Festival sets sail

The Singapore Yachting Festival returns after a successful inaugural event in 2023.

18 April 2024


Hosted by ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, the second Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) will take place from 25 to 28 April 2024. It will showcase over 70 yachts alongside an array of marine crafts, supercars, hydrofoil boats, and more.

Organisers report that all booths and berths are fully subscribed, with over 100 yacht brands and marine suppliers presenting a selection of debuts and world premieres.

There has been a notable increase in hybrid-capable vessels and cutting-edge technological innovations among these attendees compared to SYF 2023.

The lineup also highlights the industry’s increased focus on sustainability, featuring eco-conscious designs, such as the solar array on the Greenline 40 and the Magellano 60, which can use Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Ferretti Group extolls the glass cockpit on the Wallywhy 200, which is said to allow more natural light and decrease the need for electricity.


The festival features several premieres, including one world premiere and 19 premieres across Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Singapore.
SYF is organised by ONE°15 Events Management, a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise, in collaboration with SG Marine Guide, helmed by Wade Pearce.

This year, the festival welcomes back names such as Axopar, Azimut, Ferretti, Gulf Craft, Leopard, Princess, Sanlorenzo, and Sunseeker, while also welcoming new brands, including Greenline, Wally, Dufour, Aquitalia and Yanmar.

Key highlights include MY Silent World, available for charter in Asia for the first time in more than five years. The superyacht boasts a range of features, including an 11-metre chase boat, and a sundeck with a hot tub.

In collaboration with Singaporean digital artists, Niceaunties, M/Y Silent World also hosts a private cocktail session unveiling exclusive art pieces at SYF.

The world premiere of HH88 Catamaran is set to take centre stage at SYF. The Morelli and Melvin-designed HH88 tilts the scale toward luxury. It is built entirely in carbon fibre but finished in hardwood and exotic stone and equipped with an enclosed flybridge, hot tub, jet ski launch, and more.

A total of 19 yachts are making their premieres, including Asia Pacific premieres such as Wallywhy 200, Magellano 60, Bluegame BGX73, and Princess Y95. De Antonio D50, Saxdor 400, Fairline Squadron 58, Wallypower 58, Aquitalia 68, Parker Monaco 110, Dufour 41, and Bluegame 42 will make their Southeast Asia premieres at the event.

The festival will also herald the Singaporean premiere of yachts like the Rivamare 38, Greenline 40, and Axopar 45, marking their inaugural appearance in the country.

The 55.7-metre steel hull and aluminium expedition yacht, M/Y Galileo, will be the largest vessel present at this year’s SYF. Available for charter in the Maldives and Southeast Asia, this Perini Navi/Picchiotti vessel has a traditional interior with a contemporary twist, mixing neutral tones and Indonesian influences.

Large volume and light-filled interiors are paired with a silent cruise and eco-minded onboard practices, including sustainably sourced products and hybrid propulsion.

Simpson Marine is marking its 40th anniversary this year, and the dealer presents a fleet of six yachts, including premieres such as the Sanlorenzo SD118—the first of its kind in Asia and the flagship of Sanlorenzo’s Semi-Displacement range. Additionally, Simpson presents the Asia premiere of the Fairline Squadron 58.

The Swedish-made Candela C-8 is the world’s first 100 per cent electric hydrofoil boat that ‘flies’ above the water. It will make its Asia-Pacific debut at the Singapore Yachting Festival.

The festival provides a preview of cutting-edge marine innovation and technology, including the AirFish Wing-In-Ground (WIG) craft by ST Engineering AirX, which is a hovercraft-like vessel that utilises aerodynamic forces and air pressure to reduce induced drag and achieve a more fuel-efficient, high travel speed.

The 10-seater AirFish 8, which is slated for certification and entry into the market by 2025, will be making an appearance at SYF.

This year’s festival will also introduce a Lifestyle Festival Market, celebrating the diverse interests within the yachting community. The market will feature a showcase of pop-up alfresco stalls with food, beverages, and family-friendly carnival games.

Visitors can also enjoy demonstrations of the latest gadgets like jet-boarding, while live music and roving entertainment add to the ambience.

Alongside the main attractions, attendees can explore ancillary yachting equipment, including tenders and various recreational gear. Those interested in hands-on experiences with water toys can indulge in an experiential zone – also offering trials and sea trials aboard charter vessels, Seabob-jet and speedboat rides.

“The Singapore Yachting Festival serves as a cornerstone in revolutionising the luxurious yachting lifestyle,” says Arthur Tay, SUTL Enterprise chief executive.

“It symbolises ONE°15’s commitment to curating the absolute best of yachting innovation and unique lifestyle experiences in Singapore.

“With SYF, our mission is to ignite a fervent passion for yachting, elevating it into a lifestyle embraced by discerning and aspirational individuals.”

Festival attendees can also enjoy the festival’s daily supercar parade, taking place from 3pm to 6pm throughout the festival. Each parade presents a fresh spectacle – with The ExotiCar Club on 25 April, Porsche on 26 April, Lamborghini on 27 Apr, and culminating with Ferrari on 28 April. Aston Martin Singapore also displays the DB12 Volante, DBX707 and DB12 Coupe throughout the festival.

Tickets to the Singapore Yachting Festival are available online.



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