Opening Asia To Superyachts

About Us

Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is the leading professional and regional yacht industry association for Asia; and the first ever cross-country association established in Asia.


  • We work to actively promote our members who are Asian yacht businesses and for worldwide yacht businesses that want to do business in Asia.
  • We promote the South, South East and Eastern Asia region to the global superyacht community as one of the world’s three main cruising regions.
  • This is achieved through collaborative promotional activities, sponsored social events and international yacht shows such as Monaco, Fort Lauderdale, Singapore and Thailand Yacht Show; and direct promotional activities year round to proactively connect our members with Captains and Owners.

We are into the second half of 2021 and the boating industry is reporting a marked recovery from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are seeing an impressive rebound, especially in the superyacht market which has gone from strength to strength. Sales of new and second-hand superyachts are at levels comparable to the bumper year of 2018, so there are definitely some positive vibes for the industry.

It is with great sadness that APSA has learned that one of our Founding Members, Daragh O’Higgins from Techworx, passed away on June 3rd, 2021.

APSA: Why did you join APSA

Nigel: “I was asked by Colin Dawson who realized that I had an operation already in Japan. Colin and I didn't know each other well at the time and I didn’t know many of the founder members. But the benefit that my business has received from being a part of APSA is incredible and the connections are stronger now and that is why I joined – I knew my business would benefit.”

The launch of the “Phuket Sandbox” programme that began July 1st signaled the beginning of Thailand’s tourism revitalisation. Following Phuket’s reopening will be the “Samui Plus” Model with registration for entering Thailand under the slated reopening scheme reopening July 15th.

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