This excellent turn-out for a first-time show underlines the appetite of South East Asia’s new super- wealthy to discover the luxury marine lifestyle long-enjoyed by their counterparts in the West, and the enthusiasm of the international builders, brokers and suppliers to support an exciting new market. The Singapore Yacht Show is intended to be a truly regional event, targeted at specially invited business leaders, VIPs, celebrities and yachting enthusiasts from around the whole of South East Asia.
The three-day show welcomed important international industry exhibitors such as San Lorenzo, Palmer Johnson, MTU, Jade Yachts, Mega Marine, ICON Yachts, Azimut, Gulf Craft and Prout International. A home grown success story is embodied in the construction of the Mega 128, the first superyacht to be built in Singapore in close to two decades, by Singapore-owned shipyard Megaway Engineering Trading,
The 12-strong superyacht display features the 187ft Aegean Montigne, 131ft traditionally built Phinisi El Aleph, the 108ft Broward Nymphaea, the 116ft Azimut Hye Seas II and the 100ft schooner Raja Laut, amongst others.Seasoned boating enthusiasts can expect concept yachts to be unveiled at the show.
The 138 ft Prout International trimaran and the Jade 95 Explorer from Jade Yachts are among those anticipated to elicit a strong interest from visitors. Also expected to make a splash is the 141 ft superyacht jointly constructed by Mega Marina and ICON Yachts.
The Singapore Yacht Show is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, as well as the Superyacht Singapore Association, with ONE°15 Marina Club as the official venue partner. BMW Group Asia is on board as the show’s official car, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Singapore are sponsors of the gala dinner, and Capella is the Premium Hotel partner.
The Show takes place from 8-10 April 2011 at ONE°15 Marina Club, opening daily from 3.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 8 April, and 3.00pm to 10.00pm on Saturday and Sunday, 9 and 10 April.