Reasons to visit Simpson Marine at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024

Six of its finest yachts will be on display at this year’s festival

Mark your calendars, yachting enthusiasts: the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024 will run from 25 to 28 April. Here is your chance to check out over 70 pristine yachts on display, alongside experiential activities, exclusive pop-up lifestyle stalls, and live music.

But here is a tip if you want to revel in the grandeur of some of the world’s finest yachts—make the Simpson Marine booth your first port of call. Asia’s leading name in yacht chartering, Simpson Marine, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary at the festival.

“We are planning something truly special for our customers this year, and more details shall be unveiled in due course,” says Ewa Stachurska, group marketing director of Simpson Marine. 

While we await more details on this special celebration, one thing is for certain: visitors will be bowled over by the adonic array of yachts that Simpson Marine is set to showcase.

Sanlorenzo SD118

SD118
Sanlorenzo’s SD118 strikes a balance between the classic and contemporary. Photo by Simpson Marine

Featuring an asymmetric configuration first seen on Sanlorenzo’s SL line, this semi-displacement 36m yacht strikes a balance between classic and contemporary design. The yacht—which will be making its Asian premiere at the festival—sports clean lines and a vertical bow, maintaining a traditional feel despite the navetta’s novel configuration. Designed as an ode to the joys of life at sea, the SD118 features a spacious upper and forward deck that forms the perfect space to lounge and relax. The asymmetrical configuration of the upper deck provides breathtaking views of the sea from both port and starboard—allowing one to feel close to the open waters even when indoors.

The size of the yacht is an asset when it comes to designing the interior—the large spaces allowing almost limitless customisation options. From additional cabins to adding a gym or spa room, the SD118 can be fully modified to the owner’s tastes and needs. With a cruise speed of 11 knots, the SD118 is designed for those who prefer to cruise without a destination in mind as they luxuriate in the beauty of the open seas.

Sanlorenzo SL96A

Simpson Marine SL96A
Simpson Marine will display Sanlorenzo’s SL96A at the Singapore Yachting Festival. Photo by Simpson Marine

Sanlorenzo’s SL96 Asymmetric reimagines the conventional arrangement on yachts, continuing the asymmetrical configuration first seen on the SL102 Asymmetric. This ingenious design recovers 10 sqm of interior space by eliminating the port-side side deck, opting for a single side deck on the starboard. The innovative configuration works wonders, flooding its interiors with natural light and offering a seamless flow within the different areas.

Equipped with a forward deck featuring a lounge and sunbathing areas, this 29m yacht offers plenty of amenities, including a bar cabinet with a fridge and ice maker, and an al fresco lounge. The SL96 Asymmetric also features innovative solutions like a side-opening bulwark terrace that provides easy access from the cabin to the open air.

Sanlorenzo SX88

Simpson Marine SX88
The Sanlorenzo’s SX88 offers opulent and open spaces out at sea. Photo by Simpson Marine

This 27-metre yacht is celebrated for its expansive open spaces—a feature uncommon in yachts of this size. Accommodating up to five double cabins, the SX88 is designed to create a seamless integration between the yacht’s opulent interiors and the open sea, with massive glass windows that offer unobstructed views of the ocean.

The helm station is placed on the upper deck flybridge, freeing the fore area of the main deck for a lavish owner’s cabin or multi-functional space. The foredeck, equipped with double L-shaped sofas, coffee tables, and an extensive sunbathing area, invites relaxation and socialisation.

The SX88 is also constructed with eco-friendly materials and technologies that allow for up to eight hours of “zero emissions” operation—a feat that has earned it the Green Class award from RINA, the Italian maritime certification company that partners the Monaco Yacht Show. 

Bluegame BGX73

Simpson Marine BGX73
Those seeking customisation should look to Bluegame’s BGX73. Photo by Simpson Marine

Designed by renowned naval architect Lou Codega, the Bluegame BGX73 was crowned as the “most avant-garde yacht” at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2019. Its exceptional design features large external areas, functional deck operations, and enclosed living spaces that merge seamlessly with the external environment—combining beautiful ocean views with a luxurious onboard experience. 

One of the BGX73’s most winsome features is its layout flexibility. The option to convert a significant portion of its interior space into a large owner’s suite is a unique offering for yachts of this size. Additionally, the yacht boasts an efficient engine room layout that simplifies maintenance and an ingeniously designed pilot house that provides 360-degree visibility, ensuring smooth and easy navigation.

Bluegame BG42

Simpson Marine BG42
Bluegame’s BG42 is small but powerful. Photo by Simpson Marine

Bluegame’s BG42 is an entry model to the shipyard’s range of sport utility yachts. Although the yacht measures just under 13m, it boasts luxurious amenities typically reserved for larger yachts, including expansive outdoor living areas, panoramic views of the ocean, and a versatile swim platform. 

Thanks to the impeccable work of the Zuccon design studio, the yacht maximises interior space, featuring a full-beam master cabin with generous storage and a convertible C-shaped dinette accommodates six guests. Advanced composite materials and precision CNC machining were used during the yacht’s construction, enhancing its performance at sea.

Powered by a Volvo Penta IPS powertrain, the BG42 offers exceptional manoeuvrability and its Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) ensures precise control—maintaining the yacht’s position and heading with ease.

Fairline Squadron 58

Simpson Marine Squadron 58
Fairline’s Squadron 58 can reach cruise speeds of 31 knots. Photo by Simpson Marine

The Squadron 58 offers a beach club option—a first for Fairline range. Equipped with hydraulic fold-down balconies and a high/low transom bathing platform, the beach club offers guests easy access to the sun and sea. Its modular design means you have plenty of options to customise the area to create your own bespoke onboard entertainment experience.

The yacht features a unique angled patio door that separates the cockpit and saloon. The saloon itself is a relaxing retreat filled with natural light while offering direct access to the foredeck’s social and sunbathing areas. Above, the flybridge promises panoramic views, complete with a spacious sun pad, wet bar, and a hardtop with sunroof.

Below deck, the yacht accommodates up to three cabins and two bathrooms. Powered by twin Volvo D13 engines, with an upgrade option available, the Squadron 58 offers sublime performance with a cruise speed of 31 knots and a max speed of 38 knots.

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