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Indonesia Yacht Show (IYS) 2015 extended

March 23, 2015

Following a resounding success of the previous two editions of the Indonesia Yacht Show (IYS), this year’s edition is expected to host more exhibitors and more in-water yacht displays. In addition, the IYS team is excited to announce that the 3rd edition of Indonesia Yacht Show 2015 has now been extended. The 2015 event will be hosted by Jakarta in Indonesia, a beautiful Asia yacht charter destination, for three days, running from August 21 to 23.


The recent buoyant yachting industry in Indonesia is set to “boom” with massive changes in complex laws for yacht owners and visiting yachts under the new president setting a positive note for the industry!

With Indonesia currently setting the pace as a “launchpad” for millionaires and HWNIs, the IYS has carved out its status as a “shopping” event where affluent buyers purchase their yachts and luxury products!

Major yacht brokers and brands such as Majesty Yachts, Simpson Marine, Monte Carlo Yachts and many others have already confirmed their presence at the event with many more major brands who have already booked their booths!

With the event held in Jakarta, it would attract even more relevant visitors to the event as a majority of luxurious yacht owners and high net worth individuals are all based in Jakarta and all eyes would also be on the city to move the yachting industry!

Proudly held in Batavia Marina, which exudes pure elegance with reminiscence of “Old Jakarta”, the vintage grandeur of Batavia Marina would bring visitors back in time to the olden days of Batavia.

Indonesia Yacht Show 2015 To Host More Than 100 Exhibitors

March 11, 2015

With more than half a year away before the 3rd edition of Indonesia Yacht Show 2015 (IYS) is staged, response from exhibitors had been really positive, with major yachting and luxury brands already placing their bookings for the event. The 2015 IYS will be hosted by Jakarta in Indonesia, a beautiful Asia yacht charter destination, on August 22 and 23.

Majesty 105 Yacht to be displayed by Gulf Craft at the 2015 Indonesia Yacht Show

Majesty 105 Yacht to be displayed by Gulf Craft at the 2015 Indonesia Yacht Show

The Indonesia Yacht Show is proudly known in the industry as an event that delivers quality visitors where the well heeled high net worth individuals of Indonesia do their major yacht “hunting” and luxury shopping. The event is set to welcome more than 3000 visitors and generate more than USD 150 million worth of potential transactions during the 2-day event!

Some of the premier brands who have booked their places at the event include Gulf Craft, who will be exhibiting at the IYS 2015 for the third time. The company will be bringing in displays of their yachts at the “In-Water” exhibits area. Visitors and buyers from Indonesia will have the chance to get more “hands-on” with the 2 yachts namely: motor yacht Majesty 48 (Berthing area booth: D25)  and superyacht Majesty 105 (Berthing area booth: D26).

Indonesia Yachts Show 2015, August 22 – 23

October 20, 2014

The 3rd edition of Indonesia Yachts Show 2015 will be hosted by Jakarta in Indonesia, a beautiful Asia yacht charter destination, on August 22 and 23. The past two events had attracted more than 8000 visitors and USD 100 Million worth of potential business, setting the pace as one of the leading luxury yachting lifestyle exhibitions in the region.


This unique yachting extravaganza will once again showcase the latest yachts and boats to the growing class of Indonesian millionaires with massive dispensable income.

What To Expect At Indonesia Yachts Show 2015?

• More than 3000sqm worth of yachts, boats and luxury lifestyle exhibits.

• More than USD$80 million worth of products would be on display.

• More than 6000 international visitors are expected to attend this mammoth event.

• An expected USD$600,000 of press and broadcast coverage.

Facts Of The Yachting Industry In Indonesia

–          22% Increase in Indonesian Millionaires in 2013-2014

–          Leading the world in terms of freshly minted millionaires is Indonesia, which has seen 22% rise in their number over the past year. While Mexico, with only 7% increase, is the laggard in the MINT group, it still does better than the worst-performing BRICs nation Russia, which had a 4.8% increase.(Source: Business Insider, 26 May 2014)

Demand For Luxury Yachts

There is a growing amount of highly affluent local Indonesians and expats in Indonesia searching for Yachts and leisure crafts. Pantai Mutiara in Jakarta, which many of the rich reside, provides direct access to personal yachts and boats at their very own backyard.

