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Asia Pacific Superyacht Assoc welcomes superyacht crews to Asia

'DYT 1 Combi Dock 1 in Phuket (photo Helicam Thailand)'    Dockwise Yacht Transport

On Friday 4 November the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) threw a party to welcome the latest superyachts and yacht crew to arrive in the region. The party was held in the Haven Restaurant at Yacht Haven, the popular superyacht-capable marina. Yacht Haven is located in the northeast of Phuket, Thailand's major superyacht hub. The event was sponsored by one of APSA founding members Northrop & Johnson as well as Helm Superyacht Asia-Pacific magazine.

The timing was just one week after Dockwise Yacht Transport’s combi lift ship ‘Combi 1’ arrived in Phuket with an unprecedented five superyachts on-board. The crews were welcomed to the region by APSA, Northrop & Johnson and Helm magazine. The crews of almost all the yachts on the Dockwise ship were able to attend the party along with local superyacht businesses and APSA members, a total of around 100 partygoers.

This delivery is likely the largest single shipment of superyachts to Asia to date, and represents a significant growth of superyacht numbers in the region. This is underscored by Dockwise’s comment that they will be increasing shipments to and from Asia. Two of the yachts will be based in the region full-time; the others are currently undecided on the length of stay. It is expected that all of the yachts will charter and interestingly one, San Lorenzo M/Y Onyx, was shipped here at the owner’s request, to be sold. The captain explained Onyx’s owner felt its presence in Asia would expose it to a new market; one where he expects to achieve a better price than in the overcrowded Mediterranean, oversupplied with brokerage yachts.
The event was a fantastic opportunity for the APSA Founding Members to get together, five APSA member companies attended the party - Yacht Solutions, Big Blue Consulting, Asia-Pacific Superyachts, Electrical Marine and Northrop and Johnson.

Of the event, Rico Stapel of Northrop & Johnson, one of APSA’s Founding Member companies, commented: 'We are delighted to see so many superyachts choosing Phuket as their new destination. At last this beautiful part of the world and Asia itself are receiving the attention they deserve. We hope that many more owners and captains will take advantage of the exquisite cruising grounds and infrastructure the region has to offer'.

About APSA
Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is a non-profit association fully incorporated in Hong Kong in April 2011 by a representative of five of the superyacht industry professionals from around the Asia-Pacific region. The primary objective of the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association is to promote the Asia-Pacific cruising grounds to the global superyacht community both as the world’s 'third cruising destination', bring more yachts to the region and as a superyacht construction, refit and services location. APSA is working towards attracting more superyachts and helping the industry to overcome the challenges. APSA is financed through membership, sponsorship, ad revenues and donations. The region APSA promotes is vast stretching from Shanghai in the North to the South Island of New Zealand and the Seychelles to Tahiti. Membership is open to all superyacht companies that share and have an interest in the aims of the Association whether they are based within or out with the region.




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