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Couach Unveils 37m Superyacht 3700 Sport

May 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 37m 3700 Sport is a revisited model of the popular 37-metre superyachts built by Chantier Naval Couach. Motor yacht 3700 Sport incorporates a unique combination of luxury auto, architecture and naval design. The new yacht’s exterior profile will feature lengthened lines and head-turning sporty looks.

Couach 3700 Sport - renderings

Couach 3700 Sport – renderings

The new superyacht will come in a four or five cabin configuration with comfortable accommodation for ten guests and six crew members.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - master cabin

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – master cabin

Light and sophisticated interior spaces with modern and chic styling will feature lavish design elements and neutral colour palette. Calm and cosy ambience, as well as attention to detail, will add to a relaxing cruising experience aboard new Couach 3700 Sport.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - salon

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – salon

Exterior spaces will have a rather special feature: the “bathing beach” on the duplex aft deck will be equipped with a shower, umbrella diving board and swim ladder – ideal for cruising in the warm waters of the world’s best cruising grounds. The yacht’s fantastic amenities will also include ample sunbathing space, Jacuzzi, grill area and comfortable seating for unwinding after a day of adventure in the popular cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - exterior

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – exterior

The yeah’s tender garage will also store a jet ski for some extra fun on the water. Also, thank 3700 Sport’s draft of only 1.85 metres, the yacht will be able to visit remote shallow bays. Extra comfort for those aboard will be provided by underway and at anchor stabilisers.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - exterior profile

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – exterior profile

Same as all Couach yachts, the new 3700 Sport will have superb seaworthiness and an impressive maximum speed of 28 knots.

Visit Exotic Asia aboard Luxury Charter Yacht Indigo

April 06, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury motor yacht Indigo is taking bookings for charters in Asia. With stunning exterior spaces spanned over 2 decks, this yacht has everything for your perfect getaway. Indigo sleeps eight people overnight in 4 well-appointed cabins.

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SL104-luxury-motor-yacht-Indigo

Yacht charter vacations in Asia are becoming extremely popular. It’s beautiful landscape, exotic culture and culinary delights will take your breath away. There is nothing better than cruising on a luxury yacht around the islands of Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

Motor Yacht INDIGO - Salon and dining

Motor Yacht INDIGO – Salon and dining

Launched in 2012, this stunning 31m motor yacht was designed by bespoke Francesco Paszkowski. Her interior styling is elegant, with some soft beige tones and soft furnishing. The main salon is an open plan, with a lounge and a formal dining area. Side windows generate plenty of bright light in the interior living spaces.

Motor Yacht INDIGO - Salon

Motor Yacht INDIGO – Salon

Eight charter guests are accommodated in 4 cabins, with the following layout: a master cabin, VIP room and two twin cabins. All rooms feature ensuite facilities.

Motor Yacht INDIGO - Master cabin

Motor Yacht INDIGO – Master Cabin

“Chartering motor yacht Indigo is a fantastic idea if you wish to explore exciting destinations of Asia with your nearest and dearest in complete comfort and luxury.”

The main salon provides direct access to the shaded aft deck, which offers an alfresco dining area and comfortable seating. Foredeck offers more seating and sun pads – perfect for enjoying a tropical ambience of vibrant islands Thailand or Malaysia. Another alfresco dining area is on the sundeck, where the guests can enjoy casual lunches and wonderful romantic dinners watching the stunning sunsets in the South East Asia. For further relaxation and sunbathing, there are sun loungers and Jacuzzi tub on the aft of the sundeck.

Motor Yacht INDIGO - Yacht

Motor Yacht INDIGO – Yacht

Water lovers will surely love the selection of water toys. The extended swim platform provides easy access to the water.

Chartering motor yacht Indigo is a fantastic idea if you wish to explore exciting destinations in Asia with your nearest and dearest in complete luxury and comfort. Indigo is available at €80,000.00 per week plus expenses. Contact our friendly charter brokers now to find out more.