Indonesia becomes a potential yachting haven as neighbouring Singapore struggles with berthing capacity.

Yacht sales in Asia currently account for 9 percent of the global market share, according to consultancy Wealth-X. The boom has far outstripped infrastructure growth, resulting in some awkward moments when boats pull up to moor. The shortage is most acute in Hong Kong and Singapore where space, whether on land or on water, is scarce. Singapore’s ONE15 Marina Club, where monthly berth rentals cost S$10,000 ($8,000) for a 40-metre boat, is currently at full capacity. (Source: Reuters, 27 April 2014)

More “Yacht Friendly” initiatives by the Indonesian Government

The PIB Customs Bond has been eliminated by the Indonesian Customs Department and replaced with a new and more amicable system. The new law in effect from 3 December 2011, forms the framework to ease the regulations regarding foreign yacht visits, create conditions that will encourage investment and facilities, and stimulate the general economic development of coastal communities.

The Venue

Batavia Sunda Kelapa Marina

(06º 07’ 08” S, 106º 48’ 58” E)

Sunda Kelapa Harbour Area

Jl Baruna Raya No 9

Jakarta 14430

Date: 22-23 Aug 2015

Opening Hours: 12am – 8pm

A very successful Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

June 25, 2014

This year’s 2nd edition of the Indonesia Yacht Show ended on a high note, marked by the sale of even more boats than during the previous event. There were over 20 boats showcased at the on-water display and over 60 local as well as international exhibitors attended the event, which was hosted by the breath-taking Southeast Asia yacht charter destination – Indonesia.

Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

Major brands such as Princess, Gulf Craft, Wider, Azimut and Ferretti and brokers Simpson Marine which have also graced the last edition, were brimming with smiles as potential orders were evident during the 2-day event which generated more than 5,000 visitors this year and surpassing last year’s turnout by more than 20%!

Indonesia Yacht Show 2014 from above

Indonesia Yacht Show 2014 from above

This year’s event was also decorated with luxury lifestyle elements such as luxury concierge service provider “Quintessentially” which had a well decorated VIP lounge at the event and catering to the higher society.High-end audio brands such as Macintosh was also present at the event showcasing their audio products to the discerning few.

Princess Yachts at the IYS 2014

Princess Yachts at the IYS 2014

Champagne Sponsor Nicolas Feuillatte made their presence felt by providing complimentary champagnes to VIP visitors and exhibitors throughout the event and Singapore property developer, Far East Organization, was also on site to showcase their latest luxury properties in Singapore.

Wider Yachts at the IYS 2014

Wider Yachts at the IYS 2014

A unique fusion of yachts, luxury lifestyle and the finer things in life made the Indonesia Yacht Show an important annual platform for luxury lifestyle providers to showcase their products to the well-heeled upper class society in Indonesia. It has inadvertently become an event where the highly affluent buys their “toys” and where the rich would like to be spotted.

The next edition of the Indonesia Yacht Show 2015 returns on August 22-23 at Batavia Marina, Jakarta. More yachts and luxury lifestyle items are expected to be on display as international and local exhibitors both are looking to catch a slice of the lucrative Indonesian luxury market where the rich spends lavishly!

Successful participation of Gulf Craft in 2nd Indonesia Yacht Show

June 12, 2014

This month’s 2nd edition of the Indonesia Yacht Show has been a great success for Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht manufacturers. Taken place last June 7 and 8, the event was hosted by Jakarta’s Batavia Marina, nestled in the fantastic Southeast Asia yacht charter destination – Indonesia.

Mr. Notis Menelaou (left), Sales Manager of Gulf Craft with guest of honor, Mr. Heru Budi Hartono (middle), Mayor of North Jakarta

Mr. Notis Menelaou (left), Sales Manager of Gulf Craft with guest of honor, Mr. Heru Budi Hartono (middle), Mayor of North Jakarta

Mr. Notis Menelaou, Sales Manager of Gulf Craft said: “This year we had a better show. Although, the visitors were less than last year, there were more interested buyers. That’s more important. Also, the location of our stand this year was better. Visitors have not missed  passing by our stand.”

