APSA Chairman's NYE Message

Dear members and friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to extend the best wishes of the APSA committee for health and prosperity to everyone. Happy New Year and Chinese New Year to all APSA members & colleagues in the yachting world.

Last year was very successful for APSA, gaining in total 18 new members out of which 6  were Premium members: Navalimpianti Singapore Pte Ltd, Benetti Asia, Asia Pacific Superyachts, Boutsen Design, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard and Hong Seh Marine and 12 Standard Members: Tahiti Tourisme, Lee Marine, Travel Cue, Affinity Management Services, ISS GMT, Clearvac Engineering, IGL Coatings, Third Dimension Design, Labuan Shipyard, Toys & Tenders Co., Lateral Naval Architects, Central Yacht Ltd.

We would also like to welcome onboard the newest member, the fabulous Melanesian Luxury Yacht Services, Papua New Guinea’s premier Super Yacht Agency. This company presented at last year’s Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference before the Singapore Show, and they demonstrated that they are highly knowledgeable not only regarding in the their region, but he global superyacht industry as a whole; excellent to see.

This year 2019 is set to be bigger and better for APSA as we have prepared many new exciting projects and events that will not only bring you more visibility but hopefully more business and success!


1, APSA Quarterly Drinks

We are excited to announce from March onwards we will be organizing again the ever-popular Quarterly Drinks in Hong Kong!

The first Q Drinks of 2019 will take place on Thursday 21st March. Stay tuned for more details!


2, APSA Lounge & events during the Singapore Yacht Show 2019:

Confirmed participants: Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, OCEA, Hawk Yachts, Anglo Eastern Yacht Services, Navalimpianti Singapore, Affinity Management Services, Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association and AIMEX/ Superyacht Australia.


APSA Events during the Singapore Yacht Show 2019:

Tuesday 9th April: The Asia Superyacht Night – Singapore Edition (sponsorship opportunity) Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday 11th April: APSA Welcome Party at the APSA Lounge (sponsorship opportunity)

Friday 12th April: AGM followed by Networking Lunch (sponsorship opportunity)

Saturday 13th April: APSA Lounge Sundowners at 6pm

Sunday 14th April: APSA Lounge Sundowners at 6pm


Previously we have held the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING during the Monaco Show, but this has proved too difficult for many of our members. From April 2019 onwards we are bringing it home to ASIA and the APSA AGM will be held in Singapore during the Singapore Yacht Show. We encourage all our members to attend and put their points of view across. After the AGM will be a networking lunch with speakers.


3, Jobs section on the website

In the past few months we have started receiving an increasing number of yacht related job enquiries, therefore we decided to create a Career Section on our website where APSA members can advertise various job opportunities which will be available to public. There will be also a section for those who are looking for jobs and wish to leave their resume that will be visible to the member companies.


4, Company of the week Campaign

From February onwards, we will be launching a new campaign called “Member of the Week” in which we will be featuring all APSA members and their company profiles.

Please send us your company profile (not more than 100 works), most updated logo and testimonials from your clients (if available).

The selected company profiles will be published each Monday.


5, APSA Guide

We are excited to let you know we will be preparing another edition of the APSA Guide with new features and many surprises! We are currently looking into possibly turning the guide into a mobile application. Stay tuned!


6, Monaco Yacht Show 2019

APSA will be present at the show once again and you can look forward to The Asia Superyacht Night – Monaco Edition, which after last year is now widely rated as the premium event on the night before show kick off.

That’s all from us for now, keep in touch with us so we can spread your word, however you will hear from us again very soon with more exciting announcements!

Thanks & together with all members of the association, the committee will make every effort to further enhance APSA. Members got involved in their association in 2018 like never before and we look forward to working with you all and your continued encouragement and guidance in 2019!

Nigel Beatty,

APSA Chairman

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