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April 2023

The ceremony was held at the Livorno yard to launch FB283, a 62-meter Benetti Full Custom Yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, tailor made for the owner like a bespoke suit. Signing off the entire project from a blank sheet of paper was Giorgio Cassetta, author of the exteriors and interiors. The hull lines are by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Best wishes to APSA member Kenta Inaba (SYL Japan) who will be competing in the 30th Rolex China Sea Race (RCSR) which starts tomorrow, 5 April, 2023. Sailing on SHK Scallywag Fuku, owned by Meitatsu Fukumoto and Seng Huang Lee, and skippered by David Witt, the ORMA 60 Trimaran will be sailing under the Hong Kong flag.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

Singapore is gearing up to welcome the Asian boating community in April. APSA is pleased to be a Supporting Partner for both the Singapore Yachting Festival (27-30 April), and the Southeast Asia Yachting Conference (26 April 2023). Darren Vaux, President of ICOMIA is the Keynote speaker at the day-long programme, which focuses on the cruising destinations of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

The CAYAGO AG is a technology company based in Stuttgart / Germany. In Bad Salzuflen we build the fastest water sled in the world. The SEABOB. This water sled is powerful and is driven by modern electric technology. This makes it extremely environmentally friendly and a high-quality watercraft.

Wade Pearce, Founder of SG Marine Guide, is proud to announce that the Southeast Asia Yachting Conference will take place on 26 April 2023 at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, and will lead into the Singapore Yachting Festival 27-30 April. The conference will bring together leading industry professionals from Singapore and across the region to share insights on Southeast Asia.

As part of Travel Cue’s effort to help raise awareness of the Mission to Seafarers (MtS) incredibly important work within both the yachting and the shipping industries, as well as the much-needed funds, Travel Cue has entered two teams of three into the Mission to Seafarers Adventure Race on Japan's Izu Peninsula.

Sanlorenzo Asia is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural Captains Workshop in Hong Kong. The three-day event, which took place from 22 to 24 March 2023, offered an extensive program of training and knowledge sharing for captains and crews of Sanlorenzo and Bluegame yachts.

Introducing Elounda Hills, Crete - Greece’s largest island set to welcome first branded residential resort and boutique marina. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas will provide management, operational and branding services to the boutique marina at Elounda Hills, creating a new global destination for yacht owners and enthusiasts.

Superyacht 153 is an expert at providing itineraries for superyachts visiting Tasmania. However, a recent superyacht visit was a little different, as due to mechanical issues the yacht was not able to be there for the owner's visit. However, the owners and their guests decided to continue with their travel plans and visited Tasmania, without their yacht.

Burgess have a number of new yachts recently introduced to the charter market, as well as exclusive access to a selection of “off market” large yacht (90m+) opportunities that not available elsewhere.

Instead of partying on the pistes, YACHTNEEDS and Port Vauban are bringing the party to the port, Antibes style, for their 5th edition of the annual Captains & Crew party. Captains and Crew, don’t miss out on this year’s Snow Festival 2023 - Antibes Style. Bring your ski goggles!

Besides hosting Megayacht News Radio, the longest-running podcast covering superyachts, Diane M. Byrne of Megayacht News is now co-host of The Yacht Law Podcast, with well-known maritime lawyer Michael Moore of Moore & Company.