Asiamarine awaiting Singapore’s first Galeon 500 Fly
Asiamarine’s new Singapore office at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove will receive the first Galeon 500 Fly in November, having recently welcomed the city’s first Bali Catspace Sail.
Suhaimi Badri and Winnie Ng of Asiamarine Singapore
The first Galeon 500 Fly in Singapore is scheduled to arrive in November, having been sold to a Singaporean owner by regional dealer Asiamarine. The iconic ‘transformer’ yacht is set to be based at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, where Asiamarine’s new Singapore office is headed by Yacht Brokers Suhaimi Badri and Winnie Ng.
The dealership recently welcomed the city’s first Bali Catspace Sail, which also arrived at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.
Singapore is set to welcome its first Galeon 500 Fly
Asiamarine also represents Tigé, Nimbus and Wellcraft, while its Singapore office is the city’s exclusive dealer for Lift, producer of the eFoil hydrofoil surfboards that are increasingly popular in parts of Asia. Asiamarine Singapore has sold double-digit units of the hydrofoil surfboards since taking over the Lift dealership earlier this year.
Both Ng and Badri have experience in the yachting industry, having worked for other dealers in Singapore. A qualified captain, Badri believes the first Galeon 500 Fly in Singapore will help popularise the brand as more people see the model’s iconic drop-down sides and other features pioneered by the brand.
Galeon 500 Fly
“Galeon started the drop-down bulwarks in this size range and is still really the only one offering it, although some brands are introducing it on one side on much smaller models,” Badri said. “Having the 500 Fly here will help people see just how much extra space is gained when the wings open up, the waterside bar and so on.”
Like Galeon in the motor yacht sector, Bali is rising fast in the catamaran sector due to signature innovations, including the lifting ‘Bali door’ that opens the saloon to the cockpit and exterior, along with a solid foredeck on all its models and forward saloon door.
Bali Catspace Sail
“When you compare Bali catamarans with their competitors, they offer more useable space,” Ng said. “Also, the decks are clear of hatches and the overall look is very clean, so the brand is attracting newer and younger owners. It’s about comfort and space.”
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