on 9 Feb 2023
SG Marine Guide's new Singapore Yachting Festival will be at the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove this April
SG Marine Guide has announced the launch of the Singapore Yachting Festival (SYF), to take place at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove from April 27 to 30, 2023.
In a statement, SG Marine Guide said: “the Singapore Yachting Festival will put an end to speculation in the market of multiple yacht shows competing to launch in Singapore. In turn, SYF will act as a stopgap to enable a fully prepared and promoted yacht show to happen in 2024.”
In December last year, Verventia announced the return of the Singapore Yacht Show, with dates from April 27 to 30, 2023, but with no venue listed.
“Although we have a short timeline, we have been planning for an event for months,” said SG Marine Guide Founder Wade Pearce. “From a strong vantage point, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove is an ideal venue to host such an event with the marina basin surrounded by busy restaurants. It naturally captures thousands of Sentosa Cove residents, coupled with the added appeal of the yachts on display at SYF, the event will attract thousands of visitors to Sentosa from Singapore and the rest of Asia.”
Pearce spent over four years working at the Singapore Yacht Show, including two years as commercial director. In 2020, the first year that the Singapore Yacht Show was postponed due to Covid restrictions, Pearce founded SG Marine Guide, an online platform of marine services in Singapore.
“Singapore’s yachting industry has expanded strongly over the past three years. In addition, expectations are high from both local dealerships and international brands looking for new distribution and clientele in the region. With such high demand, this gives us great confidence to stage an exceptional event in 2023,” said Pearce.
Arthur Tay, CEO and executive director of SUTL Enterprise Ltd, owner of ONE°15 Marina, said the event was “critical” to Singapore as a yachting and lifestyle destination. “After a three-year hiatus from the last event, we are delighted to be the venue host of the Singapore Yachting Festival. Together with SG Marine Guide, we are confident to deliver an exciting and successful event in response to the booming yachting industry in Asia.”
Organisers say that a site plan and rates are now available. SYF will hold a presentation at the upcoming Grow Boating Singapore on February 17th at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove at 5pm in Constellation Ballroom Level 2.