With some of the most beautiful and untouched coastlines in the world, Asia is quickly growing in popularity as a boating destination. Smaller boat and tenders are ideal for making a first foray into the spectacular on-water opportunities that the region presents, and organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show have signed up an impressive display of the most popular day boats, cruisers and tenders to cater for those looking at the small-boat market.
Held from April 18 - 21 at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, the Show will welcome a number of expert exhibitors who all offer a huge choice of brands and yacht types, to suit every style and budget.
Many of the show’s exhibitors are the exclusive Asia dealers for some of the world's most popular boat brands. All experts in finding the perfect boat for customers, they are well placed to advise on any enquiries about the small boat market.
As the exclusive Singapore distributors for many of the world’s leading boat names, Premium Nautical provide both new-build and pre-owned yacht brokerage services. Their selection of both motor and sailing yachts from eight brands runs from 18’ all the way up to 115’ and includes day sailers, catamarans, cruisers and more. Hong Seh Marine is the Singapore dealer for brands including Cranchi, Viking Yachts and Riva. They will be presenting boats including the SIXTY4 HT hard top design; the 2013 flybridge 54 Fly model; and the Atlantique 40, all from the popular Cranchi range. Their Viking range allows offers huge choice, including sportsfishing and cruising yachts.
Long time supporters of the Show, Simpson Marine are the region’s exclusive dealer for enduringly popular brands including Azimut, Lagoon and Beneteau. They will have an impressive fleet on display at the Show that includes a range of mid to large Azimut models, catamarans from the industry-leading builder Lagoon, two of the latest Beneteau sailing models and the Beneteau Flyer 650 model.
There is plenty of choice on offer, no matter what you are looking for. For those considering sail over motor, Solaris Yachts build beautiful sailing yachts from 35ft to 100ft at their Italian yard. Designed for true lovers of the sea, they combine beautiful design, comfort and performance.
Aquacraft Asia Pte Ltd are also specialists in sailing yachts, and represent the German brand Hanse Yachts in both Singapore and Malaysia. Hanse Yachts offer superior designs, comfort, competitive prices and ease of sailing for a small crew.
Another sailing option comes from Ocean Quality Systems who will be presenting their 60ft Frers-designed Explorer C-60 catamaran model to visitors. Malaysian-based yacht dealership Pen Marine represent Italian brand Wider, whose range includes their stylish Wider ’42, the perfect choice for a day boat and a stepping stone into yachting.
As well as their strong position in the superyacht market, Princess Yachts and Sunseeker both have very popular sub-30m ranges on offer, starting at 39ft. Princess Yachts will be using the show for the Asian debut of the P52 model, and their P56 will be the first delivered to Asia. Sunseeker will have a 19m model on display at the show, and will also be promoting their range, which includes performance cruisers ideal for coastal exploring and sports yachts.
At the bigger end of the market, exhibitors Long Range Marine are currently building a 24-metre Realship Expedition Vessel at their new facility in Thailand. The yacht presents a spacious and quality option for the more adventurous buyer.
Small watercraft, jet skis and tenders offer endless entertainment on the water. Official tender supplier of the Show is La Marca Marine, the exclusive dealer for the ZAR-Formenti line of RIBs. Their boats, which come in a wide range of models, feature a patented design which marries the advantages of the space and stability of a rigid hull boat with the high-performance and safety of a rigid inflatable boat (RIB).
Supratechnic will be returning to the Show, and represents brands including Williams Jet Tenders and Waverunner jet skis. Williams’ Turbojet models combine speed and comfort to provide fun on the water: a versatile option, they can be used as standalone boats, or as a support tender for a mother vessel.