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Asia firm targets China with luxury yacht packages

Glamour-Sales, an Asian luxury, fashion and lifestyle website operator, has announced that it has partnered with Castlemain to offer exclusive online sales of luxury yacht packages to affluent Chinese consumers for the Chinese New Year. The packages, which include excursions to The Bahamas, range in price from $150,000 to $338,000 and will be offered for a limited time on Glamour-Sales' China site. 

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SHANGHAI, December, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Glamour-Sales, Asia’s leading luxury, fashion and lifestyle flash sales website, announced today that it has partnered with Castlemain to offer an exclusive online sale of luxury yacht packages to affluent Chinese consumers for the Chinese New Year. The packages range in price from US$150,000 to US$338,000 and will be offered for a limited time on Glamour-Sales’ China site, www.mei.com.

Buyers may choose from one of four world-class yachts for a chartered excursion to exotic destinations such as Nuku Hiva Island inFrench Polynesia, the Bahamas, St. Martin Island in the Caribbean, or others. Standard sailing time is one week and may be extended upon customer request.


Engineered and built by award-winning interior and exterior designers in Europe, these best-in-class yachts can host up to 10-12 guests, along with 7-11 crew members and range from 42 to 50 meters in length with 5-10 air-conditioned cabins and multi-functional indoor and outdoor spaces. The yachts’ lavish accommodations, 5-star culinary services, top cruising speeds, and state-of-the-art technology embody the ultimate private yachting experience.

The Castlemain partnership follows previous Glamour-Sales alliances with ultra-luxury brands such as Maserati, to sell its limited-edition Gran Cabrio Fendi car, on the Glamour-Sale website, in addition to traditional merchandise including designer clothing, accessories, cosmetics and home furnishings.

Mr. Thibault Villet, Co-Founder and CEO of Glamour-Sales, commented, “We continue to broaden our offerings and differentiate ourselves by providing our members with ultra-luxury, lifestyle experiences. Elite Chinese consumers are looking for increasingly unique, exclusive and life-enriching experiences at home and abroad. With our robust growth in luxury and fashion merchandise sales, deep industry connections and roots in European luxury lifestyle services, we believe we are well positioned to cater to this rapidly growing segment. Our long-term goal is to become the leading provider of luxury lifestyle in China.”

Chartered yacht experience packages are available exclusively to registered members of mei.com, the official Chinese website of Glamour-Sales. Customers who purchase the luxury yacht packages will also receive a complimentary Glamour-Sales VVVIP Card, which entitles holders to an additional 10% off any purchase made on the website during the following calendar year.

For more information on yacht accommodations and experience packages, please visit our website at: WWW.MEI.COM

About Glamour-Sales
Glamour-Sales is the leading flash sale e-commerce platform in Asia that operates as a direct partner for over 1,800 global luxury brands to offer authentic luxury fashion goods and lifestyle services. The Company launched its invitation-only online marketplace inJapan in 2009 and in China in 2010. Rather than buying inventory upfront, Glamour-Sales operates a consignment model. As ofDecember 2014, Glamour-Sales has over 5 million members in China and 1.5 million members in Japan. Total sales are expected to increase by 100% year-over-year and exceed $200 million in 2014. The Company employs 250 staff in Shanghai and 150 in Tokyo. For more information, please visit: www.mei.com

About Castlemain
Established in 1972, Castlemain is a luxury sailing and motor yachts agency specializing in chartering, selling and managing large yachts and maritime consultancy. The agency’s main premises are located in Antibes with extended base in Bonifacio, France.

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