More than 16,000 visitors expected for asia’s largest on water boat show
Asia’s largest on water boat show, the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), will return to the docks of ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 of March 2020 for its 10th annual outing. Show organiser and owner Andy Treadwell, who founded SYS when the yachting industry was looking for a new markets in Asia following the global financial crisis of 2008, spoke with IBI about the celebratory edition:
“Our 10th edition will see the best and latest in yachting and the on-water lifestyle, as well as a full programme of luxury lifestyle product activation and family-friendly fun. SYS has grown from just a dozen boats and a couple of thousand people at its first edition in 2011, to an expected 2020 turn-out of over 16,000 visitors. We are seeing a fast-growing new community of buyers and charterers from across the Asia Pacific region, and we’re getting a lot of interest in the show now – it’s really the only truly international one in Asia. Visitors will see an impressive line-up of global brands and regional premieres, state-of-the-art yacht toys and products as well as lifestyle exhibits from more than 150 world-class companies. As one of Asia’s finest marinas, the venue at ONE°15 Sentosa Cove will unveil a refreshed configuration during SYS 2020, offering greater visibility of the extensive display of yachts”.
Exhibitors already confirmed for the SYS include Absolute Yachts, AMELS, Azimut, Dufour, Ferretti Group, Fountaine Pajot, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Leopard Catamarans, Maritimo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo and Sunseeker alongside leading boat South East Asia boat dealerships Boat Lagoon Yachting, Hong Seh Marine, Marine Italia, Simpson Marine and Sunseeker Singapore.
At SYS, Amels will unveil the brand-new 55m M/Y Papa to the region for the first time. Only just delivered to her owner earlier this year, Papa’s exterior is designed by Tim Heywood, and offers guests the ultimate in luxury with a beach club at sea level and a sun deck with a cinema, 8-person jacuzzi and a Teppanyaki bar.
Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu will add a compelling maritime statement to the line-up at SYS 2020. A long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat, Aqua Blu recently underwent extensive refurbishment bringing the 15 cabin vessel up to world-class cruising specifications.
Another major superyacht builder ever-present at SYS since its very first edition, Westport Yachts will introduce its brand new 38M raised pilothouse motoryacht,
One of SYS’ founding partners; Simpson Marine will be making its 10th appearance at the Show, presenting its largest line-up to date with more than 15 yachts across the Sanlorenzo, MCY, Aquila and Lagoon brands. Unveiling several Asia premieres, the Simpson Marine fleet will include the Lagoon 46, Sanlorenzo SX88 and the Sanlorenzo SL102 Asymmetric the layout of which maximises the yacht space by expanding and rethinking traditional layouts.
Princess Yachts will return with one of the largest on-water exhibits making its Asian debut, the Y78 is a brand new model with a flexible deck layout, a walkthrough foredeck, U-shaped seating and a sunbathing area, whilst her flybridge aft has space for free standing furniture or a crane and a tender. Italian builder Ferretti Yachts will introduce two Asian premieres at the Show, the Ferretti 670 and 720, both products of a partnership with esteemed architect Filippo Salvetti.
“It’s been phenomenal to witness the continued growth of the Singapore Yacht Show and the development of the industry here over the last decade. As we gear up for the 2020 edition, we’ve already confirmed several major superyachts, and all the production builders are bringing bigger line-ups than ever,” says Treadwell adding that the show will have a more sustainable approach. “With a focus on a cleaner ocean, and bringing high-end, high spending tourism, we are sparking conversations about the need for industry stakeholders to tackle sustainability, addressing the issue of plastic waste, protection of some of the world’s most beautiful natural assets, and the re-distribution of wealth to communities that badly need it. And I’m proud to say that governments here are listening – stand by for more news on that front!”