Simpson Marine has developed a brand new ‘Female Focus’ interview series that profiles some of the exceptional women working across the company.
Today we profile Windie Tsoi, Hong Kong Yacht Broker. Enjoy getting to know Windie more and if you have any more questions for her, please feel free to contact us directly.
Q: What keeps you motivated and driven?
A: I am grateful to have developed a career in the yachting industry and to be meeting people who share my passion for the sea. I have met so many successful individuals who inspired me to be one of them.
Q: Who has been the biggest influence on you in your work and/or personal life?
A: Everyone in my life has influenced me in some way: my family, friends, my respected colleagues and, most importantly, my clients who inspire me to do the best I can to support them.
Q: What are some values you live by?
A: Honesty, integrity and doing my best for others.
Q: What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring women who are keen to join this industry?
A: If you are passionate about boating and enjoy being out on the water, there’s always a place for you in this industry. It’s a diverse field with many opportunities across a variety of areas.
Q: How did you get involved in the yachting industry?
A: I started working in the Sanlorenzo Asia department, which is an inspiring place to be. Working with Sanlorenzo Asia sales manager Nick Stratton to spearhead this world-renowned brand in Asia and witness its growing dominance has been very interesting.
Q: What is one change you would like to see in this industry?
A: I would like the yachting world to be even more accessible to everyone, as it lends itself to a great lifestyle.
Q: What would you say is your biggest achievement in your career with Simpson Marine so far?
A: Helping grow the Sanlorenzo department, and working with my colleagues to build the brand and support our clients.
Q: What inspires you within what is undoubtedly a male-dominated industry?
A: I love being out on the water. I enjoy a variety of water sports, from sailing to water-skiing, and love nothing more than a yachting weekend. Recently I’ve been enjoying fishing on the Soko Islands.
Q: What was your first memory of yachting?
A: I grew up in Hong Kong and was always surrounded by boats and the water. So it’s been part of me from an early age.
Q: What is a must-do on a yacht for you?
A: There’s nothing better than being at anchor with a group of like-minded friends, enjoying the ocean, swimming, water sports and, of course, fine food and drinks.
Q: Describe your perfect day on a yacht.
A: A leisurely day with no fixed agenda, cruising to a new island and exploring, then sailing back at sunset. The perfect day.