Gulf Craft at the Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

Gulf Craft at the Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

The honorable Mayor of North Jakarta, Mr. Heru Budi Hartono, who officially opened the Indonesia Yacht Show, visited the Majesty Yachts stand. He was pleased to learn about the company and their products, most especially, the Majesty Yachts.

Gulf Craft Stand at the Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

Gulf Craft Stand at the Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Gulf Craft.

Ferretti Yachts to be present at Indonesia Yacht Show 2014

March 14, 2014

The organisers of the Indonesia Yacht Show (IYS) 2014 are delighted to announce that the leading Italian yachting brand Ferretti will join their already amazing line-up of exhibitors.


The Ferretti 570 yacht will be presented first time in Indonesian waters by Dimitri Marine who represents the Ferretti brand in Indonesia.

Ferretti was represented last year with an indoor booth, but due to impressive results from the first IYS, they have decided to bring the boat over to Jakarta this time round for potential buyers to get more “hands-on”at the outdoor berthing area.

Ferretti Group is an Italian company among the world leaders in designing, building and marketing luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, and CRN.

Marketing Director for Dimitri Marine said: “Indonesia is an upcoming market for luxury yachts and by bringing the boat over to the Indonesia Yacht Show this year, we are sure we would be generating more positive responses and potential customers from the event!”

About Indonesia Yacht Show 2014 (IYS)
The 2nd Edition of Indonesia Yachts Show 2014 will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia. This unique yachting extravaganza will showcase the latest yachts and boats to the growing class of Indonesian millionaires with massive dispensable income fuelled by the country’s booming economy!

Indonesia Yachts Show 2014, June 7 – 8

October 09, 2013

To be hosted by Jakarta, situated in the lovely Asian yacht charter destination – Indonesia, the second edition of Indonesia Yachts Show is set to run on June 7 and 8, 2014. The next year’s edition is expected to be bigger than ever, featuring more in-water displays. The event will take place in conjunction with the Indonesia Yacht Forum 2014, to be held on June 6.


The first edition of the Indonesia Yachts Show was a great success, setting the event as one of the leading luxury yachting lifestyle exhibitions in the region. This unique yachting extravaganza will once again display the latest yachts and boats to the increasing class of Indonesian millionaires, with massive dispensable income.

The inaugural edition concluded with 80 exhibiting companies from 7 countries, more than 2000 visitors from 10 countries and generated more than USD 50 Million worth of potential sales during the two-day event.

Indonesia has once again proven itself as a vibrant up and coming yachting market and the last event also attracted big name exhibitors such as: Simpson Marine (Distributor For Azimut Yachts), Aycer Yachts, Dimitri Marine (Distributor For Ferretti Yachts), Princess Yachts, Wider Yachts, Gulf Craft, and many others.

Conference Date: 6 June 2014
Exhibition Date: 7 – 8 June 2014
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm
Venue: Batavia Sunda Kelapa Marina, Jakarta


Date : Date 6 June 2014
Venue : Batavia Sunda Kelapa Marina
Jl. Baruna Raya No.9. Jakarta 14430
Opening / Closing time : 12PM – 17.00PM
Organizer : PT. Megawatt Asia
Contact : Budi Sutrisno/ Syelly Phie
Email Address : marketing@megawatt-asia.com
Phone : +6221 7112 2770 / +6221 4966 6414

Southeast Asia Yacht Charter for Big Fish, Spirit and Dyna yacht

July 10, 2013

Following their busy Mediterranean charter season, superyacht BIG FISH, luxury yacht SPIRIT and the recently launched Benetti charter yacht DYNA will be available for SouthEast Asia yacht charter. All three of these fantastic vessels provide great safety, comfort, luxury and are amongst the best for Asia Pacific yacht charter, so you can truly relax and enjoy your dream holiday.



