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August 2023

The Board of Directors of Ferretti SpA reviewed and approved the Group’s H1 2023 consolidated financial results. With a margin of 14.7% and an Adjusted EBITDA of €83.4 million Ferretti Group presents a very strong performance in H1 2023. The order backlog was at €1.4 billion, an increase of 15.8% when compared to H1 2022.

It was a historic moment as two superyachts were docked together at Clearvac Engineering refit facilities in Bangkok. M/Y Annabella, is the latest addition to Clearvac’s list of prestigious clients, and she sounded three loud blasts of her horn in appreciation to the river traffic that patiently waited while the superyacht docked along-side M/Y Nonni II, a 55-meter Italian luxury superyacht already undergoing maintenance inside the adjacent dry dock.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

APSA continues its steady growth, and this month we are delighted to welcome two new APSA members. Dörries Yachts GmbH is a German yacht builder specializing in the construction of luxury superyachts between 37m and 100m+. Also we have Superyacht Crew Academy, a registered training organization and industry leader which offers fully accredited courses to enable students to gain qualifications that take them anywhere in the superyacht world. We are pleased to see that APSA’s reach is being extended both locally and internationally.

Dörries Yachts GmbH is a German yacht builder who specialize in the construction of luxury superyachts primarily in the total-length range between 37 metres and 100m +. The shipyard is known for their high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail and the ability to build yachts that are competitively priced but nevertheless in a quality yacht owners may expect from a luxury superyacht ‘Made in Germany’.


Superyacht Crew Academy is a registered training organisation and industry leader, offering fully accredited courses to enable students to gain qualifications that take them anywhere in the superyacht world.  Both International and Australian recognised competencies will place graduates into their dream positions within the superyacht or in the maritime industry across a range of roles and skills.

Benetti, "The House of Yachting," adds a new limited-edition yacht to the B.Yond range. In its 150th Anniversary Year, Benetti Presents a New, Limited-Edition ‘Voyager’ Yacht. This exquisite ‘jewel’ enhances the original design’s features, showcasing the craftsmanship of the Benetti shipyard.

Sanlorenzo and Simpson Marine Asia are delighted to announce the highly anticipated showcase of Sanlorenzo and Bluegame yachts at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival. Simpson Marine Asia will be joined by many Asia-based owners at the Cannes Yachting Festival who will be among the first to witness the debut of the Sanlorenzo SX100 and Bluegame BGM75.

Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) is returning to yachting's flagship event, the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) and bringing a wide representation of dream destinations in the Asia-Pacific region. Considered the largest annual gathering of superyachts in the world, the 32rd MYS from September 27th to 30th, 2023, is a must-attend event for private owners and new clients seeking the latest and most unique immersive experiences in the yachting world.

Burgess’ Asia operation was formally launched in 2015 and now counts 5 offices: Hong Kong, Phuket, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai plus an ‘Asia Desk’ in Monaco. M/Y LIND is available for charter in Fiji and three exceptional superyachts; LADY E, M/Y Papa and Song of Songs.are on the brokerage listings.

Beginning in January 2024, some 1.4 billion people from over 60 visa-exempt countries will be required to have a travel authorization to enter most European (EU) countries. The ETIAS (EU Travel Information & Authorization System) is being developed in parallel with EES (Entry/Exit System) to further strengthen the EU’s internal security while aiming to enhance the safety of European citizens and visitors alike. 

Introducing the Ceycat 53 catamaran, designed by Sabrosa Rain Advanced Technologies and manufactured by the Sea Leisure Yachting Group, available for sale in Sri Lanka.

The Thailand international boat show 2024 (TIBS) will take place at the Royal Phuket Marina between 11 – 14 January 2024, with over 6,000 visitors and more than 100 exhibitors expected to attend. The Thai Yachting Business Association has come onboard as the Supporting Authority, with Royal Phuket Marina as the host sponsor.

Fiji welcomes two superyacht events being run in collaboration at the end of August; The Superyacht Gathering on 23 and 24 August, 2023, and the annual Australia Fiji Rendezvous on 25th August, 2023. The visiting superyacht community being treated to three days of networking, play, fun and inspiration while staying in a tropical paradise.

The Sydney International Boat Show closed on Sunday having enjoyed four days celebrating the Australian boating lifestyle at the International Convention Centre Sydney and the Show’s purpose-built marina on Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

Designed and built for a repeat owner, the new RP125 combines preferred elements from Horizon’s popular RP and FD Series. The new Horizon yacht has hit the water, once again demonstrating the world class builder’s strength in customized yacht designs and builds. The customized RP125 springs from the Raised Pilothouse (RP) platform but features an FD Series High Performance Piercing Bow for enhanced performance.