Great things come in small packages Published: 18.03.2014
Although the Singapore Yacht Show is fast growing a reputation as the best display of superyachts in Asia, it is also famous for its range of luxury boats and yachts under 20m.
There are already approaching 50 confirmed vessels under 20m attending the 2014 show, ranging from sporty tenders and comfortable motorboats to roomy catamarans and speedy sailboats. Each of the vessels on display offers a unique way to enjoy time on the water, whether keeping to the Singapore shoreline or venturing further afield. Visitors looking to buy a sporty motorboat have a large variety of choice: Simpson Marine will be displaying three Beneteau models (the 14m Antares 42; the 12.5m Oceanis 41 and the 9m Barracuda) as well as two Azimuts, the 13.6m Magellano 43 (pictured below) and the 11.6m Atlantis 38. Recently appointed as a dealer for Monte Carlo Yachts, Simpson Marine will also be displaying the 15.2m Monte Carlo 5.
Hong Seh will be presenting a range of Italian-built motorboats including the 19.5m Pershing 64 (pictured below), three Cranchi models (the 19.5m, 17.2m and 12m) and two Rivas: the 23m Riva 75 and 17.5m Riva 56. As well as its larger models at the show, Princess SE Asia will be displaying five models under 20m: the 19m P60, 19m P56, 17m P52, 14m P43 and 13m V39. Reel Torque is showing two Cabos: the 17m Cabo 52 and the 12m Cabo 36 Express.
Fans of the British-built Fairline range will be able to see two of its models on display at the show this year with SG Boating: the 15.7m Targa 50GT, and the 12.9m Squadron 42. And for the 12.1m Targa 38GT. And for those who prefer the stability of a power catamaran, Marine Max is displaying the Aquila Power Cat 14.7m and 13m models.
Grand Banks, known for its classic-lined lobster and trawler yachts, will have a trio of models on the water at the show with Grand Banks Asia: the 18.7 Heritage Europa 54, the 15m Heritage Europa 43 and the 14, Heritage Europa 41.
For boaters seeking the perfect entertainment vessel, Wider will be showing its 13m model with Wider Asia, Luxury Yachts will be displaying two 15m Marquis motor yachts, the 360 and 43 Cruisers Yachts model. Fans of the US-built Chaparral boats can find three of its models between 7m and 12m on display with SG Boating, as well as the Explorer 40 and 45 models. Those looking to emulate the refined style of the French Riviera should head to Marina Bahari Raya, which will be displaying the 6m Chris Craft Silver Bullet (pictured below), as well as the practical and comfortable 10m Grady-White 336.
Keen sailors will be heading straight to Aquacraft Asia, to see it’s three German-built Hanse Yachts vessels (pictured below): the 17.2m 575, the 16.2m 545 and the 12.4m 415. Jeanneau will have on display their Sun Odyssey sailing yacht. While those who enjoy the comfort, space and stability of sailing catamarans are spoilt for choice: the trio of Lagoon models at 12m, 16m and 19m respectively (Simpson Marine) offer a wide choice for visitors. The powered catamaran choices, perfectly suited for speedy and stable cruising of Singapore water or further afield, include the Fountaine Pajot 16m Queensland 55 and 12m Summerland 40 (both with Multihull Solutions), Marine Max's Aquila Powercats 13.3m and 14.7m, as well as BakriCono's 19.9 Heliptrope 65 Solar Catamaran.