of-the-art facility in Hangzhou, China. Aquila has developed a range of innovative power cats and the company is growing quickly on the international scene. Its already strong dealer network is further enhanced by the recent appointment of Simpson Marine.

“Having such a well-established and highly-reputed company as Simpson Marine joining our network opens the doors for new opportunities in the whole of Asia,” says Yvan Eymieu, sales manager of Aquila International.

The joint cooperation took place at the 2018 Phuket Rendezvous, held from January 4-7, 2018 at the Royal Phuket Marina, at which the Aquila 36 and 44 were exhibited. A sale of the Aquila 36 to Malaysia was secured at this event. With more sales being finalised, this first showing in Asia proves there is great potential of these cleverly designed power catamarans.

The Aquila 36 and 44 are currently based in Phuket, Thailand and available for viewings and sea trials. Their next stop in Asia will be the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2018.