The 2015 Singapore Yacht Show

The 5th Singapore Yacht Show took place between the 23rd and 26th April at One 15 Marina Club, and Boatbookings were on hand to see view the finest yachts for charter in southeast Asia.

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As the show opened on Thursday afternoon, the heavens opened to give visitors a traditional welcome to Singapore! But the weather wasn’t going to stop the show. In among the usual lifestyle exhibitors of fast cars, jewellers, property developers and private jets, the local and international Southeast Asia charter yachts were on display in order for the Boatbookings Team to step onboard and get to know these yachts and their crews inside out.
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Charter NORTHERN SUN in the Land of the Rising Sun

The world of yacht charter is growing ever bigger. Whilst the classic destinations such as the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast are as popular as ever, there is also a massive amount of choice for adventurous charter guests looking for something further from the tried and tested old favourites. There is now huge demand for sea worthy, exploration yachts operating in the far reaching corners of the world such as NORTHERN SUN. large-Expedition-Superyacht-Charter-Northern-Sun

This beautiful 51m yacht is available for charter from the first time having spent the past 6 years exploring Myanmar, Borneo, Singapore and Malaysia amongst others. The captain and crew are thus extremely well travelled and will ensure that you won’t miss any of Asia‘s hidden treasures as part of a truly unforgettable charter.

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NORTHERN SUN is much more than just an exploration vessel however. Completely refitted in 2007, her main saloon is traditionally elegant. This vast living space is comfortable and finished with great attention to detail with dark hard wood floors complimented by light furnishings. All is light by large windows which offer panoramic views in turn.

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On the lower deck you will find a magnificent dining room as well as 6 spacious and inviting cabins. Tastefully decorated and well-lit to create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

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Above deck, al fresco dining is available on the aft deck whilst the flybridge, featuring a jacuzzi is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun.

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If you are interested in chartering in Asia or any of our destinations worldwide, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Boatbookings team.

Kevin’s Favourites at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

The yachting industry in Asia is bigger than ever and well on its way to booming. With ever more yacht enthusiasts looking to explore the Far East in search of something new and exciting, more of the world’s most impressive yachts are making their way east. This was abundantly evident at the recent Singapore Yacht Show last week. Whilst not yet as big as some of the yacht shows in Monaco and Antibes for example, the Singapore Yacht Show is a great place to get aboard some truly amazing yachts with many yachts offering guided tours; giving you the chance to see what super yachts are all about.

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In our preview blog a couple of weeks ago, CLOUD 9 was touted as one of the potential highlights of the show. Boatbooking’s charter expert in Asia, Kevin, was lucky enough to look around her and reports that she most certainly lives up to the billing. Massive amounts of light streams into an indulgently spacious yacht whilst the garage stocks every water toy known to man.

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Kevin has also been raving about KERI LEE III. The owner’s wife is an interior designer and, judging from the finish found on board, she won’t be out of pocket any time soon. Better resembling a grand mansion than a yacht, KERI LEE III is decorated impeccably with original artwork, French antiques as well as glorious marble linings and the most inviting of salons.

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No expense has been spared in order to create a yacht which is quintessentially luxurious throughout. A magnificent spiral staircase connects the three stunning interior levels. The sky lounge is nothing short of jaw dropping, featuring everything that you could possibly want for the perfect day.

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Dine al fresco, lounge in the sun, cool off in front of a film in the jacuzzi and then clear everything away, turn the music up and dance the night away. KERI LEE III has it all and sums up what luxury yachting is all about.

Best in Show at Asia’s Finest Yacht Shows

Asia is quietly becoming one of the most sought after destinations for yachting enthusiasts. This is reflected in the ever increasing number of boat shows which will be taking place in the Far East this year. 1,000’s of yachts from the best boat makers will be on show throughout the continent at the Shanghai International Boat Show, the Hainan Boat Show in Sanya and the very first Taiwan Yacht Show amongst others.

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 The most established of these is in Singapore and the much awaited 2014 Singapore Yacht Show finally gets under way tomorrow. Singapore is a country where doing things by half don’t really seem to be an option. Hundreds travel far and wide for the Singapore Grand Prix which is consistently a highlight on the F1 calendar. This is far from being Singapore’s only attraction however and while Lewis Hamilton and the finest drivers in the world are off strutting their stuff elsewhere, the Singapore Yacht Show promises to be an event of special magnificence.

