Hong Kong – Simpson Superyachts, a leading name in the luxury yacht industry in Asia and part of Simpson Marine Group, announces the appointment of James Clayton as the Sales Director, based in Hong Kong. With many years’ experiences in the yacht industry and a deep understanding of the Asian market, James brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.
James Clayton’s journey in the yachting industry spans over two decades, during which he has earned a strong reputation for his dedication, knowledge, and passion for the sea. In recent years he has worked for Italian shipyard Benetti and US brokerage firm Merle Wood & Associates, both in Europe and in the USA. His impressive track record includes many successful superyacht sales and collaborations with some of the most reputed names in the yachting industry.
Notably, James has already sold several superyachts in the Asian region. His understanding of the region’s unique preferences and trends comes from having spent the first 15-years of his life in Malaysia and Singapore and positions him as a valuable asset to Simpson Superyachts as the company continues to strengthen its global footprint.
“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. 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,” says James Clayton.
Mike Simpson, Founder and Managing Director of Simpson Marine Group, expressed his enthusiasm for James 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. We are confident that his leadership will propel Simpson Superyachts to new heights.”
Next step for James and Simpson Superyachts is James’ attendance at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 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.