sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Macau Yacht Show 2011 - bringing boating to Macau's doorstep

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - bringing boating to Macau's doorstep

'Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to view large photo

The first full day of the inaugural Macau Yacht Show, Friday 28 October, brought sunshine, breeze and an appropriately Mediterranean temperature to the waterfront at Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s no doubt that this is a prime venue for a boat show, with a quayside just made for strolling. The al fresco waterfront restaurants and bars which feature everything from Amsterdam street-fronts to the Coliseum, in a former Portuguese colony, give the place a theme park feel, but there’s no doubt that – with a few more people around – the location of the boat show could easily be a vibrant waterfront venue. Maybe an adjustment to the $300 entrance fee would help.

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo



Lined up along the Fisherman’s Wharf piers were a quality selection of well-known overseas brand boats, accompanied by a few domestic products. Simpson Marine were showing off an Azimut 88 and a 38, as well as a new Beneteau Sense 50 sailing yacht. The bigger Azimut was doing a very good job of demonstrating its dynamic stabilizing system as wash from the ferry terminal next door arrived at regular intervals. Take home one of these for US$7.9m, or the ‘baby’ 38 for just US$695,000. Close inspection of the Sense 50 shows off a sailing yacht design concept that really is a radical departure from the norm, with a cabin at almost the same level as the cockpit, all accommodation placed forward, and huge storage spaces aft. You get a whole lot of boat for the US$633,000 price tag. As an exercise in space management it is a tour de force, although it may be to everyone’s liking. Simpson have sold five Senses into Hong Kong already this year, and interest from viewers in Macau yesterday was no less keen.

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - in water display at Fisherman’s Wharf -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - leafy avenues ’shoreside’ at the Macau Yacht Show -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


It was Friday, so not a huge crowd along the waterfront, but at the end of the day Simpson Marine broker Mark Woodmansey commented that 'there is definitely pent-up demand in Macau. We have had a surprising number of visitors, and have acquired what we believe to be some good leads.' Just as in Hong Kong, further development of the leisure marine industry in Macau will be dependent on the construction of new marinas – Hong Kong has no plans in that direction, but Macau has at least three marina projects on the drawing board.

Simpson Marine team, with Azimut 88 for a backdrop -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


The Maiora 20S and 27 are new boats in the region, fresh out of the Italian yard at Viareggio, Step on board, and it doesn’t take long to work out that the Maiora line is positioned very much at the upper end of the luxury yacht market, characterized by elegant design, impeccable lines, perfect finishes and materials, and an all-pervasive sense of grand luxe style. Three building yards produce no more than 30 boats a year. Maioras range in size from 20m to 43m, with the biggest boats in the range built in steel. The Maiora portfolio is represented in Hong Kong by Starship Yachts (Edwin Ho).

Next along the quayside: Sunseeker. Two purposeful-looking Predators – a 92 and a 60 – in Sunseeker’s signature black, were complemented by the classic lines of a Manhattan 63. This renowned British yard has produced many classic craft over the years, and the selection on display in Macau didn’t let the side down. We know from personal experience that, when allowed to, the turbo-charged Predator 60 moves faster than one of the Hong Kong-Macau jet ferries. Impressive? Spectacular!

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - Sunseeker 96 at the Macau Tower -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - Sunseeker Predator 63 in Macau -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


More British presence in the shape of a Princess V85-S – with a top speed of 42kts, this is another luxury sport cruiser that can get you from Macau back to Hong Kong quicker than the jet ferry. With a few extras on board, Daddy can take home this Princess for around US$5.7m – or maybe her little sister, the P50 for US$1.05m. Both ladies are supplied ‘as seen’ with pretty much everything on board. Silva Yim, General Manager of Princess Hong Kong, said 'there is no doubt that demand for boats exists her, but Macau still has no high quality operational marinas. Without infrastructure, there can be any amount of wealth in the system, but it has no outlet.' Yim reported that the mix of visitors to the Princess yachts was around 70% mainland Chinese, and 30% Macau locals, and added 'there’s no doubt that this show is bringing boating to Macau’s doorstep.'

The China National Youth Jetski Display Team were back on the water, entertaining viewers with their tricks and antics, and in one instance at least, giving the spectators an unexpected soaking!

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 - National Youth Jetski Display Team entertain the visitors -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo


Evening entertainment at The Rocks Hotel was a ‘Bikini Party’ – a swimsuit fashion show preceded by showgirls in full feathery finery. There were plenty of photographers in evidence, but not so much by way of a crowd.


Macau Yacht Show 2011 - 28 October 2011 -  Guy Nowell ©?nid=90097   Click Here to view large photo




by Guy Nowell, MarineBusiness-World.com

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=90097

12:18 PM Sat 29 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World















America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii














Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT