Boating is a great, healthy pastime that brings people together. It’s also an activity that has boomed in the pandemic, with many new boat and yacht owners being welcomed to the fold and enjoying the fresh air and excitement of being on the water. The team at Simpson Marine, which launched in Hong Kong back in 1984 and has a wide range of boats for sale, says that newcomers shouldn’t feel daunted about buying a boat in Hong Kong or starting out in boating or yachting here. There are many boat clubs in HK that can help teach sailing and power-boat courses. What’s more, getting a Grade 2 licence is pretty easy. With a Grade 2 licence (officially: “Pleasure Vessel Operators Certificate Grade II”), you can operate a boat up to 15m long in Hong Kong waters.
6 boats and yachts for sale in Hong Kong
At Simpson Marine, you’ll find a selection of great day and weekend cruisers to enjoy time at sea in an easy and fun way. From taking the kids out and getting them involved with water sports, to finding great fishing spots with friends, there’s a cruiser or sport boat for every taste.
If you’re keen to buy a boat in Hong Kong, here are six we love the look of!
This Italian deluxe weekend cruiser has a nice cabin and kitchenette, including all the facilities for a small family to enjoy, and great outdoor spaces. Amazing sea handling too!
Watch a video of the BG42 here
A deluxe day and weekend cruiser with one cabin, the Fairline is for those that like to enjoy a day at sea while also looking stylish. This of it is a kind of James Bond commuter boat.
Watch a video of the F//Line 33 here
This great day-sportfishing boat is very sturdy, safe and fast, and so easy to handle. It’s perfect for fishing enthusiasts or a bunch of friends looking for a thrilling experience at sea.
Watch a video of the Molokai here
The Flyer 9 is a nice sporty day boat with big outdoor spaces, great for towing toys and wake boarding. It’s also easy to handle, fast, agile and sporty.
A cool boat with a sleek sporty design and an enclosed saloon, the Antares 8 is especially geared for a day of fishing.
This is a great option for simpler cruising to enjoy beaches and coves. It’s a powerful rigid tender that can be also a great base at sea.
This spring/summer boating season is shaping up as one of the best yet in Hong Kong. The city has a new energy about it, so there’ll be loads of fun out on the water. Now is a great time to get prepped for the season, and even take the plunge on buying your own boat!
Simpson Marine head office is at Unit 6, G/F, Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen.
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