Lee Marine, Phuket’s leading yacht sales and service company, will showcase four Ferretti Group yachts at the upcoming Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), running from January 9 to 12, 2014. These will include, for the first time in Thailand, the all-new Pershing 64’ yacht, which will be available for immediate delivery.
Motor yacht Ferretti 720’, Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht, Pershing 64’ and Pershing 92’ yacht comprise Lee Marine and Ferretti Group’s exclusively on the water exhibits this year, marking a renewed commitment by Ferretti to Thailand incorporated in its global strategy of being closer to its core markets. All but the Pershing 64’ are locally owned.
Lee Marine has also doubled the size of its brokerage booth at PIMEX, its three full time salesmen dealing with around 140 listings, the show’s largest offering. Lee Marine started on Phuket in 1997 and has attended every PIMEX since it’s inauguration in 2003. This year PIMEX will exhibit more than 250 brands from up to 120 companies.
Lee Marine Managing Director, Josh Lee said: “This year our focus is on the water with these four magnificent yachts. Their presence marks a significant investment by Ferretti Group and Lee Marine in the Thailand market. Having the Pershing 64’ yacht and a number of senior Ferretti executives here underlines that commitment.” The 48 knot capable Pershing 64’ on display will be available for inspection and immediate delivery. It would be ideal for multiple use in Thailand waters.
Ferretti Group Yacht Brand Manger, Alessandro Tirelli; Sales Manager, Ferretti Group, Asia Pacific Fabiomassimo Discoli and Ilaria Brunori, Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Ferretti Group will join the Lee Marine sales team on the yachts.
Said Fabiomassimo Discoli of this year’s commitment to PIMEX by Ferretti: “We believe the Thailand market is one of the most active in South East Asia because of historical reasons. Having a yacht, like the Pershing 64’ especially transported here from Europe for the show, and available for immediate delivery, is one of the tools we are now using to become a leader in the Asia Pacific market. It is a large financial investment and a key part of our global strategy of working closely with agents like Lee Marine at a local level across all markets.
“The strategy is so simple and effective. Be here, work from the inside, take advantage of the time differences, work closely with dealers like Lee Marine and have boats available (like the Pershing 64’) for display and delivery.”
About the Yachts
The Pershing 64’ yacht is powered by twin 2/1 550 hp, MAN V12 diesel inboard engines; is capable of 48 knots, has a sliding rear bulkhead to the salon which can be easily opened or closed for air conditioning or open air ventilation. It is arguably, the perfect yacht for the benign Andaman Sea conditions around Phuket. Ideal for Thailand conditions, this yacht is available for immediate delivery.
Luxury yacht Pershing 92’is powered by 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M94 surface drive engines with a maximum speed of 41 knots. Sleek and sport, it has four cabinets, a huge tender garage and a sun deck with a drive in position on the top. The deck area is covered in teak, sealed with polymerized black rubber caulking.
The Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht is powered by twin 2.211 hp MTU engines and, despite its size, is ideal for sailing without a professional crew. Four cabins, four heads, a large salon, a large garage aft with hydraulic opening can store a jet ski with a raise pilot house.
The Ferretti 720’ yacht on display at PIMEX is the first big boat from Ferretti with separation of crew and owners. Four cabins, all en suite, two crew cabins. It is available in three versions: a built in bimini top; a roll bar or a hard top and awning. Two engines are available: 1381 mph MTU 10V 2000 M84 or a 1524 mph MTU 10V 2000 M93. It can reach 30 knots. The evolution of the Ferretti 720’ is the Ferretti 750’.