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Princess Yachts to attend 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show

August 20, 2014

Princess Yachts International has announced their participation in the upcoming PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014. The company will showcase an impressive number of 15 luxury vessels during the event, including the world debut of the all-new motor yacht Princess 68.

Rendering of the new motor yacht Princess 68

Rendering of the new motor yacht Princess 68 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

A majestic cruiser offering an incredible mix of space, accommodation and performance, the new Princess 68 yacht comes loaded with unique owner-focused features, including a private stairway for the stateroom, the ability to seat four or five people around the helm, a galley aft layout that delivers two full dining areas and a wonderfully social foredeck.

The most technologically advanced flybridge yacht yet from Princess, the Princess 68 yacht’s composite construction is comparable to that used in Formula 1 and delivers one of the highest levels of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length. This four-cabin, 34 knot yacht also includes a vast deck saloon and a flybridge that will be the envy of many a 75ft vessel.

Luxury yacht Princess 68 will be on the marina, at Berth M517, and promises to be one of the most spectacular launches of the year.

Luxury yacht Princess 60

Luxury yacht Princess 60 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

New Princess 60

Along with the Princess 68, on the marina the new Princess 60 yacht will be making her International debut. The superstructure of the Princess 60 includes an incredibly deep window line offering stunning panoramic views from the saloon.

Two flybridge layout options are available; the standard layout features a huge aft seating area and a convertible seating-to-sunpad area forward. The second flybridge layout is designed to complement the optional hardtop, an increasingly popular feature, with a large seating area forward under the hardtop’s electric opening roof and an independent sunpad aft.

Beautiful joinery and exquisite details combine with the latest finishes and materials from the Princess Design Studio to create the ultimate three-cabin Flybridge yacht.

Superyacht Princess 88

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

15 boats on display

Princess will also be exhibiting a near full range of models. From the Flybridge range, the Princess 43, 52, 56, Princess 72 Motor Yacht, 82 Motor Yacht, 88 Motor Yacht and 98 Motor Yacht will also be on show.

From the V Class range of Sport Yachts the multiple award-winning V39 will be shown in a new sunpad layout for the first time, along with the V48, V52, V57 and V62-S.

Away from the marina, the Princess stand (E055) will be showcasing the new Princess S72 yacht, the first time this powerful Sportbridge yacht will have been seen at the show and forms part of a double European debut with another S72 being shown at the Cannes Boat Show.

Princess S72 Yacht

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The S72 yacht delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with her performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. The lower helm offers a more refined place to pilot the boat, but a large carbon fibre sunroof still delivers plenty of on-water atmosphere. Add in three cabins, including a full beam stateroom, finished in an exclusive range of materials from the Princess Design Studio and the S72 is quite simply the most exciting motorboat design on the water today.

The Princess stand includes an owner’s lounge and a balcony overlooking what is one of the most spectacular on-water events in the world. They hope to see you there.

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

David King to step down as Chairman of Princess Yachts

August 07, 2014

Having been one of the original founders of the leading UK luxury yacht shipyard Princess Yachts in 1965, David King is to stand down as Chairman at the end of August. Citing his wish for new minds to lead the company forward, Mr King will remain a director and concentrate mainly on new yacht design as well as development, an area in which he has always been actively involved.

David King

David King

After a period of consultation, the Princess board of Directors has appointed Philippe Mellier as its new Chairman.

Mr  Mellier is the CEO of The De Beers Group, the world’s leading diamond company, and was previously the Executive Vice President at Alstom s.a., the world’s leading high-speed train producer. Prior to this, Mr Mellier worked in the automotive sector, holding senior and board-level positions within Ford, Renault and the Volvo Group. He brings to the role uniquely useful experience in high-quality, performance-focused product manufacturing, marketing and sales.

A French national, domiciled in the UK, Mr Mellier will continue as CEO of The De Beers Group and serve in a non-executive capacity at Princess.

Princess Yachts’ Managing Director, Chris Gates, said, “David King is and always will be a part of Princess. He has been a magnificent servant to this Company and the wider British boatbuilding industry. This change of roles will allow us to strengthen and grow the business while still benefiting from David’s unmatched experience and skill in designing the best motor yachts in the world. We look forward to welcoming Philippe into the Princess family and benefitting from the vast experience he brings from the luxury goods and high-performance manufacturing sectors.”

In a statement to the Princess workforce and wider family, David King said, “It has been an incredible journey since 1965. I could not have conceived of the growth and success we have achieved over the years, success that is entirely due to the wonderful people that work here and our Distributors around the world.”

