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Azimut|Benetti ranked first out of 186 shipyards on five continents, accounting for 12.5% of the total number of projects FB272 M/Y “Luminosity”, the Hybrid Giga Yacht that defines ocean-based leisure.

Chairman’s Message

APSA’s 10th Anniversary has been celebrated in several ways during 2021… just not all together as we would have liked! At the start of this year, we launched the APSA Grand Tour Series, and from that created the YouTube APSA Grand Tour Series channel. Throughout the year APSA members have received a twice monthly newsletter, and the APSA Guide 2021 10th Anniversary Edition was printed and distributed at the Monaco Yacht Show and METSTRADE.

Executive Marine is an accomplished marine management specialist group with international experience in providing advice and services to government, commercial and private clients.

The popularity of our Oasis series has demonstrated this market shift, where the focus is on fun and entertaining with family and friends, and also the desire to spend longer periods onboard.

With the lobbying to keep shipyards open as an essential service from the Marina Industry Association (MIA) back in 2020, GCCM and their 90 plus on-site marine businesses were fortunate to keep their doors open to a steadily increasing Australian marine industry.

A Five-Star fully integrated “Private Jet Terminal” in Phuket, attracting high end Superyacht visitors and tourists worldwide, was announced at a Grand Opening ceremony December 16th by Siam Land Flying. 

Over the past year at Asia-Pacific Boating, we have continued our push to blend ocean conservation with the passion for boating and the ocean that we see in so many yacht owners.

To fight against the covid-19 epidemic, the French Government and local authorities have decided, within the framework of their respective competences, to strengthen the conditions of entry into the territory of French Polynesia to protect against the OMICRON variant which is spreading around the world.

Lantau Yacht Club (“LYC”) is delighted to welcome a 51m Feadship yacht, the largest member yacht to date in December. 2021 has been a challenging yet eventful year for the LYC with a few accomplishments.

As the joined operations of both companies begin Colin Dawson believes that the tie up will allow for new opportunities, a wider reach, and more options for clients in 2022.

Adrian Scales, Head of Nautical joined Brookes Bell in 2007 after 18 years at sea, and in this interview, he talks about his career and life outside work.

With more than 2,000 kilometres of majestic coastline, New South Wales is home to an abundance of exciting and diverse experiences, both on water and land.

Simpson Marine are proud to announce that Simpson Marine’s exclusive superyacht listing, a Sanlorenzo SD126 was sold by Simpson Marine and Sanlorenzo Asia shortly after it was listed for sale, and is due for her new owner delivery in early 2022.

Dear Members and Friends

This is last of our monthly members newsletter for 2021, but there will be a wrap-up newsletter sent out on the 30th of December 2021 highlighting some of the high points of 2021. The APSA Guide has now been printed and distributed to all APSA Members, so we hope you will receive your copies soon.

Aashim Mongia: I was one of the 45 Founding Members and been a member ever since. The reason I joined APSA was that we had all been meeting at the Singapore Boat Show and Conferences over several years, and decided that if Asia was to grow then an Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association made perfect sense.

Sanlorenzo has reached an important new milestone within its Superyacht Division and has recently signed the contract for the manufacturing of the largest superyacht ever to be built by the shipyard, the Sanlorenzo 72Steel superyacht and this exceptional new project is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2025.

Benetti unveils the first B.Now 50M and opens a new chapter in the history of steel megayachts. This 50-metre vessel is one of four B.NOW models with a length of 50, 58, 66 and 72 metres, superbly designed by RWD to meet the needs of the most forward-looking owners.

SYL JAPAN announces the Japanese Government’s overhaul of Superyacht regulations for foreign Superyachts visiting Japan.

With Thailand opening to superyachts, now is a good time to consider the country’s weather when welcoming foreign-flagged yachts.

Howden Insurance Brokers (HK) Ltd recently completed the purchase of the business portfolio of Expat Marine Ltd, a long-established insurance broker in Hong Kong focussing on SME business, High Net Worth, Employee Benefits, and yacht insurance.