Chinese tycoons team up, sell James Bond's favorite yachts to super-rich pals

China's mega rich are not content with flash handbags and yachts. Now they actually buy the firms making the goods. Photo: Bloomberg

China's super-rich who have made big fortunes over the past few decades in business are now keen to acquire ultra luxurious assets after already buying so-called "hard luxury" goods like Hermes bags and Patek Philippe watches.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2013, 8:35am

Chinese buy Sunseeker - a smart move

This KCNA photo shows Kim Jong-un inspecting the fishery station at Wonsan on North Korea''s east coast last month. The luxury yacht, circled in green by NK News, is seen in the background. Photo: SCMP

You’ve got to hand it to young Kim Jong-un, brazenly flaunting his new luxury yacht in North Korea. He’s got style for the tubby leader of a totalitarian state. It runs in the family - his dad Kim Jong-il loved his yacht so much he was buried with it. Now Kim Jong-un has been showing off his flash £4.5 million boat which has somehow evaded international sanctions.

21 Jun 2013 - 12:21am

Money no object

 Sunseeker's latest luxury yacht

Floating palace straight from a Bond movie.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vroom to move

Wool and lace dress (HK$17,700) by Prada. Silk neckscarf (HK$1,195) by Aquascutum. Sunglasses (HK$1,990) by Miu Miu, available at The Sunglasses Hut. Leather gloves (HK$3,450) by YSL. Gold sculpted cuff bangle (HK$81,600) by David Yurman. Shoes (HK$8,930) by YSL. Mono-print hat box (HK$24,000) by Louis Vuitton.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Cheng holds the key to Triple Trio riches

Howard Cheng Yu-tin is enjoying his best season with 44 winners and can add to his tally with plum rides on Touch Chic and Fat Choy Oohlala in a tough Triple Trio at Sha Tin's final meeting of the season on Sunday.

9 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

It's a super yacht, even James Bond would agree

It's time to beat Bond, James Bond.

Sure, the fictional secret agent looked cool sailing a Superhawk 43 in his last flick, Quantum of Solace, but his boat is completely dwarfed next to the Jade 95 Explorer.

9 May 2010 - 12:00am

Boat sales buoyant in Shanghai despite luxury taxes

Undeterred by a new tax on luxury goods - and price tags of up to 15 million yuan - visitors to Shanghai's boat show snapped up nearly all 50 vessels on display at the four-day event.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Glamour comes aboard boat show

More than 40 local and international brand names took part in the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club's annual boat show held last weekend in Castle Peak Bay. The brands included Azimut, Benetti, Pershing and Fairline.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Ferrari failing to turn heads? Try showboating with this

If a boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money, those who really want to do it in style will be out in force at the Gold Coast Boat Show this weekend.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sun draws thousands to boat show

About 30,000 boat lovers took advantage of a break in the weather yesterday to flock to the Gold Coast for Hong Kong's biggest boat show ever held.

'The sun was out and the atmosphere was very good,' said a spokesman for the Hong Kong Gold Coast Country and Yacht club, which organised the four-day show that ended yesterday.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Sunseeker makes waves

THE TERRACE at the Aberdeen Boat Club was the ideal setting for the launch of a new line of Sunseeker powerboats, the brand featured in the latest James Bond movie Die Another Day.

23 Dec 2002 - 12:00am