Explore the Philippines this summer aboard charter yacht ANTONIA II

March 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

32m/105ft luxury yacht ANTONIA II is available for charter this summer in the Philippines – a destination where demand for luxury charter yachts far outstrips supply far away from the crowded charter grounds of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

M/Y ANTONIA II - Built by Azimut

M/Y ANTONIA II – Built by Azimut

With developed marina facilities and knowledgeable local guides, there is nothing to stop your charter party from experiencing paradise on Earth. Built by Azimut in 2007 and last refitted in 2013, superyacht ANTONIA II has perfectly integrated exterior styling by Stefano Righini and stately interiors by Galeazzi Design.

Luxury yacht ANTONIA II - Formal dining and salon

Luxury yacht ANTONIA II – Formal dining and salon

The main salon and formal dining area create a classic environment with warm brown panelling complementing plush ivory and cream furnishings. Large windows along the port and starboard sides flood the interior with natural light during the day and concentrated lighting in the ceiling illuminates the focal social areas throughout the evening long into the night.

The lounge area is ideally situated for group gatherings, with a table and bookcase for daytime study and a comprehensive bar located by the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the main deck aft.

“Superyacht ANTONIA II is available for Southeast Asia charters this summer from $ 75,000-$85,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates or find out more and contact CharterWorld now.”

Both the formal dining area and the alfresco option seat up to 8 guests, with the latter offering shade from the midday sun while retaining excellent views of the Philippines bays, beaches and coves.

Superyachts ANTONIA II - Sundeck with Jacuzzi and sunpads

Superyachts ANTONIA II – Sundeck with Jacuzzi and sunpads

Cool off during the day with a dip into the Jacuzzi on the sundeck aft, or dine alfresco with the best views on board and choose whether you want shade or full sun with the retractable cover. A bar and sun loungers add to the outstanding features of the sun deck to make it the favourite spot of sun worshippers and party lovers alike.

The selection of water toys will entertain your party and give you even more from your destination. As well as a 4.5m/15ft tender to get your group to the best secluded beaches, motor yacht ANTONIA II contains: 1 x jet ski, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment and inflatable toys.

M/Y ANTONIA II - Master suite

M/Y ANTONIA II – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed for a maximum of 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin, all of which have en-suite facilities.

Superyacht ANTONIA II is available for Southeast Asia charters this summer from $ 75,000-$85,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates or find out more and contact CharterWorld now.

Exclusive: Asia Pacific Rendezvous Wrap Up Interview with Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts

January 24, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 16th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous in Phuket, organised and co-sponsored by Asia Pacific Superyachts has come to close. CharterWorld has spoken to one of the organisers, Mr Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts to find out who took home the first ever ASR Winner’s Cup and just how much fun everyone had during this prestigious boutique event organised each year in Thailand.

DUNIA BARU sailing yacht racing

DUNIA BARU sailing yacht racing

Let’s start with the overall feeling that an event like this can create for everyone. What was the atmosphere like during the entire event?

Fun, fun, fun … is what we wanted and this is what we got! People who own these fantastic yachts want to have a good time and mix with other like-minded people and it is great for them to get out for a sail and enjoy their magnificent vessels.

The opening night was held aboard the beautiful luxury phinisi-style superyacht DUNIA BARU. How did the evening go?

Every year the opening party gets better and this was no exception, the owners of Dunia Baru went to amazing lengths to make guests feel welcome and they wanted them to party. The DJ and lighting system made people feel like dancing on the tables and the crew went to amazing lengths to pamper each guest on board. The owner of Dunia Baru has built a stunning yacht for his family to use. The lighting and layout of the yacht are exceptional. I’ve never been on board a yacht which has a breakfast bar in the galley where guests can watch the chef cooking delightful mouth-watering treats.

DUNIA BARU - Anchored

DUNIA BARU – Anchored

The next day saw the start of the race. How many yachts participated and who took the brand new ASR Winner’s Cup home for the very first time?

Four yachts participated in the race and there was some intense sailing during the racing with very close line honours so everybody had fun. The first winners of the ASR Cup were APHRODITE.

ASR 2016 Celebrations

ASR 2016 Celebrations

What is your overall feeling about the ASR?

The event is gaining momentum and people around the region are starting to recognise that this established event is fun for the owners and guests, this is a boutique style event, so sponsors are also limited thus giving the owners a relaxed environment where they can enjoy themselves. The resort is stunning and the food is world class, this makes it easy for guests to enjoy the Rendezvous. The captain of TIARA, Pascal Pellat-Finet has been to many events like the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous and his comments were that this is a well organised great event which will grow in stature like similar events which are already held in the Caribbean.

