Set to take place from April 18 to 21, the 21st edition of Boat Asia, the leader in yachting and leisure marine lifestyle, represents the longest established boat show in the region. Over the years, Boat Asia has been responsible for putting Singapore firmly on the map for the sale as well as servicing of luxury yachts, contributing significantly to the growth of the leisure marine industry. Year after year, Boat Asia has offered regional buyers a unique opportunity for comparing boat specifications, making yacht purchases and networking with fellow enthusiasts. This year, Boat Asia will pull out all the stops in its latest installment with a spectacular line up of on-water yacht exhibits and yacht-related products and services.
As always, a mainstay of the show is Horizon Yachts, the largest yacht manufacturer in Taiwan. Horizon will be showcasing six yachts out of which three are classified as Super Yachts. These include the elegant and contemporary Horizon 90 yacht as well as ‘Super Yacht Awards 2012’ Nominee, the Horizon RP120 superyacht Muses. Luxury motor yacht Muses features a sleek exterior with advanced on – board technology and can comfortably accommodate ten guests in en suite cabins.
In addition, making her grand world debut will be superyacht Tango 5, the latest Horizon EP115 from the EP Series, Horizon’s much – praised long – range expedition series of ocean – going vessels. Commissioned by a Singapore – based buyer, the Tango 5 yacht was designed with ocean adventure in mind with five staterooms, an extended cockpit for fishing and a customised dive area.
Joining this impressive line – up will be other world renowned brands encompassing all areas of the yacht building scene, both power and sail, including Beneteau, Cabo, Jeanneau, Lagoon to name just a few. New this year to Boat Asia, Reel Torque Yachts will be presenting the impressive Cabo 52, flagship of Cabo’s Express fleet of sleek flybridge sports fishing yachts. Adventourous visitors with a hankering for big game fishing will enjoy viewing her large, beamy lines, huge fishing cockpit and full customization options.
An impressive line up of charter yachts ranging from power boats to sailing boats and catamarans with full crewing and catering services will also once again be available for visitor inspection. Meanwhile the engineering and supply side of the boating industry is well represented by leading brands such as Aquila – Nova, MAN Diesel, Maggie Catene and YMC Marine amongst others.
Held at the award winning Marina at Keppel Bay, this premium location exuding style and sophistication provides a smooth launch pad to the stunning marine parks around the region. Engage the marina’s charter services or sign up with Keppel Bay Sailing Academy if one is looking advance his sailing skills.
As always, Boat Asia redefines luxury not only on the water but on dry land too, with its lifestyle exhibitors and sponsors. This year, the boat show has put together one of the most impressive set of lifestyle brands ever seen in a boating setting.
Corum is the Official Timepiece with classic nautical chronometers on display. “Priceless” moments can be savoured with MasterCard, who host Boat Asia’s VIP Island Suite and will be tantalizing members’ palates with a world – class gastronomic spread from Gaggenau in conjunction with renowned star chef Ryan Clift, culinary impressario from Singapore’s renowned, award – winning Tippling Club.
Visitors can fuel their ‘need for speed’ with McLaren Automotive, this year’s Presenting Sponsor of the boat show. Or, they can take a test drive in one of Official Car Land Rover’s iconic 4×4’s. For those prefering to take things at a slower pace there is the Mumm Champagne Floating Bar, another new attraction this year, as well as waterfront fashion shows by Sophie Martine of Paris. Those wishing to capture their precious Boat Asia moments for posterity should watch out for camera manufacturer Leica as well as premium luxury mobile phone maker Vertu at the lobby area. Paul and Shark return as Official Yachting Wear sponsor.