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World Debut of Sanlorenzo SL106 Special Edition Yacht at Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show 2015

May 21, 2015

This year’s Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show was marked by the world debut of the striking Sanlorenzo SL106 Special Edition yacht. The 33-metre superyacht SL106 Special Edition has been especially designed and built for the Greater China market. During the event, she was displayed together with SL96 Special Edition yacht.

Sanlorenzo SL106 Special Edition Yacht

Sanlorenzo SL106 Special Edition Yacht

Mr. Traugott Kaminski, CEO of Sanlorenzo China Holding Company Limited, has designed motor yacht SL106 Special Edition to meet the needs of the Greater China yacht owners, using the vessels for both business as well as pleasure.

The main deck of SL106 Special Edition superyacht hosts a gorgeous saloon that can be closed off from the dining area, thanks to the addition of special partitions, making it a perfectly private place to talk business. There are also two balconies and the Onyx TV wall, separating the saloon and the multi-functional dining area, so the dining area can also be used for conference meeting, if needed.

Superyacht SL106 Special Edition - Exterior

Superyacht SL106 Special Edition – Exterior

With water sports being a popular activity of Chinese yacht owners, luxury yacht SL106 Special Edition has been designed to feature a much larger bath platform, which can store two jet skis, in addition to a yacht tender and a jet ski that can be found in the garage.

Motor yacht SL106 Special Edition - Saloon

Motor yacht SL106 Special Edition – Saloon

Accommodation aboard SL106 Special Edition yacht is positioned on the lower deck and is divided into three magnificent cabins, including a full-beam owner’s cabin, a VIP cabin and a guest cabin. Decorated in gold and red theme, the owner’s cabin boasts a large king size bed, sofa, walk-in closet and an amazingly generous and Onyx-decorated bathroom that includes a bathtub and a shower room. In addition, there are two crew cabins, with a separate staircase to ensure the maximum privacy for the yacht owner and the guests aboard.

Super yacht SL106 Special Edition - Dining

Super yacht SL106 Special Edition – Dining

The Flybridge features the specially designed waterfall Jacuzzi for 8 people, a relaxing entertainment zone, as well as a sunbathing area. Moreover, there is a dining table that can comfortably host 12 guests, in addition to 2 grills as well as a Boffi kitchen for servicing.

Luxury motor yacht SL106 Special Edition by Sanlorenzo is run by twin MTU diesel engines, delivering her an amazing maximum speed of 29 knots. The vessel is also equipped with electronic Zero Speed stabilizer, allowing the yacht to be very steady in any sea condition.

Luxury yacht SL106 Special Edition - Cabin

Luxury yacht SL106 Special Edition – Cabin

Mr. Kaminski commented:The SL106 Special Edition is a dream yacht for sophisticated Chinese yacht owners. I have been fortunate to be serving the Greater China region yacht buyers over the past 10 years, but rarely has a top European yacht factory designed a yacht specially for the Chinese market, and I am extremely happy that Sanlorenzo has accomplished what other yachts have failed to do: cater 100% to the needs of our Chinese customers while building it to 100% of European yacht-building standards. The SL106 is a perfect yacht for both business and pleasure, and I am extremely excited to introduce it to our customers at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show.”

More charter yachts by SANLORENZO.

Prestigious Asia Boating Awards 2015 Winners

May 08, 2015

The winners of this year’s eagerly awaited Asia Boating Awards have been unveiled. Annually organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, the 11th Asia Boating Awards took place on May 1 at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show.

Asia Boating Awards 2015 Luxurious Gala - Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Asia Boating Awards 2015 Luxurious Gala – Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Bringing together nearly 200 industry leaders and VIPs from Asia and around the world, the evening kicked off with cocktails created using Snow Leopard Vodka, followed by a 5-course gourmet dinner served with Torres wines and the Baccarat crystal trophy presentation.

