With less than two months to go, the Singapore Yacht Show 2013 continues to grow at a phenomenal rate. At already twice the size of the 2012 show, more and more market top companies are signing up to attend the show, running at ONEo15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove.
Speaking to media at the show’s partner hotel, W Singapore–Sentosa Cove today (Thursday, February 21), Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of Singapore Yacht Events, unveiled a number of the yachts and boats that visitors can expect to see at the April gathering, and revealed why he believes Singapore Yacht Show is playing a significant part in positioning Singapore as a true “Monaco of the East”.
Set to run for four full days this year, from April 18 – 21, the 2013 show will welcome the award-winning 58m sailing yacht Twizzle, designed by Ed Dubois and built by Royal Huisman in Holland, making her international boat show debut at the Singapore Yacht Show.
British builder Sunseeker will be exhibiting some of its world-leading range of production yachts for the first time, including their 40m flagship motor yacht Tanvas, built specially for an Asian client in 2010, alongside a newly-launched 20m model.
Another hugely popular British brand joining the lineup for the first time this year is Princess Yachts, part of LVMH’s luxury brand portfolio, who will be exhibiting no less than seven vessels at Singapore Yacht Show.
They join other world-renowned builders such as Riva, Fairline, Grand Banks, Hanse Yachts, Sealine, Cranchi and the stunningly innovative Wider Yachts will be on display for those looking to explore their coastline by day-boat.
At the superyacht end, Palmer Johnson, Benetti, Royal Huisman, Westport, Kingship, Azimut, Aycer Yacht and Gulf Craft will all be represented, while leading local dealers and brokers such as Simpson Marine, Luxury Yachts, Premium Nautical and SG Boating will all be participating, with many more exciting announcements to follow shortly.
Now heading into its third year, the show is achieving what it was always asked to deliver – an event with the vibrancy, quality and reputation of the world’s best marine shows, providing a genuinely meaningful marketing platform for the international industry in Singapore. It is the true gateway to the Asian market.
The organisers have added plenty of complementary lifestyle elements to the bill, too. Private aircraft manufacturer Embraer joins the list of exhibitors in the Luxury Pavilion, alongside BMW M-Cars and Lamborghini, and leading contemporary fine art galleries. International realtors iProperty, will also be presenting their showcase of regional high-end properties, and international fashion houses, live bands and a world-famous nightclub will be presenting live shows during the social events.
The Singapore Yacht Show will also this year sit alongside two business-to-business conferences held on April 16 and 17; the annual Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference, and the inaugural Singapore Private Aircraft Conference & Expo (SPACE). In addition, a forum for the international luxury industry, entitled Luxury Keynotes – Understanding Wealth in Asia, is being co-organised on Friday 19th April with event partners Robb Report magazine.
Undisputedly, the Singapore Yacht Show 2013 will be the region’s premier lifestyle event, set in a magnificent location. Conveniently held at ONE°15 Marina Club, the show lends itself perfectly to sunset cocktails and uber-stylish waterside dining at the club and at all the neighbouring bars and restaurants lining the show on Quayside Isle.
Mr Treadwell says the opening of Quayside Isle and the eagerly-anticipated W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, “really completes the visitor experience of the show, offering the perfect stopover to absorb the sights and sounds in style”.
The Singapore Yacht Show has grown to become a yachting event that rivals some of the most important boat shows in the world, thanks to the support of the local yachting and boating industry and the Show’s sponsors and partners. In terms of the significance of the event, and the quality of its exhibitors, there is little doubt that the Singapore Yacht Show is playing a very significant part in positioning Singapore as the South East Asia business hub for the international yachting and boating industry.
Singapore Yacht Show 2013 opening hours:
Thursday April 18: 1 – 6pm
Friday April 19 – Sunday April 21: 2 – 8pm
Public entry fee: $50