The 8th Edition of Asia’s premier yacht showcase is back this month.
It is a fact that the yacht market in Asia grows in popularity with each year. The region becomes more attractive for the industry players, nautical lifestyle seekers, yacht brokers, and agents, as well those who are discovering the blessing of owning or chartering a yacht in what’s known as one of the world’s most beautiful cruising destinations.
In order to know what’s new on the market, yacht professionals from different parts of the world visit The Singapore Yacht Show. This year it's taking place from April 12-15. It is a glamorous exhibition on water that’s happening once again in a beautiful hub for the yachts - ONE°15 Marina in Sentosa Cove.
Contact Yachts is also among the attendees. The company’s director and founder, Cem Boz pays a visit to the show to keep the track of Southeast Asia’s increasing potential as a yachting destination, to have a better understanding of clients’ needs particularly in Asia and those who choose this region as their vacation hub.
This year the marina on Sentosa Island hosts almost 90 yachts of all types and sizes. Here in the beautiful harbor, we can see traditional wooden vessels, catamarans, small motor boats and of course superyachts. Among the largest ones are the 55-m motor yacht La Familia, currently on sale for 39,250,000 EUR, m/y Aquamarina, m/y Lady Azul, and m/y Happy Days. Those vessels are taking the top billing among the visitors.
“The Singapore Yacht Show is targeting the Asian clientele who likes to invest in yachts, buy and own them. The vessels on the water are mostly for sale. There are some yacht charter companies promoting cruises in Asia. their vessels are also on display”, says Cem.
Among the show’s exhibitors are the world-renowned superyacht brands, such as Azimut-Benetti, Feadship, Camper & Nicholsons, and many more. It seems that Singapore is to become a regional hub for sales for the world’s leading yacht building companies.
Cem agrees that “Asia is a growing market for yacht charter, construction of new yachts, and vessels for sale. Boat shows for nautical equipment, new technology, and yachts are also getting common in different countries like Thailand, Taiwan.”
Increasing level of interest for the yachting lifestyle in Asia comes mainly from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, China. Fantastic nature, unique culture, and amazing local cuisine are the main reasons why we see the gradual increase of interest for Asia. In addition, the appreciation of this yachting region is endorsed with the infrastructure and services that are ever-improving, new marinas and hubs that are able to host mega yachts.
“The Singapore Yacht Show is targeting the Asian clientele who likes to invest in yachts, buy and own them. The vessels on the water are mostly for sale. There are some yacht charter companies promoting cruises in Asia. their vessels are also on display”
“As for the yacht shows in the area, I think the Singapore one is going to be the leading show. For now, it is not so big as the Mediterranean ones or the U.S. exhibitions, but it will get there. It has all the facilities. Asian destinations, especially Thailand and Indonesia, are very hot destinations for the yacht charter clients. And we will closely follow the activities in the area to know where the best charter vessels are located and what we can offer to our customers”, remarks Cem.
Spain is the next destination for Contact Yachts. We’re going to be in Barcelona where region’s most beautiful superyachts will descent on water in the OneOcean Port Vell marina where the 30th edition of MYBA Charter Show will commence on April 23. Stay tuned for more.
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