Singapore Yacht Show 2019 is on

Yacht show 2019

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

  • Food from kult kafé, Meat Smith, Sofnade and The Swag Social

  • Roving London-based interactive quartet Roameo

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.

 

Event Details

Singapore Yacht Show 2019 Information

Date: 11–14 April 2019

Venue: ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove

 

Opening times:

11–12 April: 3pm–9pm

13 April: 2pm–9pm

14 April: 2pm–8pm

Are liveaboard people really treated this way?

Liveaboard people
Are liveaboard people really treated this way?
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.

Anyways,

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.

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Any Photographers with DSLR cameras Around ?

tropical
Any Photographers with DSLR cameras Around ?

I can’t remember a thread on CF on this subject.
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.

Here’s some examples:


Re: Any photographers with DSLR’s around?

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!

What does it take to become a liveaboard cruiser?

Livaboard cruiser
What does it take to become a liveaboard cruiser?
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.

All help and advice is greatly appreciated!

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See all the forum answers here

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You need patience, tenacity, and no fear of hard work.

And cash. The amount will depend on the above.

The rest can be learnt.

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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.

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become a liveaboard cruiser?

Brexit and it’s impact

Brexit yachts

Brexit and it’s impact has been a topic of conversation with friends and clients for quite a while now. I’ve been keeping abreast of all the latest developments. I’ve been reading the industry guidance and talking to colleagues across the UK, Ireland and Europe. I’ve been watching the currency markets and the stock prices of all the major players in the industry.

And my most succinct analysis is this…

I haven’t a bloody clue what’s going to happen. And anyone who says they do is a bluffer.

And do you know what…

At the moment, I don’t really care anymore.

I’m fed up with the uncertainty, the game playing and effort of thinking about it.

We’re still selling boats, and enthusiasts will continue to go boating regardless of what happens.

That is for sure.

The arguments and rationale for Brexit having either a positive or negative effect on the market are both plentiful and largely pointless.

We don’t even know yet what Brexit means,

so trying to predict its impact at this point is impossible. I can only speak of my recent experiences…

Yes, I was (and still am a little) worried that the prospect of Brexit is going to stifle sales. We had a quiet first couple of weeks of the year which is normally a busy time. But since then things have been going great guns. Sales are now up on the same period last year and are showing no signs of slacking off.

We are seeing a slight reduction in the number of leads per boat and this means that with less competing offers sale prices are down a bit on last year, but not by much.

All in all the buyers who are active in the market are keen to buy and just want to get the best deal that they can.

They’re getting on with life… in spite of, or maybe because of, all the ongoing uncertainty.

The general sentiment was summed up nicely by a gentleman from Cork who was in my office finalizing a deal a few days ago.

He told me that he’d been having all sorts of advice from bar stool experts to hold off on buying a boat until after Brexit, when the market will surely collapse. Either that, or Sterling will drop to parity with the Euro (although it’s currently going the other way!), and then he’d get a cracking deal. The general consensus was that he’s mad to be buying a boat in the UK now.

His response was…

‘I don’t really care. I want the boat. I’m buying the boat. And if everything does go pear shaped in the near future, at least I’ll have my boat to enjoy!’

… I couldn’t have put it better myself.

At the end of the day buying a boat is not an astute financial decision. It makes terrible economic sense… it’s always gonna cost money and sometimes lots of it. But who cares.

It’s an indulgence. It’s a treat to yourself and your family for all your hard work and effort.

And it’s a release valve from all the stresses of modern life – Brexit included!

Being aboard your boat is one of the few places left that you can genuinely escape from work and hassle.

And picture-perfect days afloat when everything comes together at the right time (the weather, the company, the location and the boat) are priceless.

So, will Brexit affect the leisure boat market?

Possibly.

Although I suspect it’s going to be much more of a ‘bump in the road’ than a ‘wheels falling off’ scenario. After all when the barstool experts all think they have it sussed, it’s usually a safe bet that they’re totally wrong.

Should Brexit stop you from buying a boat?

If you have the means and desire to do it; absolutely not.

Go for it.

My advice is to buy the boat. Get afloat. Switch off and chill out. Brexit can do what it wants.

 

All the best,
Niall

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