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Indonesia: Superyacht Sinking Sparks Global Search

HM Coastguard in the UK was among the agencies joining an international search operation last night (Friday 22 November) after a superyacht sank off Indonesia.At 9.08pm Friday 22nd November, HM Coastguard in the UK received a call from the Australian maritime authority, (JRCC Australia), who had in turn received a HF DSC Distress from what initially appeared to be a UK registered vessel named Asia. Investigations started by searching all relevant databases for contact details for the vessel but the vessel was not found to be on the UK Register.

Kara Yeung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association and Andy Treadwell, CEO (Photo: HKCYIA)

Hong Kong Yachting Festival in the Works

The Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Verventia Pte Ltd to help develop, organize and operate an annual Yachting Festival in Hong Kong under the auspices of the International Cruise & Yachting Festival – International Cruise & Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) (ICYFHK).The MOU was signed between Ms Kara Yeung, Executive Director, HKCYIA, and Mr Andy Treadwell CEO, Verventia, at the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (APSC) in Singapore on April 11, 2019.

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Aquila 44 Featured at Thailand Yacht Show and Rendezvous

At the upcoming Thailand Yacht Show and Rendezvous, January10 -13, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Aquila 44.The Aquila 44 boasts a signature fresh evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living. This model was named "Best New Multihull 40'-49'" in the 2014 AIM Media Editor's Choice Awards.On the Aquila 44 you will enjoy the 360˚ view from the spacious salon and galley that features a large seating area, hidden TV stowage and plenty of storage to make a live-aboard or cruising easy and pleasant.

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‘ASR Superyacht Cup’ Returns to Phuket for 18th Year

The highly regarded Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup regatta dates of January 18-20, 2019 marks the return of the ASR Cup to the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort & Spa and pristine Mai Khao Bay Phuket for thrilling racing and exclusive events dedicated to superyacht owners and their guests and captains and crew. The 18th annual ASR Cup promises to be an even more spectacular event than in the past - filled with gorgeous cruising, camaraderie amongst owners and captains, unique parties and sailing superyachts in pursuit of winning the 4th annual ASR Cup Trophy.

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Bering 65 Serge's Record Non-Refueling Cruise

Bering 65 Serge launched in 2015, this year made a record non-refueling crossing of 4,200 nautical miles from Thailand to Vladivostok in 27 days.All the way the vessel towed a 9 meter Hysucat sea boat with a displacement of 3,500 liters including a fuel reserve. The total fuel consumption was 12 300 liters burning 2.9 liters per mile and passing 155 miles per day at a speed of 6.5 knots.The Bering 65 is a rugged and classical looking steel yacht capable of any ocean crossing. She is quite, strong and leaves a graceful wake underway.

Anthong Marine Park (Photo: APS)

Samui’s Growing Appeal for Superyachts

The Crowning Jewel of Thailand, Koh Samui, is luring superyachts to the other side of Thailand. A sparkling jewel in the crown of Thailand's stunning island destinations, Koh Samui is a paradise found. The third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, Samui boasts of gorgeous pearl-white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests and magnificent waterfalls and high-end luxury resorts and spas. All this with beautiful nearby anchorages and an archipelago that is a national treasure.

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Intrepid Trawlers Re-Imagined at SCIBS 2018

A gamut of new generation trawler-style vessels will be in full force at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with premier brands already on board for the fast-approaching 30th anniversary event. Trawler boats are charting a significant course at SCIBS 2018, held from May 24 to 27, with organizers confirming the largest display in recent years. Leading exhibitors to secure on-water space include Clipper Motor Yachts, Grand Banks, Flagstaff Marine displaying the Beneteau Swift Trawler…

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Asia Pacific Leads in Global Yacht Charter Market

Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts the global market for yacht charter to register a 7.2% CAGR during the period between 2017 and 2025 to attain a value of $14.987 bn by 2025 from $8.123 bn in 2016. Volume-wise, it predicts the market to grow to 7,684 units from 6,054 units in 2016 by clocking a healthy 7.2% CAGR. Reporting on the TMR report, titled, “Yachts Charter Market”, Scott Walker, co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts and director of Asia Pacific Superyachts Singapore…

Torqeedo Acquired by DEUTZ

Independent engine manufacturer DEUTZ announced it has acquired Torqeedo, provider of electric drive systems for watercraft. As an independent subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, Torqeedo will continue product development under its established Torqeedo brand and with its current leadership. Founded 12 years ago in Starnberg, Germany, and supported by venture capital so far, DEUTZ said the acquisition marks a new phase in its development. “As part of DEUTZ, Torqeedo will realize substantial opportunities in the areas of industrialization, supply chain management, sales and service.

