on 8 Dec 2022
Asiamarine, distributor of popular Polish shipyard Galeon Yacht’s versatile motoryachts, extends its coverage from five to 12 markets in the region
By APB STAFF
Late last week, Hong Kong-based Asiamarine announced its ambitious intention of establishing Galeon Asia. The new entity will act as the regional centre, appointing and supporting dealerships in countries where the brand is either not yet present or has not performed on par with expectations.
Asiamarine has represented Galeon since 2016 in several Asian markets, with over 60 yachts sold to date. This welcoming of the brand by Asian buyers has encouraged the shipyard to enter the next stage of its development in the region, thus broadening its availability by more than double from five to 12 countries.
Longstanding yacht dealership, brokerage, and purveyor of charter and related boating services, Asiamarine, continues as exclusive dealer for Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, expanding this core base into nearby countries through new partnerships with solid and committed partners.
“The double effect of improved geographical coverage, coupled with new very attractive models, will establish Galeon as a leading player in the region.” – Eric Noyel, founder and CEO, Asiamarine
In addition to this geographical expansion, Galeon is continuing with what it is best known for: releasing innovative interior and exterior designs that have been considered game-changers and references in their respective motoryacht segments. Arguably one of the world’s fastest growing shipyards, in 2023 the yard is set to launch several new models across its three main families: the Outboard GTO range, Transformers and Classic Luxury yachts.
In the Outboard GTO range, the multi-awarded 325 GTO is to welcome a larger sibling, the 375 GTO. This boasts the shipyard’s signature dual foldable balconies and is powered up to twin Mercury V12-600s, which can fire up this luxury compact weekender into an impressive powerhouse.
The Transformer range, which led Galeon to be recognised as an innovation reference in the industry, will welcome two new models to its existing range of versatile Flybridges. The new 440 and 560 introduce some new design elements; acclaimed British naval architect Tony Castro, spearheading the brand’s design, offers more sporty lines and increases interior volume and social spaces.
Finally, the Classic Luxury range offers two new vessels: the 21.3m (70ft) 680 Fly and the 25.3m (70ft) 800 Fly. Launched recently at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Galeon 800 Fly marks the brand’s entry into the superyacht realm. A new ultramodern production facility has been set up to manufacture the brand’s new flagship, with three units already sold at the time of publication.
Eric Noyel, founder and CEO of Asiamarine, notes that “Galeon is entering a new era in its development. We are proud to have accompanied customers in Asia to discover the brand and look forward to introducing many more of its achievements.
“The double effect of improved geographical coverage coupled with new very attractive models will establish Galeon as a leading player in the region.
“I am truly excited about new partnerships in new countries and to continue enjoying the growth of Galeon in this part of the world. Galeon has reached the maturity to serve more clients and I stand ready to lead this next chapter as head of Galeon Asia.”