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Some of the world’s largest and most spectacular yachts will be on show and few are more impressive than CLOUD 9. 69m of the most supreme luxury, she is one of the finest example of what there is on offer at the pinnacle of the Super Yachting industry.

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Boasting an impressive 500 square metres of living space over 5 decks, her volume of indulgent luxury is quite overwhelming. It is hard to pick individual highlights but the bridge deck is breath-taking. The salon on this level converts into a magnificent home cinema and large circular doors at the stern open to allow you to enjoy stunning panoramic views while enjoying a dining experience like no other.

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The sundeck is also particularly impressive. Up on the top deck, featuring a wet bar, a further dining area, a jacuzzi and a huge sun bed, lazy afternoons will melt away while you enjoy the sunshine in wonderful splendour.

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Away from CLOUD 9, visitors will be flocking around ROYAL ALBATROS. This, the largest charter yacht in Singapore is a majestic example of a traditional sailing yacht.

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Reminiscent of some of the stunning ships seen in The Pirates of the Caribbean, ROYAL ALBATROS is truly unique. A traditional square rig hoists 22 sails which makes her look just amazing. Rest assured, however that you will not be sleeping in hammocks and battling scurvy on board as per the pirates of old. Air conditioned throughout, she is luxuriously comfortable and with 2 bars, a stunning grand salon and state of the art lighting and audio-visual technology, she possesses all that you need for an unforgettable charter.

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The 2014 Singapore Yacht Show is going to be BIG – find out more here!

This year’s Singapore Yacht Show is set to be the biggest ever with several top Super Yachts confirmed to be on show as more and more of them are choosing to charter in South East Asia. Boatbookings.com Charter Director Kevin is preparing for the show which starts on the 10th April and finishes on the 13th April, here are some of his top picks and yachts to look out for.

VERTIGO

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At 67m VERTIGO is one of the largest and most imposing Super Yachts in the world. VERTIGO is another awesome creation from Alloy Yachts, she has already won several prestigious accolades such as Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Super Yacht Awards. With a contemporary and totally unique interior and unbelievable exterior spaces, VERTIGO is surely everybody’s charter dream. We’re looking forward to hearing what our own expert Kevin thinks of her!

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The beautiful aft deck after sunset

EXUMA

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A futuristic and eye catching yacht!

EXUMA is a futuristic Super Yacht and has been designed for discovery and exploration with a shallow hull, her extensive list of water toys even includes an amphibious jeep! EXUMA is currently on a world tour and will be featuring at this year’s show before cruising Indonesia, the Seychelles and Tanzania in the coming months. EXUMA is set to be a show stopper, we’re looking forward to hearing more – stay tuned!

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss a charter in Asia, or anywhere else in the world, you can do so here

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Experience The Island Of Tioman On Board Your Luxury Charter – A Lush Tropical Paradise In The South China Sea

TiomanBeautiful and breathtaking Tioman Island, lies at the heart of the South China Sea. Lush tropical jungle covers 12,000 hectares of the island and an abundance of mountain streams and waterfalls sustain the many protected species of mammals and birds.

At 20km long and 11km wide, Tioman is a mountainous island known for its steep green ridges, white sands and engulfing turquoise seas. A yacht charter in this spectacular region provides a gateway to a handful of idyllic and picturesque islands, such as Dayang, Sibu and Besar.

Tioman Island is indeed blessed with some world-class dive sites and is a great scuba diving destination for both beginners and experience divers alike.

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The island boasts a range of unique and well preserved dive sites, with 29 on offer and all of which are accessible by boat in less than 30 minutes.Marvel at the gentle nurse sharks, darting yellow striped snappers and majestic blue dotted stingrays in their natural environment.

Tioman Island is an excellent chartering destination. The island is graced with long sunny days, calm seas and a gentle northeasterly breeze from April until September. With a near-Polynesian feel, tropical climate and idyllic setting charter a luxury yacht around Tioman Island today.

DRUMBEAT is a luxury crewed sailing yacht accommodating up to 11 guests in 5 spacious and lavish cabins.This beautiful charter yacht combines elegance with performance and is ideal for family vacations and sailing holidays around South East Asia.

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At www.boatbookings.com, we are here to help you plan your perfect luxury yachting holiday. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special. If you would like to charter in South East Asia please feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com.Charter this magnificent sailing yacht today!