“From our humble beginnings we have become a world-leading company respected across the international boatbuilding sector and one that enjoys secure ownership and management.”

“It has been my privilege and pleasure to work alongside you all and I look forward to working with you still, in my role focusing on product development.”

Video: Princess Yachts Australia at GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display 2014

August 06, 2014

From Thursday 31 July until Monday 4 August, Princess Yachts Australia attended the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display, hosted by the Rose Bay Marina, a lovely Sydney yacht holiday destination. During the event, the company showcased seven of their latest models, including the striking Princess V72 yacht. Below is a video showing Princess Yachts Australia at the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display 2014, published by Princess Yachts.

Princess Yachts to attend GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

July 29, 2014

Luxury yacht enthusiasts and those with a penchant for the finer things in life are invited to get up close and personal with some of the most striking yachts in the world during the upcoming GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display. From Thursday 31 July until Monday 4 August, Princess Yachts Australia will be showcasing seven of their latest models, all to be displayed at Rose Bay Marina, a fantastic Sydney yacht holiday destination.

Princess V72 Yacht

Princess V72 Yacht to be displayed during GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

The display line-up with feature seven yachts spanning the Princess range. The Princess 52 will represent the Flybridge range while the Princess V48, V52, V57 and Princess V72 yacht will be available for guests to explore.

General Manager of Princess Sales, Hugh Simson says: “We look forward to welcoming Sydneysiders and visitors alike to Rose Bay Marina to see firsthand what makes a Princess Yacht truly one of a kind.

Australia has an inherent love of boating and one of the largest recreational boating populations in the world. Over the past few years we have seen this love evolve into a more sophisticated manner which in turn, has created a demand for luxury motor yachts for which Princess is a market leader”.

There is no admission fee to the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display which is open to the general public from 9am over the five-day period. As well as showcasing seven Princess yachts, visitors can also view an Aston Martin Volante and Rolls Royce Wraith floating on pontoons as well as the ultimate diamond experience by Bunda.

Event details:

GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

Rose Bay Marina

594 New South Head Road

Rose Bay, Sydney

Thursday 31 July – Monday 4 August 2014.

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm

Admission: Free

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Princess:

Luxury motor yachts to be displayed by Princess Yachts International at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

July 21, 2014

Set to run from September 8 to 14, this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will feature three show debuts by Princess Yachts International.  The company will be heading to the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes with an amazing fleet, including the European debuts of the sensational motor yacht S72, as well as the spectacular superyacht Princess 88.

Princess luxury yacht S72

Princess luxury yacht S72

Also on show will be luxury yacht Princess 82 and 88 Motor Yacht, the 52 and 56 flybridge yachts and the V57 and V48 Open sports yachts, with the award-winning Princess 43 making its show debut along with a new version of the all-conquering V39, sporting an optional extended sunpad layout in the cockpit.

All of these boats will be found at the Princess stand – Jetee 002, in the heart of the Mediterranean’s most vibrant and sophisticated show. The Princess stand itself will stretch over some 55m (180ft) of harbour waterfront with public viewing areas and a dedicated customer lounge.

Boats on show

Having made its world debut in Miami earlier this year, the S72 will make her official European debut at Cannes. This Sportbridge yacht, the first model from the S Class range, delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with its performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. On deck you have a tender garage, hydraulic platform, sunpad, a cockpit complete with surround seating and a full wetbar plus a private foredeck seating area.

Motor yacht S72 - Owners Stateroom

Motor yacht S72 - Owners Stateroom

As with all Princess models, glass is put to incredible use on the S72 yacht with stunning wraparound screens for the deck saloon and angled hull-side windows for the stateroom, while all three guest cabins enjoy exceptional natural light and the best views imaginable.

The S Class interior has been uniquely created by the Princess Design Studio, with bespoke contemporary furniture and textured silk panelling mixing with polished steel and Macassar Ebony. This Sportbridge yacht’s British heritage is always present, retained through classically toned leathers, cabinetry and herringbone linings.

The flagship of the Princess flybridge fleet, the Princess 88 Motor Yacht will be making its Cannes debut. This serious long-range yacht offers an efficient cruising range of over 1500 nautical miles at 10 knots while also having the power to push up to the high twenties when its twin V12 diesel engines are called into action.

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Onboard, the Princess 88 superyacht delivers four sumptuous en suite cabins including a stateroom with huge hull-side windows for the most sensational seascape views whether running or at rest. The one-level deck saloon and dining area comes with an optional balcony, reaching out over the water whilst opening up the interior to the full emotion of the sea, and all at the touch of a button. The cockpit includes a wraparound seating area and wetbar while at the foredeck you have another more private seating and sunbathing area, the perfect retreat when in harbour or a sensational vantage point at sea.

