Fresh from the success of this year’s Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) in April, the organisers have just announced the dates for the fourth edition of this rapidly growing regional yachting and boating showpiece, which will run from the 10th to the 13th April 2014.
Returning once again to the vibrant atmosphere of 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 from the previous year.
SYS 2014 will see a key evolution by bringing the largest superyachts on show –some measuring over 70m, or 230ft 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,” commented 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.
Mr 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, it also injects vibrancy for our Cove guests and enhances business opportunities for our 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 South East 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 the future editions of the Singapore Yacht Show, as well as the development of new events for the company.