BY APB Staff on 27 Oct 2023

James Clayton, who has experience in the Asian market, will be based in Hong Kong.

Simpson Superyachts Sales Director James Clayton

James Clayton

Simpson Superyachts, part of Simpson Marine Group, has appointed James Clayton as its new sales director.

Clayton, who will be based in Hong Kong, has over 20 years of experience in the yacht industry and a deep understanding of the Asian market.

In recent years, Clayton has worked for Italian shipyard Benetti and US brokerage firm Merle Wood & Associates, both in Europe and in the USA. His track record includes many superyacht sales and collaborations with some of the most reputed names in the yachting industry. Notably, Clayton has already sold several superyachts in the Asian region. 

Simpson Superyachts Sales Director James Clayton

“I am delighted to join the Simpson Superyachts team and contribute to the company’s legacy of excellence under Mike Simpson, founder and managing director of the Simpson Marine Group,” says Clayton. “The world of yachting has always been my passion, and I am eager to bring my expertise to drive the success of Simpson Superyachts with some notable projects already completed and more underway.”

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Mike Simpson also expressed his enthusiasm for Clayton joining the team. “James’s extensive experience, excellent reputation and achievements in the yachting industry make him the perfect fit for our sales director role,” he says. “We are confident that his leadership will propel Simpson Superyachts to new heights.”

Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson

The next step for Clayton and Simpson Superyachts is Clayton’s attendance at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this week, where he will be reconnecting with old friends in the industry and taking a closer look at a selection of yachts for some of his clients.

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