Bali Office and New Team
Prince, who has been based in Asia for ten years, points out that personal wealth does not necessarily translate directly into a â€˜boating cultureâ€™. After graduating, Prince worked in the marine industry on both the East and West Coasts of America. â€œAlthough the luxury yachting industry is still in its infancy in Indonesia, the region is growing quickly and the wealthy now do have the money and the resources to buy a boat and keep it in the region,â€ he says.
â€œFirst-time motorboat owners tend towards the 50-80ft range, and the company has already had enquiries about the new Sunseeker Manhattan 52 that will be launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2016. As well as the new boat market there is a strong second hand market, and Sunseeker has had a presence in this region since the late 1990s.â€ Prince believes that there is also untapped potential for the Sunseeker superyacht range; AMYS currently has a Sunseeker Yacht 82 under offer.
Gordon Hui, Chairman of Sunseeker Asia, is happy to report that there have been a number of enquires for larger Sunseekers. â€œWe have a client who is presently interested in the SY 101 - but as the range expands so does the interest. Now there is a Sunseeker 131 and 155, which is the biggest yacht to come out of the shipyard.