Stunning Baccarat crystal trophies - Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Stunning Baccarat crystal trophies – Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

The Asian Boating Awards 2015 were presented in 21 categories, covering Asian superyacht builders and international yacht brands, as well as Asian regattas and luxury yacht marinas. The list of nominees came from online election of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating readers, with the winners chosen by a panel of judges selected for their expertise as well as their ability to make knowledgeable, unbiased decisions.

The Asia Boating Awards 2015 Winners: 

Best Asian Yacht Builder (25m and above)

Horizon Yachts, Taiwan/China

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 24m)

Sunbird, China

Best Asian Built Yacht

Gulf Craft, Majesty 122, UAE

Majesty 122 Yacht - Profile

Majesty 122 Yacht – Profile

Best Worldwide Custom Built Yacht

Silver Yachts, SILVER FAST, Australia

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury mega yacht SILVER FAST

Best Worldwide Semi Custom Built Yacht (25m and above)

Princess Yachts, 40M X5, United Kingdom

Princess 40M superyacht X5 - Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

Princess 40M superyacht X5 – Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)

Azimut Yachts, Azimut Grande 95 RPH, Italy

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)

Lagoon, 630 MY, France

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m)

Monte Carlo, MC 4, Italy

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (15m and above)

Sunreef Yachts, Sunreef 74, Poland

Sunreef 74 Yacht Wildberry

Sunreef 74 Yacht Wildberry

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)

Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 349, France

Best China Marina

Nansha Marina

Best Asian Marina

Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, Hong Kong/China

Best Asian Yacht Club

Sanya Serenity Marina, China

Best Asian Regatta

Rolex China Sea Race, Hong Kong/Philippines

Personality of the Year

John Lu

Best Yacht Design

Benetti, Illusion V, Italy

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Best Asia-based Charter Company

Northrop and Johnson Asia

Best Asia-based Charter Yacht

Beneteau 40.7, France

Green Maritime Company of the year

ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

Best Brand Presence in China

Ferretti Group

Best Brand Presence in Asia

Sunseeker

Lovely Sunreef 74 Yacht WildBerry Awarded Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht Above 15m

May 06, 2015

The lovely Sunreef 74 yacht WildBerry by Sunreef Yachts was awarded the Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht Above 15m at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony. This took place on May 1 at the Gold Coast hotel in Hong Kong.

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry Winner of Asia Boating Award 2015

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry Winner of Asia Boating Award 2015

The first Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry hit the water at the end of 2014, and subsequently, she crossed the Atlantic Ocean to be handed over to her new Florida Owner. The shipyard is expected to launch next four units from this highly successful model in the upcoming months. The main characteristics of this magnificent catamaran is spaciousness and deluxe interiors, as well as excellent performance in all the offshore conditions. Its construction time is only 7 months.

Sunreef Founder and CEO – Mr. Francis Lapp and PR & Marketing Manager - Karolina Paszkiewicz at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony

Sunreef Founder and CEO – Mr. Francis Lapp and PR & Marketing Manager – Karolina Paszkiewicz at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony

The Asia Boating Awards 2014 saw Sunreef receive the Best Asia Based Charter Yacht prize for the 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht Damrak II, following her amazing charter season in Asia.

More Sunreef information.

Gulf Craft Superyacht MAJESTY 122 wins Best Asian Built Yacht award

May 05, 2015

The recently launched Gulf Craft superyacht Majesty 122 has become the winner of the Best Asian Built Yacht prize at the recent Asia Boating Awards 2015. This prominent award goes to the yacht that boasts excellent build quality and that was built in a shipyard based in Asia.

Gulf Craft motor yacht Majesty 122

Gulf Craft motor yacht Majesty 122

Launched in March 2015, Majesty 122 yacht belongs to the Majesty superyacht collection, Gulf Craft’s line of luxury fly-bridge motor yachts. These mix up style and elegance with innovation to create the epitome of truly royal cruising.

Superyacht Majesty 122 can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in 5 beautiful and generous en-suite staterooms. She also features breath-taking lounging areas for entertaining, an extended balcony, a huge fly-bridge, a fully equipped galley, as well as a garage hosting a tender and two three-seater watercraft.