SouthEast Asia Superyacht Charter

Southeast Asia superyacht charter offers a unique and memorable holiday experience. The region boasts astonishing cultural diversity as well as varied landscape, including breathtaking secluded beaches, hill-side villages, busy cities and mountainous rain-forests. Cruising South East Asia charter guests will be welcomed by friendly locals, calm waters and long sandy beaches. Some of the most popular destinations for luxury superyachts include Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Philippines.

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Palawan Beach - Image credit Phillippines Tourism Board

Thailand Yacht Charter

Everything you read about Thailand Yacht Charter is true! Pearly white sand beaches, relaxing under coconut palm trees and crystal clear waters are all there to await you. Here you can be sure to find a private bit of paradise completely to yourself. Chartering a superyacht in Thailand means complete freedom of cruising and discovering new destinations.  Thailand, Phuket and the Andaman Sea are becoming increasingly popular as top yacht charter destinations thanks to the array of interesting things do see and do, and yacht charterers truly feel like they are in a very different place from home.

Thailand yacht charter

Thailand yacht charter

Myanmar Superyacht Charter

Myanmar superyacht charter or Burma yacht charter, is another unique and special experience, providing yacht charterers with holidays that are truly one-of-a-kind. There are over 800 tropical islands to discover, with excitement and thrilling adventures coming in all shapes and sizes. Once you experience Myanmar (Burma) luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht charter, you will keep coming back for more.

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Myanmar - Image credit Myanmar Tourism Board

Indonesia Yacht Charter

Indonesia is massive, and there is also a massive selection of destinations to visit on your next Indonesia yacht charter vacation. There is the untamed tropical wilderness, the endless amount of islands and the fabulous coastlines to enjoy. Some of the most popular parts of Indonesia to discover include the romantic ports of Ambon, Makassar, Jakarta and Bali. This area has a rich seafaring history dating back to the spice trade and beyond. Bali, a renowned holiday destination, is situated near east Java. If you prefer relaxation and seclusion, however, there is also Flores and Irian Jaya with their thousands of undisturbed remote and tiny virgin islands, which will seem very distant from the busy tourist crowds of Java and Bali.

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Bali Art Festival ke-35- “Taksu” Inspirasi dan Kharisma - Image credit indonesia.travel

Philippines Yacht Charter

Made up of over 7,000 islands, Philippines yacht charter offers an amazing holiday experience in a place which has long been a crossroads of trade routes, influenced by China, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, and the US overlaying the native cultures. Following decades of political disruption, the country has only recently begun to become a leisure travel destination, meaning that the vast amount of stunning natural sights are practically undeveloped with very little tourists around. Philippines is a country made for exploration by luxury superyacht. Here you will enjoy diving with barracudas and whale sharks, hold the world’s smallest primate, climb volcanoes, drift along an underground river, and perhaps discover something entirely new amongst these exotic, relaxed islands.

Palawan Philippines

Palawan Philippines


Expedition charter yacht BIG FISH

Big Fish yacht is an explorer type displacement vessel, measuring 45 metres and was designed by Greg Marshall Design. She was launched in New Zealand by McMullen & Wing in 2010, boasting powerful styling and is a modern blue water, stable, functional and comfortable explorer superyacht. She is currently available for charter in the following areas:

July: Cruising Thailand and Indonesia

August / September: Unavailable

October / November / December:  South-East Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines)

BIG FISH -  Main


Accommodation about Explorer Big Fish is offered in five double staterooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 10 guests. The main deck guest cabins are convertible into two VIP suites, with the beds folding back against the wall, providing flexibility. Big Fish has an excellent selection of water toys and amenities, in addition to her 28ft customised McMullen & Wing tender.

BIG FISH -  Spa Pool

BIG FISH - Spa Pool

Luxury yacht SPIRIT

Luxury yacht SPIRIT is a fabulous AMELS built vessel, from the Amels Limited Editions 177 yacht range, currently cruising the Mediterranean. Following her Med yacht charter season, SPIRIT yacht will head for South East Asia and be available for yacht charter in Maldives during the Russian holiday (1-10 November). She will then cruise further East and be based out of Southeast Asia and head back to Europe for 2014 Mediterranean summer yacht charter.

