sail-world.com -- Singapore Yacht Show 2014 dates announced
Singapore Yacht Show 2014 dates announced
Sat, 29 Jun 2013
The fourth edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will run from 10 to 13 April 2014.
Returning once again to ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, the 2014 event will continue to build upon the strong results of this year’s show, which saw both visitor registration numbers and on-water yacht and boat displays double over the previous year.
SYS 2014 will see a key evolution by bringing the largest superyachts on show – some measuring over 70 metres in length – into the main on-water exhibition area. This will create an even more impressive spectacle for next year’s show, as the entire range of vessels, from run-abouts to superyachts, will all be on display together.
'Given the overwhelming interest, and having listened to the feedback from this year's exhibitors, we are delighted that our ever-supportive venue host, ONE°15 Marina Club, immediately agreed to make the necessary arrangements to bring the big boats up in front of the Club next year. The new layout includes a lot of extra berths, and will allow the Singapore Yacht Show to grow significantly from the record numbers we have already seen this year,' said Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of organisers Singapore Yacht Events (SYE).
Exhibitors and visitors alike agree that the ONE°15 Marina Club, located in the ultra-chic and wonderfully cosmopolitan Sentosa Cove, with its waterfront bars, restaurants and hotel, is the perfect venue for a regional show - just as Singapore is proving to be the ideal business hub for the future of yachting and boating in Asia.
The event will be held at Sentosa Cove for at least the next two years as part of a renewed venue and sponsorship agreement with Sentosa Development Corporation and SUTL Pte Ltd, the owner and manager of ONE°15 Marina Club. Mike Barclay, CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation said, 'We are delighted by the success of the Singapore Yacht Show and we look forward to hosting it again next year.
'The show resonates well with Sentosa Cove’s vision to be a leading waterfront residential community. Not only does it afford Cove residents an opportunity to witness a world-class showcase of superyachts on their doorstep, but it also injects vibrancy for our Cove guests and enhances business opportunities for the myriad of specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities on the island.'
All at Singapore Yacht Events are delighted with the news that Phil Blake, a veteran of the Southeast Asian yachting and marina scene, has joined the company as Event Director. One-time marina manager of Singapore's Raffles Marina, and recently returned from a six-year stint in the Middle East where he was General Manager of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Phil will lead the Singapore Yacht Events team and oversee future editions of the Singapore Yacht Show, as well as the development of new events for the company.
The SYS team will also soon be announcing the launch of a new annual charter yacht show, to be hosted at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket. The inaugural event will be held in mid-December 2014, and will combine the best aspects of yacht charter, brokerage, the boating industry and luxury lifestyle shows.
Designed to attract industry and consumers alike, the venue is the biggest superyacht marina in Southeast Asia and is currently being re-developed by its owners to double its existing number of large yacht berths.