Mahmoud Itani Marketing and Communications Manager at Gulf Craft receiving the award in Hong Kong

Mahmoud Itani Marketing and Communications Manager at Gulf Craft receiving the award in Hong Kong

Gulf Craft boasts an amazing track-record with the Asia Boating Awards, winning in 2013 with luxury yacht Majesty 135, as well as the Best Asian Yacht Builder Award (15m to 24m) in 2014. Following a great success at the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show, the shipyard will continue to present its innovations to the region, with plans to display its craft at the 2015 Indonesia Yacht Show in August.

It is truly an honor to receive such an esteemed recognition from the Asia Boating Awards. We are continuously driven by our dedication to innovation, and our vision of bringing to life the diverse aspirations of boating enthusiasts around the world through our wide range of craft,” said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft.The Majesty 122 was engineered with our Asian customers in mind, stretching the outdoor living experience into the interior, and allowing seafarers to enjoy breathtaking surrounding views while entertaining their guests.

First introduced by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines in 2005, the prominent annual Asia Boating Awards recognize the best of the maritime industry in Asia and internationally. Presented during an exclusive ceremony in Hong Kong, the awards serve as benchmarks for the industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Double victory for Azimut Benetti Group at the prestigious Asia Boating Awards 2015

May 04, 2015

It has been an amazing double victory for the Azimut Benetti Group at the recent 11th edition of the prestigious Asia Boating Awards. The top prize in the “Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)” went to the striking Azimut Grande 95 RPH yacht by Azimut Yachts, while the beautiful Benetti superyacht Illusion V won in the category “Best Yacht Design“.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

The 11th Asia Boating Awards took place on May 1, 2015, during an exclusive gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, which was held from May 1 to 3.

Benetti motor yacht Illusion V

Benetti motor yacht Illusion V

A total number of 21 categories were presented during the prominent Asia Boating Awards, all showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. The region, especially Hong Kong as well as Singapore, is continuing to grow as a major market for yachts, superyachts and related products/services, such as luxury yacht marinas and service centres.

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Azimut Grande 95 RPH superyacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Azimut Grande 95 RPH superyacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Illusion V Yacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Illusion V Yacht

These prestigious prizes are not just an honor” – said Ms Giovanna Vitelli, member of the Board of Azimut|Benetti Group – “but also a confirmation of the important positioning of the Group in a strategic market where the Italian company plays a significant role thanks to a clear growth strategy that extends to entire Asia-Pacific area.

Arcadia 85 Hull #07 motor yacht LADY 007 delivered in Hong Kong

March 31, 2015

Hull #07 motor yacht LADY 007 represents the first Arcadia vessel delivered in Hong Kong to Eletek Technology, the new exclusive dealer for Greater China. The layout and the functional living concepts of Arcadia 85 superyacht LADY 007 in her Far East Edition are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow allow a better use of every single available internal as well as external space.

Arcadia 85 Yacht by Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia 85 Yacht by Arcadia Yachts

Living capacity is wider than other yachts of the same size. The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding a design solution to integrate solar panels. Yard’s passion for solar technology and clean mobility is finally expressed in this 26mt length and 7.15 width yacht equipped with 40sqm of photovoltaic panels each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells. That’s how and where any Arcadia Yacht generates almost all the energy for the equipment on board and gives it such excellent class-leading ”green credentials”.

Arcadia 85 Far East version super yacht LADY 007 “bullet points”:

  • Generators enhanced to support more powerful air conditioning
  • Insulation increased to improve the onboard comfort according to warmer and more humid climate
  • Net separation between technical crew areas including galley and guests living spaces
  • An overall of 15 mt of free view from living area to stern
  • A special and new color for the hull a “light grey pearl”

    Arcadia 85 superyacht - Aft deck

    Arcadia 85 superyacht – Aft deck

The design of Arcadia 85 yacht reflects simple and understated styling with an harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. Her deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel. The sliding over-head and lateral blinds can provide privacy and shade, as required by the owner and their guests once in port or in bay. Arcadia 85 impressive aft-deck lounge (8,50mt in length) features a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.

