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April 2022

April sees more Covid restrictions being lifted in Asia, with both Thailand and Indonesia making it easier for superyachts and their crews arriving in our beautiful cruising grounds. Indonesia is easing access for yachts to enter Bali, Batam, Bintan and Nunukan, and quarantine is now lifted for arrivals by air or by sea.

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), Superyacht Australia and the Australian Commercial Marine Group are proud to announce the 11th Annual Australian Marine Industry Award finalists.

To welcome the coming boating season, and for the remainder of April, AsiaMarine is hosting exclusive Nimbus T-11 boat viewing at the Lantau Yacht Club.

The relationship between China and superyachts is curious – but it might not be for long. Per capita the country has the second-highest concentration of billionaires, trailing closely behind the United States and far outpacing anywhere else in the world.

Thailand will lift the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May 2022. Travellers, including international yachts, will be allowed to enter the kingdom without the pre-arrival nor arrival tests.

Indonesia is easing access for yachts to enter Bali, Batam, Bintan and Nunukan and quarantine is now lifted for arrivals by air or by sea. Good news for foreign-flagged yachts is the new visa is on the horizon as the country slowly gets back to pre-Covid times.

Having arrived into Hong Kong in late March, Sanlorenzo’s new Asymmetric model – the SL90A – has been officially handed over to her owners and is already cruising around the territory’s numerous islands and bays.

On 10th  March 2022, the Affinity Group hosted a Cayman Islands Launch Party to celebrate the opening of their new office. The venue, along Seven Mile beach, overlooks the beautiful Caribbean ocean where guests enjoyed evening drinks and nibbles while viewing a stunning sunset.

LJ Fiduciary are delighted to announce that our team will be attending this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE 2022) taking place from the 23rd – 25th May at Geneva's magnificent Palexpo.

Global Marine Travel, with the assistance of V.Ships Leisure and Elnet Maritime Agency Limited, completed the first repatriation charter flight for 101 crew members working onboard Crystal Serenity – anchored just offshore Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

Brisbane is a major step closer to becoming the Asia-Pacific region’s premier superyacht destination and a more strategic location for Defence and commercial vessels after Rivergate Marina and Shipyard gained approval for a $200 million expansion.

Asia-Pacific Boating (APB) is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new website focusing on current trends and innovations in the industry to find new yachts to buy, charters and more in the world of yachting lifestyle. "Our new website layout is more dynamic and engaging,” says Grace Chien, Publisher of APB.

The Gulf of Siam’s first Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) opens from 9th-12th June in Pattaya’s Ocean Marina. Despite limited global supply of production yachts due to frantic boat buying in the Covid era, TYS promises an exceptional lineup of yachts from most global brands.

There is a lot of change taking place worldwide, and some of this is impacting the superyacht community. It is important to remain positive and focused to continue to build a strong and supportive industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia Pacific Superyachts is pleased to announce that Malaysia is now open to fully vaccinated travelers.

Malaysia welcomes back international travellers after the government announced the full reopening of its borders for the first time after nearly two years of COVID-19 pandemic-related closures.

Originally from the Cook Islands, James Humphreys is now based in the Gold Coast with his young family. Growing up on the island of Atiu, Cook Islands, a passion for the ocean came naturally to him. 

Travel Cue has embarked on a journey to NET ZERO. As part of our effort to limit the risks of climate change and achieve a low-carbon future, Travel Cue has taken action to curb greenhouse emissions through our NET ZERO initiative.

Benetti would be the most desirable choice to offer you the ultimate luxury amenities and also the relaxing moments with your loved ones, enjoy yourself immersing in the ultimate cosiness on the Benetti yachts.

14,000km of beautiful coastline with glistening clear waters and treasure trove. Greece is an unforgettable yacht charter destination to consider with its abundance of golden beaches surrounded by looming cliffs, topped by piecing blue skies, that makes every yacht charter holiday exceptional.

To ensure GMBA can continue to service clients with quality market information and networks GMBA has appointed Godfrey Zwygart as their representative in China.