Fun Activities during ASR 2016

Fun Activities during ASR 2016

What benefits does it bring to the luxury superyacht tourism in this area?

Owners and managers are realising that they can bring their yachts to Asia and they will be safe. They see that other yachts are joining in on the Rendezvous and ask their captains to bring their yacht to Asia for next season. Some of the owners then decide to do a world cruise and head further East while some cruise around Thailand, Myanmar, Andaman Islands, the Seychelles and the Maldives before going back to the Med for the summer season.

Where would you want the event to be in 5 to 10 years time?

We would like to see more yachts attend the event but we recognise that this is a boutique style event and our main aim is to make sure that all the guests have a great time. There are already a lot more sailing and motor yachts in the area and we want to encourage others to visit this special place in the world.

Mr Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts

Mr Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts

Many thanks to Gordon for taking the time to answer our questions and we look forward to the next year’s Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. Keep following our news to find out the dates in 2017. 

Benetti Official Sponsor of Upcoming Asia Superyacht Rendezvous in Phuket

December 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Insightful Interview with Benetti Chief Commercial Officer, Fabio Ermetto  leading up to the ASR in Phuket

The renowned and respected Italian luxury yacht builder, Benetti has announced its sponsorship of the upcoming Asia Superyacht Rendezvous to be held in the breath-taking settings of Phuket in Thailand from 16th to 18th December. We have approached Mr Fabio Ermetto, Chief Commercial Officer of Benetti to talk to us about their upcoming sponsorship, their decision to expand to Asia, current trends in yachting on the Asian market, as well as his opinion in regard to the local yacht charter market in the present and in the future.

Mr Fabio Ermetto, Benetti Chief Commercial Officer - ©Ameller

Mr Fabio Ermetto, Benetti Chief Commercial Officer – ©Ameller

Benetti has a very important position when it comes to the European market and as a brand, it is well known throughout the worldwide yachting industry. When did the decision to expand to Asia come up and what was the main reason?

We set up our office in Asia since 2010. It is estimated that only 4% of super yachts are based in Asia where we have 2/3 of world’s population living and probably 2/3 of world’s wealth so market penetration is very low. Typical profile of a yacht owner is a centa-millionaire entrepreneur, who has other luxurious assets several expensive homes, a private jet and someone who likes the sea and sea sports. Also they tend to be family oriented persons with more than an average large family. Singapore for example is the region’s established base for luxury yachts, but limited cruising opportunities have seen interest spreading to neighboring countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia that have more potential because of pretty islands, yacht clubs, strong tourism industry as well as a strong expat community with a history of yachting. Andaman Sea around Phuket, Phuket-Krabi area, Indonesia’s 17000 islands, Burmese islands are all yachting jewels yet to be discovered by Asian and ROW clients.

Of course China is our strategic market in the region, we make Hong Kong as our regional headquarter since it is Asia’s financial hub, as much as NYC and London are for the American and European market. We have sold 16 superyachts in Asia of which majority was sold to Chinese clients. Benetti is very optimistic about the Chinese market for a plethora of reasons, of which two are unique to China: one is that China has overtaken the USA in the number of billionaires, and Beijing has also overtaken New York City as the city with most billionaires.

Above all, we see very good potential for us to develop market in Asia.

What was the motivation behind Benetti’s decision to sponsor the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous event?

The decision to sponsor the Rendezvous is a reflection of Benetti’s commitment to bring the authentic superyacht lifestyle and culture to Asia. This is one of the few regattas in the world that allows both motor and sailing yachts (75’ and longer) to participate alongside each other, with sailing superyachts racing on a course marked by power superyachts. Along with the organizers, Benetti will present a magnificent selection of superyachts to fans from the across the region.

There are numerous outstanding superyachts taking part in the race, are there any Benetti yachts participating in the event?

We haven’t confirmed the participation of the Benetti yachts as the owners are committed to other occasions since it’s holiday season. However, they appreciated the kind invite.

What do you expect from the ASR?

