Singapore Yacht Show 2019: Always Ahead
The 2019 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS), Asia’s premier yachting and luxury lifestyle event, found its ideal setting at the picturesque ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.
Held from 11 to 14 April, the four exciting days marked the ninth edition of the spectacular maritime showcase, with a dazzling lineup of luxury vessels, superyachts and other nautical marvels, showed off to effect by both on- and off-water activities.
With over 100 exhibitors on land and close to 90 yachts on the water, SYS 2019 was the biggest edition yet, showcasing the highest number of custom and semi-custom yachts and superyachts for sale or charter, including the largest array of sailing craft and multihulls in one location in Asia. Yacht lovers were also treated to 20 regional debuts and a number of world premieres. Exhibitors in attendance included Amels, Benetti Yachts, Feadship, Ferretti Group, Lürssen Yachts, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo, SilverYachts and Westport.
The premier nautical extravaganza kicked off with the annual gala and the Asia Boating Awards on 10 April at Capitol Theatre, where ONE°15 Marina walked away with the Best Asian Marina award for the 8th time. The sheer grandeur of the neo-classical venue perfectly complemented the Gala’s theme of Art Deco Elegance of the Roaring Twenties to celebrate the yachting heritage. The night featured a decadent champagne reception by Collet and an exclusive four-course dinner curated by award-winning chefs from the Capitol Kempinski, while the audience danced to jazz and jukebox-themed music. It was the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with socialites, celebrities, industry elites and VIPs.
Toys for the Big Boys
Among the highlights of SYS 2019 were Simpson Marine’s 14-vessel-strong roster, including the elegant and sophisticated flagship of Sanlorenzo’s SD line, the SD126 superyacht, and Monte Carlo Yachts’ timeless MCY 96. Princess Yachts’ regional debuts included the Princess F45 (the latest addition to the Princess flybridge range) and the revolutionary Rebel 47, which incorporates technology inspired by the know-how used in military and rescue services. The Ferretti Group returned to the event with local dealer Hong Seh Marine for the Asian debut of the FY920 maxi flybridge. Also making its Asian premiere was Sunseeker’s stunning new Sunseeker 76; while Marine Italia (the Singapore-based dealer for Azimut Yachts) showcased the Azimut 55 Fly and the sleek, sporty 2018-launched semi-custom model, the Azimut Grande 25.
Specialist multi-hull builder Fountaine Pajot showed off two catamaran regional debuts, unveiling the luxurious Alegria 67 sailing catamaran, and the MY40, the newest addition to the Fountaine Pajot motoryacht range. And for the first time ever, Silent Yachts joined the impressive line-up of the high-octane toys at this year’s SYS, presenting the first and only ocean-going solar-electric production catamarans in the world.
Seasoned explorers were also wowed by the luxurious 59m Seawolf expedition yacht—the biggest yacht on show this year—and its luxurious accommodations and world-class crew. Lürssen Yachts’ 40m custom vessel, Be Mine, thrilled the crowds with its sophisticated exterior design and engineering courtesy of Beiderbeck Designs.
More than Boats
At the on-water Demo Platform, regular favourites Flyboard and the Waydoo electric hydrofoil, along with the world’s first fully electric manned vertical take-off (VTOL) aircraft, Volocopter, impressed the crowds. As always, the event wasn’t just a show for yacht aficionados: There were nearly 60 different luxury lifestyle side events including gourmet dining extravaganzas, yacht parties, art soirées, a boardwalk retail village, a floating leisure hub, VIP lounges, forums, supercar parades and kids’ workshops.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove is proud to be the host of this third most important yacht show in the world (as cited by Financial Times). We hope that Members will take opportunity of this annual show to enjoy the impressive display of superyachts and immerse in the yachting lifestyle ONE°15 Marina has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you at the Show again next year!