Construction of Aquila power catamarans began in 2012 through a partnership between Sino Eagle Group and MarineMax, the world’s largest power boat dealer. Later that year, experts from multiple development, design and manufacturing firms; Sino Eagle Group, J&J Design Group, Seaway and MarineMax all collaborated to expand the Aquila range by developing a new, purebred power catamaran. As new models have been introduced, Aquila Power Catamarans continue to be constructed by Sino Eagle Group. The combined knowledge and advanced experience of the most talented group in the yachting industry is changing the marketplace, producing innovative and award-winning boats.
Today, we'd like to introduce you to one of the members of this talented group, Frank Xiong, CEO and Managing Director of Sino Eagle Yacht Company.
Frank was born and raised in China, spending some of his years of college in Australia where we first experienced western culture. After completing college in Australia, Frank joined the Flying Eagle Boat Company in China. This company was a subsidiary of Sino Eagle Group that specialized in building Olympic class rowing shells. Spending two years working with the production line, he gained knowledge of advanced composite materials like fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon and others as well as application methodology.
Next Frank join the International Affairs Department at Flying Eagle Boat Company and was in charge of international sales and business development until 2007. With a good understanding of western culture and international trade rules, he was successful in this position and promoted to Vice President. His responsibilities expanded to include the domestic market. In 2010 Frank was again promoted, now to Chief Executive Officer of Flying Eagle Boat Company. While in this position, Sino Eagle Group entered into a join venture with the builder of Leopard Catamarans, and Frank was one of the team members who initiate the business relationship with R&D. He was standing Executive Director of the joint venture until its termination in 2011.
Later in 2011, Sing Eagle Group decided to continue building catamarans, creating Aquila Power Catamarans. Aquila was a key component in the business development and expansion strategy for Sino Eagle Group. At this time, Frank moved from Flying Eagle Boat Company to the newly created Sino Eagle Yacht Company as Managing Director. His role was to supervise the business operation and help the team achieve their goals. Since 2012, Frank has been an instrumental team member of the entire team at Sino Eagle Yacht Company as well as the other partners who have made Aquila into an award-winning brand that continually raises the bar for power catamarans. Sino Eagle Yacht Company built a new 70,000 facility and grew from the first Aquila model to four in full production with new models in development. Production has increased from 10 units in 2012 to 60 units in 2018. New processes have been introduced to ensure high quality parts are built with consistent finishes, further enhancing the uncompromising design of Aquila Power Catamarans. Today, Frank is the CEO and Managing Director of Sino Eagle Yacht Company as sales continue to grow throughout the world and new innovations are introducted.
A very important member of the international team driving Aquila Power Catamarans, we are excited to share Frank and Aquila's story with you.