Super yacht Arcadia 85 is a semi-planing yacht. Its particular hull (NPL) is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England. Studies and tests were implemented by Arcadia’s chief engineer and designer Francesco Guida as well as hull shape – prior to adopt the NPL as Arcadia’s Hulls with the result of excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction for an exceptional comfort while cruising or at anchor.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 85 - Dining

Luxury yacht Arcadia 85 – Dining

The Arcadia 85 superyacht has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each, giving her the maximum speed of 18.5 knots and she can comfortably cruise at the speed of 16.5 knots, as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approx 850NM @12.0 knots.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 85 is designed to be a family Yacht, which combines different exterior functions in one single deck, giving guests more possibility to spend time together. While interiors profit by the advanced aesthetic sensation of “open space” and closer contact with nature thanks to the full “floor-to-ceiling” windows.

Arcadia 85 Yacht - Saloon

Arcadia 85 Yacht – Saloon

Yacht has four guest cabins at the lower deck, including the spectacular owner’s cabin admin-ship. The room is unusually large with a stunning beautiful en suite head. The large VIP forward cabin is fitted with double bed and dressing and there are two further twin cabins. The bow of the Yacht offers space for 4 crew, which can be accessed directly through the wheel-house. Overall, a remarkable space has been assigned to the crew and technical areas, including the tender garage where a 4+ meter tender and 2 seater Jet Ski can easily be stored.

Arcadia 85 yacht main saloon is more intimate and provides space for up to 8 guests. However, the aft deck being well protected against the sea elements, gives a larger possibility to guests to spend most of the time there, instead of inside. The interior of the Yacht features modern furniture by well known “made in Italy” design brands, such as Poltrone Frau, Cassina and Schiffini. Almost all the interiors are composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of modular layouts. In the Far East version, Arcadia 85 has a separation between galley and the dining area. Access to the wheelhouse is on the left side.

New Exclusive Dealer for Arcadia Yachts in Greater China

March 31, 2015

Arcadia Yachts, the innovative and unique “eco-friendly” Italian builder, is delighted to announce the appointment of Eletek Technology as exclusive dealer for Greater China. Eletek forecasted 15 units to be sold in Greater China within the upcoming 5 years, together with the presentation of Arcadia’s yachts during the most prestigious Chinese boat shows. The first show for Arcadia and its motor yacht Arcadia 85 will be the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show 2015.

Arcadia 85 Yacht by Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia 85 Yacht by Arcadia Yachts

Eletek Technology Limited – established in 1997, is mainly focusing on business related to the marine industry and has rapidly established itself as a leading marine electronic service provider in Hong Kong and China. Eletek is the only company presently offering comprehensive sales and service encompassing shipping industry, from the recreation boat, work boat, fishing boat to the deep sea commercial vessel.

Eletek has established distribution networks which links up hundreds of dealers covering almost every part of China’s waterside, harbour workboat and river trade markets.

Ugo Pellegrino President of Arcadia Yachts states: “We are very excited for this strategic agreement with Eletek. We are confident that our yachts can have a serious success with potential Chinese yacht owners, for several reasons. First of all, new and current Arcadia models are so different from all the other yachts and comply in full with the Chinese yacht buyers expectation for excellent see-keeping; our yachts count on generous, roomy and shielded spaces (approx around 220sqm) as Arcadia offers by its aft-deck. Arcadia’s maximum beams are the largest available on market. The lifestyle on board Arcadia, thanks to its peculiar continuity of spaces on the main-deck and the volume of its convivial areas, is perfect for socializing during their frequent social events. And last but not least the Italian style that a large number of Chinese owners prefers”.

