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July 2023

StellarPM has recently secured a new factory in Zhuhai, (PRC). The factory spans an impressive 16,000 square feet (1,700 square meters). Its primary purpose will be to manufacture interiors for StellarPM's RENEW and New Construction projects. When completed in July, one of the first notable projects scheduled to take place in the factory is the production of a full-scale mock-up of the interiors of Destination ONE the 33-meter (108-foot) motoryacht currently under construction.

New marinas and shipyard facilities are coming online in Asia, and more superyachts are arriving, which is all adds up to good news for the Asia-Pacific superyacht community. The opening of ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island adds yet another berthing venue in the region, and with the local support voiced by the Indonesian Officials at the opening ceremony, bodes well for the future success of this new facility.

Maritime Cook Islands is pleased to announce the appointment of Tiare Alice Story as the new Head of the Seafarer Training and Certification Department, effective from Monday, July 10th 2023. Tiare Alice will succeed Eleanor Roi, who will prioritise her role as Co-CEO, refocusing on business development and client services.

The driving force of the industry in which Italy is the global leader, Azimut|Benetti Group has set up its own Academy, offering a holistic training approach and four action areas to promote the professional growth of employees and create new jobs by training the professionals most in demand in the yacht industry. 

The latest reports are out, and the Cayman Islands continue to be one of the top performing flags in the world, achieving high rankings across the key port state control criterion used to compare Flag State performance based on the number of times vessels are inspected or held at ports, as well as evaluations of the safety and quality of the vessels themselves.

Horizon Yacht Australia (HYA) will showcase two high- volume yachts at the 2023 Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS), August 3-6. Situated prominently at the Cockle Bay Marina entrance of the show, Horizon will have the new customized V74 yacht and an FD80 yacht on display in Marina M 147.

Phuket Island is now being recognised as a major global marina and superyacht hub with an ever increasing number of luxury yachts planning to visit the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’, re-cementing Phuket and Thailand’s position as one of the top boating destinations in the world.

The Custom Line Navetta 30 has arrived in Singapore, and has been cruising around Lazarus Island and the Marina Bay Sands area, to celebrate being the first Custom Line Navetta 30 to be unveiled in the lion city. he Custom Line Navetta 30's distinguishing theme is innovation.

Simpson Marine is delighted to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated Sanlorenzo SL106 Asymmetric (SL106A) into Asia, marking a ground-breaking milestone in the region’s yachting landscape. As the first unit to grace Asian waters, this exceptional yacht represents highest levels of innovation and design.

A new yachting destination for ONE°15 Marina members and boating community, ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island adds yet another berthing venue to the ONE°15 network of marinas. ONE°15 Marina would like to express their gratitude for the support and turnout at the launch party of ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island Indonesia on 8 July 2023.

The 10th Australia Tahiti Rendezvous, proudly sponsored by Benetti Yachts, was held on Friday July 7, 2023, at Marina Taina, Papeete, Tahiti. The event drew a gathering of 27 vessels, attracting superyacht captains and crew from around the world.