Boat Asia 2013 to open today with spectacular array of luxury yachts on display

TMX Show productions is thrilled to announce a spectacular array of luxury ...

Boat Asia 2013 to open today with spectacular array of luxury yachts on display

April 18, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

TMX Show productions is thrilled to announce a spectacular array of luxury yachts, showcasing the best that the leisure marine industry has to offer at Boat Asia 2013. The event will open at Keppel Bay Marina in Singapore today, and will last until 21 April, 2013.

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5 to be displayed at Boat Asia 2013

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5 to be displayed at Boat Asia 2013

Over 30 yachts from 6m to 50m will form the centrepiece of the boat show, exhibited both on and off the water. This year, participating brands include Bavaria, Beneteau, Carver, Cabo, Fairline, Grady White, Grand Banks, Horizon, Lago, Odyssey, Princess, Prosail, Raymarine, Riviera, Silvertrone, Stealth, Zar and others. Marine infrastructure is once again well represented and supporting marinas of Boat Asia 2013 include Marina at Keppel Bay, Changi Sailing Club, Raffles Marina, RSYC, Yacht Haven and Nansha Marina.

Superyacht ‘Tango 5’, the latest Horizon EP115 from the EP Series, Horizon’s much-praised long-range expedition series of ocean-going vessels will make its maiden appearance at Boat Asia 2013. Commissioned by a Singapore-based client, the yacht was designed with ocean adventure in mind with five state rooms, an extended cockpit for fishing and a customised dive area.

New 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. Adventurous visitors with a hankering for big game fishing will enjoy viewing her large, beamy lines, huge fishing cockpit and full customised options.

This year, the Boat Asia will also feature a brand new hosted program for high net worth visitors from China and Indonesia. There will also be a Gala event for the cream of Asia’s boating high society and the leisure industry.

An impressive line up of charter yachts ranging from power boats to sailing boats and catamarans with full crewing and catering services will be presented by established charter specialists. Meanwhile the engineering and supply side of the boating industry is 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 for the sixth consecutive year, the premium waterfront precinct of Keppel Bay provides a smooth launch pad to the leading boat show in this region. Situated on Singapore’s only private island, Marina at Keppel Bay provides the ideal setting for participating international lifestyle brands and activities. Sailing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Royal Yachting Associated (UK)-accredited Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA) will also be participating in the boat show. KBSA is the only RYA-accredited sailing academy in Singapore offering customisable private and corporate charters, as well as team building and team bonding programmes.

As always, Boat Asia redefines luxury not only on the water but on land too, with its lifestyle exhibitors and sponsors. This year, Boat Asia 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.

McLaren Automotive is this year’s Presenting Sponsor of Boat Asia. Land Rover, meanwhile, makes an appearance as Official Car of the boat show. 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 premium camera manufacturer Leica as well as luxury mobile phone maker Vertu. Paul and Shark returns as Official Yachting Wear sponsor.

Officially launched at the Cannes Boat Show in September last year, Boat Asia 2013 has grown and played a central role in developing the boating industry in Singapore and the region, with a firm commitment to promoting the business of yacht dealers and their brands, as well as marinas. Exhibitors at Boat Asia 2012, which last year attracted a crowd of 12,000 visitors and over 100 exhibits from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Middle East, and China, routinely transact business worth in the tens of millions of dollars.

Regardless of one’s taste or pleasure in yachts, whether he is a long time boating afficionado or a new enthusiast exploring new water sports hobbies, there’s something for everyone this year at Boat Asia 2013.

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