2017 SYS marked as ‘best ever edition’

Written by Charl van Rooy

Sunday wrapped up four days of boat show fun as the 2017 Singapore Yacht Show came to an end with the customary blowing of horns by the 94 yachts moored in Sentosa Cove’s One°15 Marina. After welcoming 14,286 visitors through its gates over the course of the event, many who attended the show agreed that this year would go down as the ‘best ever edition’.

The SYS had its largest yacht on display yet this year, the 77-metre Silver fast with many of the exhibitors choosing to debut their new models at the show. “We saw plenty of good quality clients, and we are optimistic about a sale,” commented Guido Krass, owner of SilverYachts in Australia and builder of Silver Fast. “Our competitors were also happy to be able to show a superyacht of superior quality - if we want to develop the Asian market, we have to let everyone on board to promote the top end of the industry.”

In addition to the luxury yachts on display, visitors were treated to a glamorous programme of supercar parades, fashion shows, yacht parties, gourmet food stalls and an array of pop-up bars.

Gulf Craft’s Mahmoud Itani comments on a successful show for the Middle Eastern yachting brand: “Gulf Craft have been present at all seven Singapore shows now, and we fully intend to continue our presence in 2018. The Show feels very positive this year - there have definitely been more visitors, more serious buyers having more fun, and we like the new opening times.”

Next year’s event has already been confirmed and visitors can save the dates from 12 to 15 April 2018 in their calendars.

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