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

Luxury superyacht SPIRIT

The 54 m Amels charter yacht SPIRIT features sleek and elegant exterior design by Tim Heywood, combined with light and contemporary interior design by Nuvolari Lenard, offering comfortable accommodation to up to 11 charter guests. Guests will find comfort in one master suite, two VIP cabins, one double and one twin cabin. The sixth cabin has now been converted into a dedicated spa area. Her special features include an amazing massage and beauty therapy room along with a masseuse and a yoga instructor; as well as a gym located on the deck with great views to enjoy while working out.

Guests will find a spacious sun deck and a top deck, which can entertain up to 100 guests and also features a professional teppanyaki grill. There is also the custom hot tub located on the bow as well as the epicurean style galley. Superyacht Spirit is also equipped with an outstanding selection of Sea Doo’s, mopeds, windsurfers, canoes as well as tenders.

Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht

The brand new Benetti Classic 121 DYNA yacht is another fabulous charter yacht heading to Southeast Asia, featuring exterior design by Stefano Righini and beautiful interior by Francois Zuretti. Luxury yacht DYNA boasts 5 beautifully appointed suites, which include a full-beam master suite, two double cabin and two twin cabin. She will be available for yacht rent around Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar, from December 2013 to mid April 2014.

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

Launch of Benetti motor yacht DYNA

DYNA yacht’s Francois Zuretti interior was created in collaboration with her Owners, and boasts a combination of lacquered wood with marble finishes and luxurious soft furnishings. There are large, floor-to-ceiling windows, providing charter guests with excellent views and plenty of natural light penetrating the interior. Her sun deck is very spacious and features an excellent choice of water toys, such as jet skis, sea-bobs, wake-boards and a trampoline. In addition there are towables and snorkelling gear.

All three of the vessels are amongst the top superyachts available for rent and are an excellent choice for Asia Pacific yacht charter vacation. For more information about chartering these outstanding motor yachts, or any other luxury yacht in South East Asia, please contact our professional charter brokers here.

Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia attended first Indonesia Yachts Show in Jakarta

July 01, 2013

Designed to set the pace as one of the leading luxury yachting lifestyle exhibitions in the region, the inaugural Indonesia Yachts Show 2013 took place in Jakarta on June 8 and 9. The event showcased a great variety of yachts as well as leisure crafts, together with suppliers of quality services to the yachting world.

Captain Jimmy from APS Indonesia at Indonesia Yachts Show 2013

Captain Jimmy from APS Indonesia at Indonesia Yachts Show 2013

Among debuting exhibitors, the Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia team, led by Captain Jimmy Blee and Richard Lofthouse, were part of the new yachting extravaganza showcasing the latest yachts to the growing class of Indonesian millionaires with massive dispensable income.

Captain Jimmy said APS Indonesia enjoyed a notable presence at the first Indonesian Yachts Show, reporting: “With Indonesia emerging as the ‘go to’ cruising destination in Asia, it was only fitting that Asia Pacific Superyachts had a strong and profiled presence during the event held at the Batavia Marina Jakarta.”

The APS display was decorated with beautiful cruising scenery and collected a great deal of interest over the two day event with APS reporting good crowds on both days: “We were very surprised how much interest there was in the potential for domestic Superyacht cruising at our booth”, said Capt Jimmy Blee. “We were often two deep in people at our exhibit booth, people with serious interest inquiring about our Superyacht services and what role APS played in the yachting industry in Indonesia.”

Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is the most experienced Superyacht agency in the country with a 12-member team of dedicated marine, F&B and administrative staff well led by Richard Lofthouse. Richard’s luxury F&B background has established a service base Captains and Owners have to come recognize and appreciate. Captain Jimmy is often in demand by Superyachts as he has led many a fantastic cruising journey and comes equipped with a wealth of experience to share in designing a custom itinerary.

