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June 2020

We are very pleased to welcome three new Premium members to APSA. HFW is an international law firm, Mectra Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd who supply products and engineering services to the Malaysian maritime industry, and Catalano Shipping, who joined in March, and have recently upgraded their membership to Premium status. ‘Welcome aboard!’ to all our new members!

Hainan is set to become the biggest Free Trade Zone in China, with the new master plan that was released in June, and boats, boaters, and the boating industry on the agenda.

As everyone in the yacht industry now knows, yacht insurance has changed dramatically from where it was 18 months ago. These changes are likely to continue for the foreseeable future and, while many see it as unreasonable that they are now paying higher premiums, suffering higher deductibles while living with less cover and much tighter control, these changes are getting yacht insurance back towards an even keel.

It’s difficult to keep track of the changes on the charter scene, but Burgess has compiled a summary of the different regulations affecting charter destinations around the world

The global Coronavirus pandemic continues to influence and abruptly change the plans of many superyachts. The Captain of the 75.28m Expedition yacht M.Y. Cloudbreak sailed to Galle, Sri Lanka for a short stay.

Behind every great merger, there’s an even greater brand evolution. In February 2019, Global Marine Travel combined forces with V.Group’s in-house travel company, V.Travel, to become one of the top providers of marine travel management services in the world.

HFW is an international law firm with over 600 lawyers working across a global network of 20 offices, including 7 offices located in the Asia Pacific region. HFW is regarded as one of the world’s leading shipping law firms, and the yacht team has been an integral part of the yachting industry for over 30 years.  

MECTRA SYNERGY (M) SDN BHD, a Bumiputra owned company headquartered in Kelana Jaya, Malaysia and aspires to be Southeast Asia's leading provider of technology, engineering, mechanical and electrical tools to the marine industry, and is the authorized dealer for Northern Lights and Fukuda products in Malaysia.

Airline travel the way we’ve been used to is all about to change and may not get back to our same level of travel expectations for 12-24 months.

Sanlorenzo unveils its new SX112 crossover yacht. A pioneer by definition, visionary and determined, Sanlorenzo again looks to the horizon and beyond, shaping a new dream to give rise to original habitat solutions.

Travel Cue Charter in collaboration with Norstar Ship Management continue to work closely with our key customers and anchor charterers in order to bring solutions to the market place.

Many vessels continue to arrive in order to utilise the world class refit and maintenance facilities with outstanding skilled trades. Australia has minimal cases of COVID-19 and is a safe place for yachts and crew.

The Maldives has announced an ease in lockdown restrictions starting from 29th June 2020. International airports will open in phases from 1st July 2020 for flights and tourist and yacht arrivals.

On behalf of Monaco Yacht Show team, we’d like to thank each individual and company that has been supporting the Monaco Yacht Show and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the 30th Monaco Yacht Show from September 22 to 25, 2021 on the Port Hercule of Monaco.

Discovery Bay’s high-end resort-style residential community is soon to open the first of its kind superyacht marina in Hong Kong. The Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) is a welcome addition for the superyacht community in Asia, and members from the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) recently toured the LYC Resort-Marina facility...

The sudden wave of the Covid19 pandemic has caused major worldwide travel disruptions, heavily affecting business operations of many companies around the world. As a result, massive reduction in commercial flight availability and capacity presented a major challenge in executing crew changes, with high number of personnel stranded on board vessels or sites for many months...