BY APB Staff on 16 Apr 2024

Following its inaugural edition in 2023, the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) returns from 25 to 28 April 2024 at One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove and will feature yacht displays and on-shore entertainment in and around Singapore’s most exclusive oceanfront marina.

Singapore Yachting Festival

This year’s four-day event will feature over 70 yachts, a 45 per cent increase from last year, according to organisers.

“One°15’s acquisition of the Singapore Yachting Festival signifies a transformative journey towards elevating our brand influence in the marine industry,” says Arthur Tay, chief executive of SUTL Enterprise, which operates One°15 Events Management. “With curated unique experiences, SYF aligns seamlessly with our vision to propel yachting into a lifestyle embraced by a discerning, aspirational audience.”

New for the 2024 edition is a ‘lifestyle festival market’ with a mix of pop-up retail and F&B booths, including bars and artisanal cuisine. The weekend will also incorporate a supercar display, wine-tasting sessions, on-water demonstrations with electric surfboards and underwater scooters; private yacht tours and live entertainment.

Wally Wallywhy200

Wally Wallywhy200

Of course, the real draw for any boat show is the newest and biggest yachts, and the show promises several eye-catching premieres, including several Asia debuts and one global premiere.

The HH88 by Chinese boatbuilder HH Catamarans makes its world premiere at SYF 2024. The 27-metre ‘supercat’— the yard’s biggest model to date — is designed by California-based naval architects Morrelli & Melvin and can accommodate ten guests and four crew in superyacht-level luxury.

The largest yacht confirmed for the event is the 55.7-meter steel hull and aluminium expedition yacht, M/Y Galileo. Available for charter in the Maldives and Southeast Asia, this award-winning Perini Navi/Picchiotti enjoys a traditional interior with a contemporary twist, mixing neutral tones and Indonesian influences. Large volume and light-filled interiors are paired with a
silent cruise and eco-minded onboard practices, including sustainably sourced products and hybrid propulsion.

The Majesty 120, with a 37.54-metre LOA, 8.4-metre beam and four cabins, is also making an appearance. It was built at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility in the United Arab Emirates and is the yard’s best-selling superyacht to date.

HH88

HH88

Other notable premieres include DCH Marine, which will introduce the Saxdor 400 to Asia following its recent APAC dealership appointment.

Ferretti Group is collaborating with local dealer Hong Seh Yachting at booth DB13, where the group is presenting four boats, including two Wally premieres for the APAC market: wallywhy200, wallypower58, Rivamare 38 and Ferretti Yachts 780.

Marine Italia introduces the Azimut Fly 53 and Magellano 60 to Asia. The Yacht Sales Co showcases the first Dufour 41 in Asia. And Boat Lagoon Yachting brings the Princess X95 to SYF for its Asian premiere, alongside the Y95 Asia debut and show debut for the X80; while Derani Yachts will showcase the Greenline 40 and Axopar 45 — both on display in Singapore for the first time.

Simpson Marine, which was recently acquired by Sanlorenzo, will display the Bluegame BGX73 and Bluegame BG42 for their Southeast Asia premieres, alongside the new 17.7-metre Fairline Squadron 58, which makes its Asia debut at SYF. The Simpson SYF 24 fleet will also include the Sanlorenzo SL96A and SX88.

“Following a strong post-pandemic re-activation and unexpectedly high levels of attendance from across Asia in 2023, our team is looking forward to yet another successful edition,” says Ewa Stachurska, Simpson Marine’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “We are planning something truly special for our customers this year, and more details shall be unveiled in due course.”

Singapore Yachting Festival

SYF 2024 is preceded by the inaugural ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference, which will take place on 23 and 24 April 2024. Held in partnership with the International Council of Marine Associations (ICOMIA) and Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA), the conference will focus on the sustainability and decarbonisation of the recreational marine industry and offer networking sessions between local, regional and international trade professionals.

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