APS Indonesia Richard Lofthouse at Bali harbour

APS Indonesia Richard Lofthouse at Bali harbour

“Given the excellent reputation of APS in Indonesia it has been a natural progression that the majority of the bigger Superyachts, 50 meters and over, have relied on APS Indonesia for all of their cruising advise, support, service and logistic needs. We at APS Indonesia were very pleased to be part of the success of the first Yachts Show and look ahead to an even bigger and better Indonesian Yachts Show in 2014”, reports the APS Indonesia directors.

Captain Jimmy believes that as the fledgling Superyacht industry grows in Indonesia and more and more Captains and Owners discover the amazing cruising potential of the region, Asia Pacific Superyachts will be in the forefront to provide honest and transparent services of the highest level to all visiting and domestic vessels.

The country is seen as being tapped as an upcoming luxury yacht market and the Indonesia Yachts Show is expected to be among the leading luxury yachting lifestyle exhibitions in the region. The government’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy gave its formal backing (to be found on the Indonesia Yacht Show’s website and throughout the media leading up to the event), announcing: “The government has prepared a Presidential Decree No. 79 about how they will facilitate the ships sailing into Indonesia, said Director General Of The Tourism Destination Development, Firmansyah Rahim, alluding to work underway to make it easier for yachts entering and cruising in Indonesia.”

Jakarta is home to many of the country’s burgeoning nouveau riche and with the luxury yacht and lifestyle event in their own backyard, the yachting event is of keen interest to area millionaires, a population segment which is rapidly growing according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute: “The number of Indonesian millionaires will almost double to 207,000 by 2017, from around 104,000 in 2012.” From the ‘Indonesian Millionaires The Global Wealth Report’ by the Credit Suisse Research Institute, “Indonesia’s total wealth increased by US$420 billion to $1.8 trillion from January 2010 to June 2011 and was among the top 20 highest contributors of wealth growth.”

Next year’s dates for the Indonesia yacht and luxury lifestyle event in Jakarta has already been announced for 7-8 June. With the high interest from Superyachts in cruising Indonesian waters and the growing amount of highly affluent local Indonesians and expats in Indonesia searching for yachts and providers, Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is among those looking forward to being part of the second Indonesia Yachts Show in 2014.

Gulf Craft to attend Indonesia Yachts Show 2013

June 05, 2013

Gulf Craft, a world renowned builder of luxury yachts as well as fiberglass boats, is continuing its strong push into the South East Asian market, with a participation in this year’s Indonesia Yachts Show. The event will run in Jakarta, from June 8 to 9.

Majesty 135 Yacht by Gulf Craft

Majesty 135 Yacht by Gulf Craft

Indonesia, which is home to one of the world’s fastest-growing pools of private wealth, is expected to see a sea change in coming years as the number of HNWIs witnesses a significant increase. According to the “Wealth Report: Asia” released by prominent Swiss private banking group Julius Baer last year, the number of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) in Indonesia is set to increase to 104,000 in 2015, from a mere 33,000 in 2010.

“We anticipate a significant surge in interest in luxury goods in the coming years and we want to grow with the market,” said Gulf Craft’s Chief Operating Officer Erwin Bamps. “We were one of the very first companies in the yacht business to recognize Indonesia’s potential and have had a presence in the market for more than two decades. Our strong experience in emerging markets, our understanding of the needs of Asian customers and the heightened interest we received at recent Asian boat shows such as the Hainan Rendez-Vous, Singapore Yacht Show, the Phuket International Boat Show and the China International Yacht Show in Shanghai place us in a very favourable position to service the Indonesian market with yachts that are made for its waters.”

Bamps added that Indonesia has an avid appetite for consumer goods and that this extends into the luxury goods market. “The increase in disposable income combined with active marina development will lead the way for more Indonesian HNWIs to take to the water and we are watching the market very closely,” added Bamps. “We have a strong dealership network in Asia and we are constantly looking for ways to boost the support facilities we offer our clients. We are confident that our long presence and experience in Asia will serve us well in the years to come, especially in strong growth markets such as Indonesia.”