Chairman’s Message 16 May 2022

With countries opening their doors to vaccinated travellers, and much of the world learning to live with Covid, once again people are moving around the globe and attending live events. Travel to the Cook Islands is now open via air and sea after the latest Travel Advisory and supporting Border Entry Requirements, effective 01 May 2022. Similarly, Ocean Marina (Pattaya, Thailand), is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the first Thailand Yacht Show to be hosted in the Gulf of Siam 09-12 June 2022.

The recent Palma Superyacht Show was reported to be a great success, and this week there are two superyacht conferences being held 16-18 May - one in Queensland and the other in London. APSA will be present at both, with Kenta Inaba from Super Yacht Logistics (SYL) Japan speaking at the ASMEX conference and participating in a panel discussion on ‘Brisbane Olympics 2032 – 10 years out: planning services and facilities for visiting superyachts’. This year’s ASMEX conference theme, ‘Reconnecting with the World’, will focus on the urgent need for Australia’s marine industry to re-embrace their international relationships first-hand, and to continue forging new ones.

HFW is proud to once again be the event partner of Superyacht Investor London 2022, one of the leading conferences for connecting and informing the dealmakers of the superyacht industry, William MacLachlan, Alex Kemp and Andrew Charlier (HFW) will be participating in panel discussions and acting as Moderators on topical subjects including 'How the Russian invasion impacts Yachting', 'The evolving yard-broker relationship', 'Charter contracts in a pandemic'.

There is a lot happening on the superyacht scene, with OCEA’s superyacht new-build and strong brokerage sales.

APSA will keep you posted as the industry reconnects!

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