This year’s Singapore Yachting Festival boasts a stellar lineup of 50 vessels spanning yachts, catamarans and day boats
In place of the postponed Singapore Yacht Show—slated for a return in 2024—comes the Singapore Yachting Festival, held by SG Marine Guide. Taking place from 27 to 30 April 2023 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, the festival is poised to reinforce Singapore’s position on the yachting map in Asia. Across a stretch of four days, the marina will be a hotspot for leading yacht builders and designers as they network with clients and fellow industry professionals, and showcase their latest builds.
“The 2023 Singapore Yachting Festival celebrates the vibrant and growing boating culture of Singapore as well as the region,” states Wade Pearce, founder of SG Marine Guide. “It’s a platform for anyone wanting to be part of the boating scene—it’s about connecting, sharing and inspiring a new generation who appreciates the sea.”
A grand total of 13 yachts will be making their maiden voyage into Singapore waters, such as the Ferretti 860 and Azimut 78 flybridge yachts. Asia’s largest yacht dealer Simpson Marine will be the leading exhibitor at this year’s festival, with a display of 10 yachts across six brands: namely, Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Beneteau, Lagoon, Fairline and Aquila. A new Sanlorenzo SX76 and SX88, fitted with artworks by Chinese artist Allison Liu, will be showcased alongside models from sister shipyard Bluegame like the BGX70 and BGX60, the latest addition to the BGX range. Other notable debuts include the Princess Y72, a new addition to the British shipbuilder’s Y Class range, as well as the Leopard 53 Powercat catamaran.
Thrill-seekers should hop onboard Rhib Rides—a high-speed military-style boat—for a nautical adventure of the Southern Islands, or navigate the depths with the Seabobs at hand. There will also be demonstrations by some of the most advanced water toys on the market, such as the TKO 001, an electric surfboard by local start-up The Kinetic Option. To top it off, party animals can crank things up a notch overwater at the world’s largest AquaBana Dance Lounge, or view the sleek line-up of supercars on display from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.