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Torqeedo Opens Bangkok Office

Torqeedo said it has opened a new office in Bangkok, Thailand, to accommodate its rapid growth in Asia and the Pacific (APAC) region. The company reports an expanding focus on marine preservation, sustainable tourism, ecofishing and the electrification of commercial vessels have created a strong interest in its products by both public and private entities within the region. APAC also shows increasing investment in sustainable public transportation initiatives, a sector which continues to drive Torqeedo’s expansion into commercial markets.

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First Call of AIDAbella in China’s Megacity

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai’s famous skyline, before the ship docked at the International Cruise Terminal at around 6.30 a.m. AIDAbella will remain from April 2 to 4, 2017, in this imposing metropolis in which AIDA is performing its turn-around operations for the first time. Around 4,000 guests will thus be able to experience Shanghai on exciting excursions, shopping, or while undertaking a vast array of leisure activities. Having come from Thailand, on April 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Burma Boating’s new flagship Clan VI (Photo: Burma Boating)

Burma Boating Adds Four Yachts to its Fleet

Boutique cruising company Burma Boating has added four new yachts to its fleet, including sailing yacht Clan VI, the company's new flagship. Starting in October, Clan VI will be cruising Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and explore one of Asia's last untouched destinations. The 40-meter yacht will be the largest and most luxurious yacht offering scheduled cruises and private charters in the archipelago, which is slowly opening up to tourism. Clan VI was built under the name La Numero Uno and was the first yacht to be constructed at the Italian shipyard Perini Navi…

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China Launches First Maritime Silk Road Cruise Liner

China has launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations. The liner has scheduled stops in Vietnam, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia before eventually reaches Kuantan Port in Malaysia. The cruise liner set off from the Beihai port in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The 135-m-long 20-m-wide modern cruise ship can accommodate about 400 people and is equipped with wireless Internet access.

Tucker West

New Sales VP at Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Tucker West, longtime marine industry sales and marketing executive, was today named vice president of sales of Kadey-Krogen Yachts. West brings more than 20 years in the marine industry to take on the responsibility of leading the Kadey-Krogen sales force. For the last nine years, West led the North American Sales and Dealers Network for Grand Banks Yachts. In addition to sales, his work at Kadey-Krogen will contribute to product development and sales marketing. West has assumed an equity position in the company by purchasing John Gear’s interest in Kadey-Krogen Yachts…

International Council of Yacht Clubs Commodores’ Forum

Last hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 2006, the forthcoming 8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum will features a week of activities packed with six business sessions and socials events as well as a partner program. As John McNeill, President of the ICOYC describes, “These forums are an opportunity to engage in discussions with peer clubs on issues and opportunities of mutual interest and discover how others may deal with the same challenges from time to time. “The importance of this event cannot be underestimated and the Club is very proud to again be playing host.” adds RHKYC Commodore, Joachim Isler.

Ugo Salerno (seated, left) signing the agreement with Drydocks World

RINA and Drydocks World Team Up

The RINA Group has entered a framework agreement to supply certification and engineering services to UAE-based Drydocks World - Dubai (LLC). Under an MOU signed in Rome (Italy) today Drydocks World will draw on RINA Group's field of expertise to deliver assistance on project management and ship’s classification and certification for a number of projects including floating hotels, mega yachts, special project vessels, underwater units and warships. The MoU was signed in the presence of H.E. Ms. Datin Paduka Halimah Abdullah, Ambassador of Malaysia to Rome, Mr.

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World Superyacht Award Winner 'Seriously' for Sale

Builders Feadship puts its World Superyacht award-winning 45m megayacht for sale at a reduced 29.8 million Euro price. From the moment of her launch Feadship had special plans for the 45-metre Helix. The world's leading luxury motoryacht builder knew that she would be ideal to showcase the Feadship lifestyle to new and potential clients across the Far East. Helix fulfilled this brief in spectacular fashion during 2012, receiving honoured guests onboard in China, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Short List Announced for the 2012 International Seafarers' Welfare Awards

The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards, aimed at show-casing best practice in seafarers' welfare in the maritime industry, will take place on November 28, 2012 at the IMO in London. - Port of the Year: Port of Corpus Christi, USA; Kandla Port, India and Port of Singapore, Singapore. - Seafarer Center of the Year: The Flying Angel Club Fremantle, Australia; Mission to Seafarers Sydney, Australia; Mission to Seafarers Vancouver & Roberts Bank, Canada; Seafarers' House Port Everglades, USA; Seamen's Club Welcome Bremerhaven, Germany.