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September 2023

Dear APSA Members and Friends

As summer finishes the superyacht scene hots up. Next on APSA’s calendar is Monaco, where I look forward to catching up with Members at the AGM and the APSA Asia Superyacht Night on 26th September. You will be receiving email notifications on both events. I will also be attending Cannes Yachting Festival on certain days where I know that a few of our members will be attending or exhibiting. Please contact us if you would like to meet up.

Twenty-one Australian industry representatives travelled to Port Denarau, Fiji to participate in the third annual Australia-Fiji Rendezvous sponsored by Benetti Yachts and held on August 25, 2023.  Ten superyachts were in attendance on the day, however due to the busy season in Fiji a total of 19 superyachts were engaged during the three days that included the locally organized Superyacht Gathering.

Involving the largest fleet of Horizon yachts to date, an impressive 25, and around 125 guests, the 2023 Horizon Yacht Owners’ Rendezvous will take place 6 to 9 November at the magnificent Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach.

To cater to an increasing business portfolio and a more complex yacht insurance market The George Group, in partnership with Howden, Christy Lai has joined the team and with her background in insurance and administration, she will be assisting Daniel Chong in looking after clients’ needs.

Ferretti Group is attending the 45th Cannes Yachting Festival in grand style from September 12th to 17th, 2023. Ferretti will present on a world premiere Pershing GTX116, which delivers an eagerly awaited thrill and unprecedented performance, and Riva 82’ Diva, the entry level model in Riva’s flybridge range, as well as wallywhy150.

Sentient International is a privately-owned group of professional service providers based in the Isle of Man, Malta, Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Built on more than 35 years’ experience, we offer market-leading, bespoke international business solutions and work with a broad spectrum of clients across the globe, including high net worth individuals, families, and corporate clients.

Simpson Superyachts Division is delighted to announce the sale of a 44.5-metre Sanlorenzo Alloy KAMAKASA, which will soon be handed over to her new owners. The sale of KAMAKASA was accomplished by the team at Simpson Superyachts.


StellarPM has introduced the SF2603 26m sportsfishing model to its series of power catamarans. Based on the StellarCAT AL2503, the SF2603 offers the same high-volume tri-deck styling but has an upgraded power option for greater speed.

After the success of the B.Now 72M, Benetti is gearing up to start work on the first B.Now 60M with Oasis Deck®, sold in collaboration with brokerage company SuperYachtsMonaco.

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. “Southeast Asia is so vast and diverse and the famed city of Singapore is smack in the middle of really excellent cruising grounds”, enthuses Captain Scott Walker, co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS).

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, 27th to 30 September, 2023.

The Superyacht Gathering reunited in the warm waters of the South Pacific last week for the sold-out Fiji event on August 23-24. A total of 47 local and international guests from Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador the UK and the US attended.

The Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) is set to return on the 25-28 April 2024 alongside the two-day Southeast Asia Yachting Conference (SEAYC) 23-24 April 2024, both being held at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore.

The Leisure Marine Association MENA board recently met with the National Guard Permits Division (NGPD) in Abu Dhabi. The LMA Board was briefed on the latest advancements and protocols aimed at optimizing inspection process in the near future.

Silver yachts announce collaboration with Espen Øino, Fraser Yachts and Piredda & Partners for silver edge 79.5m – hull 007. Designed by renowned superyacht designer Espen Øino, Silver Edge will be the 5th vessel in the Silver Series.

Australia’s large full-custom superyacht builder Echo Yachts announce the launch of their latest newbuild superyacht: 56m aluminium catamaran Adventure & Support Yacht 'M/Y Charley 2’. Charley 2 is the largest catamaran motoryacht built in Australia.