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March 2024

Hong Seh Yachting will be alongside their principal Ferretti Group at the upcoming Singapore Yachting Festival 2024 (SYF 2024) to showcase an intriguing line-up of yachts from Wally, Riva, and Ferretti Yachts. On display will include the Rivamare 38 with her sinuous, flowing lines and sheer class, the classic and stylish Ferretti Yachts 780, the sleekly designed Wallypower58, and what might be the jewel of the show, the innovative and bold Wallywhy200, making her debut in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Rolex China Sea Race 2024 started on Wednesday 27 March 2024.  All 21 yachts got off to a clean start in the stunning Hong Kong Victoria Harbour. APSA Founder Member Peter Churchouse has been racing this offshore classic since the early 80s, and this year Moonblue 2, his custom-designed Warwick 65, is competing in the Premier Cruising division.

Burgess is delighted to announce its appointment as Central Agent for the sale of M/Y AMELIA, now lying in Hong Kong. Crafted by Princess Yachts International, UK, this stunning yacht boasts an expansive open-plan main deck, creating a captivating living space complete with a charming country-style galley and forward dining area. The 29.1m (95.4ft) AMELIA is part of the sought-after Princess X95 series, constructed in GRP by UK shipyard Princess Yachts International and delivered in 2022. With accommodations for up to 7 guests across 4 elegant cabins, indulge in unparalleled comfort and style on the high seas.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

April sees the return of the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) after a highly successful inaugural event in 2023. The SYF will take place 25-28 April 2024 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. With over 70 yachts on display and an abundance of F&B, entertainment, and immersive activities on offer, visitors will be able to fully engage in the yachting lifestyle. APSA is a Supporting Partner for the SYF, and we look forward to welcoming superyachts to the event this year. APSA members are eligible for a discount code and for more information Suzy Rayment at

Returning after a highly successful inaugural event in 2023, the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) will take place from 25th – 28th April 2024 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.  The 4-day event will showcase spectacular yacht displays and stunning entertainment. Early Bird tickets are available online till 31st March and all APSA members are eligible for a discount code for both the Festival and the Conference for more information please contact

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit is taking place in Hong Kong on the 5 and 6 of June, at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel. The summit aims to develop the Asian superyacht market in a bid to attract more yachts to the region. For more information on the APSA members early bird discount code please

Sanlorenzo S.p.A. (“Sanlorenzo” or the “Company” or the “Group”) announces the closing, on 5th March 2024, of the acquisition of 95% of share capital of Simpson Marine Limited (“Simpson Marine”) from Mike Simpson, for an equity consideration of USD 10 million, plus an earn-out up to USD 7 million calculated on the net profit for the 2023 fiscal year.

Horizon Yachts Open House 2024 embraced the theme “Welcome Home” and over 300 guests attended the three-day event held on March 5–7 at the Horizon Yachts Group headquarters in Kaohsiung. Owners, guests, global partners, and international press celebrated the world debut of four brand-new yachts. Over 200 guests were welcomed by Horizon Group Founder and CEO, John Lu to the Gala Dinner on the first night of the three-day event.

On March 16th, at the historic Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, M/Y Papa Joe”, the seventh unit of Diamond 44M, took to the water during the traditional and exciting slide launching ceremony. The yacht, with external lines designed by Giorgio Maria Cassetta and interiors designed by the Benetti Style Department, will be the family boat of the owner who, collaborating closely with the Shipyard, wanted to make it his second home.  

The Anambas Islands Archipelago in Indonesia is now being recognised as a new and exceedingly attractive South China Sea cruising destination, thanks to a huge improvement in facilities and the ease of clearing yachts in and out. This collection of over 200 small Indonesian islands is part of the Indonesian Riau Islands Province.

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard teamed up with Catalano Shipping Services New Zealand to host the 2024 Auckland Captains’ Long Lunch at Homeland Dining Room, superbly located on the waterfront at Viaduct Harbour in the heart of the marine precinct. A diverse group of 26 international Captains, industry proponents, and agents, along with Steve Fisher, Alex Binks, and Sarah Toxward from Rivergate, gathered for an appetizing lunch featuring the freshest local seafood and regional produce.

In anticipation of a surge in vessel traffic, Port Denarau is set to undergo significant infrastructure upgrades and improvements throughout the year. Port Denarau CEO Cynthia Rasch told Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) recently that these enhancements aim to enhance the overall experience for yacht owners, crew members, and visitors, solidifying Port Denarau’s status as a premier yachting destination and a bustling tourist hub.

The Sea Leisure Yachting Group (SLYG) proudly announces finalising the acquisition of the Ocean Voyager brand from the Grand Large Yachting Group in France, consolidating the position of SLYG as one of the leaders in the day charter sailing catamaran market.

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), together with Superyacht Australia and the Australian Commercial Marine Group is pleased to announce three international keynote speakers for the upcoming annual ASMEX Conference to be held from Monday 20 May to Wednesday 22 May 2024, at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.

 March was a very busy month for the yachting community in Oceania, with a flurry of events taking place in both New Zealand and Australia. In partnership with the 2024 Auckland boat show, The Superyacht Gathering’s annual Long Lunch took place on Waiheke Island on March 14th, 2024.

Superyacht Life Foundation and APSA are proud to endorse World Boating Day and would like to invite you all to take part in its first edition. World Boating Day is an industry initiative crafted to break down barriers and open the doors of our exceptional industry, from 25-26 May 2024.

SuperYacht Times if offering APSA members a discount code for the early bird tickets for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Summit 2024 being held at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, from the 5th and 6th June 2024. The Asia-Pacific Superyacht Summit will focus on the development of Asia as a superyacht cruising destination and how to get more Asian clients interested in the construction, purchase, and charter of yachts.

Horizon Yachts is holding their grand event for 2024: The 2024 Open House, from 5-7 March 2024. The Biennial event sees Horizon owners, clients, partners, international media, and family and friends from around the world gathering in Kaohsiung to celebrate Horizon’s latest achievements while learning more about the brand’s strengths and capabilities as a luxury yacht builder.

Dear APSA Members and Friends

Spring is an active time for APSA in Asia, and the next event on the superyacht schedule is APSA member Horizon’s biennial Open House, a celebration of yachts, culture and innovation being held at the shipyard’s facilities in Kaohsiung, 5-7 March 2024. Over 100 superyacht owners, agents, brokers, and industry professionals will gather for three days of entertainment, superyacht launches, yacht hops, cocktail parties, and gala dinners. I am very much looking to forward to attending the personalised tours of the Horizon Group’s expanded, cutting-edge shipyard facilities, and the insider's view to where the magic happens in crafting these world class vessels. 

Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) announced a long-term partnership with host venue Dubai Harbour. New agreement offers Dubai International Boat Show and the global yachting community great opportunities for growth. After four days of buzz, excitement, energy, and buoyant boat sales, the 30th edition of the DIBS has secured a long-term home and will fast-track the momentum of Dubai as one of the world’s most attractive yachting destinations.