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April 2021

Thanks to all our panellists for making Season 2 of the APSA Grand Tour 2021 another success story. We were even able to celebrate APSA’s birthday during the last session, as this was the date (20th April) that the Association was incorporated in 2011. 

The past 12 months have proved to be very special for the Sanlorenzo shipyard which has launched three of its Yacht Division flagship models within the same year: the SX112,SD118 and the SL120A.

Despite the complexities caused by the global pandemic, Benetti Yachts possesses 34 superyachts orders at a value of €700 million, accounting for units both under construction and planning to go on construction before 2021 spring time.

Travel Cue's holding company, Connect Group, has been recognized in the latest Financial Times ranking as one of the High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific in 2021, earning a position in the exclusive ranking amongst the top 500 companies within the region.

Mectra Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd holds the Malaysian agency for Northern Lights, which is famous for its marine generators and the company are also the Yanmar authorized dealers in Langkawi.

French Polynesia (Islands of Tahiti) is opening 1st May, 2021 and Burgess Yachts would like to share information on two outstanding superyachts Hemisphere and Latitude which are available for charter in the South Pacific.

World-renowned scientific research vessel, RV Falkor, has undertaken crucial certification and procurement work at Rivergate’s world-class marina and shipyard ahead of its circumnavigation of Australia.

ASIAMARINE are pleased to announce that their Office in Singapore has been appointed as the official dealer for Lift eFoil, an ultimate electric watersport experiencing flight on the water with no waves required.

The Shipowners Club’s Loss Prevention Department have collaborated with various experts within the industry to produce the Club’s first podcast mini-series addressing yacht fires caused as result of faulty electrical equipment.

GMT Global Marine Travel sat down with yachting expert Jared Watney at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2021 to go over some of the most frequently asked crew travel questions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dear APSA Members and Friends,

April is the month that APSA celebrates its 10th Anniversary: the Association was incorporated on 20 April 2011. Travel restrictions and social distancing mean that this is not the time to celebrate, but surely there will be an opportunity for a BIG party later in the year!

The APSA Grand Tour 2021 Season 2 webinar concludes today Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 1700hrs HKT (GMT +8) with the Indian Ocean Adventure. The panellists include Christophe Ceard (APSA Vice Chairman) who will introduce the session, along with Aashim Mongia (India/Andaman), Prasanna Withanage (Sri Lanka) and Nadhira Muneer (Maldives).

Global Yacht Services, specialises in the management, registration and compliance and consultation for bespoke projects for any sized yachts. Founded in 2020 Global Yacht Services is a company of ‘doers’ according to the Managing Director Brian Tse.

The PCR Test Negative result is not required for the tourists visiting the Maldives if  two doses of recommended vaccine have been administer two weeks before departing to the Maldives.

Simpson Marine and Beneteau APAC are happy to announce the official launch of the Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, the first sailing regatta dedicated to Beneteau owners of its kind in Asia. Dates are set for 15-16 May 2021 so mark this in your diary!

The 37th America’s Cup could be the catalyst for a superyacht boom in Brisbane with dozens of luxury vessels tipped to visit our shores ahead of the 2025 event in New Zealand.

The 37th America’s Cup could be the catalyst for a superyacht boom in Brisbane with dozens of luxury vessels tipped to visit our shores ahead of the 2025 event in New Zealand.

ASIAMARINE is excited to have delivered the first 640 Fly with the full options to the happy owner in March 2021. The award-winning 640 Fly builds on the iconic 500 Fly with its signature transformer wings, extending the beam to 7.4m with a portside bar.