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A very successful inaugural Azimut|Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

December 16, 2015

On November 17 and 18, the Azimut|Benetti Group hosted a very successful inaugural YachtMaster Asia event, which took place at Kee Club in Hong Kong. The event was composed of two days of workshops for super and mega yacht captains.

Inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Natalie Ye – Marketing Manager Benetti Asia and local organizer of the event said: “After the great success of Yacht Master in Europe and US, last November we were in Hong Kong to welcome the first edition of Yacht Master Asia. The two day event took place – first day at Kee Club the exclusive membership club in the heart of our town for a full day conference. Follows with a fine dining experience at Carbone an Italian restaurant in the famous LKF. The second day, entertaining team building activities have be conducted at the well established Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club where you can find a few fair sized BENETTI lined up. As Benetti we welcome all the superyacht captains, chief engineers, surveyors, owner’s rep to join our events and share the joy with sponsors/partners also yachting media in the Region participating to witness the success.”

Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia hosted by Kee Club in Honk Kong

Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia hosted by Kee Club in Honk Kong

The Yacht Master Asia is part of the all-new “Year-long YachtMaster” project that will keep the community in constant communication by means of workshops and stages regarding relevant professional issues. It includes three major events that aim to extend the presence to global scale, with local meetings in Asia (2015) and US (2016), in addition to European Azimut|Benetti Yacht Master as main one, running from February 3 to 6, 2016.

A very successful inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

A very successful inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Sleek and luxurious Azimut Grande 95 RPH Yacht steals Hong Kong International Boat Show

December 14, 2015

Azimut Yachts has recently attended the Hong Kong International Boat Show, with three vessels on display, including the Azimut Grande 95 RPH yacht. This sleek and luxurious boat with its elegant and sophisticated Italian interior stole the show for most.

Azimut Grande 95 RPH

Azimut Grande 95 RPH

During the event, Azimut Yachts Hong Kong also hosted a wonderful event dedicated to their clients. It was attended by more than 100 guests, friends and Azimut owners, that gathered to celebrate the official launch of the New Partnership. Thomas Woo, Managing Director, introduced Paul Grange as his new partner in Azimut Yachts Hong Kong.

Thomas Woo

Thomas Woo

Paul has represented Azimut in Asia since 2012. During this time Thomas and Paul very successfully teamed up on several Azimut Grande projects. Paul commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Azimut Yachts Hong Kong at this very exciting time. Thomas is very highly regarded local professional and we have a very special relationship with Azimut. We represent Azimut Yachts in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong and Taiwan and with great support from Azimut Italy and by offering outstanding customer service locally, together we will ensure that Azimut remains the number one choice and the number one luxury yacht brand in Asia.”

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Ferretti Group at three main winter boat shows of the Greater China with its finest yachts on display

November 27, 2015

Ferretti Group completes the winter season of international boat shows by participating in some of the most prominent events in the Greater China region with a selection of its finest yachts on display.

Ferretti 870 Superyacht Tai He Ban

Ferretti 870 Superyacht Tai He Ban

The Group is currently present at the sixth edition of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, running on the tropical island of Hainan, in southern China, until November 30, 2015. At the event, the Group is showcasing Custom Line 100‘ (example is superyacht Morning Star), Ferretti Yachts Altura 840 motor yacht “Tai He Ban”, Ferretti Yachts 690, Ferretti Yachts 650 and Ferretti Yachts 530, thanks to the support of its exclusive local dealer Speedo Marine. For the Ferretti Group, this year’s Show is the perfect set for the China debut of Custom Line 100’ and Ferretti Yachts 650, both sold and built for their Chinese Owners.

The Group, once again in partnership with Speedo Marine and once again on the beautiful Hainan island, will be also present at the first edition of “So!Hainan”, which will take place from December 3 to 6, in the newly opened ClearWaterBay Marina. During the event, the Group will exhibit the Navetta 33 Crescendo yacht from Custom Line brand, together with Altura 840 “Tai He Ban” and Ferretti Yachts 530 from the Ferretti Yachts brand.

From December 4 to 6, the Ferretti Group will also participate in the familiar and traditional Hong Kong International Boat Show at Marina Cove. Some of the Group’s best-sellers will be showcased, including Ferretti Yachts 870 “Tai He Ban”, Navetta 28 superyacht from Custom Line brand, motor yacht Pershing 82 and the Aquariva Super (33’) from the legendary Riva brand.

