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July 2022

Dear APSA Members and Friends

With just under two months remaining until the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, our sponsors are now onboard for the legendary ‘APSA Superyacht Night’ to be held on Tuesday 27 September on the rooftop of the Novotel Hotel Monaco. Thank you to all those members who have confirmed their attendance, and we look forward to hearing from members who plan to be there so we can add your names to the limited guest list.

The Group confirms its presence at the Cannes, Genoa and Monaco boat shows in September 2022. At the MYS will be the B.Yond 37M being shown for the first time along with Triumph 65M and B.Now 50M Iryna.

Maldives resorts and marinas have been welcoming international superyachts through most of the pandemic, offering a safe experience to those ready to relax and explore the wonders in this one-of-a-kind Southeast Asia destination. And now, this extraordinary destination has won the “Best Island in Asia” accolade at Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards at a ceremony held at Dante Seaport, New York City on July 20th.

After an exhaustive search for the world’s leading superyacht businesses, a 15,000 strong network of crew and captains have voted Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) as Global Leading Superyacht Refit Yard in ACrew’s Superyacht Business Awards.

Simpson Marine is delighted to announce the official launch of its first NFT collection, ODE TO THE SEA, curated by Hong Kong’s established professional photographer and NFT creator Ali G of Ali G Studios.  

On 23-24 July 2022, Lantau Yacht Club jointly organised The Next Experience Boat Show with Nextwave Yachting after months of COVID restrictions, with an impressive line-up of popular Sunseeker yachts and premium lifestyle brands.

The iconic Blue Flag is one of the world's most recognised volunteer awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boat tourism operators. To qualify for the Blue Flag, a stringent set of environmental, education, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.

The Asia Pacific superyacht market broke record yacht sales in 2021, with unprecedented performance stemming from an overall increase in yacht ownership and yacht chartering across the region. Eliza Rayner Group Strategy Analyst Affinity Group, reviews the current market and highlights the key trends that are painting a new era for the Asia Pacific superyacht sector.

Organised by Monaco Marina Management, the 2nd Edition of the Monaco Smart and Sustainable Marina will be held on the 25th and 26th of September 2022 in the Yacht Club de Monaco. Participation can be in person or online. This annual global networking event gathers marinas, start-ups, architects, investors, yacht owners, captains, and other international key industry players. 

Local events, industry news and interesting superyachts options are all part of this month’s newsletter. Azimut|Benetti recently reported on its financial and market performance, announcing that the value of the Group’s production for 2021/2022 reached the €1 billion mark, representing a 19% rise on the previous year. Cluster Yachting Monaco recently hosted the 2nd Annual UHNWI insight summit that looked at the 21st Century Uber Luxury Client, and provided insights from both practical and research sources.

Azimut|Benetti takes the opportunity provided by the launch of the new B.Yond 37M to report on its financial and market performance. Value of production for 2021/2022 reached the €1 billion mark, a +19% rise on the previous year. The Group's percentage growth in coming years is also guaranteed by an order book at an all-time high - over €2.5 billion - which covers production for the next three years.

Simpson Marine is delighted to announce the official launch of its first NFT collection, ODE TO THE SEA, curated by Hong Kong’s established professional photographer and NFT creator Ali G of Ali G Studios. Although the concept of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) has been around since 2014, it is only since early 2021 that NFTs have become increasingly popular digital assets, representing real-world objects like art, music, in-game items, and videos.

The 9th annual Australia Tahiti Rendezvous sponsored by Benetti Yachts was held on July 8, 2022, at Marina Taina, Papeete, Tahiti. With 15 vessels in attendance, superyacht captains and crew were excited to attend to receive updates on the Australian superyacht industry and participate in the day’s festivities.David Good, CEO of Superyachts Australia, said, “Tahiti is one of the jewels of the South Pacific and a large reason why yachts should venture to this beautiful part of the world.

After a first edition in 2021, where over 150 UHNWI professionals joined an exclusive event about the UHNWI Customer Journey online and offline at the Monaco Yacht Club, Cluster Yachting Monaco launched a second edition with the International University of Monaco, on 27th of June at the Monaco Yacht club, The topic focused on The 21st Century Uber Luxury Client – Insights from practice and research. The zoom recording of the event is available online:


Tropical Asia-Pacific yachting destinations are an increasingly preferred global option for superyachts, and a great escape from cold antipodean winters. South East Asia has opened to foreign-flagged vessels and international visitors after being closed for more than two years.

Global Marine Travel LLC (GMT) and Azamara have entered into a multi-year agreement to provide outsourced travel management services to Azamara for their passenger Air/Sea program. Azamara, the upmarket cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion® experiences, has expanded its existing partnership with V.Group to provide guest and corporate travel services to the Miami based cruise line.

The Sydney International Boat Show returns from 28 July to 1 August 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay within the iconic Darling Harbour. From paddleboards to powerboats, kayaks to catamarans, snorkelling to sailboats, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the 53rd Sydney International Boat Show.

The Superyacht Gathering second “Pearl Event” of 2022, aptly named; An Evening in Fiji was all about reconnecting, connecting and having fun. Superyacht captains and industry stalwarts, all coming together for one beautiful sold out night in Fiji. Every superyacht Gathering includes a guest speaker to inspire and educate and An Evening in Fiji was no exception.