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The Singapore Yacht Show will open the 7th edition of the Show this week with a whopping 20 regional yacht premieres further confirming the Asia’s growing importance in the worldwide yachting and boating industry. From April 6 to 9, all eyes will turn to ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove allowing the Asian market to experience the thrill and excitement of yacht ownership and charter.
Catamarans have long been popular in Asia, both for entertaining and stability when cruising, and we just can’t wait to check out the massive 46-meter tri-deck catamaran Charley, making her World Premiere at the Show. We are heading straight to see her fully operational dive store, decompression chamber, and specialist sonar equipment.
The Big Boys
At 65 meters, the Benetti motor yacht Ambrosia has just arrived in Singapore for her third consecutive Show. With her six-massive deck levels, you will want to be careful to specify which level, when you tell someone you’ll meet them on the aft deck (!). If you’re a film buff, you’ll recognize quickly the 41 meter MY Ocean Emerald, designed by Norman Foster and featured in the cult film, Point Break.
The 77-meter M/Y Silver Fast is the biggest yacht ever to be displayed at the Singapore Yacht Show. Super sleek is an understatement, this yacht will be a standout for its fuel efficiency and speed. Just 21 days is all it takes for her to cruise from Australia to Europe with only one single fuel stop.
Thirteen stunning yachts will be on show with Boat Lagoon Yachting, the Show’s biggest exhibitor in 2017 with the Princess S60, Princess 49 and Jeanneau’s Merry Fisher 895 also all making their Asia Pacific debuts. Simpson Marine this year has two Asian Premieres with the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 and the Beneteau Gran Turismo 46 along with the Lagoon 620 Essence and Monte Carlo 6, both making their Singapore debuts. Hong Seh Marine, the Ferretti Group’s local dealer will showcase five yachts at the show, three making their regional debut, not to mention the popular Sunreef and Azimut yachts on show. After all the yacht hopping you’ll find us over at The Lawn, the new pop-up lounge concept at the Show featuring Pimm’s cocktails.
Opening up the Toy-Box
Thrill seekers will love the on-water Demo Platform where visitors can try out first hand a range of cool toys and yacht accessories. Fashionistas will head towards one of the haute couture fashion shows, or for automobile enthusiasts what about the Supercar Parade on the Esplanade featuring the latest Ferrari and Lamborghini models? The Show is also a family affair with a big range of bouncy castles, virtual reality regatta experiences for first-time sailors and game stalls to keep the little ones entertained.
Boat shows are usually never a dawn to dusk undertaking and we love the Singapore Yacht Show’s new opening hours from 3.00 to 9.00pm. They really know how to time things for maximum appeal. You won’t feel guilty sleeping in after a busy evening of yacht hops and parties into the early hours of the morning! The countdown starts now!