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The islands of South East Asia, home to many Superyachts’ favourite destinations, have been challenged for the past year and a half as Covid-19 and ensuing pandemic closed many borders. Time and again plans to reopen popular hotspots in countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Islands have been put on hold.

The award-winning Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) is yet again setting standards in the marina industry. After partnering with the Centre for a Waste Free world at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the “Closing the Loop” project was established in July of this year and will ultimately lead to a circular economy within the Gold Coast based shipyard.

Simpson Marine are delighted to announce the recent sale of a Lagoon motor Catamaran the SEVENTY 8 Flaghip – into Hong Kong, with expected delivery due in Summer 2022.

Although distinctly modern in its use of fibreglass and composite lines, the Motopanfilo 37M is heavily inspired by its historical originators. Motopanfilo is an Italian word used in the 1960s to denote the large motor yachts of the time: an era of many stylistic and creative successes.

A part of Affinity’s growth in 2021 has entailed an expansion into a new jurisdiction, the Cayman Islands. The strategy behind the expansion is to encompass more opportunities for our clients in multiple jurisdictions and to offer further flexibility and solutions.

The Oasis Lounge was buzzing with activity during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2021 on 27-31 October. Superyacht Captains, Crew, Sponsors and VIPs mingled in two special show locations: the Hall of Fame/Coconuts Dock at the main show and the Superyacht Village.

LJ Fiduciary, part of the Family Office Services Division of Alvarium Investments is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Golovsky as Managing Director, Head of Family Office Services for Asia-Pacific.

Burgess have been appointed the Central Agent for M/Y VIANNE 52m steel hull and aluminium superstructure built to ABS classification and delivered by Italian shipyard Benetti in 1995.  

Lantau Yacht Club teamed up with Asia Yachting and Prestige Yachts to host the 3-day event – Prestige Exclusive Day & Asia Yachting Brokerage Boat Show.

 Super yachting has come of age on the Great Barrier Reef as the industry celebrates 21 years of bringing the world’s biggest and best boats to Cairns.

Megayacht News is pleased to share that our editor, Diane M. Byrne, is the newly elected chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) Board of Directors.

In direct response to the surge in new and second-hand superyacht sales as well as charter, is increasing its cruising and chartering destinations coverage.

The boat shows continue: it’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, along with the first Virtual Boat Show Sri Lanka, and in November it will be METSTRADE. If you plan to be at METSTRADE, please let us know as APSA Committee Member Gordon Fernandes will be there to represent APSA.

Superyachts 153°was established in response to the growing demand for yacht support to serve vessels arriving in Australia, and to meet an elite level of service, the founders Corina Wilson and Dave Saul have chosen a skilled team from representatives that have served on some of the world's largest and most exclusive yachts.

APSA asks the Azimut | Benetti shipyard about its Grande Trideck and why this yacht should interest be of interest to yachting enthusiasts in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Sanlorenzo fleet continues its expansion in Asia with a brand new Sanlorenzo SL78 arrives in Indonesia in late October. The yacht will be based in Jakarta and cruise around the Thousand Islands archipelago.

Thailand is opening up to tourists from numerous countries, states Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) co-founder & director Gordon Fernandes, speaking from superyacht hub, Phuket Island.

After the successful ‘Phuket Sand Box’ experiment, Thailand is about to open the whole country again from 1st November. To mark the occasion, top Phuket yachting companies are collaborating on a unique event, PHUKET OPEN BOAT

Sail Lanka Yachting Group at the VIRTUAL BOAT SHOW SRI LANKA 2021, takes online from 25th to 29th October 2021. This five-day event is South Asia’s most focused and largest VIRTUAL BOAT SHOW.

The 2022 edition of Superyacht Australia magazine was launched today ahead of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida which opened on Wednesday and is being attended by Superyacht Australia.