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Eighth edition of Singapore Yacht Show ready to dazzle

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:42
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Asia’s biggest boat show presents an impressive line-up of the world’s most prestigious superyachts and boating brands, along with a glamorous social calendar.

SINGAPORE – Over the course of the next few days, some of the world’s most impressive yachts and superyachts will be docked at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove for the eighth edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, taking place from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th April.

The region’s business hub for luxury yachting, Singapore will host the best-known and most prestigious brands and dealers as well as thousands of leisure marine lifestyle enthusiasts – all of them potential buyers and charterers. Nearly half the expected 18,000 visitors will fly in from around the region to view the biggest display of boats and yachts in Asia, and enjoy a social calendar replete with glamorous parties, networking events and high-end entertainment.

For the eighth year in a row, the calibre of the local industry players and leading international brands showcasing their products at SYS, continue to reinforce Singapore’s position as the ‘Monaco of the East’. Exhibitors include Feadship, Lurssen, Fincantieri, Benetti, Gulf Craft, Amels, Heesen, Westport, Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons, Y.CO, Princess Yachts, Ferretti Group, Azimut, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Simpson Marine, Beneteau, Hong Seh Marine, Multihull Solutions, Leopard, Reel Torque, Sunreef, Lee Marine, SG Boating, ProMarine, Derani Yachts and newcomer to the region, Nautical Habitat... to name just a few.

On top of the amazing line-up of yachts and exhibiting brands, SYS 2018 promises a non-stop social calendar and a whole host of activities for everyone. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a curated schedule of live demonstrations, trials, luxury retail, give-aways, wellness workshops and yacht cruises.

Worldwide and Asian premieres
The art of luxury living is epitomised by the stellar line-up at SYS 2018. Yachts and superyachts entirely new to the market in Asia and the world, will be presented by some of the most respected brokers and builders.

Granocean 80 by Asian custom yacht design & build company Granocean, will be making its global debut. The just-launched motor catamaran will be seen for the first time at SYS 2018.

Simpson Marine, probably Asia’s best-known yacht dealer, present at every edition of SYS since the very beginning, will take the lead with the presentation of the Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 – the first of a new generation, featuring taut lines, a new stepped hull and a stylish deck plan. They will also be Beneteau Grand Tourismo 46 – a stylish and harmoniously designed boat with a bold sporty look featuring Air Step technology; and Lagoon 50 – an elegant 15-metre catamaran with a new visual identity inspired in the 50's style and featuring unparalleled accommodation possibilities.

Another of Asia’s largest importers and distributors of luxury yachts, Boat Lagoon Yachting returns once again to SYS to announce the debut of Princess 30M – the latest addition to the M Class range and one of the largest vessels on display, stretching the boundaries in hydro-dynamic design, space and comfort. Also in their line-up will be the Princess 55 – featuring a vast flybridge boasting L-shaped seating which converts to a sunbed, twin helm seats, a wet-bar and a further Ushaped seating area, leaving great space to enjoy with family and friends.

Hong Seh Marine will be presenting the new Riva Perseo 76 by Ferretti Group – a striking yacht with its sporty features and elegance, further enhanced by its colour shades; and Ferretti 780, part of the Tai He Ban collection – a special new range with design customization aimed specifically at the Asian market.

Italian yacht builder Azimut Yachts will introduce Grande 27 Metri in Asia for the first time. Recently crowned winner of the 2017 World Yachts Trophies’ “Most Achieved” Trophy in the 80’ to 125’ category, it features the use of carbon fibre, a construction choice that allows volumes and surfaces to be increased in size while keeping the same weight maintaining excellent levels of dynamic stability.

The Australian and Thai company Multihull Solutions will also be unveiling French-built Fountain Pajot MY 44 – a spacious brand-new motor catamaran powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 350 pod drives delivering exceptional handling over a 2000-nautical mile range. This motor catamaran has a combined living and accommodation space of over 50sqm, more than most inner-city apartments.

Luxury catamaran manufacturer Sunreef will be debuting the Sunreef Open 40 in Asia – a dynamic, sporty day catamaran with a focus on fast cruising and lifestyle. Naturally balanced, this yacht doesn’t require stabilizing systems and provides a fast and safe navigation experience, a potential that this model explores to the fullest.

Joining this year’s Asian premieres are also Absolute 58 Fly – the perfect union between ergonomics and technology, ensuring low consumption, manoeuvrability, silent movement and reliability; and Maritimo 51 – a genuine long-range luxury motor yacht for those looking for space, comfort and power.

Striking Yachts, Superyachts and Catamarans
Over 80 luxurious vessels are already docked at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove waiting for the Show to open its doors. Visitors will be able to admire the best collection of superyachts to be exhibited in Asia. Amongst them are:

  • La Familia, the stunning 55-metre yacht launched by Amels in 2015, is part of a limited-edition line. This beautiful superyacht boasts a helipad on her topmost deck, an extravagant owner’s suite, a main saloon featuring folding balconies and an exceptionally practical beach club on her stern for when the water is just too inviting.
  • Aquamarina, a living embodiment of Italian design, was launched in 2006 by ISA. This greatlooking private yacht will be on display for the first time ever at a boat show. Her sleek exterior, finished in an aquamarine pearlescent paint belies a rich and traditional interior, reminiscent of a renaissance Italian villa.
  • Lady Azul, a 40-metre yacht built by Heesen Yachts, was launched in 2001, then extensively refitted in 2015. Accommodating 10 guests in five suites, the owner’s suite in the bow is forwardfacing and flooded with light from expansive windows. Designed to enjoy destinations to the full, there is extensive storage for water sports equipment, tenders, dive equipment and more.
  • Happy Days, a stunning 34-metre yacht launched in 2013 by the Ferretti Group as part of their Custom Line range. It was specifically built for an Asia-based clientele. Her interior is bold and modern epitomising Italian craftsmanship.

Yacht Toys and Live Demonstrations
Gadgets are an essential addition to any superyacht charter holiday, and SYS 2017 will present an impressive array of the latest yacht accessories for nautical enthusiasts. Located in the centre of the marina display, the Floating Leisure Hub will celebrate the best in boating and water sports. Visitors will be able to try out the latest marine equipment, sample stand-up paddle boards, fishing equipment, kayaks and more or watch the professionals demonstrate the jet surf, fly board and wake boards.

Events and Social Calendar
Complementing the Show will be a glamorous social calendar which includes electric cocktail parties on board superyachts, a floating Lounge bar, a Boardwalk Retail Village, supercar parades, wine and gin festivals, as well as wellness and creative workshops for kids. The fun will continue at night with glamourous VIP dinners, chic yacht parties and unique networking events.

Sentosa Ball and Silent Auction 
The celebratory “All That Glitters” Sentosa Ball, opens the social proceedings. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the W Singapore at Sentosa on Thursday 12 April, this will be a fun and glamourous evening bringing together the world’s leading yachting personalities, Asia’s most influential people, yacht owners, and industry captains in an extravagantly stylish setting. A silent auction will take place during the Sentosa Ball with proceeds going to the Biosphere Foundation. Tickets to the Ball are available at SGD $5000 for a table of ten or SGD $550 per individual.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.