YPI Asia today confirmed that it is representing Star for sale exclusively in China and is hosting a number of private VIP soirees onboard the yacht during Hainan to present her to an eager Asian public.
“Star is a superb example of the best of Dutch design and naval architecture by Vripack blended with the finest Chinese construction skills and ingenuity of Kingship,” says YPI Group CEO, Bertrand Vogèle.
Designed as a world cruiser, Star presents a unique layout for a yacht of her size all designed to maximize comfort, space and functionality.
“The team at Vripack were very involved in this project,” explains YPI Asia MD, Olivier Besson,“even in the designs for the cutlery and her logo I believe.” “She is clean and minimalist,” he continues, “but at the same time warm and welcoming – that is a rare quality for a yacht to achieve.”
“We are very pleased to be representing Star here in China,” he says. “As the only full-service brokerage house with three dedicated offices in China and Hong Kong we are able to provide exactly the type of support and networking needed to make sure Star is shown to the right people.”
YPI Asia is also celebrating its first Anniversary at Hainan this year – the company announced that it is very much on track with its five-year objectives. Olivier puts that down to his Chinese team and their connections.
“They understand better than any foreigner how the market here works and what our Chinese clients really need and want. The link with YPI means we also have access to 40 years yachting experience, know-how and networking – that’s indispensable.”