The Singapore Yacht Show and Asia Pacific Super Yacht Conference 2013

This years Singapore Yacht Show and Asia Pacific Super Yacht Conference will take this place this year from the 18th to the 21st April at the One 15 Marina Club at Sentosa Cove. The show provides a great platform for yachting professionals to develop new business in Asia, which is increasingly becoming one of the most vibrant and fastest growing markets in the world. The luxury Sentosa Cove is the perfect home for the Singapore Yacht Show, bringing together the worlds best yachts, glamorous parties and high-end entertainment. Expect to see the newest releases from Feadship, CRN and San Lorenzo, as well as luxury motor yachts from Sunseeker, Fairline and Azimut.

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As a yachting destination, Singapore is ideal for short sailing trips through the city and neighboring islands, as well as for longer charters to Malaysia and Indonesia. Where else would you be able to get such a diverse trip in a limited time frame? Singapore is also one of the leading business centers of the world and a very popular tourist hub, connecting Europe to the Far East and beyond. Many local businesses choose to organise corporate events and team building exercises on yachts in Singapore, providing their employees with a memorable and motivational day out.

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Flybridge-on-the-Azimut-116-in-SingaporeWe have a stunning Azimut 116 available for day charters from Singapore, accommodating up to 30 guests for a private or corporate event. This is one of the finest motor yachts on the charter market in the Asia Pacific region and makes the ideal companion for cruises through the city and around the southern islands of Singapore. Whether you want this yacht for a large corporate event or small private event, we can help to organise the very best itinerary for you, as well as the finest catering. Are you looking to charter a yacht but not sure how to go about it? We have a great tool for helping you to plan your charter and once you have decided which yacht to go for, all you have to do is to send us an enquiry and we would be delighted to make it happen for you.

At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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An Insight into the Miami Boat Show 2013, Part I

Lagoon-620-corporate-event-charter-in-SingaporeThe Miami International Boat Show is Florida’s largest annual event, showcasing more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors in three locations for 4 days from the 14th February. The Miami Beach Convention Centre, the Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside will host the event which is often regarded as one of the best places for a preview of the upcoming yachting season. So what should you expect from the show? No matter whether you are looking for the latest powerboats, sailboats, ribs, marine electronics and accessories, look no further than this years show. There really is something for everyone! If you are not looking to buy something, the show is still worth a visit, thanks to the numerous seminars where you are bound to acquire knowledge. Tickets start at $20 per day for adults, with a 5 day pass at $85 and kids going free with a paying adult. So if you are in town and looking for something to do, don’t miss the chance to go to this show and see everything that it has to offer. Take-your-closest-27-colleagues-or-friends-for-an-amazing-day-out

If you are a catamaran lover, you will be delighted to find some of the finest Lagoon, Leopard and Fountain Pajot’s on offer at this years show. Amongst our team, it is quite clear to see that Lagoon catamarans are some of our favourites, thanks to their build quality, comfort and style. We have a large number available for charter throughout the world, including the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Caribbean. However, one of our latest additions is the luxurious Lagoon 620 in Singapore, available for large event charters for up to 27 guests. Singapore is one of the worlds largest hubs, with excellent retail outlets, cultural hotspots and beaches, making this an ideal destination to charter a yacht for either a corporate or personal event. For other Singapore charter yachts, please click here and contact Kevin who will be delighted to help you organise an unforgettable day out! Contemporary-and-stylish-entertaining-areas-on-board.

Have you never chartered before? At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

Watch this space for the latest industry show releases, news and gossip in the yachting world. If you liked the content on this page and our previous posts, please become a fan and like our Facebook page to receive up to date information on our publications.
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Late Christmas and New Years Eve Charter in Phuket!

We’ve just caught wind of a special sailboat offer on S/Y ASIA, a fantastic crewed yacht available in the Far East. In 5 sumptuous cabins, she provides accommodation for up to 10 guests. She is available throughout Phuket (Thailand), Langkawi (Malaysia), Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) and the Andaman Islands (India). She has an all inclusive charter rate of €4,700 per day, excluding alcohol and diving costs.

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She is currently available throughout Christmas and New Years and would love to accept your charter enquiries.

If you would like to receive more information with regards to booking your luxury 2013 charter yacht, please enquire through our website, www.boatbookings.com, where one of our Charter Specialists will be happy to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. You can also send your charter enquiries to charter@boatbookings.com, and one of the team will get back to you shortly with some proposals.

Watch this space for the latest industry show releases, news and gossip in the yachting world. If you liked the content on this page and our previous posts, please become a fan and like our Facebook page to receive up to date information on our publications.