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New Asia Pacific Yacht Charter Destinations to be Present at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show

August 13, 2015

Asia Pacific Superyachts will be amongst the first-time exhibitors at the upcoming Monaco Yachts Show, to be held in Monaco from 23 to 26 September, 2015. APS will be located at QH28 Stand to provide visitors, superyacht Owners, Captains, managers and other industry professional with valuable new information regarding the exhibiting regions of Asia Pacific, including Bormeo, Cambogia, Fiji; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Koh Samui, Thailand; Malaysia; Maldives; Myanmar; New Zealand; Phuket, Thailand; Philippines; Seychelles, Singapore; Sri Lanka; and Tahiti. Grodon Fernandes, leading the APS Phuket and Myanmar region teams and co-organiser of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will be there to present this fascinating yachting region together with other agents.

Credit Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia

Credit Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia

In discussing why it was decided to join MYS this year, Fernandes explains, “It became important to us to have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with our past and future clients so we can help provide answers to owners and captains directly about cruising destinations and new regulations”.

The preeminent Superyacht Agency  assisted over  300 superyachts over the past 15 years and the APS director noted that APS agents are looking forward to connecting with their past clients as well as those interested in a first-time journey or in returning to the Asia Pacific area. Private meetings may be arranged in advance by contacting Captain Charlie Dwyer at: charlie@asia-pacific-superyachts.com

“The APS Stand QH28 will share custom itineraries uniquely crafted of their regions by the APS network of superyacht experts”, continued Fernandes:  “There’s exciting new changes coming up for Superyachts interesting in returning or cruising the Asia and Pacific areas. We’ll be at MYS in force to share our new information and knowledge with our past clients and future clients.” 

Videos playing at the exhibit will showcase the most thrilling and least visited yacht charter and yachting destinations around the world, with APS agents ready to point out some of their secret anchorages, gorgeous cruising waters and new cultural activities while visitors enjoy cold refreshments.

Striking 32m Superyacht MCY 105 by Monte Carlo Yachts to arrive in Hong Kong this summer

July 09, 2015

First unveiled at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival, the striking 32m superyacht MCY 105 by Monte Carlo Yachts is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this summer, in order to be delivered to her new Owner. Boasting the latest in the technology, comfort and design, luxury motor yacht MCY105 has been magnificently designed by Nuvolari Lenard.

Motor Yacht MCY105 by Monte Carlo Yachts - Design by Nuvolari Lenard

Motor Yacht MCY105 by Monte Carlo Yachts – Design by Nuvolari Lenard

The beautiful 32m super yacht MCY 105 boasts a perfectly balanced hull and superstructure, resulting in unique style. The vessel boasts timeless and amazingly voluminous interior spaces with a huge Portuguese deck  at the bow, the flybridge with equipment and living space, as well as the unique and ergonomic Raised Pilot House that gives supreme comfort to the full-beam master cabin on the main deck, featuring giant, full-size windows providing fantastic views.

The lovely 32-metre luxury yacht MCY 105 represents the first vessel of this size with fibreglass components entirely made by infusion. This enables virtually unlimited options to customize the layout and choose the materials that best suit the owner’s needs, requirements and style.

View more charter yachts built by Monte Carlo Yachts here.

New Sundiro Motor Yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

June 08, 2015

Sundiro Yacht was created by the prominent Italian superyacht builder Sanlorenzo and the Chinese colossal Sundiro Holding last year, with design development for the entire gamma entrusted to the Christian Grande Design Studio. The first model of the Sundiro line, motor yacht SY 70, was officially unveiled at the Hong Kong Boat Show 2015 on May 1. Entirely constructed in Italy, and specifically created for the Chinese market, luxury yacht SY70 is a balanced vessel, elegant and at the same time flexible and customizable, maintaining the unmistakable touch of Italian styling. 

Sundiro motor yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

Sundiro motor yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

Destined for the Asian market, with the emphasis on friendly environment, luxury yacht SY70 boasts an amazing full-beam entertainment room, as well as a generous galley and the below decks dining area. The main deck provides a huge dining area with a table that can comfortably seat up to 8 guests, along with a hidden TV screen and a vast room to relax in, with sofas on both sides. Moreover, the flybridge is fitted with two very useful transformable areas with sofas.

SY 70 Yacht - Exterior

SY 70 Yacht – Exterior

The interiors of SY 70 yacht feature clean shapes with minimalist lines, highlighted by the use of precious materials. Characterized by elegant and straightforward modern styling, the interiors are very refined, thanks to a delicate distribution of illumination, as well as the use of light tones.

Luxury yacht SY 70 - Saloon

Luxury yacht SY 70 – Saloon

Parma-based Christian Grande Design Studio is currently working on the design of the three cabin version of SY70 yacht, while the second model of the range is undergoing preliminary studies. More details will be unveiled in the course of this year.

SY 70 Yacht - Dining

SY 70 Yacht – Dining

Additional charter yachts built by SANLORENZO.

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.