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May 2022

The superyacht community is back in action with live events being held around the world. Three major boating events were held back-to-back at the end of May in Queensland: the ASMEX Conference, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and Marinas22

Sanlorenzo won the World Superyacht Awards 2022 in Semi-Displacement or Planning Yachts, 40m and above category with the superyacht ALLOY. The culmination of an experimental typological developed over the years by Sanlorenzo to explore new scenarios to offer to the owner and guests

Orders worth over two billion euros driven by the extensive collection and the new grande trideck, 50m and oasis 40m models.It has been a remarkable season for the Italian luxury yacht Group, with both its Azimut Yachts and Benetti brands reporting unprecedented sales, driven by the success of their wide-ranging product portfolios and the latest models introduced, which perfectly reflect the desires of new-generation owners.

Thailand has revised arrival rules and relaxed Covid measures for foreign-flagged vessels. Entry requirements for travellers entering Thailand will be adjusted starting 1 June 2022, including the registration for Thailand Pass, which the CCSA said has been made simpler and more convenient.

An independent economic study of the superyacht industry in Australia was released yesterday at ASMEX 2022, the annual conference for the superyacht, marine export and commercial marine industries.

Leading Australian refit and repair provider, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM), has been announced as a world finalist in the 2022 ACREW Superyacht Business Awards. The global award finalists were announced late last week, with GCCM in strong contention for The Best Refit Yard Award for the third consecutive year.

Although less than 20 yachts were on display - a much smaller number than in any previous year - the MYBA Charter Show was generally considered a huge success. Lies Sol from N&J Asia were there see first-hand the latest superyacht charter options.

On 21 May 2022, in London, at the 17th annual edition of the BOAT International World Superyacht Awards, The Kalizma was announced the winner of a “ Judges’ Special Award” and was nominated for the “Best Rebuilt Superyacht Award”.

Between the ASMEX Conference and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and AIMEX hosted their annual VIP Dinner, gathering guests drawn from the superyacht industry, conference speakers, visiting delegations and media.

From August 2022, luxury yachts cruising and chartering in the South Pacific will have the benefit of coordinated yachting procedures between Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tahiti for extended stays in the region.

Since evolving its business model and launching the first dedicated superyacht marketplace earlier this year, YACHTNEEDS has gained incredible momentum, raising €1.25m in its first round of funding.

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.

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) welcomed international and local delegates to the City of Gold Coast Welcome Drinks which leads into the annual conference, ASMEX 2022. The Conference is being held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, and this year’s theme is ‘Reconnecting with the world’.

Following the first major delivery of a Sanlorenzo SX76 into Hainan in February 2022, under the recently deployed Hainan Free Trade Port Scheme, Simpson Marine are pleased to confirm the second order of this model.

Travel to the Cook Islands is now open via air and sea after the latest Travel Advisory and supporting Border Entry Requirements, effective from 1 May 2022 (CKT), were issued. 

Oasis 34M has an agile, inviting, modern and innovative spirit, optimising like no other 34-metre yacht in the world the five exclusive plus points of the Oasis Deck® solution are key to the success of the Oasis 40M on which the design is based...

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, taking place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on 16-17 May. 

In the summer of 2021 OCEA began building its tenth motoryacht. the boat will offer ocean- going capacities and comfort while limiting her carbon footprint.

This fine 45 meter expedition vessel represents the opportunity to own an incredible shadow/support vessel, or a standalone private expedition vessel, for extensive long range research trips.

The team from Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) are now calling for Expressions of Interest from Marine industry businesses looking to expand within the flourishing Gold Coast Marine Precinct on Australia’s East coast.