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May 2023

Dear APSA Members and Friends

Spring has been a busy time for APSA. The Southeast Asia Yachting Conference (26 April) brought together over 150 industry professionals, and the conference presentations can now be found on the SG Marine Guide channel. With over 9,200 visitors at the Singapore Yachting Festival, it was good to see Asia back in action and reconnected.

A trusted authority on elegant and exclusive luxury automobiles and yachts, Hong Seh was established in 1936 and has celebrated almost 80 years in the luxury motor industry and 10 years of marine excellence. Led by the father and son team of Alfred and Edward Tan, the Singaporean company continues to grow its yachting business with Hong Seh Marine.

Ferretti Group is the world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motor yachts. The Ferretti Group’s exclusive portfolio consists of some of the most prestigious brands in the world including: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.

German High Performance Water Sled SEABOB-CAYAGO Asia Pacific is building on its success during the Singapore Yachting Festival, and has continued to strengthen its commitments to dealer support and customer services by launching a service campaign in the APAC region.

It was a delight to be greeted by a sea of masts at the 4th Edition of the TYBA Yacht Charter Show 2023. Organised by the TYBA Yachting & Brokers Association, the five day event is run by members, who represent the majority of professionals in the fields of brokerage, charter, construction, and management of yachts within the Turkish yachting sector.

The 34th edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has cemented its position as the Southern Hemisphere’s leading boating and marine showcase, boasting impressive attendance, exceptional sales and a vibrant, festival atmosphere.

HFW Yachting Industry Briefing Editorial: As we enter another Mediterranean yacht season, with yachts and crews engaging in last minute tweaks before owners and guests start their first cruises of the year, we are pleased to bring you a bumper edition of Comprehensively Yachts.

Oasis 34M is the perfect answer for owners in search of a dynamic, less formal lifestyle and a thrilling experience on the water. Embracing the five key features that have made the Oasis Deck® concept such a success, this is a superyacht that promises limitless freedom, conviviality, and a uniquely informal lifestyle.


Simpson Marine are pleased to announce the official launch of the Simpson Superyachts website, This brand new website been designed to provide our clients looking for bigger yachts with a seamless and user-friendly experience, allowing them to explore the world of superyachts with ease.

The Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA) has announced the third edition of their highly successful The Thailand Charter Week to be held from the 16th to 19th of November 2023 and will again be hosted by the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina. The Thailand International Boat Show, follows from 11th to 14th of January 2024.

Gold Coast based youth sailor Xavier Doerr is attempting one of the most challenging solo sailing campaigns, a non-stop, unassisted, solo circumnavigation of Australia in GCCM his 21-foot Mini Transat Carbon Fibre Race Yacht called GCCM: Gold Coast City marina.

Australia’s world-renowned Rivergate Marina and Shipyard is going on the market to advance the next phase of its continuing development. The multi award-winning facility, located on the Brisbane River on Australia’s east coast, has been recognised as a top three global superyacht refit destination and is one of the busiest shipyards in the southern hemisphere.

Port Denarau Marina (PDM) is proud to announce that they have been honoured with the Highly Commended Award in the Industry Innovation category at the Marina Industries Association and Nautilus Marine Marina of the Year Awards.

Superyacht Australia annual conference was held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland on the 24 May, 2023. Keynote Speaker Mohammed Hussein Alshaali, Chairman, Gulf Craft, shared his personal story with delegates on the development and global expansion of Gulf Craft over the last forty plus years.

Lee Marine, the leading luxury yacht brokerage and service provider in Southeast Asia, is pleased to announce their appointment as the exclusive dealer for Sunreef Yachts in Thailand. Sunreef Yachts is a globally recognized leader in the design and construction of luxury catamarans.

Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) 2023 was a testament to the strength of the Asian boating community and celebrated the vibrant and growing boating culture of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Held in the world-class ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, the attendance numbers exceeded expectations with over 9200+ visitors enjoying the four-day festival.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

It has been over three years since Asia’s yachting professionals gathered to discuss our industry. ASPA was pleased to be a supporting partner for both the Southeast Asia Yachting Conference and Singapore Yachting Festival 2023.

Regional and international yachting experts participated in the Southeast Asia Yachting Conference 2023 (SEAYC) held at ONE 15 Marina, Sentosa, Singapore on the 26th April 2023. Part of the Singapore Yachting Festival 2023, the conference was the perfect platform to showcase that Asia is now back in action!

Over the last three years a group of active marine industry leaders have been working diligently behind the scenes to establish a marine industry association that brings together all stakeholders within the UAE and greater MENA region to speak with a united voice.

Sanlorenzo S.p.A. announced that it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Mike Simpson to evaluate the Company's entry into the Simpson Marine Group and other affiliate companies. Simpson Marine has been operating for forty years as a major yacht sales and service company throughout the APAC territory.