A full four-man crew quarters and mess area is found at the stern of the 88 yacht where a hydraulic bathing platform will lower a tender or your friends into the sea.

Luxury yacht Princess 88 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Princess 88 - Saloon

With so much on offer and so many wonderful choices to make, the Princess Design Studio offers a personal and complimentary consultation on all models from the 88 Motor Yacht and above. This includes full personalisation of the interior as well as numerous on-deck options with one of the design team, with access to exclusive furnishings from fashion houses including Fendi Casa.

The Princess 43 yacht is the entry-level flybridge from Princess that delivers superyacht levels of engineering and finish. From its sublimely smooth 30 knot ride quality to its incredible on-deck sophistication and interior luxury, the award-winning 43 is hailed as the finest entry-level flybridge on the market today. Two double cabins, both en suite and with full shower cubicles allow the 43 to sleep up to six people. The saloon, lit by huge one-piece windows and warmed by rich cabinetry, offers an unmatched level of luxury and space with deep, low level seating and a vast array of finish options, so you can realise your ultimate boating dream.

Joining the 43 will be Princess iconic yacht V39. A proven performer and multiple award-winner the world over, this market leading sports yacht now comes with the option of a full aft sunpad. The new design retains the same level of seating and stowage as the standard model but adding a full 6ft long (1.8m) sunpad, with a sliding backrest allowing you to alternate between seat and sunpad. The area is finished with a teak top and the upholstery can be removed and stowed in the locker below.

Delivery of new Princess 40M motor yacht SOLARIS

July 21, 2014

The all-new 40-metre motor yacht SOLARIS has been recently delivered by the prominent British shipyard, Princess Yachts. Available for rent in such popular Mediterranean yacht charter locations as Italy, Monaco, Croatia and Corsica, Princess 40M charter yacht SOLARIS can comfortably sleep her guests in the stylish contemporary interiors, beautifully designed by Mark Berryman.

Yacht SOLARIS - Main

Yacht SOLARIS - Main

Princess 40M luxury yacht SOLARIS offers elegant and comfortable accommodation to up to 12 charter guests in 6 generous en-suite cabins. These include a full-beam master suite, which can be found on the bridge deck, as well as a full-beam VIP cabin, which is positioned forward of the salon. This superb vessel also hosts additional 4 guest cabins and a full-beam gym, situated below decks.

Yacht SOLARIS - Deck Looking Aft

Yacht SOLARIS - Deck Looking Aft

The main deck of super yacht SOLARIS provides a shaded entertaining and seating area, followed by an extended swim platform, complete with a garage full of amazing water toys. There is also a generous sundeck, fitted with a retractable roof top, alfresco dining, sun pads, chaise lounges, wet bar and deluxe Spa Pool tub.

Yacht SOLARIS - Salon

Yacht SOLARIS - Salon

Luxury charter yacht SOLARIS is run by twin powerful MTU 2895hp diesels, reaching a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. In addition, she is fitted with zero speed hydraulic fin stabilizers for optimum comfort.

Princess Yachts announces double European debut for motor yacht S72 at Cannes and Southampton Boat Shows

July 18, 2014

Following her successful world launch at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show earlier this year, the new motor yacht S72 by Princess Yachts International will be showcased at both the Cannes Yachting Festival as well as the Southampton Boat Show this September. It will be a double European premiere for Princess S72 yacht, and one that will provide show visitors with the opportunity to see this superb vessel in the flesh.

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The powerful Princess S72 yacht, the first model from the S Class range, delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with its performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. The lower helm offers a more refined place to pilot the boat, but a large opening carbon fibre sunroof still delivers plenty of on-water atmosphere.

On deck you have a tender garage, hydraulic platform, sunpad, a high-specification cockpit complete with surround seating and a full wet bar plus a private foredeck seating area.

Princess S72 Yacht - Interior

Princess S72 Yacht - Interior - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

As with all Princess models, glass is put to incredible use on the luxury yacht S72 with stunning wraparound screens for the deck saloon and angled hull-side windows for the stateroom, with all three guest cabins enjoying exceptional natural light and exquisite detailing.

Both boat shows will show off the latest Princess interior styling from the Princess Creative Design Studio with bespoke contemporary furniture and textured silk panelling mixing with polished steel and Macassar Ebony. But this British Sportsbridge yacht’s heritage is always present, retained through classically toned leathers, cabinetry and herringbone linings.

