On 23 January, the 2021 Oceanway China Yacht Awards Ceremony was successfully held online, once again defining most successful and innovative yachts on the market available in China. With our portfolio of world’s best yacht brands, we are very proud that Simpson Marine won multiple awards in some of the most prestigious categories.
After the closing of the voting process and professional selection came the announcement of nearly 100 awards in the 2021 Oceanway China Yacht Awards. The Oceanway China Yacht Awards is an industry leading award ceremony sponsored by Shenzhen Oceanway Yacht Technology, the most professional yachting media platform. The awards began in 2018 and are now held annually, with the awards ceremony happening online in recent years due to the pandemic.
Here is a short recap of the awards received by our brands:
Sanlorenzo: Two Superyacht Awards
The Sanlorenzo SD118 won in the ‘Superyacht of the Year’ in the 30—40m category. At 35.7 metres in length the SD118 is a semi-displacement yacht that was first launched in 2021. The new Sanlorenzo SD118’s exterior design features a “wide-body hull” and “classic, traditional lines” which are courtesy of Zuccon International Project. This is an exceptional yacht offering great autonomy for lovers of sea life.
Sanlorenzo’s 62Steel won ‘Superyacht of the Year’ in the 40-70m category. The 62Steel features five decks and a 1,000-square-foot beach club. The total length is 61.5m, with an 11.9m beam and 1,200 gross tons. The yacht has an elegant and classic design with balanced and harmonious lines, and thanks to the large spaces, innovative layout, and advanced technologies, it ensures excellent comfort and habitability on board that exceeds all other yachts of its size.
Lagoon: The Leader of Catamarans
The enduringly popular Lagoon 46 continues to be hot property on the Chinese market, winning the award for the year’s Most Popular Catamaran under 50 feet. In addition the Lagoon SIXTY 7, which has received a huge amount of attention over the past two years, won the Best Design Catamaran Award. The Lagoon SIXTY 7 has a balanced, harmonious, and interconnected spatial layout, as well as extraordinary living and social spaces just like every Lagoon catamaran.
The new 2021 model, the Lagoon 55, won the Best Catamaran of the Year 50 feet and above. The Lagoon 55 offers unparalleled comfort, and the most noteworthy design highlight is the interior overhead window, which affords a magnificent view of the sky. The oversized portholes in the saloon and two special skylights are some of unique advantages of the new model and enhance the characteristics that the Lagoon has always been proud of: space, comfort, stability, modern design, and practical solutions on board.
Beneteau: Oceanis Line Continues to Set Sail
The Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 won the title of the year’s Most Popular Monohull Yacht Over 50 feet. As the flagship model of Beneteau’s sailing yachts, the Oceanis Yacht 62 showcases its simple, balanced, and unrestrained deck layout, V-shaped hull and twin rudder design for better maneuverability and a more efficient sail design.
The smaller sister yacht of the Oceanis Yacht 62, the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54, was named the Monohull Yacht of the Year over 50 feet. The Oceanis Yacht 54 embodies the Beneteau brand’s signature innovations, while remaining true to the spirit of the Oceanis Yacht collection with elegant, luxurious interiors, and unrivaled performance.
When it comes to powerboats, smaller yachts have increasingly become a more popular choice for families. The Beneteau Antares 8 won the Best Motorboat of the Year under 30 feet for its ability to meet different types of outings, including day sailings, fishing trips, and family cruises. The cockpit features a large saloon with panoramic ocean views, making life on board a joyous experience. She has a well-designed, modular configuration to make life on board easier.
As one of the most established and reputed yacht brokers in Asia, Simpson Marine has long been committed to allowing Chinese clients to enjoy “Yachting Freedom”, and since its establishment in 1984 many yachts and sailboats have been sold to the mainland market. Earlier in 2022 Simpson Marine released the company’s annual report that confirmed its great success in 2021, with a record 135 new and pre-owned yachts sold, which compared to 2020 data marks a 20% increase.
“We are very pleased to be formally recognised by our Chinese clients and owners,” says Angel Zhou, General Manager of Simpson Marine China. “In the past year we have also sold a lot of yachts to Greater China including the Fairlane Targa 45GT arriving in Shanghai; a Sanlorenzo SX76 delivered to Hainan under the Free Trade Port scheme; and Asia’s first Lagoon 55 will also soon arrive in Zhuhai. Simpson Marine’s mission has always been to bring people closer to the ocean and let them enjoy the freedom of life at sea.”
In addition to Sanlorenzo, Beneteau and Lagoon Catamarans, Simpson Marine’s strong portfolio of yacht brands also includes Bluegame, Fairline and Aquila, and our team of experts at the China offices are always on hand to advise you about all the yachts these brands have to offer.