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Hong Kong's annual boat show will be run at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club between May 10 and 12 this year and promises to be an exciting event showcasing the latest in marine technology and luxury with many new models and designs on display. Many of the world's leading manufacturers and their dealers will be on hand to woo potential new clients. Besides the wide array of motor yachts and sail boats on show in the marina, there will also be sports cruises, live music, a food fair, a beer garden, a fashion show and a selection of childrens' entertainments.
Currently 29 exhibitors have signed up for wet berths and 12 have reserved dry berth space. At total of 31 exhibition booths have been sold, all pointing towards a healthy turnout in mid-May.
YACHTS ON DISPLAY
The Azimut 54 has a spacious split level salon and a 14-square metre flybridge. The heir to the Azimut 53, this yacht has been designed to give an added luxurious interior and a revised deck layout for more leisure space. The 100 Leonardo, by comparision is more sporty and elegenat and designed very much with entertaining in mind. It combines a mixture of both interior and exterior entertainment spaces and an open-plan main sloon. Special care has been taken to segregate crew and guest areas for better guest privacy.
This will be the first time that the Beneteau MC5 has appeared in Asia. She boasts a revolutionary new hull design called the "wave splitter" which literally cuts through waves in all sea conditions. The Oceanis 55 is the second largest boat in the Oceanis range and has a celan and contemporary design. Both these boats are ideal for Hong Kong owners that just want to get away from the city to anywhere around Hong Kong waters for a day to socialize with family and friend. The MC5 is ideal for new boat owners because of its easy licence requirements in Hong Kong for yachts under 50 feet. It seems Simpson Marine have something to suit all tastes.
The Azimut 54 Fly
From the Ferretti Group, which has newly established itself in Hong Kong with a regional office to handle the Asia-Pacific, there will be two large yachts on display. For the first time in Hong Kong, a Custom Line Navetta 26, featuring large internal volumes and Italian styling, will be on show. Also on hand will be a large Pershing 82.
Custom Line Navetta 26
Also onhand from the Ferretti Group will be the new star in the Pershing line, the Pershing 82. Pershing Yachts are famed for the sleek styling, water jet engines and thrilling speeds. The 82 was released in 2012, and can cruise at over 40 knots.
Starship Yachts, the local Cranchi dealer, will be showing a Cranchi 38HT, a Cranchi Sixty4 and a Cranchi 66. The 64 and 66 arrived in Hong Kong in mid April, ready for display. Also on display will be a Maiora 27 metre and a Maiora 20S from the famed Fipa Italiana Yachts, a leader in fibre glass boat construction.
The Cranchi 66
Jebsen Marine, Fairline's dealer for Hong Kong and Greater China since 2002, will be showing a Fairline Targa 38 with flybridge and also a Fairline Squadron 78, which interestingly enough is built on hull number 88, hopefully it'll prove lucky for some potential Chinese buyer. Jebsen will also be showcasing a Hanse 495 sailing boat.
The Fairline Targa 38
The Fairline Squadron 78 Custom
The Hanse 495
Horizon of Taiwan is scheduled to exhibit an E73 model that is being delivered to Mr Lee Kum Kee of the famous oyster sauce fame. Mr Lee already owns a Horizon E70E.
The Horizon E73
Sunseeker Asia has reserved spaces for a Sunseeker Manhattan 73, a Manhattan 63, a Predator 60 and a Predator 92. There is also a chance that they might exhibit a Sunseeker Yacht 80 which was recently sold to a Chinese client. To celebrate this exhibition of all British boats, Gordon Hui, Managing Director of Sunseeker Asia, has arranged a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday.
A Sunseeker Manhattan 73
Kingship will be displaying their new line of 9-metre Marlin all-aluminium fast boats, designed as a rugged but stylish entry level yacht for day trips, or as a tender for an expedition yacht.
China Pacific Marine, which represents the Jeanneau and Prestige brands of sailing and motor yachts, will have four yachts from Jeanneau's popular Sun Odyssey range: the Sun Odyssey 33i, the Sun Odyssey 379, the Sun Odyssey 409 and the Sun Odyssey 439.
China Pacific Marine will also be showcasing a new Novatec 58 Euro with its innovative dual-saloon design. Built in Taiwan, this boat features a unique master suite aft design normally only found in much larger vessels. Whilst it is basically offered on a semi-custom basis, two main layouts have proved popular. One offers an additional helm station below while the other extends the dinette area to replace the lower helm station. The 58 Euro features a deep-V planning hull and offers exceptional handling and performance.
Princess Yachts China will be showcasing a Princess 42 and also the larger Princess 64.
The Princess 42
The Princess 64
Jade Marine (HK) Limited, the Asian distributor for Bavaria Yachtbau from Germany have confirmed that they will be showcasing three boats at the Gold Coast: a Bavaria 33-foot Cruiser, a Bavaria 45 footer and the Virtess 420 Fly. Jade Marine was established in 2004 to promote Bavaria in Hong Kong and around the whole Asian region. These beautiful boats are produced just south of Frankfurt where the hulls and decks are hand laid and then machined by computer-controlled milling equipment to within one-milimetre accuracy.
A Bavaria 45'
Promax Marine Limited has lined up four Sessa boats for display: a FLY 40, a FLY 45, a FLY 54 and the first Key Largo 24 to appear in Asia.
Delta Powerboats will be exhibiting two of their all-carbon fibre Swedish-made vessels through their local representative in Hong Kong, Navinode: The 18-metre Delta carbon Cruiser and the 8.1-metre Delta Sports cruiser. You can check them out at Dock C, positions A49 and A50.
The Delta Sports Cruiser
Show runs from 12 to 6pm on May 10, and from 10am to 6pm on May 11 and 12. The opening ceremony is scheduled for May 11 at 2:45pm. Copies of the latest issue of Asia-Pacific Boating will be available at the Blu Inc Media booth at booth B18, right at the entrance to the marina docks.