Mr W.K. Leung – Eletek CEO refers: “After a long and accurate market survey in search of the ideal motoryacht suitable for China market, Eletek selected Arcadia’s production since we are convinced that the peculiarities offered by Arcadia’s innovative projects comply perfectly with Chinese growing clientele. New technologies, green approach, modern design, innovative concept for space distribution on board and an unmatchable comfort in navigation make all Arcadia models unique and pertaining to a “new yacht generation”. You will discover why only coming personally on board”.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Arcadia Yachts.

Online nominations for 2015 Asia Boating Awards now open

February 23, 2015

Online nominations for the eagerly awaited annual Asia Boating Awards are now open. Readers of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, yacht owners, boating enthusiasts, brands, as well as industry professionals are invited to have their say about who deserves to be recognised as the best in Asia’s yachting scene.

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Everyone can nominate personal choices in any of the 21 categories covering Asian yacht builders, international yacht brands, sailboats, motor yachts, regattas, marinas and yacht clubs, as well as personalities and charter companies. This is your chance to see the brands, models, people and companies that you think deserve a shot at winning Asian yachting’s most prestigious prizes.

All participants who submit a nomination will receive a 2 months FREE digital subscription to Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazine. A shortlist of nominees will be sent to a panel of expert judges who will determine the winners of the 2015 Asia Boating Awards. The nomination deadline is Friday, 27 February, 2015 at noon Hong Kong time.

Entering its 11th year, the prestigious Asia Boating Awards honours the best of the best in Asian and international yachting for their quality products and services. The awards ceremony will once again be held at an elegant black-tie gala dinner with a select group of HNWIs and key personalities in the yachting industry. The date and venue of the awards will be announced soon.

Best Asian Yacht Builder (25m and above)

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 24m)

Best Asian Built Yacht

Best Worldwide Custom Built Yacht

Best Worldwide Semi Custom Built Yacht (25m and above)

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m)

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (15m and above)

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)

Best China Yacht Club / Marina

Best Asian Yacht Club

Best Asian Marina

Best Asian Regatta Personality of the Year

Best Yacht Design

Best Asia-based Charter Company

Best Asia-based Charter Yacht Green Maritime Company of the Year

Best Brand Presence in China

Best Brand Presence in Asia

Ferretti Group attends Hong Kong’s 2014 Marina Cove Boat Show with three yachts on display

December 09, 2014

Ferretti Group, a world-renowned company specializing in the design, building and sale of luxury motor yachts, with an amazing portfolio of prominent, and some of the most exclusive brands in the global nautical market, showcased its fleet at the Hong Kong International Boat Show that took place from 5th to 7th December 2014 at Club Marina Cove. At this long-standing event that has maintained a 20-year success rate, the Group displayed its fleet, characterized by inimitable attention to detail that is typical of Made in Italy craftsmanship and outstanding performance at sea, comprising Ferretti Yachts 690, Custom Line Navetta 26 Crescendo yacht, as well as Riva Iseo yacht tender.

Ferretti Yachts 690, the Custom Line Navetta 28 Crescendo and the Riva Iseo

Ferretti Yachts 690, the Custom Line Navetta 28 Crescendo and the Riva Iseo

Ferretti Group’s continuous approach to innovation and research, along with constant improvement in the performance and design of its products, leads the Company towards the highest industrial benchmarks and development of cutting-edge solutions. The design of Ferretti Yachts 690, Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 26 Crescendo and Riva Iseo represents a superb blend of timeless appeal and creative excellence.

“Hong Kong is extremely important for the Ferretti Group in Asia Pacific. It still has huge potential, even if the lack of berths affects the general market situation slightly, since the wealth is widespread and people desire to own a yacht”, commented Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group. “The Ferretti Group has gained a very good reputation in the past years, thanks to the opening of its Hong Kong subsidiary. And we’re proud to announce that in the last weeks, two new yachts landed in Hong Kong: Custom Line Navetta 33 Crescendo and Ferretti Yachts 650. Being both Asia Pacific premières, we look forward to displaying them soon in 2015.”

