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In conversation with Olivier Decamps

In conversation with Olivier Decamps

In dialogue with Olivier Decamps

by Nautor Swan 14 Feb 02:34 PST


Olivier Decamps © Nautor’s Swan

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The Nautor’s In Conversation with Campaign proceeds concentrating on the Asia Pacific Spot, just one of the major developing markets for sailing yachts.&#13

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Olivier, please, give us an overview on Nautor Swan in Asia Pacific? What is the brand consciousness and how does it carry out today on a throughout the world foundation?&#13

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The Asia Pacific Area is a huge territory but our area has principally pocket marketplaces. Nautor Swan in the APAC was now regarded and quite properly approved in the 70’s and 80’s as the leading brand of sailing yachts specially in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong.&#13

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Japan historically is a pretty experienced yacht current market and the marinas designed then were being for narrow basic yachts up to 15 metres in length. As these marinas bought complete extremely speedily, yachts ended up and are nonetheless saved ashore on cradles and launched only when their house owners want to go working day sailing.&#13

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Australia/New Zealand is different, the yachts are usually employed intensively for nearby or long distance cruising to the South Pacific or racing in Sydney Harbour or getting into the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race.&#13

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For the relaxation of Asia, the markets are fairly new and gradual growing. Commonly newcomers to yachting will 1st buy a motoryacht, then a sailing catamaran and then eventually a sailing yacht. We see marketplaces rising in South East Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia) in which new marinas are currently being build.&#13

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We are however waiting for mainland China to build but the economic problem and the Covid pandemic period of time, with significant journey limitations, has considerably affected progress.&#13

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How’s your regular shopper and what are the ‘must-haves’ onboard for them?&#13

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The vast majority of clientele in Asia want comfort and ease these kinds of as tropical-grade air conditioning, generator, electric winches and most importantly to be hidden from the sun with right bimini/handles more than the cockpit.&#13

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How’s the notion of the sport of sailing in your marketplaces?&#13

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Big yacht sailing is even now really elite and for that reason discreet in most Asian markets except in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. In some nations sailing is regarded as as a sport for the wealthy only so this is slowing down improvement.&#13

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Youth and learners are coming to dinghy sailing so sailing educational institutions are starting to be incredibly well-liked and Asian nations are getting fantastic benefits in regional and intercontinental regattas.&#13

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We have seen in the course of and now article-Covid an appealing trend for individuals seeking to invest the funds they saved, specially with the minimal fascination fees, to go on the drinking water as it is the safest location to be (away from crowded locations).&#13

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What are the actions taken by the Nautor on these marketplaces? How is your agents’ community structured?&#13

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As Regional Director of the spot I am continually “on the discipline” to broaden the information of our manufacturer and the activity of sailing in the region by organizing shows of new Swan yachts, by meeting the possible potential buyers and by visiting to support regional Swan homeowners.&#13

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The participation at the significant boat exhibits and activities is a extremely significant event to fulfill new shoppers passionate about yachting. It truly is by chatting and supplying the vibe of heading at sea on our gorgeous boats which is attracting new possible sailors from previous and youthful generations.&#13

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The region remaining incredibly big, we have also the assistance of our regional brokers on site, very passionate and experiences sailors and brokers.&#13

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What are the next traits?&#13

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Most consumers get knowledge by sailing their creation yacht but sooner than later on they want to update to a more unique, even bigger and better excellent yacht.&#13

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We also promote yachts to shoppers who are very first-time buyers and depend on experienced crew to train them how to sail. These buyers are on the lookout for excellent and pay back for the very best: a Swan yacht!&#13

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The clients also take pleasure in the new trends in way of life and use their yachts like a floating home where by they can entertain household and good friends and delight in the maritime life.&#13
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