The Rendezvous is one of the most exclusive events in the world superyacht sector. With the increasing popularity of yachting in Asia, Benetti will be available at Rendezvous to speak and advise attending partners and boating enthusiasts.

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous racing

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous racing

How do you see the Asian luxury yachting scene developing over the next five to ten years?

Superyacht ownership is a relatively new area of interest for Asian billionaires and mega wealthy, after villas, sports cars and private jets. China has now surpassed America as the country with the most billionaires in the world, and that an increasing number of wealthy individuals in Asia are now pursing an ocean lifestyle through the use of superyachts.

Despite the positive outlook, there are also some critical challenges confronting the industry’s continued growth and development. There are not enough marinas and piers for superyachts to anchor in Asia overall. Moreover, Asians regard superyachts as a tool for business, more than they do a leisure product, which indicates Asians are still not used to a yacht lifestyle. The lack of qualified and experienced skippers and sailors, along with an underlying culture of diligence and frugality, also hinder the wider popularity of superyachts.
Reflecting on these issues, we believe this situation is slowly changing, as the next generation of Asian wealthy come through with a more willing attitude to accept a superyacht lifestyle.

We need to work closely with our agents in different markets to cultivate the yachting lifestyle and culture in Asia as well getting closer to our customers to meet their needs. For example, Asian wealthy care more about the interior of a superyacht, as opposed to the outdoor activities. We also help to work with regulators and sector participants to improve the environment and conditions for super yachting in Asia in terms of infrastructures and talent development.

56m Benetti Motor Yacht Lady Candy - credits Jeff Brown

56m Benetti Motor Yacht Lady Candy – credits Jeff Brown

From your experience, are Asian yacht owners willing to offer their yachts for charter or are they more inclined to keeping their vessels for private use only?

Asian yacht owners are more inclined to keep their boat for private use or corporate functions. Owning a yacht is a status symbol, yacht is the most luxurious of assets and used not only for leisure and family, but also for corporate entertainment use. You can choose destinations, crew is yours, and basically it is your asset and you can dispose with it as you decide.

Charter market is also at embryonic stage and destinations are not promoted as they should by major brokerage companies. We don’t have exact figures for Asian charter market but an educated guess would be that it is a minuscule 1% of the worlds charter market. Stricter rules apply to commercial yachts than yachts that are used privately. Private yachts are used solely for the recreational purposes of their owners and guests, while commercial yachts are intended to carry for reward a maximum 12 to 36 passengers, the number depends upon the registry, and are subject to stricter safety requirements. Moreover, commercial superyachts must be in Class and comply with Commercial Yacht Code Regulations, in accordance with the chosen registry, and International Conventions and Regulations (ie SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line, STCW 1995, ISM…..) and minimum safe manning requirements. Owners of such commercial yachts navigating in European waters would also need to appoint Fiscal representative or agent in the several countries where the yachts start their charters. As an owner you can change your mind but it will be more costly than at the outset of the building process.

About Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Organised by Asia Pacific Superyachts‘ General Manager Gordon Fernandes and former superyacht Captain Charles Dwyer the event will be hosted by SALA Phuket Resort and Spa offering luxurious accommodation and services for the attending guests with swimming pools in 63 out of 79 villas and suites. The invitation-only event will start on Dec. 16th with an ‘Opening Night Cocktail Party’ for owners and captains aboard the beautiful traditional phinisi-style sailing yacht Dunia Baru. The two-day regatta will culminate with the awarding of the ASR Race Winner’s Cup ceremony at the closing VIP Gala Dinner.

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Charter superyacht Ocean Emerald to your South East Asian paradise

June 10, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Make your getaways and events memorable and charter the Ocean Emerald, the striking superyacht designed by famed architect Lord Norman Foster and used as a set in the 2015 remake of Point Break.

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Explore the crystal waters of Thailand, the untouched beauty of Myanmar, or the neon cities of Singapore and impress onlookers with the distinctive curving features and metallic finish of the Ocean Emerald.

Only refurbished last year, the 2009-built superyacht boasts light modern décor with vibrant accents throughout to create large, airy spaces. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights keep the interior bright throughout the day and enhance the striking transparent spiral staircase which leads from the dining area and salon up to the skylounge. Ultramodern lighting creates the perfect mood for dining both inside and on the deck. Guests will enjoy the benefits of the Jacuzzi, gym or bar and find that the game station, movie library and water toys also provide ample entertainment.

