MIKE SIMPSON’S BUSINESS is the ocean – he founded Simpson Marine, one of Asia’s premier yacht distributorships, home of brands as famous as Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Beneteau, Lagoon, Aquila and Fairline Yachts – but his passion may also be found in the air. He is an avid pilot and owns an enviable collection of still-airworthy Spitfire fighter planes from the World War II era, in frequent demand at air shows and film and television studios. Here, we find out what keeps him afloat and aloft.
My big satisfaction comes from the fact that we have an international reputation for being a serious, professional business in the yachting industry in Asia. We have helped thousands of people enjoy yachting, bringing many people to sailing and boating in general, and being involved in opening up new markets. We started in 1984 when it was all very much in its infancy out here.
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