Luxury yacht S72 - Cabin

Luxury yacht S72 - Cabin - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Below is a choice of the exquisite charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.

Princess Yachts Greater China Limited (PYGC)

July 07, 2014

The leading UK luxury yacht manufacturer, Princess Yachts International, has reinforced its distribution network in Asia with the newly formed ‘Princess Yachts Greater China Limited’ (PYGC). The company’s representative for South China as well as Hong Kong will now take overall responsibility for the People’s Republic of China.

Princess Yachts

Known as Princess Yachts Greater China Limited (PYGC), this newly formed operation amalgamates Princess’ existing Distributor for Hong Kong, Macau and Southern China, a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, the flagship investment holding company controlled by Dato’ Dr. Cheng Yu Tung and family (the “Cheng Family”), with a new partner, DCH Marine Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Dah Chong Hong Holdings Ltd. This newly formed joint venture will allow Princess to expand its reach across China with plans already underway to create a network of sales and service centres in key locations across mainland China.

The base of operations for PYGC will remain in place within the existing offices in Central Hong Kong. Through its previous work in the south, PYGC has already established a strong record for sales and service and this new move will further improve Princess’ reach throughout the region, having already sold and delivered a number of new Princess craft up to and including the Company’s 98 Motor Yacht and 105-foot  32M Yacht.

Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited is a Hong Kong-based conglomerate with a diverse portfolio in automotive, food and consumer products. With huge experience in the luxury market, DCH is a prominent force in the automotive sector in Greater China, with over 50 years experience. DCH was the key player in the successful introduction of Bentley Motors to mainland China and led the market to become the second largest importer for Bentley in the world.

Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited is the controlling shareholder of New World Development Limited, a leading Hong Kong-based conglomerate with interests in property, infrastructure and service, department store and hotel businesses. The Cheng Family also controls Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, the world’s largest jewellery retailer with over 2,000 points of sales in Greater China.

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

HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2014, September 2 – 7

June 27, 2014

This year’s HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show will be hosted by the Amsterdam Marina from 2 to 7 September. Northern Europe’s most complete in-water boat show will display more than 300 new boats from five to 25 metres. The event annually provides a comprehensive overview of European yacht building expertise, with all major international brands represented. The boat show is situated in the heart of Amsterdam, easily accessible by car as well as public transport. It is an ideal event to combine with a city trip to the Dutch capital.

Luxury motor yacht Princess 82 - the largest vessel to be displayed at the 2014 HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show

Luxury motor yacht Princess 82 - the largest vessel to be displayed at the 2014 HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show

From three to 25 metres
The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show will exhibit a wide and diverse list of boats small and large, series and custom-built, in aluminium, steel and polyester. This year, exhibitors will again be presenting dozens of premieres, many of them global. The show is an essential port of call for people considering a possible purchase as virtually all major Dutch and European brands are represented at the show.

The boats on offer will include daysailers, cabin sailboats, luxury sailing yachts, motoryachts, launches, tenders, sports boats and RIBs. The average length of the sailboats will be approximately ten metres, while the motorboats will measure eleven metres on average. The 3.3-metre Delta 325 Turbojet will be the smallest motorboat on display, while the 25-metre motor yacht Princess 82 will grace the jetties as the largest. Among sailboats, the Saffier Se 23 will be smallest, at seven metres, while the Bestevaer 66ST by KM Yachtbuilders will undoubtedly attract the interest of many visitors as the largest sailing yacht.

Strong in steel
Several of the debuts presented in the steel segment will allow Dutch manufacturers to confirm their worldwide reputation as premium yacht builders. Here is a selection of world premieres which have been announced among the motoryachts to date: the Andante 436 by Aquanaut Yachting, the Executive 1500 by B. van den Hoven Jachtbouw, the Boarncruiser 42 Retro Line OK-HT by De Boarnstream, the Contest 52MC Flybridge, the Korvet 14 CLR by Deep Water Yachts, the FS Concordia Experience 50 by FS Schiffstechnik, the Knobbe Classic 39, the Linssen Classic Sturdy Sedan 36 Deckbridge, the Favorite 1500 by Mulder Shipyard, the North-Line 42 Wheelhouse, the Pikmeercruiser 44 AC, the Panorama FF46 by Steeler Yachts, the Sabre 42 Salon Express, the Jetten 41 Sedan and the Storm X-53 F. Examples of new models on the Dutch market in the launches and sports boat segment include the Bavaria 35 Sport, the Broom 430, the Criss*Cross 28 Corsair, the Da Vinci 30, the Inter Cruiser 31 Cabrio, the isloep 777 and the Nimbus 450 Coupe.

