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September 2021

The Asia-Pacific cruising grounds have a lot to offer superyacht owners and charter operators. The ASPA Grand Tour was a webinar series that hosted 20 industry professionals, talking about their local cruising grounds and sharing a wealth of first-hand knowledge. The webinars kicked off APSA 10th Anniversary celebrations in 2021.

Back from the Monaco Yacht Show 2021, where Water Revolution Foundation launched its new ‘Sustainable Yacht Design Taskforce’. A new collaboration of naval architects, interior and exterior yacht designers, dedicated to accelerating sustainability in yachting was launched on Thursday 23 September.

Join Sail Lanka Yachting Group at the VIRTUAL BOAT SHOW SRI LANKA 2021, taking place online from 25th to 29th October 2021. This five-day event is South Asia’s most focused and largest virtual boat show.

Australia InDepth series has launched by Superyacht Australia at the Monaco Yacht Show. The 9-part feature series will be shown over the coming months on and gives a glimpse into Australia’s holistic offering as a superyacht destination.

PARAFFIN 60.1m Feadship has arrived in Phuket and is part of the Burgess brokerage fleet and is available for in person viewings. The beautifully outfitted PARAFFIN is a 60.1m (197ft) yacht built in 2001 by Feadship and thoughtfully refitted in 2010.

The Cluster Yachting Monaco is happy to announce the second edition of the Winter Pop Up 2021, in the beautiful Marina of the Yacht Club de Monaco on 12th of October from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

What’s changing from early November for vaccinated travellers traveling from the EU/UK to the US?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by the Biden Administration to enable vaccinated travellers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel from early November. 

Catalano Shipping Services (CSS) Indonesia are reporting a sharp rebound in inbound vessels as Indonesia re-opens their visa system, airports and ports.

Sanlorenzo Asia, a division of Simpson Marine, is pleased to announce a double sale of two 2021 premiere models from Sanlorenzo into Asia. These brand-new units of the SL90A, the latest addition to Sanlorenzo’s Asymmetrical range, and the SD118 are set to be delivered into the region in 2022. 

The Italian shipyard announces an order book of 16 yachts in the 50 to 100-meter range and outlines its development strategy in this segment. Benetti chose the Monaco Yacht Show, the international event traditionally reserved for superyachts, to take stock of the brand’s initiatives in the large steel and aluminium yacht segment

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is ten years old. This young Association that has played an active role in promotion of the Asia-Pacific to the global superyacht community as one of the world’s three main cruising regions.

Dear APSA Members

The global superyacht market has enjoyed some very exciting activity in the past 18 months, and this year’s Monaco Yacht Show was the first time that the superyacht community could really get together. The show had a real ‘welcome back’ feel, but we did miss many of our Asia-Pacific friends who were not able to travel this year.


It is a great shame that the APSA 10th Anniversary Superyacht Night event was not able not able to happen this year, but hopefully 2022 will be different.  Two of the Committee Members will be at the Monaco Yacht Show (22-25 September) this year, and if you would like to catch up with either Gordon Fernandes or myself please contact us via APSA Executive Director, Suzy Rayment on and she will relay any messages.

Joe Yuen: My business is highly focused on quality of service and customer care. In recent years,  many superyachts have come to Hong Kong, and the owners are facing different challenges; i.e.; marina berthing, crew training and local regulations.

With production value standing at €850m, up €100m on the previous year, Azimut|Benetti Group closes the 2020/21 yachting season with great satisfaction. The order book increased three-fold on the previous season and now stands at 1 billion 200 million euros.

The Sanlorenzo SX112, flagship of the SX Range, recently won at the prestigious BOAT Design & Innovation Awards 2021 in the ‘Outstanding Exterior Design, Motor Yachts 24m to 39.9m’ category.

Representing Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) at the September 23-26 Monaco Yacht Show, the ultimate luxury rendezvous for the international elite clientele, will be the co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts and Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) Committee Member, Gordon Fernandes.

Tom Ainsley's surveying and consultancy expertise covers engine failure investigations, fuel contamination cases, hull or crane damage, bunker disputes and fire investigations. Before joining Brookes Bell, he was at sea for ten years, serving on large RO-RO and offshore vessels.

Sketches of the tenth OCEA motor yacht will be on display at the OCEA Yachts Stand at Quai L'Hirondelle (QH18) at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021. OCEA yachts are custom-built, and construction of the 32.70m aluminium ocean-going vessel has started - this will be the first OCEA yacht with engines that meet the latest IMO Tier III environmental standards, allowing it to sail in Emissions Control Areas defined by the International Maritime Organization.

With spectacular views of the Marina and beyond, the LYC Clubhouse is not only a perfect place to relax after sailing, but also an ideal venue for business and leisure. We offer inspirational and exclusive venues including Caffè Napoli, The Lawn and our well-equipped meeting room.