APSA’s Asia Superyacht Night 2022

The ASPA Asia Superyacht Night on the rooftop of the Novotel Monte Carlo was a great success, with live music by Pumba, free-flow beer and wine, delicious finger food, and fantastic South Pacific vibes. With over 150 invitation-only guests attending, it was a lively evening, and this year’s platinum sponsors Maritime Cook Islands showed us why everyone should make at least one visit to this South Pacific gem. Two beautiful Cook Islands dancers, Maeva Arnold and Poevai Garnier, stole the show and captured the audience’s hearts with their alluring moves. Guests were soon on their feet trying to imitate the island dance moves, and those who were willing soon realised that it was a lot harder than it looked!

Gold Sponsors YACHTZOO, Hill Dickinson, and Superyacht Australia were enthusiastic about the opportunity to network again, and enjoyed connecting with friends that they had not seen face to face during the last three years of Covid. The upbeat party atmosphere was also a great lead-in to the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, and demonstrated that the industry has bounced back and is in fact stronger than ever.

Silver sponsors GMT- Global Marine Travel, Azure Yacht Crew Health, Port Denarau, and Tahiti Tourism brought their enthusiasm to the event, highlighting why the Asia-Pacific really should be a ‘must visit’ destination for all cruising superyachts. The APSA Committee of Nigel Beatty (Chairman), Alex Teji (Honorary Counsel), Bryan Tse (Honorary Treasurer), Raphael Beaudrey (Honorary Secretary) and Gordon Fernandes (General Committee) were delighted to be able to welcome members and their guests from all around the globe.

APSA Members from the Asia-Pacific Region included: Mark Wightman (Integrated Marine) and Ben Osborne (37 South) from New Zealand; Steve Fisher and Alex Binks (Rivergate Marine and Shipyard) and David Good and Maddie Spencer (Superyacht Australia) from Australia; Glen Armstrong and Katrina Matheson (Maritime Cook Islands) from Cook Islands; Cynthia Rasch and Jane West (Port Denarau) from Fiji; Grace Chien and Loup Thomazo (APB) from Hong Kong; Manoa Rey and Lotua Lenoir (Tahiti Tourism) from Islands of Tahiti; Mohamed Hameed and Nadhira Muneer (APS) from the Maldives; Abdul Wadhoodh, Peter Alvis and Christophe Houareau (APS) from the Seychelles; Gordon Fernandes and Tanyuta Singhmanee (APS) from Thailand; Gael Burlot and John Higginson (Yachtstyle) from Singapore; and Gregory Bonin de Pissarro (World of Yachting) from Dubai.

Other APSA members from UK, Europe and the USA included Adam Whittle, Patrick Yeoward and Ray Luukas (Brookes Bell); Julia Russel, Shawn O’Brien and Marlene Caillaud (GMT-Global Marine Travel); David Reardon (Hill Dickinson); James Porter (LJ Fiduciary); Diane Byrne (MegayachtNews.com); Gregory Benassi (Cluster Yachting Monaco); Peter Brigham (Rosemont International), Theo Hooning (SYBAss), Dilan Sarac (The Superyacht Life Foundation), Robert van Tol (Water Revolution Foundation), and Darrell Hall, Kirsten Ringsing and Carin Zemel (YACHTZOO).

Other special guests and industry leaders included Franco Repetto (Cook Island Consul), Tony Castro (Tony Castro Superyacht Design), Chris Blackwell (Echo Yachts), Captain Richard Morris (Australian Superyachts), Oliver Rees (Jeddah Yacht Club), Capt. Mike Fetton and Stephen Corbett (JLS Yachts), Eddie Kloosterman (Holland Yachting Group), Udo Kleintz (ICOMIA), Tony Euden (Boat), Duncan Swanson (Oceanskies), Lesley-Anne Walker (Isle of Man Maritime) and Andy Treadwell (Verventia).

With 42 APSA members in Monaco this year, it was a great opportunity to reconnect. APSA looks forward to working with all our Members, Affiliated Associations and Official Partners to make sure that the Asia-Pacific region features ever more strongly on the global superyacht cruising map.

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