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May 2024

There is a good deal going on in Asia, and it was good to see so many APSA members at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, which was bigger and busier than last year, and saw the return of superyachts to the festival. APSA’s schedule continues to be busy with the ASMEX 2024 Conference (21-22 May) and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) (23-26 May) and the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit (5-6 June) at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong. 

Gulf Craft Group FZC is one of the world’s only fully integrated yacht and boat manufacturer with a proven track record in designing and delivering high-quality, award-winning yachts and boats that define the contemporary marine lifestyle. Gulf Craft Group delivers high-quality personalised vessels for pleasure and for commercial pursuits for clientele across the world.

CREATION was established in 1984 by Yukio Shintani and from their base in Osaka, Japan, has grown over the subsequent 40 years to be Japan’s largest independent yachting company. The company specializes in yacht dealership, yacht brokerage & yacht service, from their marina in Osaka that can accommodate up to 40-meter yachts.

On 5 and 6 June 2024, Superyacht Times will host the first edition of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit. This two-day event will be held in Hong Kong at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. The Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit will be an important meeting place for key decision-makers from the different Asian regions, as well as global superyacht industry professionals.

This year’s Singapore Yachting Festival 2024 highlighted Singapore's emergence as a prominent yachting hub, boasting expertise, accessibility, and top-notch infrastructure capable of hosting a raft of unique on-water exhibitions. Total number of visitors: 11,556, was significant increase on last year’s attendance rate and underscores the growing interest and demand for yachting in the region.

Simpson Marine celebrated 40 years of business in the yachting industry and over 3,500 yachts delivered in Asia throughout these four decades, and they proudly presented a remarkable fleet of six yachts, including Asia Premieres of the latest models ranging from 40 to 120ft from the renowned shipyards of Sanlorenzo, Bluegame and Fairline. 

Simpson Marine Asia-Pacific’s leading yacht sales and service company, is delighted to announce its exclusive appointment as the agent for Nautor Swa in Asia. This strategic partnership brings together two iconic brands, each renowned for their commitment to excellence, craftsmanship, and pioneering in the yachting industry.

The wallywhy200 made its debut in the APAC market at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024.  Distinguished by the elegant décor by Loro Piana Interiors, a second unit, also featuring Loro Piana Interiors décor but with a different style, will arrive in Asia in the coming months.

Benetti is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniela Petrozzi as the new Sales Director, from June 1, 2024.  In her new role, Daniela Petrozzi will report directly to Massimliano Casoni – General Manager – and continue to develop Benetti’s commercial strategy with a view to consolidation and growth.

Horizon Yachts is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of the FD90 Hull 30, a fast-cruising yacht meticulously crafted for the discerning Australian yachting market. Following its debut at the 2024 Horizon Open House, this FD90 build will be showcased at Pier G of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on May 23–26, 2024.

The Nomad 101 epitomises Gulf Craft's unwavering commitment to innovation, performance, and unparalleled luxury within its adventurous yacht brand – Nomad Yachts. Measuring 31 meters in length, the superyacht offers ample space for entertaining guests and provides a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living, perfect for exploring the Australia's coastlines.

Japan, with its vast coastline and abundant maritime resources, is becoming a prime destination for Superyachts. Japan has often been referred to as an Ocean State. Being surrounded by water, Japan’s coastlines stretch more than 35,000 kms and no point anywhere in Japan is more than ninety-three miles from the sea. The availability of Infrastructure (ports, airports, train stations and shipyards) is extensive throughout Japan making travel within the country easy and very accessible.

Dörries Yachts has unveiled Project Arwen, a 114-meter superyacht that sets a new standard for opulence, technology, and sustainability. Combining European design and craftsmanship with German engineering excellence, Project Arwen represents the pinnacle of luxury lifestyle and personal taste. This extraordinary superyacht reflects years of meticulous planning and dedication to creating an unparalleled experience on the water.

AIMEX is delighted to unveil the highly anticipated return of the AIMEX Garden at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) from 23 to 26 May 2024.  Held for the duration of the show to support AIMEX, ACMG and Superyacht Australia members, the Garden is open from 7:30am till late each day.