The Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) 2019 has seen another successful year, receiving more than 16,000 visitors, displaying 87 luxury yachts and exhibiting over 150 brands and companies dedicated to living and cruising on the water.
Running over four days from the 11th to the 14th of April, the ninth edition treated its visitors to lavish yacht parties, adrenaline-inducing water sports taster sessions, gourmet meals and top quality bars as well as supercar parades. It is estimated that more than half of this year’s visitors came from overseas, with potential buyers and yacht charterers from the Asia Pacific region coming from as far afield as Australia, China and Japan.
The vessels on display represented numerous international brands, including long-standing attendees Azimut Yachts, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Ferretti Group, Hong Seh Marine, Princess Yachts, ProMarine, Simpson Marine and Sunseeker to name but a few.
These shipyards used SYS 2019 for 30 local and regional yachting premieres, further adding to the prestige of Asia’s largest boat show.
Of note during the event was the change from last year for Leopard Catamarans, following the newly launched sailing yacht LEOPARD 50: “While power catamarans are still very popular, we’ve noticed a big change among our clients, with many of them veering towards the sailing catamarans this year,” commented Regional Manager Kit Chotithamaporn. “We are absolutely committed to Asia and Singapore, building the brand strongly in the region.”
Prior to the opening ceremony for SYS 2019, the Asia Boating Awards celebrated excellence in the industry at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel. Italian builders, in particular, received multiple accolades, with Monte Carlo Yachts and Riva Yachts receiving Best Flybridge Yacht (above 55ft to 80ft) and Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft to 110ft) respectively for the MCY 70 and Riva 110 Dolcevita respectively.
Organisers Verventia are passionate about developing the potential in the region for the luxury yachting market and are constantly seeking ways to improve the show year on year for all involved.
Wade Pearce, Show Director of Singapore Yacht Show said: “We have a big team, and we put our all into making the Singapore Yacht Show work, so it’s good to hear that it continues to contribute to the development of the industry in Asia. Feedback from participants tells us what we’re doing right and what we need to change. In that way, the Show hopefully strengthens every year, and we are making some big changes for our 10th Anniversary Edition next year.”
“SYS is well established as a world-class platform for industry professionals looking to meet new prospective clients in Asia. For those newcomers interested in exploring the world of yachting, this is where they can see everything and meet everybody.”