on 28 Apr 2023
The Singapore Yachting Festival is the first on-water yacht show in Singapore since 2019
The inaugural Singapore Yachting Festival is underway. The show, which commenced on April 27 and runs to April 30, features yacht dealers and brands on display in the Lion City for the first time since the last Singapore Yacht Show was held in April 2019.
Guests gathered at the One15 Marina in Sentosa to enjoy opening festivities as boats sounded their horns in unison to mark the start of the four-day show. In his opening remarks, Wade Pearce, founder of SG Marine Guide and organiser of the Singapore Yachting Festival, promised a show that’s ‘accessible to all lovers of boating and the sea.’
Meanwhile Arthur Tay, chairman of One°15 Marina and chairman and CEO of SUTL Enterprises, confirmed to attendees that Nirup Island Marina would launch this July. The new marina, under development for years, could offer as many as 70 new berths.
The show is attended by 65 marine companies with 50 boats on display. Thirteen boats from around the world will be making their maiden voyage into Singapore’s waters as Asian or Singapore Premieres.
This line-up is dominated by the flybridge class, catamarans and day boats represented by regional dealers Asia Marine, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Derani Yachts, Hong Seh Yachting, Marine Italia, Premium Nautical, SYC Powersports, Simpson Marine, The Boat Shop Asia, and Xtreme Machine.
Simpson Marine, one of the first dealerships to announce its participation at the Singapore Yachting Festival, has the biggest yacht display at the show. Their list of boats on the water are the Sanlorenzo SX88, Sanlorenzo SX76, Bluegame BGX70, Bluegame BGX60, Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54, Beneteau Gran Turismo 41, Lagoon 55, Fairline Squadron 50, Fairline Targa 45 and the Aquila 36.
Read: Our review of the Aquila 36
Asiamarine Singapore showcases three motor yachts from the Nimbus Tender series: T8, T9-X Edition, T11, and one Bali sailing catamaran, the BALI Catspace. Bali is part of the Catana Group, one of France’s best-known brands in luxury and ocean-going catamaran yachts.
Read: Our review of the Nimbus T11
Hong Seh Marine, which represents the Ferretti Group in Singapore, has a three-boat display, all of which are debuting in Singapore. Visitors can tour the Ferretti 500, Ferretti 780 and the Ferretti 860, which is premiering in Asia Pacific.
Read: Our review of the Ferretti 500
Asia Yachting, a Hong Kong based dealership with offices in Phuket and the Philippines, has the Prestige 420 and the Prestige 520 on display. Prestige Yachts is the luxury brand of the Beneteau Group and has recently ventured into motor catamarans. Asia Yachting is also offering a time-limited discount on some of its Prestige stock boats, creating interesting opportunities for new buyers.
Marine Italia, which represents Azimut Yachts, the world’s largest yacht builder, has the Azimut 78 on water at the show. Marine Italia is based in Hong Kong with an office in Singapore.
Boat Lagoon Yachting, long time representatives in Singapore and Thailand of Princess Yachts, has a large on-water display. Singaporean visitors and buyers can tour the Princess X95 for the first time. Also on hand are the Princess Y85 and the Princess F62.
Read: Our review of the Princess X95
Derani Yachts, based in Phuket, is showcasing the Brabus Shadow 500 Cabin and the Axopar 22 T-Top. Both yachts are being shown in Singapore for the first time. Derani represents a range of luxury yacht brands, including Fleming Yachts, Horizion Yacht, Wider Yachts, Greenline Yachts, as well as Axopar and Brabus.
Read: Our review of the Axopar 37
The list of exhibitors also includes a range of companies in water sports toys, marine equipment, services, and lifestyle.
“The 2023 Singapore Yachting Festival celebrates the vibrant and growing boating culture of Singapore as well as the region,” says Wade Pearce, founder of SG Marine Guide. It’s a platform for anyone wanting to be part of the boating scene – it’s about connecting, sharing and inspiring a new generation who appreciates the sea.”
A full list of exhibitors is on the show site.