In a continuation of YACHT STYLE’s issue 37 “The People and Boat Show” issue – including the signature “Top 100 Yachting Personalities” who shape the yachting scene in the Asia-Pacific region — boat shows in Japan, Dubai and Singapore are discussed in issue 38 to be released in early April. However, the most startling piece of recent news is Informa’s US$133 million purchase of the Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach events in the States – a virtual monopoly as the company already owns the esteemed Monaco Yacht Show. Will there be significant repercussions or will the big boat scene continue on business-as-normal mode? Only time will tell.
YACHT STYLE issue 38 features our annual Charter focus compiled by Bruce Maxwell who commented “I would like to thank all the regional Asia-Pacific owners, captains, charter agents and YACHT STYLE staff who have greatly assisted in pulling this 30-page analysis together. We present an extensive view of the current market, and although space restricts our list from being completely exhaustive, we have managed to cover the many important segments of the market.”
In Yacht Reviews we start by looking at what is described by some as the world’s largest private yacht, a 196m vessel called The World in Hong Kong late April. Also included in our cover review is the Amels 180, Elixir, the Benetti Meamina, plus a look at the Princess 75 that plies between Phuket and Singapore. We also test out the new Lagoon Seventy 7, released in Cannes last year in conjunction with Simpson Marine, which will hold a premiere for the first boat in Hong Kong in May.
The warmer months of May and June play host to the 35th America’s Cup, culminating with the actual AC head-to-header. In this issue, we run a comprehensive preview of this always cloak-and-dagger event, which this year promises to be one of the most extraordinary ever. Can these boats really be described as yachts? Sparkman and Stephens must be turning in their graves.
Do also keep abreast of all the latest social, fashion and luxury brand news from around Asian cities as they appear in our Luxury Living section, which we sincerely hope you will enjoy.
We look forward to seeing you in person at one of the forthcoming boat shows or at events in the Asia-Pacific region. Remember to mark your diaries for the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS at Raffles Marina from October 5-8, and the PHUKET RENDEZVOUS at Royal Phuket Marina from January 4 to 7, 2018!