Sailing yacht debuts
The sailing yacht segment also seems to be experiencing more dynamism in the market in terms of innovation and adaptation of existing models. The show will feature Dutch and world premieres by brands such as Arcona, Bavaria, Bestevaer, Comar, Dherler, Elan, Garcia, Hanse, Maxi, Moody, Pointer, Saare, Saffier, Salona, SwedeStar, Varianta, Winner and X-yachts.

Wide choice of launches and tenders
The range of launches, weekenders and tenders on offer remains an important part of the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show exhibition programme. Visitors interested in this segment will have over forty models of many different brands to choose from.

Those interested in the large and luxurious can indulge in the motoryachts and sailing yachts measuring sixteen metres or more showcased by Lengers Yachts, Mulder Shipyard, Princess Yachts, Storm Yachts, Contest Yachts, KM Yachtbuilders and Nova Yachting.

New: tour on the IJ by Canal Company
The waterfront of the IJ brings together the rich history of Amsterdam and its resolutely contemporary architecture. In recent years, the shores of the IJ have gone through breakneck development, including the construction of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, a true landmark for the area. Discovering this panorama from the water is certainly worth the effort. Visitors to the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show can step onto an Amsterdam Harbour Cruise boat for a tour designed especially for the occasion (4 times a day).

New: ‘Boats with a story’ Pavilion
A new feature is the ‘Boats with a story’ pavilion, which will be organised in partnership between the magazine Zeilen, bookshop L. J. Harri, Uitgeverij Hollandia and Watersportmedia. This will involve five boats, each of which has starred in an article, a book or an ebook, berthed next to each other at the jetties. The skippers who have previously entrusted their stories to paper will tell all about their experiences in person, onboard their boats (in Dutch) and in short presentations between the stands of L. J. Harri and Zeilen. From adventurous construction processes to world circumnavigations or exciting weeks on the Wadden Sea mudflats, ‘Boats with a story’ promises to be the meeting place of choice for sailors at the show.

New: hoverboarding
The latest sports craze from southern Europe, hoverboarding, is a new variant on the flyboarding which was also seen at HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show in recent years. Hoverboarding is similar to snowboarding on a water jet. Professionals will show their art, and the public will also be able to give it a try at a cost of € 25 per 20 minutes).

Especially for the kids: Optimist on Tour
The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show is one of the stops made by Optimist on Tour as it travels around the Netherlands from May to September. This event comprises a range of activities for children, who can become acquainted with various watersports, such as sailing in an Optimist, sailing in a canoe, stand-up paddling and running in a water ball. There will also be plenty to do on dry land: experiments in a water lab, learning to tie knots, or achieving the best score in a sailing game. All these activities will take place under the watchful eye of expert instructors.

Sailing by oneself
A fascinating programme for children, youth and adults alike is planned on and around the water. Almost all activities are free, allowing anyone to discover the fun of water sports. Trial sails of boats and dinghies, sailing lessons for children, hoverboarding demonstrations, rowing, surfing, aquawalking, manoeuvring clinics, man overboard clinics, waterscooter demonstrations through the KNRM and match racing in Maxfuns 24 will provide a dynamic water sports backdrop around the exhibited boats.

Dutch glory: sea tug Holland and rescue ship Insulinde
Two of the notable appearances on the jetties will be Holland and Insulinde. The former, a 57-metre historical sea tugboat, is the last remaining representative of a steel generation that has since become a part of Dutch seaborne heritage, and a unique monument of Dutch naval architecture.

Visitors will also be able to step onboard the 18.5-metre Insulinde, the world’s first large self-righting motor lifeboat made from steel. She has already completed 341 trips and rescued 332 people. Insulinde has been declared as a piece of Dutch sailing heritage and is the flagship of the National Lifeboat Museum Dorus Rijkers.

Culinary delights at Duin & Kruidberg
The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show will consist of more than just boats. More than a hundred exhibitors on the quay will present nautical items, clothing and accessories. The centrally located outdoor café of Restaurant Duin & Kruidberg will provide the perfect place to take a break after a walk along the jetties for a tasty snack.

Amsterdam tourist information
A visit to the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show can be easily combined with a short city trip or a longer stay in Amsterdam. The free ferry across the IJ brings visitors from the NDSM yard to Central Station in just twelve minutes. From there, there are endless options for shopping, museum visits, sightseeing, bike rides, good food and hotels in central Amsterdam.

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!