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July 2021

The Azimut|Benetti Group, which has a strong presence in the Asia region, reports that the Benetti OASIS DECK™ has contributed to the extraordinary success of the Oasis 40M, which boasts sales of six units in the APAC region.

Colin: In 2009 YP Loke, Gareth Twist and I came together to create the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA). Soon after we enlisted Simon Turner and Jean Jacques Levigne onto the working group forming the association.

OASIS DECKTM is the name of a new solution offered by Benetti which, based on the extraordinary success of the Oasis 40M boasting sales of six units in APAC region and 15 units globally.

The Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) have announced an exciting new advancement at the award-winning Australian refit and repair facility, increasing their superyacht lifting capacity to 300-tonne and setting a new city record for the largest vessel ever to be raised on the Gold Coast.

Due for delivery in June 2023, the new 56.70 metre Sanlorenzo 57Steel with 5 decks and a tonnage of 1050 GT, will bear the signature of Studio Zuccon International Project, for the exteriors, and Piero Lissoni for the interiors of this second unit.

Mectra Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd is proud to announce our appointment as the authorized dealer for Yanmar High Speed Marine Engine, covering sail boats and pleasure markets.

Fraser is pleased to announce the sale of 40M/131' SILENTWORLD, one of the largest yachts for sale in the Pacific region. Sold by Fraser Australia brokers Peter Redford and Eugenio Cannarsa, who were representing the Seller, with Adam Blackmore from Fraser Hong Kong representing the Buyer. 

Global Marine Travel (GMT) heads into its third year in a row on the Travel Weekly Power List as a specialist Travel Management Company within the Maritime Industry, gaining a new spot at #42 for 2021.

The Administration has developed a new database system (Upvise) that has been customised to meet all our vessel registration and crew certification requirements for the Cook Islands Ships registry.

Burgess is delighted to announce that the 33.9m (111.2ft) Feadship MOON SAND TOO is available for sale. The first of Feadship's Lagoon Cruiser Series, the yacht features an exceptional use of glass, transforming both her appearance and the guest experience inside.

There are many considerations that need to be taken into account when purchasing and operating a business aircraft. Many owners and operators are concerned primarily with regulatory compliance, direct and in-direct tax implications, registration and in some cases, ways to offset costs.

Welcome to Yacht Style Issue 60, which features the magazine’s annual Charter in Asia feature as well as a strong sailing theme reflected in a huge Racing section and Reviews of three sailing brand-new sailing models.

The 2032 Olympic Games to be hosted by Brisbane, the “River City” , will undoubtedly be a massive drawcard attracting an influx of superyachts to Australia.

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.

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.

Ready for departure, destination: X-SPACE. Sanlorenzo, once again, is preparing to set sail for new courses, guiding us on a journey to discover unexplored design horizons.

Sanlorenzo Asia, a division of Simpson Marine, is delighted to announce the sale of a new build Sanlorenzo 52Steel superyacht, with the buyer represented by Julien Solari, Senior Yacht Broker and Singapore Country Manager at Simpson Marine.

In a global yacht insurance market that is still reeling from 20 years of low premiums and wide cover, resulting in huge losses to insurers and subsequent about turns in insurance cover being provided Hong Kong has recently been hit by a series of losses that has shaken an already jittery sector of the insurance industry.