Singapore Yacht Show Provides a Haven for Boating Enthusiasts and Lovers of the High Life
TEXT: Iwan Martinus Putuhena; PHOTOS: Singapore Yacht Show
Even on a hot and humid day in Singapore, doesn’t stop visitors to come to the Singapore Yacht Show 2019, which recognised as Asia’s premier yachting and luxury lifestyle event. The four-day extravaganza that was held from April 11 to 14 at ONE ̊15 Marina Sentosa Cove, featuring almost 90 yachts, an impressive range of boating and watersports equipment, supercars, and premium lifestyle brands, as well as adrenaline-inducing activities, and a bumper schedule of social events.
Highlights of the Show include the incredible 59-metre luxury expedition yacht M/Y Seawolf, as well as the impressive 36.6m Tecnomar-Admiral, built Tecnomar Evo 120 Ice White Edition presented by The Italian Sea Group Asia. As one of the longest-standing and biggest exhibitors of the show, Simpson Marine has a 16-fleet strong display, featuring two Asian premiers from Sanlorenzo and a number of Singapore debuts from their brand portfolio. Other impressive line ups include Boat Lagoon Yachting, Princess Yachts, Ferretti Group, Hong Seh Marine, Azimut Yachts, Sunseeker and more.
More than 25 yachts made its debut at the show, including the much-anticipated Silent 55, a fully solar-electric catamaran by Silent-Yachts, the world’s first and only producer of ocean-going solar-powered catamarans. As the industry moves towards minimising its carbon footprint, the Palm Beach GT50 Express, a noteworthy high-speed, fuel-efficient model, also made its Asia debut at the Show.
Joining the line-up of regionally popular medium-sized models is the 14-metre SACS Rebel 47, which made its Asia premiere with dealer Boat Lagoon Yachting. The Rebel 47 combines the best of a maxi-rib with features from a regular openyacht. Princess Yachts, together with Boat Lagoon Yachting, also presented five regional debuts, including the all-new F70, F45, and R35. Azimut’s Singapore-based dealer Marine Italia presents the Grande 25 METRI, Azimut 66 and the Azimut Fly 55 all making their Asian premiers.
Other mid-sized yacht debuts include the Prestige 630, showcased by the French builder and the Manhattan 66 exhibited by Sunseeker. The Aquila 36, Lagoon Seventy 7 and Lagoon 40 presented by Simpson Marine all grace the waters in Singapore for the first time. Those who explored the world of day boats, Hong Seh Marine’s introduced two new yachts from Boston Whaler, the 350 Realm, along with the 320 Vantage. Leopard Catamarans’ line-up features the award-winning Leopard 51PC for the first time in Singapore.
Princess Y Class Motor Yachts deliver a new level of luxury, interior ambience and space. Hand-built in Plymouth, England, the Y85 design team focused as much on interior layout and use as on exterior elegance and detail. Light, space and guest comfort define the on-board Y85 experience.
At 30 meters, the MCY 96 takes the second spot on the Monte Carlo Yacht’s size podium. The MCY 96 has been designed and developed for extended ocean voyages according to both Pleasure and Charter Yacht Rules, and also registered as a CE±A craft.
At 38 metres LOA, the SD126 is the flagship of its semi-displacement hull SD fleet. Everything on board of the four-deck motor yacht is about better connecting the owner and the guests with the sea and the world outside the yacht.
An extensive use of solar power via special panels, li-ion batteries and electric motors by Silent Yachts sets a new trend in terms of ecologically oriented and careful yachting that respects nature and guarantees owners full comfort in total silence. The yacht is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free.
The 58.83 metre explorer yacht Seawolf is the finest adventure superyacht on the seas, providing unsurpassed luxury and global adventures like no other. This magnificent ship will carry guests to most beautiful places in the world where most never venture, and she will do so without compromise.