Organizers said the four-day Singapore Yacht Show attracted 14,286 visitors and featured 94 yachts on the water, including a record number of world and Asian debuts.
The show was held from April 6-9 at One 15 Marina at Sentosa Cove. The lineup included the largest yacht that has ever been displayed at the show — the 252-foot Silver Fast — and a record number of World and Asian premieres.
Organizers said prominent brands such as Boat Lagoon Yachting and the Ferretti Group chose the show as a platform to debut their newest yachts and concepts to the Asian market.
Boat Lagoon Yachting had the largest exhibit, with 13 boats on display, including the first ever in-water showing of the Princess S60 and the Asia premiere of Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 349.
In partnership with Hong Seh Marine, the Ferretti Group showcased five yachts. Three of them — the Ferretti Yachts 450, Pershing 5X and Ferretti Yachts 700 — made their regional debuts.
"It's been a good show this year for Boat Lagoon Yachting — our biggest display of 13 luxury yachts has attracted a huge amount of interest from both seasoned and first-time buyers, particularly the Princess S60, which made her in-water world premiere at the show this week,” Boat Lagoon Yachting and Princess Yachts South East Asia group managing director Vrit Yongsakul said in a statement. “The event has certainly reinforced its standing as the best platform in Asia for yacht enthusiasts, and it was truly a great opportunity to promote the leisure marine lifestyle."
Gulf Craft, a longtime supporter of the show, brought a Majesty 48 and a Nomad 65.
“The Nomad attracted a great deal of interest,” communications and marketing manager Mahmoud Itani said. “The one on display is hull No. 7, and it is subtly different from its predecessors. We have been gradually refining the interior in response to customer comments and suggestions. 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.”
Show hours were 3 to 9 p.m.
At Simpson Marine, Singapore country manager Nick Stratton reported the sale of a Lagoon 620 Essence on display and a Beneteau Gran Turismo 46, which premiered at the show.
“This boat proved very popular. There are more orders to come,” Stratton said.
Simpson had 40 staff members at the show, representing all of the shipyards in its Simpson portfolio, and “we are confident of many sales to come,” Stratton added. “Our charter program has proved particularly successful, with many bookings confirmed at the show — and our E-power Marine Finance product attracted a lot of interest.”
The show will return from April 12-15 next year.