Singapore Yacht Show 2019, Asia’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event returns tomorrow from 11 – 14 April 2019 for its ninth year at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, transforming the marina into a nautical wonderland with over 80 yachts and boats on display at the four-day extravaganza.
This year, more than 25 boats will premiere at the Show, including the much-anticipated SILENT 55, a fully solar-electric catamaran by SILENT-Yachts, the world’s first and only producer of ocean-going solar-powered catamarans, as well as the Palm Beach GT50 Express a noteworthy high-speed, fuel-efficient model built in Grand Banks’ shipyard in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Superyachts to Marvel at
M/Y Seawolf, a 59-metre luxury expedition superyacht is the largest yacht featured this year, specialising in charter trips to some of the world’s farthest-flung destinations
La Vie, a 36.6-metre Tecnomar Evo 120 Ice White Edition built in 2018 is also a must-see
Be Mine (40.7m) built by Lürssen, La Numero Uno (40m) built by Perini Navi, Dolce Vita (32m) built by Numarine, as well as Sanlorenzo SD126 (37m) and Princess Yachts Princess 30M (30m) will be present
Aside from the impressive exhibits and yacht parties,
visitors to the show can expect a wide range of interactive activities, thrilling watersports demonstrations and a solid line-up of high-end lifestyle brands and live entertainment options, such as:
On-water Demo Platform showcasing Waydoo Flyer, an electric hydrofoil board designed to make the user fly above water
Boardwalk Retail Village housing premium audiovisual speakers and headphones from Beyerdynamic, luxury timepieces from Zannetti, bespoke accessories from Infiniti Jewels, Treasure and M&B Jewellers
The Supercar Parade on the weekend where car owners from Lamborghini and Ferrari clubs will drive convoys of their iconic vehicles into Sentosa Cove to gather in front of the Show’s East and West Pavilions
If you haven’t registered for your press pass, please submit your details here now.
For more information on what to expect at SYS this year, please refer to the attached media schedule of events or check out the press kit here for more information on the yachts.
If you’ve already signed up and received your confirmation email, we look forward to seeing you soon! We will be sharing instructions on how you can pick up your pass shortly this evening, so hang on for that.
I am curious if this is how most are treated at liveaboard Marinas. I’ve been spending some of my free days off from work checking out local Marina’s expanding out from the hospital i work at and things were going very well, most places were extremely nice about renting a slip, but the minute I mentioned liveaboard, many the attitude just changed drastically and they didn’t seem so interested in showing me more or talking to me more about the Marina. I found that if i ignored the question of wanting to live aboard that i could get much better tours of the Marinas, many i come to find don’t allow staying on the boat more than a few days a month overnight.
it seems that most want around $650 to $1200 to rent a liveaboard slip, which seems very high since i have spoken to a few who said they pay in the $200-400 range to live at a Marina.
Reply by Kenomac
It would help to know where you’re located. But no, I get just the opposite attitude and treatment when I live aboard for two months of the year in a beautiful marina in Italy near Venice for only $300 per month.
Much of it does depend on how one presents themselves and the boat. When I was living aboard for four months of the year in Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA. Eight years ago, you could really tell who most of the liveaboards were by all the junk on deck. And the parked, beat up old vans filled with junk in the parking lot. Who wants to look at that all the time?
Still, there were some like us in our Hunter at the time, nobody would’ve known the difference. No junk on deck, no car filled with junk in the parking lot over night… just another boat. The marina isn’t afraid of people living aboard in well-kept boats. They’re afraid of having to go through the trouble to evict bums on boats and or dealing. With abandoned junk boats without working engines.
Am I the only photographer here or is the rest hiding?
Come on forward if you share this hobby too! What kind of gear do you have, what works really well or not at all aboard, what kind of photography you like best, which subjects, techniques, which software you use etc. !
We have Canon 5D2 & 7D with glass that spans 12-200 mm. We do everything, from landscape to macro and like it all. We are experimenting with clamps to take the place of tripods aboard.
we’re just getting into it. we have a pentax k5. it is water resistant which hopefully helps in higher humidity, and we have a couple lenses. any older pentax lens will work in it too because it has internal stabilizers. so far just a few pics cause we’re busy getting ready to leave on our long term cruise. we really like it. it’s light and easy to use.
Re: Any photographers with DSLR’s around?
I was an avid Kodachrome shooter and into macro and landscapes back in the day. I just acquired a Nikon D3000, which I won in a photo contest using a snapshot taken by my Canon pocket-sized point-and-shoot. So, I’ll be interested in reading digital tips and techniques here.
As far as cameras and lenses on a boat, watch out for the humidity. Here on Nevis, the humidity this past summer caused a spot of mold to grow inside the elements of the lens of my little Canon. A similar thing happened to my Leica binoculars. Bummer!
About 5 years ago my wife and I had an idea of travelling the world on a sailing boat without ever having stepped aboard a sailing boat (familiar theme right). Tried a few local sailing weekends, loved it. Took a couple of courses, loved it. Bare-boat Chartered a couple of times in the med and really loved it. So decided to go whole hog and sell up and go boat shopping. Then life got in the way….wife and I fell pregnant so our plans were put on hold.
2 years of learning to be a parent and 5 years on after that initial spark and my 5 year plan alarm bell has started ringing! So it’s time to pick up where we left.
Back to the original point…. Apart from a boat and being able to sail, what are the most important skills and traits to learn before we jump in? My time and money are limited so I guess I’m trying to prioritized what I need to do to move forward.
You need patience, tenacity, and no fear of hard work.
And cash. The amount will depend on the above.
The rest can be learnt.
Sailing is easy. It’s all the other aspects of owning and living on a cruising-level boat that are hard .
Take the time to learn what you and your crew need and want in a cruising boat. I recommend buying an inexpensive, but sound and fully functional cruising boat, and get out there now. This will teach you what is important, and also start to develop those necessary skills, especially if you are a frugal cruiser with more time than money.