The three vessels on display included:

Ferretti Yacht 690, the outcome of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project and AYT&D, the Group Research and Development Department, marks an important step forward for the Ferretti Yachts fleet of crafts between 60 and 80 feet in length. The extensive use of glazed surfaces, in particular, makes the yacht’s exterior look lighter and ensures that plenty of natural light can brighten its interiors. Its sleek outer lines are further enhanced by the innovative flybridge, characterised by an elongated tail.

Navetta 26 Crescendo, a 26-metre long yacht, is one of the most celebrated models of Custom Line’s semi-displacement series. The unique design features soft-cut classical lines and innovative design solutions that have been sophisticatedly weaved into the nautical brand to increase on-board space. With a spacious sun deck and extended ports on the main and upper deck, this ocean voyager also offers the enjoyment of viewing while staying true to the focus on leisurely cruising.

The Ferretti Group fleet also features Riva Iseo, the 27-foot day-cruiser destined as a must-have for lovers of design and boating on lakes as well as in the open seas. Iseo is an owner-operated vessel with distinct characteristics, elegant features and ease of transportation. Perfection and style have made Riva a true icon of timeless glamour and elegance worldwide, since more than 170 years. Soft, clean-cut lines, thorough space-planning, careful and indeed unique attention to detail along with the use of highly sophisticated materials are the distinctive characteristics that make Iseo a noble heiress to a centuries-old history of excellence and craftsmanship.

Shipment of the biggest yacht handled in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam managed by Complete Marine Freight

November 24, 2014

Complete Marine Freight’s Asia division has continued to pick up pace since its opening in Hong Kong in June 2014. The boat shipping specialist has proudly announced that it has been a very busy month, with a variety of jobs, comprising a new motoryacht to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam and the shipping of the 33m Ferretti superyacht Navetta 33 Crescendo from Genoa, Italy to Hong Kong.

The shipping of the 33m Ferretti motor yacht  Navetta Crescendo by Complete Marine Freight

The shipping of the 33m Ferretti motor yacht Navetta 33 Crescendo by Complete Marine Freight

Last month, Complete Marine Freight (CMF) was tasked with the shipping of a 50’ motorboat to Vietnam – The largest boat handled at the Ho Chi Minh container terminal to date. The boat was shipped on a liner service from the UK where it was loaded under the supervision of the CMF UK team.

The arrival in Ho Chi Minh was on time to the day, which is impressive given the fact that it was a 5-week voyage. The boat was shipped on a purpose built shipping cradle provided by CMF, this stayed with the yacht after it had arrived in Vietnam allowing for storage of the boat in the future. The boat was then transported by barge up the river to Saigon (HCM). The offloading was attended by CMF HK to ensure handling was carried out in the correct manner.

A very busy month for Complete Marine Freight

A very busy month for Complete Marine Freight

The same week saw the arrival of a brand new 33m Ferretti Navetta yacht from Genoa, Italy to Hong Kong arranged by CMF working closely with the leading Italian yacht shipping company – Cigisped. Due to its size, the Navetta was transported on a self-geared vessel with cranes capable of handling up to 600 Tonnes. CMF also arranged to have the boat protected by a system using partial covering by thermoplastic. This is more reliable than a full shipping cover, which on a large yacht loaded on deck, can be prone to failure.

The yacht arrived safe and sound in HK and was offloaded at anchor. CMF also arranged the customs clearance and paperwork on loading and discharge to ensure a seamless service.

Complete Marine Freight Sales Director and Head of CMF HK, Charles Massey comments: “Most of the shipments CMF carry out are done on container ships – a liner service. This gives customers a fast and accurate and regular schedule allowing them to plan the arrival rather than waiting to hear when it will eventually turn up. However, a 33m, 120000Kgs yacht is too big to load on most container ships (mainly due to the capacity of the cranes at the load and discharge port). In this case rather than chartering a heavy lift ship to carry the yacht CMF were able to load on a self geared liner service therefore keeping the regular and reliable service to the customer. In the last year CMF have delivered a number of 30M+ yachts to Hong Kong and we will be adding a few more to the list in the not so distant future.”