In this episode of Go Yachting – Singapore as a Superyacht Hub.
Go Yachting explores Singapore as a superyacht hub, it’s pivotal location in Asia and its superyacht facilities. Interviews with industry leaders include Jean-Jacques Lavigne (One 15 Luxury Yachting), Simon Turner (Northrop & Johnson), YP Loke (Spinnaker International), Andy Treadwell (Informa Yacht Group) and Lisa Jouris (One 15 Marina Club).
Asia, today, is firmly on the Global Superyacht Map, and this is no more evident than in Singapore. Home of the only F1 Grand Prix nighttime street circuit, and host to many top global sailing events, including the Extreme 40 Sailing Series and previously the Volvo Ocean Race, Singapore is an international city right at the heart of Asia.
International-standard marine facilities together with the pioneering Singapore Superyacht Association, has seen Singapore become THE hub for the region’s superyacht industry.
Over 11 million tourists visit Singapore each year. And with recent co-operative efforts from the public and private sectors, Singapore is now attracting a new kind of tourist. Superyachts.
Relocating from the traditional bases of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, Asia – and Singapore in particular – is becoming the base of choice for more and more global superyachts.
Singapore’s onshore marine facilities are some of the best to be found anywhere in the world, and are matched with a first-world city living infrastructure that adds to Singapore’s appeal as a Superyacht hub.
Singapore’s strategic location, with easy access to world-class cruising grounds on its doorstep – such as Indonesia and Thailand – perfectly positions Singapore as the hub for all superyachting needs in the region.
A pioneer in Singapore’s superyacht industry is One Degree 15 Marina Club, offering superyacht berthing, and recognising the need to pay attention to the details.
The launch of the Singapore Yacht Show in 2011 further cementing Singapore’s status as the regional hub for superyachts.
Also in this episode:
India International Regatta 2011 – Over 70 international sailors took part in the 2011 India International Regatta, providing young sailors with high level competition.
Held over 4-days in Chennai the Optimist and 29er Classes were fiercely contested and sailors were tested in variable conditions.
Kiteboarding Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – Entering it’s 25th year, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta has joined up with the Kiteboard Tour Asia to introduce an invitation-only Kiteboard exhibition event at this year’s Regatta.
Attracting 20 of the world’s best kiters, including Asian champions and kiters from the Pro Tour, the Kiteboard Class looks set to add some new excitement to Asia’s largest Regatta.
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