BY APB Staff on 28 Apr 2023

Julien Solari is appointed chief commercial officer for Asia

Camper & Nicholsons has announced a new office opening in Ocean Financial Center, Singapore. The office, wholly controlled by Camper & Nicholsons, is the second location in the region for the charter and brokerage house, one of the oldest yachting companies in the world. The company opened its Hong Kong office in 2017.

Julien Solari has been appointed as chief commercial officer in Asia and will be based in Singapore. Solari comes to Camper & Nicholsons from Simpson Marine, where he was country manager.

“Over the past few years, many buyers came into the 80–110-foot sector and now start looking for larger yachts with more range to further explore amazing scenery and carry more water toys, diving equipment, etc,” said Solari.

Camper & Nicholsons, which is owned by Hong Kong’s Lai Sun Group, cited the growing importance of the yachting industry in Asia, with Singapore as a key financial hub in Southeast Asia. The company had stated its intention to expand into Southeast Asia in early 2023

“We look forward to improving and consolidating our growth in Asia, and I am confident that Julien’s extensive experience and knowledge of the yachting sector in Asia will enable us to further develop the C&N presence in Southeast Asia and beyond,” said Paolo Casani, Group CEO, Camper & Nicholsons.