To be held at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club from May 10 to 12, the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show represents the region’s largest mega marine event. Stepping into its 16 consecutive years, the event is set to give more vibrancy as well as versatility with more than 70 exhibitors from various countries, comprising Mainland China, Taiwan, Italy, UK, US, Australia, France, Dubai, Greece, Sweden and Japan, showcasing more than 80 yachts from top brands like Sunseeker, Ocean Blue, Horizon, Technohull, Sassa and more, in value ranging from HK$800,000 to HK$60 million apiece, with a total value of HK$800 million.
The biggest yacht in the show this year is superyacht Aycer 110 from Sayer Yachts. This 110-foot modern model brings a new concept of comfort, with its beam sized over 23 feet. The sophisticated décor can be customised and combined with the spacious interior, maximising the leisure and entertainment areas while enjoying privacy. With the speed of up to 33 knots, it is a perfect companion for long journey.
Under the spotlight this year is the HK$63 million luxury charter yacht Predator 92, produced by Sunseeker, a famous UK brand featuring in James Bond movies. This top-of-the-range yacht has an eye-catching sleek profile and is equipped with luxurious and spacious cabins. With a cruising speed of 44 knots per hour, Predator 92 can reach Macau from Hong Kong in just 45 minutes.
An outstanding series Horizon E70E from the notable Taiwan brand Horizon is especially popular in Australian and New Zealand market. As one of the Show’s focus this year, E70E retains the modern look with sleek profile of E series, provides spacious design equipped with three exquisite hand crafted suites, foredeck with its massive sunbed and a great seating area. It radiates an elegance of a classy yacht.
Another highlight is the sleek and alluring Novatec 58 Euro yacht. The innovative Dual Salon Design is especially for those who intent to use this boat to entertain guests and VIP. Unlike most boats that have a master suite in one salon, the aft cabin is designed to be a second salon that extends the dinette area and features a full size head and direct access to the swim platform for ease of waters sports.
Equally stunning is the Taiwan built luxurious yacht Dyna 55, which measures over 54 feet. With high performance and advanced equipments of Nobel bow and stern thruster 16hp, hydraulic lifting platform and extension to fly bridge in a sleek profile, it is just alluring.
“Mainland China and Taiwan’s yacht builders are achieving their top-level luxury position by continuously honing their yacht-building technology and introducing modern exterior design. On the other hand, there is a tendency towards large-sized and spacious model among the dealers for the extensive demand of business social activities. These kinds of yacht become the highlights of the show this year,’ said Mr. Albert Wu, General Manager of Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.
In addition to the stunning marine displays, the organiser has arranged a fabulous catwalk show with top models showcasing TOPSHOP 2013 Spring/Summer collection, which brings the hippest British styles and trends to Hong Kong for the first time with the launch of their store on Queen’s Road Central on 6 June, 2013. What is more, a brand new Aston Martin Rapide S will be displayed on the floating pontoon for exhibition with live band and dance performance to further uplift the ambience.
Details of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show 2013 are as follows:
Public Admission Date: 11 – 12 May 2013 (Sat-Sun)
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: The Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club (1 Castle Peak Road, Castle Peak Bay)
Admission Fee: HK$20
Highlights: 11 May
2:30pm Opening Ceremony
2:45pm Ribbon Cutting
3:00pm TOPSHOP 2013 Fashion Show
3:20pm Live Music and Dance Performance