Pearl Yachts has reached an agreement with VP Yachts to represent the British brand in Hong Kong. This latest step in the expansion of Pearl’s dealer network sees a first dealership into Asia, in the legendary yachting city, Hong Kong.
Following the premiere of the Pearl 72 at FLIBS, Pearl Yachts has marked another important milestone with the announcement of a new partnership. VP Yachts, based in Hong Kong and directed by Vivian Chan, is the newest Pearl Dealer. She has opened a window for the brand into the far east, through the most strategic city, and with the support of a boating dynasty. In addition to their professional, yet modern approach, VP Yachts stood out for their impressive shipyard, located centrally in Hong Kong main harbor.
Vivian Chan, also General Manager of her family’s Sun Hing Shipyard, said, “The cultural bond we share is undeniable. The style of Pearl Yachts’ instantly recognizable flybridges fits perfectly with the tastes in our local market with British allure and a neutral, sober color palette a winning proposal to our market. VP Yachts is positioned to leverage generational connections in local yachting that go beyond even my lifetime involvement through the family business, so we are excited to see the heights we can reach together.”
Pearl Managing Director Iain Smallridge stated, “We always celebrate growth and new friends, especially in affluent and interesting markets, but to see our British brand now properly entering Hong Kong, uniting two seafaring cultures with shared history in a venture is a source of special satisfaction. VP Yachts have just what Pearl needs to succeed in a competitive market, with an educated, international approach to growth. Vivian, being a Managing Director of a shipyard herself, having proven her competence in my very position, gives me full confidence that she understands not only her side, but ours as well – which is invaluable in this partnership.”