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Ocean Emerald is able to sleep up to twelve guests in her master suite, two VIP staterooms, two double cabins, two double/twin cabins and two twin cabins.

This stunning superyacht is ready for chartering throughout South East Asia from $108,000 per week, plus expenses. Tour your tropical paradise in comfort and luxury today.

Fabulous End to the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The organisers of the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show have announced a fantastic end to the event, with almost perfect weather throughout. The show finished with a traditional cacophony of horns, and an overall feeling of satisfaction.

Singapore Yacht Show

Singapore Yacht Show

Perhaps the most attention was drawn by five beautiful superyachts on display that included the 56m Benetti M/Y Lady Candy, the 55m Amels LA FAMILIA, the 50m SENSATION, TRIPLE 8, a 43,5-metre ROYAL DENSHIP yacht and a 34m AZUL by Moonen.

AMELS Superyacht LA FAMILIA

AMELS Superyacht LA FAMILIA

Sunreef 68 catamaran EAGLE WINGS also saw her premiere at the show. The multihull hosted a spectacular show on Friday evening featuring showgirls in from Paris, a top-deck chanteuse, a colourful light show as well as fireworks.

LADY CANDY

LADY CANDY

The largest exhibitor of the show was Princess Yachts, having displayed eleven boats in the water from 13,5 metres to 27 metres. In addition, the company hosted a floating bar and lounge, which became very popular during the event.

EAGLE WINGS

EAGLE WINGS

The Singapore Yacht Show is a ‘sister’ event to the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS), and event organiser Andy Treadwell noted that not only are the two complementary, they are in fact indispensable to each other. Due to be scheduled at opposite ends of the season, the two superyacht-centric but all-embracing shows formed the core of his business plan for Asia written back in 2010.

Singapore is the principal international business hub of Asia – easily accessible, and a place where buyers can take in the Show and conduct some non-boating business at the same time. This makes it regionally attractive. TYS is a destination show, right in the middle of the best-known cruising grounds in the region – the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay. At our Show in Phuket, prospective buyers – and equally importantly, prospective charterers – can see and even try out yachts in their proper habitat, so to speak, at the beginning of the season,” said Andy Treadwell

Successful Inaugural Thailand Yacht Show and Forum reported by Asia Pacific Superyachts

February 19, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Asia Pacific Superyachts have announced a great success for the recently held inaugural Thailand Yacht Show and Forum. Gordon Fernandes and co-owner JoJo of Asia Pacific Superyachts expressed his satisfaction with the first show, which took place at the Ao Po Marina in Phuket, from 10th to 14th February, 2016: “What a fantastic response to the country’s inaugural Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket.”

Gordon Fernandes Asia Pacific Superyachts at Thailand Yacht Forum

Gordon Fernandes Asia Pacific Superyachts at Thailand Yacht Forum

APS Phuket & Myanmar were present at the show and Gordon Fernandes was panelist at the Thailand Yachting Forum on 10th February at the Indigo Pearl Hotel in Phuket.

The Forum’s afternoon session of ‘Leisure Marine Infrastructure in Thailand” included an experienced panel of experts speaking about these topics: – New sites for Marina developments; – Haul out / dry dock facilities; – Supporting Industries (supply chain); and – Yacht management and agencies. Other panel titles of the afternoon included ‘Thailand Marina Hub of ASEAN’ and ‘Superyacht Charter Industry in Thailand’.

Perhaps the most important subject at the event was the status of the superyacht charter licences between government officials and members of the marine industry, facilitated by the Thailand Yacht Show at the Yachting Forum.

APS Phuket Jojo & Mr Anuchat Thong-Aporn - Acting in Capacity of Director of planning bureau

APS Phuket Jojo & Mr Anuchat Thong-Aporn – Acting in Capacity of Director of planning bureau

Though the regulations and rules with regards to the actual superyacht charter licence were hammered out on August 10, 2015 – a number of related issues remain as hurdles for superyacht owners, explained Somchai Sumanuskajonkul, deputy director-general for the Thailand Marine Department.

