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Published: Thursday, 18 April 2013
Mike Fulton

The Singapore Yacht Show, now in its third year, opened today at ONE°15 Marina, at Sentosa Cove. It will run until April 21st. It is about three times the size of last year’s event and most of the exhibitor spaces were sold out by late February, nearly two months ahead of the event. Exhibitor numbers have almost doubled this year. The VIP Preview Gala is being held at the newly opened W Hotel on Sentosa.

The Singapore Yacht Show Kicked Off Today

Besides being the venue for showcasing some of the world’s most exciting luxury vessels, it will be hosting some glamorous parties and showcasing some luxury supercars, fabulous properties, contemporary art and even private jets along with live music. DJ Miles Slater from the exclusive London nightclub Boujis will be spinning from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

A supercar and classic car rendezvous, a fine art exhibition, and many private parties aboard multi-million dollar yachts are also taking place.

Some of the biggest names in the superyacht industry are there this year, including names like Feadship, Sanlorenzo, Palmer Johnson, Westport, Sunseeker, Burgess and Ocean Independence - to meet and impress this important gathering of very wealthy people from all over Asia. This year has seen Riva, Fairline, Hanse Yachts (new to the show this year), Sealine and Cranchi join the fray. Wider Yachts, with their stunningly innovative designs are exhibiting smaller boats for those looking for coastline hopping day boats. In the superyacht category, Benetti, Royal Huisman, Kingship, Azimut Yacht and Gulf Craft are all there.

Of special mention is the superyacht Twizzle from Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, which is making her first boat show debut. She has spent some time recently cruising around Asia and is now about to become a charter yacht operating in the region. Sunseeker, who are exhibiting at the show for the first time are showcasing their 40-metre flagship, Tanvas and Kingship will be presenting its 42-metre MY Star for people to admire.

The Singapore Yacht Show, now in its third year, opened today at ONE°15 Marina, at Sentosa Cove. It will run until April 21st. It is about three times the size of last year’s event and most of the exhibitor spaces were sold out by late February, nearly two months ahead of the event. Exhibitor numbers have almost doubled this year. The VIP Preview Gala is being held at the newly opened W Hotel on Sentosa

Besides being the venue for showcasing some of the world’s most exciting luxury vessels, it will be hosting some glamorous parties and showcasing some luxury supercars, fabulous properties, contemporary art and even private jets along with live music. DJ Miles Slater from the exclusive London nightclub Boujis will be spinning from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

A supercar and classic car rendezvous, a fine art exhibition, and many private parties aboard multi-million dollar yachts are also taking place.

Some of the biggest names in the superyacht industry are there this year, including names like Feadship, Sanlorenzo, Palmer Johnson, Westport, Sunseeker, Burgess and Ocean Independence - to meet and impress this important gathering of very wealthy people from all over Asia. This year has seen Riva, Fairline, Hanse Yachts (new to the show this year), Sealine and Cranchi join the fray. Wider Yachts, with their stunningly innovative designs are exhibiting smaller boats for those looking for coastline hopping day boats. In the superyacht category, Benetti, Royal Huisman, Kingship, Azimut Yacht and Gulf Craft are all there.

Of special mention is the superyacht Twizzle from Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, which is making her first boat show debut. She has spent some time recently cruising around Asia and is now about to become a charter yacht operating in the region. Sunseeker, who are exhibiting at the show for the first time are showcasing their 40-metre flagship, Tanvas and Kingship is presenting its 42-metre MY Star for people to admire as she is up for sale. (see below). The beautiful classic sailing yacht Shamoun, which will also up for chatering out of either Bali or Kota Kinabalu soon, is on show as is the motoryacht Sapphire.

The Singapore Yacht Show Kicked Off Today 4

The beautiful Benetti 59-metre motor yacht I Dynasty is at the show because she has just been listed for sale by Super Yachts Monaco and they consider this Singapore event the ideal venue to drum up interest in her. She will be the largest vessel there. 

Princess Yachts from the UK are showcasing a line up of at least seven new models and Fairline has three of its new models. Riva are debuting their production 75-foot Super Venere alongside the limited edition Aquariva Gucci, a collaboration between Riva, fashion house Gucci and Officiana Italiana Design. 

Leading brokerage and yacht service company Simpson Marine is the biggest exhibitor at the show with a wide array of some of the biggest brand names in the industry such as Azimut, Lagoon and Beneteau. They have by far the largest stand at the show with a 112-square-metre floating hospitality area.

The beautiful Benetti 59-metre motor yacht I Dynasty is at the show because she has just been listed for sale by Super Yachts Monaco and they consider this Singapore event the ideal venue to drum up interest in her. She is by far the largest vessel there. 

Princess Yachts from the UK are showcasing a line up of at least seven new models and Fairline has three of its new models. Riva are debuting their production 75-foot Super Venere alongside the limited edition Aquariva Gucci, a collaboration between Riva, fashion house Gucci and Officiana Italiana Design.

Leading brokerage and yacht service company Simpson Marine is the biggest exhibitor at the show with a wide array of some of the biggest brand names in the industry such as Azimut, Lagoon and Beneteau. They have by far the largest stand at the show with a 112-square-metre floating hospitality area.

At the opening of the show, Managing Director of Singapore Yachting Events Andy Treadwell said he was proud that the event was achieving what it was asked to deliver, namely: to find new business in a new market for the worldwide yachting industry, to introduce a whole new audience of increasingly wealthy people from around Asia to the yachting lifestyle and, lastly, to drive home the significant economic impact that a growing yacht tourism and leisure marine industry will bring to Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.

Arthur Tay, Chairman and CEO of ONE°15 Marina Club, said: "Shows of this calibre are vital to the continued development of Singapore as a regional hub for luxury yachting and a major destination for the very top end of business and leisure tourism. Through the show, the world's most notable private vessels are exposed to the infrastructure and services that Singapore can offer." He mentioned that the Singapore Yacht Show had the potential to become on a par with the Sinapore Formual One Grand Prix as a strategic event.

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