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2020

The new Travel Cue Greece office will begin operations on 1st June 2020. Customers will benefit from the expanded service capability in the Mediterranean area, operated under Travel Cue’s unified ‘One Company’ core philosophy...

SuperyachtNews has revealed that both SYBAss and LYBRA have withdrawn from participation from Monaco Yacht Show 2020. A letter sent to Informa, and seen by SuperyachtNews, explains that both associations, who acted cooperatively through this process, have doubts over the safety of the show, the ability and/or willingness for clients to attend and whether the show is appropriate within the context of the global pandemic...

“When everything changes, ADAPT!”

Life continues to be challenging, but restrictions are starting to lift in Asia where the incidence of COVID-19 has been low compared to Europe and the United States. During this time the Asian boating community has come together, and a number of companies should be congratulated for their community spirit and initiatives to provide food aid for local workers who were left destitute when the lockdowns and restrictions were introduced. Thanks to Asia Pacific Superyachts, Catalano Shipping Indonesia and Clearvac Engineering Asia, who have shared with us their initiatives within their local communities...

The foundations for the Sail Lanka Yachting Group can be found in the Building A Future Foundation, a long term project created to provide training and employment to underprivileged youth following the tsunami disaster of end 2004. The focus of the Foundation is to develop skills that will seed the yachting industry, and a major part of the project is supporting businesses that help to develop the recreational boat industry, as well create of sustainable jobs for hundreds of talented youth...

Indies Trader chats with former multiple world kiteboard champ Keahi De Aboitz about his days on the water at Beran Island Resort. One particular week was very special, and they talk about a how a perfect week on the island feels...

Indies Trader (IT): So, tell us about your best week on island Keahi.

Keahi De Aboitiz (KD): I think that was the best few days in a row we had all season there … just consistent fun waves, a little bit of wind some days for kiting and some really glassy days for surfing. I mean perfect barrels with 3 good friends is always gonna be hard to beat...

As Burgess honours its 45th anniversary in 2020, its Asia team is celebrating its first five years and 12 superyacht transactions. Burgess now has offices, staff and partnerships in four Asian locations (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Thailand) and an Asia desk in Monaco, combining a multilingual team of about 20 colleagues advising clients on all aspects of superyachting. With 12 superyachts transactions from 23 to 85m over the last five years and substantial charter and yacht management operations, Burgess is a superyacht leader in Asia...

Lateral Naval Architects believe that a critical ingredient of innovation is collaboration, especially so when the application of new and emerging technologies is being investigated or during the search for marginal gains. Collaboration both within and between organisations can enable as well as accelerate innovation. Three leading companies in the fields of naval architecture, engineering and yacht building explore how the benefits of effective collaboration can lead to results that are greater than the sum of their parts...

In these difficult times, Crew and shore-based companies are facing various unique and unprecedented challenges.  Most yachts are not authorised to sail or carry out maintenance work with contractors, and in many countries, the crew remain under complete “lock-down” onboard. Swiss Ocean identifies some of  the stresses facing crew during the Covid-19 crisis...

Clare Sidwell from SuperyachtNews spoke to Tim Davey, Founder and Managing Director at Global Marine Travel (GMT), about the current COVID-19 situation, how the demands from so many crew are being catered for, as well as providing an insight into the peer industry of private aviation...

As a result of the global outbreak of COVID-19 an ever-increasing number of port authorities across Europe have adopted stringent controls to limit (or even bar) movement of people in an attempt to minimise the chance of the illness spreading. Monaco and France are no exception having been in lockdown since mid-March and remain so until at least 4 May for Monaco and 11 May for France from the latest news announced...

By now everyone with a yacht has been through at least one renewal process with the new ‘hardening’ insurance market in place. While nearly all of our clients have been understanding and are aware that change had to come, there are still those who continue to believe that premiums should go down and down, and will only look for the cheapest option when it comes to protecting their multi-million dollar asset, falsely believing that all covers, brokers and insurers are the same...

From strength to strength, Benetti confirms its excellence specializing in luxury yacht manufacturing by launching not one but two Class category yachts within just two days of each other: there were the sixth 29-meter Delfino 95 hull and the fourteenth 40.2- meter Classic Supreme 132 superyacht...

Australia’s climate, and particularly its winter season in the sub-tropical areas, is ideal for refinishing projects. The weather is stable, warm and dry. Increasingly, yachts are seeing the efficiency of undertaking paint projects during the Australian winter. The most recent to do so is M/Y SuRi, and there is nothing ‘standard’ about the project that is currently underway at Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM)...

The Phuket Governor orders made special note that the health regulations in force to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 also apply to all boats, and that all boats except commercial fishing boats, traditional fishing boats, rescue boats, nursing vessels and government vessels are prohibited from the harbor and coast within Phuket...

Operating a travel management company within the Covid-19 environment has gained a new level of significance with a real test in our ability to navigate through this uncertain period. As countries embarked on extensive lockdown periods, the result has been disruption to travel which has seen a significant drop...

Sanlorenzo Asia, a division of Simpson Marine, is delighted to announce the sale of the second 44Alloy superyacht to Asia. This is the second 44Alloy sold to Asia, with the first one being signed in late 2018 and expected to launch this Autumn 2020. The fast displacement 44.5 metre, 470 GT is built entirely of aluminum and the new 2020 model expected to premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September...

Dear APSA Members, Friends & Industry Colleagues,

It seems that the whole world is now under some kind of lockdown from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Most of Asia has seen restrictions – to some degree or other - since the end of January...

 

Boat Shows in the Asia Pacific Region for the first few months of 2020 are suffering from postponements and cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But, some have been rescheduled and the new dates announced...

Gulf Craft, the Emirates-based yacht builder, has selected Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) as their preferred service centre to support Australasian based clients with service, maintenance, and refit.

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the premier facility in south-east Queensland, congratulates the Queensland state government for its foresight and investment in the Australian superyacht infrastructure...