Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Boat Asia 2013 – lining up a host of Lifestyle Activities

by Danny Chaplin on 11 Apr 2013
Horizon EP Series 115’ Tango 5 Boat Asia
TMX Show productions has announced a stunning array of luxury yachts showcasing the best that the leisure marine industry has to offer at Boat Asia, which will take place from 18-21st April 2013 at Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore.

Over 30 yachts from 6m to 50m will form the centrepiece of the boat show, exhibited both on and off the water. This year, participating brands include Bavaria, Beneteau, Carver, Cabo, Fairline, Grady White, Grand Banks, Horizon, Lago, Odyssey, Princess, Prosail, Raymarine, Riviera, Silvertrone, Stealth, Zar and others. Marine infrastructure is once again well represented and supporting marinas of Boat Asia 2013 include Changi Sailing Club, Raffles Marina, RSYC, Yacht Haven and Nansha Marina.

Taking centrestage at Marina at Keppel Bay this year will be ‘Vava II’, a 97-metre superyacht commissioned by a Swiss-Italian entrepreneur for his wife. Built by Devonport Yachts at Plymouth, England, the hull was subcontracted to Appledore Shipbuilders and launched in 2009, at which time she was claimed to be the largest British-built superyacht.

Also putting in an appearance at the boat show venue will be Benetti’s stunningly opulent 213ft yacht ‘Ambrosia’, a six-deck triumph of yacht styling by Stefano Natucci with interiors by yachting classicist Francois Zuretti.

‘Tango 5’, the latest Horizon EP115 from the EP Series, Horizon’s much-praised long-range expedition series of ocean-going vessels will meanwhile make its maiden appearance at Boat Asia 2013. Commissioned by a Singapore-based client, the yacht was designed with ocean adventure in mind with five state rooms, an extended cockpit for fishing and a customised dive area.

New this year to Boat Asia, Reel Torque Yachts will be presenting the impressive Cabo 52, flagship of Cabo’s Express fleet of sleek flybridge sports fishing yachts. Adventourous visitors with a hankering for big game fishing will enjoy viewing her large, beamy lines, huge fishing cockpit and full customization options.

This year, the Boat Asia will also feature a brand new hosted programme for high net worth visitors from China and Indonesia. There will also be a Gala event for the cream of Asia’s boating high society and the leisure industry.

An impressive line up of charter yachts ranging from power boats to sailing boats and catamarans with full crewing and catering services will be presented from such established charter specialists as Azurea Luxury Yacht Charter, Lloyd Marine, SG Yachting and Sunsail. Meanwhile the engineering and supply side of the boating industry is represented by leading brands such as Aquila-Nova, MAN Diesel, Maggie Catene and YMC Marine amongst others.
Held at the award winning Marina at Keppel Bay, this premium location exuding style and sophistication provides a smooth launch pad to the stunning marine parks around the region. Engage the marina’s charter services or sign up with Keppel Bay Sailing Academy if you’re looking advance your sailing skills.

As always, Boat Asia redefines luxury not only on the water but on land too, with its lifestyle exhibitors and sponsors. This year, Boat Asia has put together one of the most impressive set of lifestyle brands ever seen in a boating setting. Corum is the Official Timepiece with classic nautical chronometers on display. 'Priceless' moments can be savoured with MasterCard, who host Boat Asia’s VIP Island Suite and will be tantalizing members’ palates with a world-class gastronomic spread from Gaggenau in conjunction with renowned star chef Ryan Clift, culinary impressario from Singapore’s renowned, award-winning Tippling Club.

McLaren Automotive is this year’s Presenting Sponsor of Boat Asia. Land Rover, meanwhile, makes an appearance as Official Car of the boat show. For those prefering to take things at a slower pace there is the Mumm Champagne Floating Bar, another new attraction this year, as well as waterfront fashion shows by Sophie Martine of Paris. Those wishing to capture their precious Boat Asia moments for posterity should watch out for premium camera manufacturer Leica as well as premium luxury mobile phone maker Vertu. Paul and Shark return as Official Yachting Wear sponsor.

