Singapore Yachting Festival 2023 Highlights
Singapore Yachting Festival 2023 Highlights
The curtains have closed on the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) 2023 leaving the boating fraternity in high spirits after four days of exuberant networking, yacht parties and boat premieres from Fairline, Ferretti, Bluegame, Lagoon, Leopard, Princess, Iliad and more.
ONE°15 Marina wishes to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Wade Pearce of Singapore Marine Guide for a fantastic show, our Members, boaters, sponsors, exhibitors, and to all the brands that were represented. Thank you for making the show, one less ordinary.
The SYF opened with welcome addresses from Wade Pearce and Arthur Tay who provided insights on the yachting trends in Southeast Asia, with particular reference to yacht buying, chartering and related services. Arthur shared that the desire for the yachting lifestyle remains intact post pandemic and Wade expressed confidence that yachting can be a part of everyone’s lifestyle through an inclusive show format.
Following the welcome speeches, guests proceeded to the marina for the ribbon-cutting before heading to the festival grounds for a quick tour.
From left to right: Chairman and CEO of SUTL, Mr Arthur Tay, CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation, Ms Thien Kwee Eng and Founder of SG Marine Guide, Mr Wade Pearce
From left to right: Assistant CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation, Mr Michael Ma, Ms Thien Kwee Eng, Mr Arthur Tay, General Manager of Sentosa Cove Resort Management, Mr Chew Yun Meng, Mr Darren Oh, General Manager Business Development of SUTL, and Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Chancery, Minister Sulistijo Djati Ismojo
Our VIPs visiting the booth of Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF), with Executive Director of SSF, Mr Terence Ho (fourth from left)
Our VIPs at The Kinetic Option booth
At the AquaBanas Dance Lounge
During SYF, we had 61 vessels in total, of which 13 made their Asia and Singapore premieres. The 13 yachts are the Ferretti 860, Saxdor 320 GTC, Brabus Shadow 500, Azimut 78, Regal LX6, Leopard 53 PC, Nimbus T11, Bluegame BGX60, Lagoon 55, Fairline Squadron 50, Fairline Targa 45, ILIAD 50 and Princess Y72.
Congratulations to Hong Seh Yachting, Xtreme Machines, Derani Yachts, Marine Italia, SYC Powersports, Leopard Catamarans, Asia Marine, Simpson Marine, Multihull Solutions and Boat Lagoon Yachting on the premieres of the above vessels!
Interior of the Bluegame BGX60
Brabus Shadow 500
Villora, a Princess Y72
It was with great delight that we welcomed supercars from Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari that came on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively for the Supercar Parades. The crowd waited in anticipation as the roaring engines of the supercars echoed throughout Sentosa Cove as they pulled up into the display area at Sentosa Cove Village Promenade. The crowd was in awe of the beautiful shiny cars in various eye-catching colours as they took numerous photo mementos with the cars.
Members of the Ferrari Owners Club Singapore
Over at the Demo Area which was located at the heart of the festival grounds, we have had a couple of other fringe activities that piqued the interest of the attendees.
Rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) rides were a draw for our Members and guests alike. Participants went on a tour to the Southern Islands before returning back to the marina. Through the 25-min short tour, riders got a sneak preview of what the full ride experience could be, and were treated to a short educational talk about the Southern Islands.
The rigid hull inflatable boat waiting to head out
Heading back from St John’s Island
AquaBanas Dance Lounge
Seen in the middle of the festival grounds was a massive inflatable AquaBanas dance lounge. Festival-goers got to sit at the different spots of the lounge and chill out to drinks, beats and a great time. Many were even spotted dancing on the dance floor, with adults and kids alike!
AquaBanas dance lounge in the evening
Everyone joining in the energy
The Sea Scooter from SEABOB was used in the production of the latest Avatar movie, and the attendees had the opportunity to try it out in the marina waters too. It was the ultimate driving pleasure as many were seen zipping around the waters and having a blast.
Sea Scooters on display at the booth
Zipping around the waters of the marina
Another activity that caught the attention of everyone was seeing the staff from The Kinetic Option and WaveShark e-surfing around the marina. Also known as e-foiling, it is an electric surfboard that is powered by electricity and does not require waves for surfing.
The Kinetic Option electronic surfboard
E-foiling within the marina
ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island
Launching on 8 July 2023, ONE°15 Marina shared with our Members and non-members what’s happening at Nirup Island. More details will be shared so look out for our communications! Everyone got a chance to win exclusive ONE°15 Marina merchandise by playing some games too!
Thanks for joining us at the booth!
We are thrilled to see everyone having fun at the festival and we look forward to seeing everyone at the next yachting event!
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