Asia premieres headline Hong Kong International Boat Show
The first Hong Kong International Boat Show for six years features about 40 yachts from 30 brands, as well as water toys, marine services and luxury cars.
Asia premiere of the newly arrived Prestige X60
The Asia premieres of the Prestige X60 and Dufour 41 are among highlights of this year’s four-day Hong Kong International Boat Show at Club Marina Cove in Sai Kung, which runs from November 30-December 3.
Launched in 1982, the free-entry event is back for its first edition since 2017, with over 40 boats and tenders representing 30 European and international builders on show, led in size by a Princess X95.
Princess X95, the show’s largest yacht
A Capoforte CX240 day boat and two Bentley cars, a Continental GT Convertible and a Flying Spur, are on display at the entrance to the clubhouse. Inside, guests are greeted by the Yacht Style magazine stand while the lobby is lined by scale models of luxury yachts by Azimut, Princess, Prestige, Absolute, Custom Line and Sanlorenzo.
The outdoor exhibition area features another Bentley, the Extended Wheelbase Azure, and a series of booths for 17 marine exhibitors displaying products including jetskis, water toys, inflatables and engines.
Simpson Marine is showing seven yachts from five brands
In the water, Simpson Marine has the biggest line-up with seven yachts from five brands. The line-up from Asia’s largest yacht dealer is led by the Sanlorenzo SX88 superyacht and includes the Fairline Squadron 50 flybridge motor yacht, Beneteau’s Gran Turismo 45 and 41 cruisers, Beneteau First 36 sailing boat, Lagoon 40 sailing cat and Aquila 28 Molokai powercat.
Ferretti Group Asia Pacific and local dealer Starship Yachts are displaying a Ferretti Yachts 780, Asia’s first Riva 76’ Perseo Super and Wally’s striking wallytender43.
The Ferretti Group display includes a wallytender43
Among Italian builds, an Azimut Fly 60 and Azimut Fly 68 are displayed by regional dealer Marine Italia, while local dealer Absolute Marine is showing the 60 Fly and Navetta 58 flybridge motor yachts by inland builder Absolute.
Princess Yachts Greater China has the largest boat at the show, the X95, as well as an S62 sportbridge model by the British builder, while Saxdor’s 320 GTO and 205 models are being exhibited by Pacific Leisure Boat, the Finnish brand’s local dealer.
Absolute 60 Fly and Absolute Navetta 58
Asia Yachting hosted the Asia premiere of the Prestige X60 on the show’s opening day, while the dealer’s display also included Hong Kong’s first Fountaine Pajot Tanna 47 sailing cat and a Fountaine Pajot MY6 powercat.
Galeon’s iconic 500 Fly is among a three-model line-up from Asiamarine, with the regional dealer also showing a Bali Catspace sailing cat and an Axopar 37 Sun Top, having recently secured the dealership for the Finnish brand.
The Galeon 500 Fly is among Asiamarine’s display
NextWave Yachting is displaying an Invictus GT280, two units of the Capoforte CX240 – one at the clubhouse entrance and one in the water – as well as its own Nextender, an open day boat with drop-down sides that features removable, modular furniture fore and aft.
CL Yachts is showing hull two of its CLB65 flybridge motor yacht, the brand’s first model to feature an aft galley.
VP Yachts has its largest presence at a show to date with the Sessa F47 motor yacht, a Leopard 42 sailing catamaran and the Asia premiere of the Dufour 41 sailing monohull.
The Dufour 41 is making its Asia premiere
Located by the entrance to the pontoons, the VP Yachts booth also includes Awake’s Vinga 3 eFoil and Ravik S electric surfboard, plus scale models of the Pearl 62 and 72, with the British builder among the dealer’s portfolio.
China Pacific Marine is showing a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490 sailing boat and Merry Fisher 795 Sport Serie2 powerboat, as well as a Boston Whaler 325 Conquest. A Quicksilver 875 Sundeck, Parker 790 Explorer and a Mastercraft XT24 are being shown by Hong Kong Boating, Wah Hing Marine and Island Wake respectively.
On land, Sun Yachts’ display includes a Protagon 20 by Selva Marine, while a Williams SportJet 345 tender and an ABJet 290 by Italy’s AB Inflatables are being shown by Williams Tenders Greater China and Marine Service Asia (MSA) respectively.
Guests at the Prestige X60 Asia premiere
NextWave’s on-land display includes a Belassi Burrasca – the world’s fastest production jetski – as well as two iAqua sea scooters, a Lift eFoil, a Jetsurf electric surfboard, the modular Mo-Jet multi-board and a HydroFlyer, an eFoil with a handlebar. Smooth Marine is showing two Sea-Doo GTX jetskis and two Seabobs, while Island Wake is displaying Fliteboard eFoils.
Voyager Risk Solutions is presenting its yacht insurance services, its Beagle Solutions investment arm and Electrine electric motors.
Other on-land exhibitors include superyacht brokerage house Ocean Independence, Storm Force Marine, Express Marine Electronics, Ocean Blue Marine, Vincent Marine, The Hong Kong Shipyard, Marine Link Machinery, Faithful Marine, Harvest Marine Services and Protech Engineering.