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August 2022

Dear APSA Members and Friends

APSA’s‘ Asia Superyacht Night’ with its South Pacific theme will be held on Tuesday 27th September at the rooftop pavilion of the Novotel Monte Carlo. Maritime Cook Islands are this year’s premium sponsor and Cook Islands dancers will bewelcoming invited guests. Invitations will be sent to registered members this week. Please contact Suzy Rayment if you wish to attend, as it is strictly guest list only and we will be full soon, so don’t be disappointed on the evening.

Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) is returning to yachting's flagship event, the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place 28th September to 1st October, 2022. The APS Stand DS9 is located in the expansive Darse Sud air-conditioned tent, and APS Directors at the sensational event are keen to share news with visitors.

Shaun Quin is the new Project Manager at Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard. From Cairns, Quinn brings with him just on 30 years of marine expertise and the last 13 years of project and contract management experience on vessels anywhere between 5 and 3000t.

Italian shipyard Bluegame and New York Yacht Club American Magic, challenger for the 37th America’s Cup to be held in Barcelona in 2024, recently signed an agreement for the design and construction of the team’s hydrogen-powered chase boat.

GMT- Global Marine Travel will be hosting private group lunches at the Yacht Club de Monaco at Le Sunrise restaurant during each day of the Monaco Yacht Show, 28th September to 1st October 2022.

The yachting industry, which represents an investment market of several billion euros, is entering an energy and sustainability transition. Smart and sustainable marinas are essential assets to support such an evolution thus paving the way for new infrastructures and services of smart and sustainable cities.

Corina Wilson, Director and Founder of Superyacht 153 has first-hand experience of superyacht shipping needs and logistics. Depending on which country you are in, and where you are shipping goods from will affect how much Duty/GST/VAT etc. you may need to pay (and if you could claim that back).

Nautor’s Swan have launched their first motor yacht - the Swan Shadow, and have appointed an Asia dealer for the boat, ASIAMARINE (Asia Marine Yacht Services Ltd), based in Aberdeen. Eric Noyel, Founder & CEO of ASIAMARINE, said “we are absolutely delighted to be associated with Nautor’s Swan and the new Swan Shadow.

Austal Cairns and the Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef welcome superyacht M/Y Australia, built in 2012 by bespoke yacht designer Benetti in Italy. Having recently undergone a major refit and due for her 10-year Lloyd’s survey docking, with a major worklist of repairs, Austal Cairns with the Pacific’s largest mobile boat hoist lifting 1120t and their reputation for excellence, was the facility of choice for luxury yacht, M/Y Australia.

The Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA) is ready to kickstart the upcoming high season with the second edition of the Thailand Charter Week from 16th to 19th November, 2022. TYBA expects the event to be even bigger than the successful inaugural edition in November 2019.

SeedMarine is committed to private yacht management, staffed by young professionals dedicated to providing high-quality all-round service and appropriate industry advice. Ocean Seed SeedMarine was established in Badouzi in Keelung City, Taiwan, in 2015. As market demand grew, SeedMarine set up a base in WuShi to provide local service to owners in Yi Lan.  Another base in Kaohsiung City will be set up in late 2022 or early 2023 as planned.

The Asia Superyacht Night held on the eve of the Monaco Yacht Show, is APSA’s signature event and a real crowd pleaser. This year’s theme is ‘South Pacific’, celebrating the fun and friendliness of these South Seas islands. Seven sponsors have come onboard, and will be making sure that all our guests are  charmed by the South Pacific vibe.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

We are now in the lead up to the Monaco Yacht Show and APSA’s signature event, the Asia Superyacht Night to be held on Tuesday 27 September at the rooftop pavilion of the Novotel Monte Carlo. After almost three years of waiting, preparations are well underway, and I am pleased to announce that we have seven sponsors onboard for the event. I am sure that the evening is going to live up to its reputation of being one of the best parties at Monaco, and definitely the premier ‘kick off’ party for the MYS!

The leading network of superyacht agencies in the Asia Pacific region, Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS), has announced the formation of the new APS Seychelles agency.

Grande 36M, newly launched in Viareggio, is the latest entry in the Azimut fleet and will be presented to the public at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022. The shipyaard introduces a revolutionary layout with the first semi-walkaround upper deck that runs on the same level from stern to bow.

Sanlorenzo Asia is pleased to announce the opening of its flagship office in Hong Kong. The office reflects Sanlorenzo art director Piero Lissoni’s vision of bespoke industrial minimalism – the style used across Sanlorenzo lounges worldwide.

The second annual Australia Fiji Rendezvous sponsored by Benetti Yachts was held on August 12, 2022 at Port Denarau Marina, Fiji.  Fourteen superyachts were in attendance, with all enjoying a busy season in Fiji and eager to receive updates on the Australian superyacht industry. 

Burgess is delighted to announce its appointment as Central Agent for the sale of BG a classic Feadship. BG , a 47.7m (156.5ft) motor yacht delivered by the world renowned Feadship, De Vries in 1990 has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure constructed to Lloyd’s classification.

The official list of superyachts has been announced for the Monaco Yacht Show.  Over a hundred superyachts are expected to be at the show with 32 yachts already confirmed and many more expected when the show opens on September 28, 2022

The 53rd annual Sydney International Boat Show cemented its standing as Australia’s largest recreational boating lifestyle event, drawing big crowds and contributing to impressive sales over five days from 28 July – 1 August.