Singapore Yachting Festival gathers leading brands
Luxury yachts from Sanlorenzo, Ferretti Yachts, Princess, Azimut, Bluegame, Prestige, Beneteau, Fairline, Leopard, Aquila, Lagoon, Jeanneau, Nimbus and Bali are on display at the four-day show.
Simpson Marine will be the leading exhibitor at this year’s Singapore Yacht Festival in Sentosa Cove as Asia’s largest yacht dealer exhibits 10 yachts from six brands: Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Beneteau, Lagoon, Fairline and Aquila.
A new SX76 and an SX88 from Sanlorenzo, showcasing artworks by Singapore-based Allison Liu, will be joined by a BGX60 and BGX70 by sister shipyard Bluegame.
A Fairline Squadron 50 and Targa 45, Beneteau Gran Turismo 41 and an Aquila 36 Sport power catamaran rounds out the motor yachts from Simpson Marine. The dealer’s 11-yacht display also includes Beneteau’s Oceanis Yacht 54 sailing monohull and a Lagoon 55 sailing catamaran, a model that had its Asia debut in Hong Kong last October.
Richard Allen, Group General Manager of Simpson Marine, said: “The Singapore Yachting Festival is an excellent opportunity for us to meet with clients, showcase our range of yachts, and network with industry professionals again. We are excited to present some of the most exceptional yachts in our fleet, and showcase our brands and services including yacht charter and yacht management.”
The Ferretti Yachts 500 during the SYF media day
A Ferretti Yachts 500, 780 and 860, the third-largest model in the Italian builder’s collection of flybridge motor yachts, will be exhibited by Hong Seh Yachting, Singapore’s dealer for Ferretti Yachts, Riva and Pershing. Hong Seh will also exhibit a Schaefer V33 from Brazil and a Zodiac Marline 6.8 RIB from France.
An Azimut 78 flybridge motor yacht will be displayed by regional Marine Italia, while a Key Largo 40 from Italian builder Sessa Marine is being presented by Omnia Marine.
Boat Lagoon Yachting, which has represented Princess in Southeast Asia since 1994, will display the British builder’s Y85, F62 and F55, a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095, as well as an Ilumen 28, a 92ft superyacht by Dominator.
Asia Yachting will display Prestige 420 and 520 flybridge motor yachts, while fellow regional dealer Asiamarine will show a Bali Catspace sailing catamaran and the T8, T9-X Edition and T11 motor boats from Swedish builder Nimbus. In addition to Bali and Nimbus, Asiamarine represents Galeon, Swan and Silent-Yachts in key Asia markets.
Eric Noyel, founder and CEO of Asiamarine, said: “We are anticipating a huge turnout of enthusiasts who are eager to explore and experience the new, clever and smarter yachts on display.
“We are particularly excited to unveil our catamaran superstar, the Catspace from Bali, as well as a full line-up of the Nimbus T series. Whether you’re a seasoned yacht owner or just a lover of the sea, we invite you to visit our team at Asiamarine and be part of this incredible experience.”
Power catamarans on display include Leopard’s new 53 Powercat, making its boat show debut in Asia, and an ILIAD 50. Derani Yachts, Premium Nautical, SYC Powersports, Xtreme Machine and The Boat Shop Asia are also displaying boats, while The Yacht Sales Co and Multihull Solutions are among exhibitors.
Other show highlights and activities include a floating bar by AquaBanas, tours by RHIB Rides Singapore, displays by Seabob, e-surfboards by The Kinetic Option, e-foils by Lift and WaveShark, while supercars from Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari will also be on display.
Leopard 53 Powercat
Wade Pearce, show organiser and founder of SG Marine Guide, said: “The 2023 Singapore Yachting Festival celebrates the vibrant and growing boating culture of Singapore as well as the region. It’s a platform for anyone wanting to be part of the boating scene – it’s about connecting, sharing and inspiring a new generation who appreciates the sea.”
The four-day show will be preceded by the one-day Southeast Asia Yachting Conference, organised in collaboration with Asia Boating Dialogue, ICOMIA and APSA (Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association).