Singapore Yacht Show 2013 to open tomorrow

The highly anticipated Singapore Yacht Show 2013 will start tomorrow, on April ...

Singapore Yacht Show 2013 to open tomorrow

April 17, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The highly anticipated Singapore Yacht Show 2013 will start tomorrow, on April 18. The event will be hosting a bigger choice of boats, yachts as well as superyachts than Singapore has ever seen.

Singapore Yacht Show 2012

Singapore Yacht Show 2012

One°15 Marina Club is now a hive of activity with the 57.5m sailing yacht Twizzle, the 59.3m motor yacht I-Dynasty, Kingship’s 42m superyacht Star, Sunseeker’s 40m flagship yacht Tanvas, eight boats by Princess, Palmer Johnson’s 47m yacht Vantage, a 33m San Lorenzo yacht, luxury day cruisers by Wider Yachts and the classic 33m charter yacht Shamoun.

The number of exhibitors has more than doubled this year, presenting everything from sporty runabouts and sailboats, perfect for the first time buyer, to glamorous superyachts with all the on-board toys and tenders a billionaire could want.

The event also showcases luxury cars, fabulous property, private jets, contemporary art, and a live fashion show from international resort-wear brands (at 4pm Saturday, at Boaters’ Bar). Complementing the hip, beachside ambiance, DJ Miles Slater of exclusive, members-only nightclub Boujis in London and Hong Kong, will play from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Managing director of Singapore Yacht Events, Andy Treadwell, said exhibitors anticipate healthy sales at this year’s event as the region’s growing number of increasingly wealthy people see boats as their next luxury leisure purchase.

“We are proud to be achieving what we were asked to deliver at the beginning – an event with the vibrancy, quality and reputation of the world’s best marine shows,” Mr Treadwell said.

“With so much going on every day – industry conferences, a luxury gala dinner tomorrow night and plenty of parties – the Singapore Yacht Show 2013 is shaping up to be the region’s premier lifestyle event this year.”

Speaking to journalists today, Roger Liang, founder and managing director of Kingship said he was excited to bring superyacht Star to Singapore Yacht Show. He built Asia’s first superyacht here in Singapore 20 years ago and has since been committed to building beautiful boats that match the Asian consumer’s needs as well as the  region’s regulations.

Kingship superyacht STAR

Kingship superyacht STAR

“For me, being at Singapore Yacht Show is like a homecoming. I am very happy to see the industry here develop so well,” Mr Liang said.

Singapore Yacht Show will be open to the public from 1pm – 6pm tomorrow (Thursday April 18) and 2pm until 8pm from Friday April 19 until Sunday April 21. Door sales $50.

Kingship M/Y Star:

The 42m Kingship M/Y Star launched in 2012, was designed by acclaimed Dutch studio Vripack and built by Chinese shipyard Kingship.

Luxury yacht Star is the largest superyacht built by Kingship to date and picked up an award for Best Asian Yacht Builder at the Asia Boating Awards 2013.

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