“These three boat shows are precious opportunities to present in this strategic area of Asia Pacific the Group’s latest works of art created for the sea,” commented Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group Chief Commercial Officer. “The three fleets on display are definitely the best examples of outstanding production skills combined with an unrivalled quality of craftsmanship details and guaranteed by the entirely Made-in-Italy processing and production process, that has always distinguished all the Group’s yachts. Most significantly, they put Ferretti Group Asia Pacific’s successful 2015 season to a perfect end.”

Transport of NEW 56m BENETTI Motor Yacht GENESIS II meticulously planned and executed by Sevenstar Yacht Transport

November 27, 2015

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has kindly shared with us the images below, showing the recent transport of the new 56m Benetti motor yacht GENESIS II (FB266) from Genoa to Hong Kong to meet her new Owners. A sistership to the 2013-launched luxury yacht LADY CANDY (FB260), superyacht GENESIS II boasts the equally-beautiful interiors, superbly designed by Central Yacht.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport preparing the lift of the 56m Benetti superyacht GENESIS II (FB266)

Sevenstar Yacht Transport preparing the lift of the 56m Benetti superyacht GENESIS II (FB266)

The specialised loadmasters of Sevenstar Yacht Transport have together with the engineering team meticulously planned and executed the transport of luxury yacht GENESIS II (FB266). A lot of knowledge and experience was needed and involved to make this kind of special transport possible.

Superyacht GENESIS II - Lift-off

Superyacht GENESIS II – Lift-off

Lifting of luxury yacht GENESIS II

Lifting of luxury yacht GENESIS II

Motor yacht GENESIS II safely on board

Motor yacht GENESIS II safely on board

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Hong Kong International Boat Show 2015 to run next month

November 19, 2015

Organized by Club Marina Cove, the leading boat show organizer in Asia, this year’s Hong Kong International Boat Show, one of the most prestigious boat shows in Southeast Asia, will run at Club Marina Cove from December 4 to 6. The 2015 display will include such beautiful vessels as superyacht Azimut 95’- the largest vessel on show, as well as Ferretti 870 superyacht, to name but a few.

Hong Kong International Boat Show 2014

Hong Kong International Boat Show 2014

As the most established platform in Southeast Asia for the international boating industry, especially for dealers and traders seeking to expand in the booming China market, this year’s 21st edition of the Show will be attended by the world renowned makers and dealers from Italy, France, USA, Britain, Greece, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China. Moreover, a wide array of water sports equipment and accessories will be showcased at the hardstand booths.

HKIBS 2014

HKIBS 2014

Entry is free and all are welcome. The show opening times will be Friday 2pm- 6pm and Saturday & Sunday      10am- 6pm.

Asia Pacific Debut for NEW Custom Line Navetta 28 Superyacht

October 14, 2015

Today, October 14, 2015 saw the new Custom Line Navetta 28 superyacht go on show for the very first time at the Aberdeen Boat Club in Hong Kong, marking her Asia Pacific debut. Following her world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival, luxury motor yacht Navetta 28 is currently available for two days of tours on board and sea trials for customers, owners and journalists from the specialist and lifestyle press, with the goal to win over boating enthusiasts in the Far East.

Super Yacht NAVETTA 28 by Custom Line in Hong Kong

Super Yacht NAVETTA 28 by Custom Line in Hong Kong

“We can safely say that Custom Line has reached an extraordinary stage in its twenty years of history,” said Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer at Ferretti Group. “An international success with markets in Asia proving to be some of the most fertile ground. If we take a look at our most recent results, we should mention the sale of two Navetta 33 Crescendo in Asia. This brand success complements the Group’s success as a whole, with an order portfolio in this market that on August 2015 has almost doubled compared to the same period last year.”

“We are confident that the new 28-meter will help us foster even more interest in the Custom Line in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. Could there be any better way to get the party going for the brand’s 20th anniversary that we will be celebrating in 2016?”

Boasting elegant looks and stunning design, superyacht Navetta 28 will remain in the focus for two unmissable days, organized by the Ferretti Group local team for their guests, with special tours on board and fantastic sea trials off the shores of Hong Kong. An “Exclusive Night” will bring the event to an end on Thursday, October 15, when guests will be invited to toast Custom Line’s latest arrival on “Asian shores” from afternoon until late.

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.

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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

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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.”

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