BY APB Staff on 7 Jan 2021

APSA Grand Tour 2021 covers cruising and charter in APAC during free online forums

The Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) is hosting three webinars in its Grand Tour 2021 series, to be held on three consecutive Tuesdays this month: 12th, 19th, and 26th of January 2021. Each webinar will commence at 17:00 HKT (GMT +8).

APSA, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is the leading professional and regional yacht industry association for Asia; and the first cross-country association established in Asia. APSA’s self-stated mission is to “actively promote our members who are Asian yacht businesses and for worldwide yacht businesses that want to do business in Asia.” The association is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Forming part of APSA 10th anniversary celebrations, the series will cover cruising and charter in the Asia-Pacific Region, and promote the region as the world’s ‘third cruising destination’. Registration is free and open to all through this link: 


Session 1: Oceania/Pacific Region: Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Nigel Beatty (APSA) and David Good (Superyacht Australia) open the webinar, which features panellists Mark Wightman (Integrated Marine), Angela Pennefather (Melanesian Luxury Yachts) and Trenton Gay (Gold Coast City Marina), discussing cruising in the vast Pacific region, across Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Tahiti, Solomon Islands and PNG.


Session 2: East Asia Region: Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Joe Yuen (APSA) and Colin Dawson (Expat Marine) open the second webinar, which welcomes panellists Mike Simpson (Simpson Marine), Nigel Beatty (SYL Japan) and Cpt Paul Brackley (Central Yacht), who will discuss opportunities for superyachts exploring countries including Japan, Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area and Taiwan.

Ana Marina, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Session 3: South and Southeast Asia Regions: Tuesday 26 January, 2021

The introduction to the third and final session is conducted by Nigel Beatty (APSA) and Richard Lofthouse (Catalano Shipping Services). The panellists Gordon Fernandes (Asia Pacific Superyachts), Andy Shorten (The Lighthouse Consultancy) and Scott Walker (NABS Engineering/APS) will cover the diverse and adventurous cruising and charter opportunities in countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.