on 4 Sep 2020
The 10th edition of Asia's leading boat show will now be held in April 2021
The Singapore Yacht Show 2020 has been cancelled.
The 10th edition of Asia’s largest luxury marine show, which had already been postponed from its original dates in March, was due to be held at One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove from October 15-18. The next Singapore Yacht Show will be held in its traditional April slot next year.
“With only six weeks to go, and in view of the scale of the logistical preparations necessary for building the show infrastructure and organising the arrival of all the yachts, the organisers have taken an early and responsible decision to postpone the 10th Anniversary edition of SYS to April 2021,” say organisers Verventia in a statement made after the announcement.
“Verventia has always fully supported the Singapore government’s restrictions on staging large-scale events to ensure the safety of all its participants. Definitive approval to go ahead has not been given, and it is clear that there is a considerable risk that trade exhibitions will not yet be allowed to take place in Singapore in October.”
Verventia CEO, Andy Treadwell, said today: “It goes without saying that this is a hugely difficult decision to have had to take. All our exhibitors had accepted that a small local October boat show could actually have worked very well – the domestic market is currently very buoyant, as everybody suddenly wants to get out on the water! However, safety first, absolutely – we fully endorse the government’s caution and sense of public responsibility, whatever the financial consequences.”
Treadwell continued: “I would like to thank my team who continue to work so hard during this horribly tough period, and all of our wonderful exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and other business partners who have always been and continue to be incredibly supportive. We will all pull together and plan for a bigger, better and safer Singapore Yacht Show than ever in April 2021.”
The 10th Anniversary edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will now take place from April 22-25, 2021. Any tickets already purchased are automatically valid for next year’s event.