Upcoming Events

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous Postponed

The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous –Great Barrier Reef edition will shine a light on the Australia superyacht industry and the cruising potential of the Great Barrier Reef. This 4-day gathering represents Australia’s leading superyacht event offering an outstanding opportunity to connect and engage with highly qualified potential clients.  This unique opportunity is perfectly aligned with the Asia-Pacific event calendar including the New Year celebrations in Sydney and the 2021 America’s Cup.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, organisers of the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will monitor this situation and the date will be reviewed in May 2020

australiansuperyachtrendezvous.com.au

10th Singapore Yacht Show Postponed to 2021

In February this year, the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) was the first international yacht show to have to postpone its annual event, but the organising team and all its other stakeholders were optimistic that the worst of the newly-arrived Covid-19 pandemic would have gone away by October.

Show organiser Verventia has always fully supported the Singapore government’s restrictions on staging large-scale events to ensure the safety of all its participants. Definitive approval to go ahead has not been given, and it is clear that there is a considerable risk that trade exhibitions will not yet be allowed to take place in Singapore in October.

With only six weeks to go, and in view of the scale of the logistical preparations necessary for building the show infrastructure and organising the arrival of all the yachts, taken an early and responsible decision to postpone the 10th Anniversary edition of SYS to the organisers have taken an early and responsible decision to postpone the 10th Anniversary edition of SYS to April 2021.

Show organiser Verventia has always fully supported the Singapore government’s restrictions on staging large-scale events to ensure the safety of all its participants. Definitive approval to go ahead has not been given, and it is clear that there is a considerable risk that trade exhibitions will not yet be allowed to take place in Singapore in October.

With only six weeks to go, and in view of the scale of the logistical preparations necessary for building the show infrastructure and organising the arrival of all the yachts, the organisers have taken an early and responsible decision to postpone the 10th Anniversary edition of SYS to April 2021.

 Verventia CEO, Andy Treadwell, said today: “It goes without saying that this is a hugely difficult decision to have had to take. All our exhibitors had accepted that a small local October boat show could actually have worked very well - the domestic market is currently very buoyant, as everybody suddenly wants to get out on the water! However, safety first, absolutely – we fully endorse the government’s caution and sense of public responsibility, whatever the financial consequences.” Treadwell continued: “I would like to thank my team who continue to work so hard during this horribly tough period, and all of our wonderful exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and other business partners who have always been and continue to be incredibly supportive. We will all pull together and plan for a bigger, better and safer Singapore Yacht Show than ever in April 2021.”

The 10th Anniversary edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will now take place from 22nd - 25th April 2021.

www.singaporeyachtshow.com

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale is hosting the largest boat show in the world with seven locations in the exciting city of Florida. The show locations include the Hall of Fame Marina, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina and the Sails Marina. There’s also the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Yachting Centre as well as Las Olas Municipal Marina, the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Centre.

 The newest enclave for superyachts and superyacht enthusiasts, Superyacht Village is an exclusive marina and on-land destination area that will display the most spectacular yachts in the show. Framed by a notable display of some of the world’s most spectacular vessels and exhibits by renowned shipyards, Superyacht Village and marina will also feature yacht toys including helicopters, personal submarines, as well as exotic and collectible automotive. An on-site dining destination, exclusive VIP events and areas of discovery will also pop up within Superyacht Village.

The Superyacht Village will be open to all general admission ticket holders. Direct access by water tenders and shuttle bus routes from the show’s other six locations is available, as well as on-site valet and parking. Superyacht Village will be located at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new “Pier South” property, which is adjacent to the southeast corner of the 17th Street Causeway bridge - the gateway to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

www.flibs.com

Sanctuary Cove Boat Festival

Organisers of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier marine event announced a precursor to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival scheduled to take place at the vibrant Marine Village from November 13 to 15, 2020.

Presented by SCIBS, the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival aims to whet the appetite of marine enthusiasts in the wake of SCIBS 2020 being postponed. The event will showcase a broad range of impressive exhibitor displays across both land and water, with some of the biggest names in the Australian marine industry expected to make an appearance. As Gold Coasters continue to back local businesses and bolster the economy, the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival will focus on supporting the local marine industry, with South East Queensland brands among those invited to display the latest in boating and fishing.

www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au 

 

Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hong Kong Yacht Show

The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association, together with Verventia Pte Ltd, organisers of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows, have joined forces to launch the Hong Kong Yacht Show – bringing a new international showcase to Asia’s most mature yachting market. Held at the Kai Tak Runway Park Promenade from 19 - 22 November 2020, the Hong Kong Yacht Show is geared towards the promotion and development of the yachting industry in the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao “Greater Bay Area”. Aside from the impressive yachts on display for interested buyers and charterers from right around the region, the Hong Kong Yacht Show will deliver a four-day celebration of the yachting lifestyle, with a wide range of interactive activities, ‘live’ demonstrations, luxury products, gala dinners and glamorous parties organised to maximise the experience for both exhibitors and visitors alike.

www.hkyachtshow.com