on 8 Jun 2021
Former owner of Sunseeker Asia becomes a senior broker with global firm
Camper & Nicholsons has announced the appointment of Gordon Yip Wang Hui, Owner of Victoria Marine Asia, as Senior Sales Broker in its Hong Kong office.
Gordon Hui previously led Sunseeker Asia and is a well-known figure in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific yachting industry. Between 1992 and 2017, Gordon personally owned seven Sunseeker yachts, the first three as a UK sales client with Sunseeker London, before distribution started in Asia in 2013.
“I hope to look after my existing clients and to help them upgrade to all the latest exciting brands and their new models, perhaps even recommending my favorites from Ferretti Group, Sanlorenzo and Princess,” Hui said. “For clients looking for 37m-plus metal or alloy yachts, we hope to introduce buyers to the latest hybrid systems available from Baglietto, Heesen, and CRN, since these are exciting, environmentally friendly superyachts that new owners can enjoy while looking after our oceans.”
The Chinese market is full of potential, especially with the current and proposed yacht-friendly regulations in Hainan
Hui said he also plans to continue building his relationships in mainland China. “The Chinese market is full of potential, especially with the current and proposed yacht-friendly regulations in Hainan. For the past four years, 90 percent of my clients in Hong Kong had been Chinese, so it’s an exciting time,” he comments.
“It’s also important to monitor the production of Chinese brands for the local market and I am in close contact with several shipyards. At the entry-level in Asia, certain brands such as Galeon, BALI Catamarans, and Lagoon are fantastic for emerging markets such as The Maldives, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia.”
Camper & Nicholsons has a considerable presence in Hong Kong, with numerous yachts for sale and charter in the Asia-Pacific region. The charter and brokerage powerhouse opened its Hong Kong and Phuket offices in 2018. The company’s majority shareholder is Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Development.