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2020

Virtual boat shows and online webinars are a way of life now, and go some way to keeping us connected, but it’s not the same as the sensational buzz that you get when attending events like the Monaco Yacht Show!

2020 is proving to be a good year for Simpson Marine in Hong Kong with many clients and owners deciding to start their first or next boating adventure earlier than initially planned and enjoy their “now” time

Benetti it is the first major player in the industry to return to steel, which it has imprinted in its DNA, breathing life into the new generation of Expedition yachts know as B.Yond, designed in the Benetti tradition and based on what owners want.

The Thai Government cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to a 14-day quarantine to stay for at least 90 days. Two extensions will be available for 90 days each; the lengthiest period for the new visa would be 270 days.

HFW Community will be hosting a webinar led by Paralympian sailors Hannah Stodel (Great Britain) and Jovin Tan (Singapore) on 8th October at 9am BST, to discuss the importance of Paralympic sailing and the future of the sport.

Like most leisure industries, yachting has been hit hard by the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak, but the sector is already showing promising signs of post-lockdown recovery

During the annual general assembly of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) on 22 September 2020, members approved of the appointment of Giovanna Vitelli, vice president of Azimut | Benetti Group, to the board.

A Captains’ dinner held by the SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, highlighted the startling potential of the Australian city as a superyacht homeport for the South Pacific region.

British Airways has returned to India with services to DEL, BOM, HYD and BLR and MAA. These flights are being released as relief/repatriation flights and with them carry restrictions as to who can travel.

MECTRA SYNERGY (M) SDN BHD is pleased to announce the opening of their newest branch office in Langkawi, Kedah on 1st September 2020. MECTRA specializes in shipbuilding supplies and ship repairs which includes electrical and mechanical services.

Owning a boat for the first time is a thrilling experience that opens your life up to a world of adventures on the water. There is no substitute for having access to a boat when the weather turns nice, and you can invite your friends and family for a day of fun on the water.

The Asia Pacific region is absolutely sensational for a luxury yacht charter, but if you need convincing, then here are five reasons to consider a warm winter holiday in 2020.

Despite the continuing restrictions on business and social activity in Hong Kong, Kara Yeung and Andy Treadwell are still assured that the Hong Kong Yacht Show will be able to open as planned from 19-22 November. 2020.

Session 1:  South and South East Asia; held online 22 September 2020.

Over 160 industry professionals joined together for the first of two free online sessions that make up the Asia Boating Dialogue 2020. An up-date of the Asia Boating Forum (ABF) which was started five years ago, the new initiative is a cooperation between the Singapore Yacht Association and the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association, along with the support of ICOMIA.

Overtime, pandemics have proven to be catalysts for change; the Covid-19 pandemic is seemingly not any different - calling for creative changes on a global scale. Accompanied by an elevated consciousness on the minds of individuals, Covid-19 has impacted the way businesses, relationships and service delivery are perceived.

The Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) welcomed the first yacht member and first visiting yacht on 30 August 2020, marking a key milestone of Hong Kong’s new state-of-the-art marina.

Cruising from the past into the future, and combining pure elegance, classic contours, and the very latest in technical capabilities, the OCEA shipyard presents the Commuter 50.

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the SYS has unfortunately had to make the difficult decision to postpone the 10th edition of the Singapore Yacht Show for a second time, to April 2021.

The good, the not so good, and the encouraging!

Starting on a positive note we would like to welcome Kingship as APSA’s newest member. Roger and Diana Liang are well known in the Asian superyacht community as well as the rest of the world, and their son Jeffrey is joining them in the family shipyard business. It’s great to have them as new members of APSA.