Officially launched at the Cannes Boat Show in September last September, Boat Asia 2013 has grown and played a central role in developing the boating industry in Singapore and the region, with a firm commitment to promoting the business of yacht dealers and their brands, as well as marinas. Exhibitors at Boat Asia 2012, which last year attracted a crowd of 12,000 visitors and over 100 exhibits from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Middle East, and China, routinely transact business worth in the tens of millions of dollars.
Whatever your taste or pleasure in yachts, whether you’re a long time boating aficionado or a newbie looking to get into the past time, there’s something for you this year at Boat Asia 2013.

For more information please visit www.boat-asia.com
NaiadZhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Mackay Boats

Related Articles

The Bridge – The Queen Mary – Essence of historical transatlantic race
The Bridge has invited the Queen Mary 2 to take part in an ocean challenge in a race against a fleet of giant trimarans On 2nd December, the press conference for the official launch of The Bridge was held in the prestigious setting of the Salle Turenne at the Hôtel des Invalides. The Bridge, a unique, festive, maritime, cultural and popular event, will take place from June 15th until the beginning of July 2017, in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and New York.
Posted on 3 Dec
Mark Light appointed Race Director of Clipper Round the World Race
Mark replaces former Race Director Justin Taylor who decided to stand down after almost a decade with the company. With four years’ experience assisting the race planning, he is now looking forward to stepping up to the lead role, one of the most challenging that exists in global sailing.
Posted on 28 Nov
Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function
PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach to what has been a black art of weather routing, used to chose the fastest route for racers or most comfortable route for cruisers.
Posted on 28 Nov
Only room for one at the top
The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. Zhik® is the market leader in waterproof durability with a new standard that replicates the real world sailing environment and conditions. It is an astounding four times more so than the previous leader.
Posted on 28 Nov
Marine Resources job updates
The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer.
Posted on 18 Nov
Zhik Avlare wins 2016 METS DAME Award
Do you know a child or perhaps a dog or a cat that absolutely hates having a bath? Do you know a child or perhaps a dog or a cat that absolutely hates having a bath? Well here are a range of Men’s and Women’s tops that are so hydrophobic the only adjective that describes them is hate.
Posted on 17 Nov
Southern Spars at METS Trade Show, Amsterdam
Southern Spars is attending the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands again this year. Southern Spars is attending the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands again this year. On the stand this year we will have founder and director of sales, Mark Hauser, senior designer Steve Wilson, sales managers Dean Harper and Paul MacDonald, general manager Peter Batcheler and other sales and technical staff.
Posted on 14 Nov
Watersports ARFA Goggle from Barz Optics
When on the water and you're in the waves, then sometimes sunglasses alone just don't cut it. When on the water and you're in the waves, then sometimes sunglasses alone just don't cut it. This is where the Arfa sunglass / goggle comes into play - originally developed for surfing, but applicable for a number of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing.
Posted on 10 Nov
Olympian Bora Gulari joins Quantum Racing as helmsman for 2017
With owner-driver Doug steering the boat in Key West, Gulari will serve as strategist and begin training with the team. In January, when Quantum Racing toes up to the starting line at Quantum Key West Race Week, the crew will include Bora Gulari who is joining the team for the 2017 52 Super Series. With owner-driver Doug Devos steering the boat in Key West, Gulari will serve as strategist and begin his training with the team.
Posted on 10 Nov
World Sailing - GAC Pindar sign long term partnership with world body
GAC Pindar have confirmed that they have entered in to partnership with World Sailing. GAC Pindar have signed a memorandum of understanding for a long-term partnership with the international governing body and the anticipated relationship will see GAC Pindar become an Official Partner of World Sailing. The relationship will last until 31 December 2020, with GAC Pindar granted exclusivity in the marine logistics and shipping sector.
Posted on 10 Nov