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The 2032 Olympic Games to be hosted by Brisbane, the “River City” , will undoubtedly be a massive drawcard attracting an influx of superyachts to Australia.

We are into the second half of 2021 and the boating industry is reporting a marked recovery from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are seeing an impressive rebound, especially in the superyacht market which has gone from strength to strength.

It is with great sadness that APSA has learned that one of our Founding Members, Daragh O’Higgins from Techworx, passed away on June 3rd, 2021.

APSA: Why did you join APSA

Nigel: “I was asked by Colin Dawson who realized that I had an operation already in Japan. Colin and I didn't know each other well at the time and I didn’t know many of the founder members. But the benefit that my business has received from being a part of APSA is incredible and the connections are stronger now and that is why I joined – I knew my business would benefit.”

The launch of the “Phuket Sandbox” programme that began July 1st signaled the beginning of Thailand’s tourism revitalisation. Following Phuket’s reopening will be the “Samui Plus” Model with registration for entering Thailand under the slated reopening scheme reopening July 15th.

Ready for departure, destination: X-SPACE. Sanlorenzo, once again, is preparing to set sail for new courses, guiding us on a journey to discover unexplored design horizons.

Sanlorenzo Asia, a division of Simpson Marine, is delighted to announce the sale of a new build Sanlorenzo 52Steel superyacht, with the buyer represented by Julien Solari, Senior Yacht Broker and Singapore Country Manager at Simpson Marine.

In a global yacht insurance market that is still reeling from 20 years of low premiums and wide cover, resulting in huge losses to insurers and subsequent about turns in insurance cover being provided Hong Kong has recently been hit by a series of losses that has shaken an already jittery sector of the insurance industry.

A Yacht owning Company or SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) is seen by many as a way to simply own a yacht but there are a number of other benefits; privacy, personal tax and estate planning, VAT, yacht chartering, ring fencing and flagging.

A better understanding of the ins and outs of yacht transport can not only assist you with making an informed decision when booking shipping, it also enables you to better plan your own logistics around the transport.

Whether you are new to the industry or an old hand there will be something of interest to you in the HFW Yacht Industry Briefing that looks at topical and legal developments to affect the yachting industry. 

With the end of isolation approaching, the big regattas are back. Asia Pacific Boating's latest issue: July/August 2021 takes a look at the fleet for the upcoming Rolex Fastnet Race, and explores how competitive sailing can play a role in ocean conservation.

With leisure boat sales on the rise, the Whitsunday region is experiencing unprecedented levels of new visitors this year, many of which are experiencing our spectacular backyard for the first time.

SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef (SYGGBR), with the support from the Qld Govt, are organising information seminars about cruising the Great Barrier Reef Region on 21st, 22nd and 26th July, 2021.

With leisure boat sales on the rise, the Whitsunday region is experiencing unprecedented levels of new visitors this year, many of which are experiencing our spectacular backyard for the first time.

After the challenging year of 2020 many are looking to make the most of the freedom this summer season brings, and a luxury yacht charter in the Maldives offers the perfect opportunity to maintain social distancing while savouring the finest things in life coupled with the great majesty of nature.

With just over 2 months to go before the opening of the 2021 edition, the Monaco Yacht Show is fine-tuning its brand-new format dedicated to superyacht end users. The show will be set in a safe environment, with the participation of major players from across the industry.

This year, APSA celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Although the pandemic is ongoing and we still have some challenges, there are superyacht events being planned for the second half of the year and some countries are now opening more to travellers and superyachts.

The first 'Longer Long Lunch' was hosted by Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, in conjunction with  Catalano Agents NZ. The successful networking event was held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) on Thursday 24 June 2021. The lunch was the opportunity for Captains from all over the region to socialise and exchange information and opinions about the region’s place and its prospects in an ever-changing World.

The Kingdom of Thailand in Southeast Asia is surrounded inland by Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Cambodia with the other part lying on the Malay Peninsula and neighbouring Malaysia. This area also divides Thailand into two important areas for visiting motor, sailing yachts and superyachts — the eastern Gulf of Thailand and the western Andaman Sea.