Singapore Yachting Festival to return

Singapore Yachting Festival, back again in 2024 © SG Marine Guide

Organisers of the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF) have confirmed the event will return for a second edition from 25-28 April 2024, alongside the two-day Southeast Asia Yachting Conference (SEAYC) running 23-24 April 2024.

Both events are being held at One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove.

The inaugural edition of the Singapore Yachting Festival in 2023 was organised by SG Marine Guide, an online platform for the Singapore boating community, in response to the ongoing hiatus of the Singapore Yacht Show.

The annual SYF event is expected to feature the latest boat models on display from the world’s best-known yachting brands — especially superyachts, following the addition of new berths and superyacht moorings at One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. The format of the annual event also incorporates watersports, toys and marine lifestyle brands.

The second edition of SYF will be organised by One15 Events Management, a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise, in collaboration with SG Marine Guide, helmed by Wade Pearce. Organiser say they are aiming ‘to bring together more boating enthusiasts, lifestyle seekers, mid-range buyers and high-net-worth visitors — especially the young and affluent — who are considering a yachting lifestyle.’

A prelude to SYF 2024 will be the Southeast Asia Yachting Conference 2024, a two-day conference featuring a line-up of speakers from across Asia Pacific.

“This year, the inaugural SYF saw the participation of 9,250 visitors, 52 yachts and 72 businesses,” says Arthur Tay, CEO of SUTL Enterprise. “As hosts, we were thrilled to receive such a huge turnout from the yachting community. The robust reception showed that there is a strong demand, passion and even curiosity about the yachting lifestyle in Singapore and in the region.

“We are looking forward to an even bigger and more exciting SYF in 2024, and are announcing the dates early so that everyone can mark their calendars. The longer runway will also enable us to deliver another successful festival and establish SYF as an important yearly affair in the yachting industry.”

Pearce adds: “The level of interest in the first Singapore Yachting Festival was incredible, and took us by surprise. It showed that more and more people are keen to explore the boating lifestyle in this part of the world, especially from the local community.

“Boat ownership has become more affordable and better understood. We look forward to supporting One15 Marina to build on the success of 2023 in making the Singapore Yachting Festival the leading event in the region and an event for everyone.”

Main image courtesy of SG Marine Guide.

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