“The two major remaining issues deal directly with immigration law and value-added tax [VAT],” said Mr. Somchai. “The relevant government agencies are working to create one-year-permission-to-stay approvals for superyacht crew members – linking their stays in the country with the ship’s stay. Additionally, progress is being made to create a VAT exception for superyachts.”

“The immigration issues are awaiting final approval by the Immigration Bureau commissioner, while the VAT exception needs to be enacted by royal decree”, Mr. Somchai said.

Gordon Fernandes and his APS team tightly collaborates with arriving superyacht clients from around the globe and have assisted in attracting more Superyachts to Phuket’s shores.

“Many of our clients base in Phuket and enjoy cruising throughout the Andaman waters with some continuing on to Myanmar and the Mergui Archipelago.  Superyacht captains and owners have a great deal of interest in these issues, as evidenced at the Yacht Show and the many questions asking when the changing crew visa and VAT tax regulations will be finalysed. Working closely with the government we are able to keep our clients advised of the most up to date news so they can plan accordingly”, Gordon stated.

The very first Thailand Yacht Show showed every indication of a greatly successful event with show management reporting, “Boats on the docks. Visitors on the pontoons. Cold beer and cider. Panama hats. Parasails. Charter Brokers and Dealers. Sunshine and shade (when you need it). Today at the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) it was very much ‘business as usual’ with dealers and brokers unanimously expressing satisfaction with the way the event is unfolding”.

As the show was ending and the sun setting, Gordon said people continued to crowd superyacht decks with lively parties throughout Ao Po Marina and all agreed it was an outstanding yachting event, setting a high bar for the future.

NEW Sunreef Supreme Range of Yachts and Superyachts

February 18, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The all-new Sunreef Supreme Range of yachts and superyachts has been proudly unveiled by Sunreef Yachts shipyard, the leader in bespoke catamaran designing and manufacturing since 2002. This striking series of sailing and power catamarans boasts imposing living spaces and innovative design solutions.

Sunreef Supreme 68 - aft garage view

Sunreef Supreme 68 – aft garage view

Designed to become the world’s most comfortable and spacious range of lifestyle-oriented boats, the Sunreef Supreme was created to respond to a growing demand for more personalized, comfortable and technically advanced units and embodies a very specific philosophy of yacht creation. This game changing concept of power and sailing catamarans is currently taking shape in the shipyard’s production halls and is expected to make its debut during the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show, running from April 7 to 10.

Sunreef Supreme 68 - Saloon

Sunreef Supreme 68 – Saloon

The first unit from the Sunreef Supreme Range to be introduced in Singapore will be the Sunreef Supreme 68. This superb 68ft sailing catamaran with a total living space equaling almost 300sqm offers the surface of a superyacht on a unit below 24m.

See more charter yachts built by Sunreef here.

Luxury yacht builder HORIZON ranks nine in 2016 Global Order Book

February 17, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Horizon is proud to announce that they have ranked nine in the 2016 Global Order Book list of Top 30 Yacht Builders by length worldwide, and this is their tenth consecutive ranking since 2005. Annually released by ShowBoats International Magazine, the Global Order Book provides an in-depth look at international yacht build and sales activity throughout the globe on yachts 80’ in length and longer.

Horizon places ninth in the 2016 Global Order Book

Horizon places ninth in the 2016 Global Order Book

Horizon had 16 projects under construction varying in size from 80 to 140 feet and totaling 2,005 feet in length, and Taiwan placed fourth in the Top 10 Builder Nations with a total of 74 vessels in build. A sharp increase in activity seems to be the key to this year’s Global Order Book, which increased almost 40% from last year and up to 7,375 feet in total length under construction. Motorboat orders are still the largest sector in the industry with 558 orders and sailing is in third place with 84 orders.

Horizon Fleet

Horizon Fleet

“As reflected by the Global Order Book, Horizon Yachts experienced a successful year with our new build projects, something we feel confident will continue in 2016,” commented Horizon Yachts CEO John Lu. “We also expect to grow the yacht market in our home country and look forward to great success with the 2016 Taiwan International Boat Show.”

Horizon shipyard

Horizon shipyard

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