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August 2021

Dear APSA Members and Friends,

Navigating the Covid world continues to be a major challenge. Much of the southern hemisphere is locked down and travel to Australia and New Zealand will probably have to wait until next year. The Northern Hemisphere on the other hand seems to be opening up and this looks more and more like being a permanent situation as more of the populate are fully vaccinated.  

APSA: When did you join APSA, and why?

Christophe: It was Spring 2011, and Colin Dawson was starting up the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA). It was an initiative to connect the yachting industry in Asia, and Colin asked me if I would be interested to join and support.

The world’s most prestigious show, the Monaco Yacht Show, is set to return this year from 22-25 September. Held in the iconic Port Hercules, the Monaco Yacht Show represents the pinnacle of luxury and is, undoubtedly, the premiere luxury event worldwide.

Last week Burgess announced the sale of LIND in an in-house deal with Mark Woodmansey and Eleonora Pitasso representing the seller. This brings the total of yachts brokered by Burgess in Asia to five in 2021, so far - already as many as sold throughout 2019, their last record year.

Brisbane is on the crest of a marine industry apprentice boom with a new wave of opportunities expected from a proposed Trade Centre of Excellence at Rivergate Marina and Shipyard. The state-of-the-art facility would position Australia as a world leader in training and skilling a global marine workforce as well as significantly enhancing the services on offer across the country.

Wheelhouse, MV Indies Trader, Beran Island, Republic Of The Marshall Islands, 08-27-2021

Iconic surf charter company ‘Indies Trader’ is proud to announce the launch of its apparel division via a timepiece collaboration with watch-maker The Sacred Crafts.

Autumn is around the corner and it is definitely a mild and pleasant weather for sailing. Lantau may be your next location to explore if you are tired of the other popular and congested yachting spots in Hong Kong. LYC offers a Yachtcation package for visiting yachts

Integrated Marine Group has opened an office in Whangarei, working in conjunction with Port Nikau. Currently managing three refit & repair projects, Integrated Marine Group is on site onboard MY Senses, SY Sea Eagle II and SY Altair. 

Throughout July, the SuperYacht Group Great Barrier Reef with the support from the Queensland Government hosted four Great Barrier Reef information seminars across Queensland to educate the industry and superyachts on all details of cruising and chartering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 

Water Revolution Foundation is leading a new approach to ocean conservation, and hoping to draw a crowd.

The launch of Water Revolution Foundation back in 2018 represented an important turning point for the superyacht industry. Until then, despite well-intentioned but fragmented efforts, there simply wasn’t an organisation ready and able to take the lead in driving sustainability

Dear APSA Members and Friends

The Tokyo Olympics are concluded and congratulations to Japan for successfully conducting this massive event during the coronavirus pandemic. The world watched while athletes competed, and the Tokyo Games were the ‘most-streamed’ Olympics due to spectators not being allow to attend.

APSA: When did you join APSA and why did you join?

YP Loke: I was part of a small group that discussed forming a region-wide superyacht association in 2009. The impetus for this came from a conference alongside the Singapore Yacht Show that year, at which delegates discussed the need to promote the region as a single cruising entity.

The newest model in the Flybridge Collection is the Azimut 68: a high-tech yacht with a selection of three different layouts on the Main Deck to suit any lifestyle. The new Azimut 68 raises the bar for innovation, as she is conceived to capture the interest of markets around the world by offering customers the opportunity to choose the way they prefer to live onboard.

The Sanlorenzo SX112 flagship of the SX Range, recently won at the prestigious BOAT Design & Innovation Awards 2021 in the ‘Outstanding Exterior Design, Motor Yachts 24m to 39.9m’ category.

YACHTZOO & YACHTZOO JAPAN is central agent for INDIGO the 106 ft expedition yacht built by CBI Navi in 1998. M/Y INDIGO is a proven world cruising Motor Yacht with several global circumnavigations and two transits of the Northwest Passage; all is supreme luxury of this voluminous steel hulled expedition yacht.

The successful Americas Cup AC36 was held in New Zealand during the global pandemic, and New Zealand can safely say all Superyachts and the Owners that ventured to these shores thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The future planning for the AC37 is merely weeks away before we know where in the world, if not Auckland, where it will be held.

The exquisite cruising grounds of the Maldives have been welcoming a steady flow of superyachts since lifting COVID-19 restrictions, attracting a number of foreign-flagged superyachts enticed by the prospect of once again enjoying this fantastic yachting destination.

In its most general form, a family office is a wealth manager created to support the family in the day- to-day administration and management of their affairs and long-term strategy. It is often considered as a privately held company that handles investment management and wealth management solutions for a wealthy family, with the goal being to effectively grow and transfer wealth across generations.

Given all the ways that COVID-19 has changed and is still changing the world, it is entirely possible that the pandemic is a tipping point for enacting flexible or entirely at-home work schedules. Many companies that have already implemented these flexible working policies such as Global Marine Travel (GMT), have observed worker productivity soar.

Lantau Yacht Club (“LYC / Club”) is pleased to roll out the first yachtcation package for yachting aficionados this summer. In the most popular yachting season of the year, yachting lovers are now offered a rare opportunity to try out the new state-of-the-art LYC marina and our premium service at our exclusive Club.