|Singapore Yacht Show hi-lites growing sophistication in SEA's yacht scene|
Slowly but surely the yachting scene in Asia is developing to encompass a rich variety of yachts and yachting lifestyles. Highlighting that, the Singapore Yacht Show is one of the most important shows in Southeast Asia connecting those interested in yachting with a thriving marine industry.
Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson has offered a dimension of sophistication and service to the yachting industry; its success is built on decades of commitment to clients and to commerce within the industry.
From yacht sales and purchase to charter to management and marketing of the world's most discerning luxury vessels, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach. An impressive record of yacht sales, growing charter fleet and global expansion are testament to Northrop & Johnson's honesty, integrity and steadfast promise to deliver the best to their clientele.
This year's Singapore Yacht Show will again show a wide range of options to discerning yachtsmen. There will be small yachts, big ones, basic boats, luxury vessels, weekend boats, long range cruisers — every mix thinkable.
One yacht sure to turn heads is the Heliotrope 65, the world's first solar-assisted, luxury, long range, power catamaran. Built by Thai shipyard Bakri Cono, and designed by Albert Nazarov, her quality is reflected in every detail of the beautiful and powerful lines of the exterior as well as her meticulous interior. Each of the four cabins is a work of art in its own right, based on the four Chinese elements of fire, earth, wind and water. New approaches to electrical power distribution and management make this yacht stand out among competitors. The Heliotrope 65 is not for sale but visitors to the SYS can inspect the yacht – by appointment only – during the show and can order their own custom build yacht.
Another grand yacht that Northrop & Johnson will offer for sale is a Monte Carlo 65 power yacht. She is pre-owned but in immaculate condition with hardly any mileage on her. Her sophisticated Italian design imparts a timeless, instantly recognizable style and naval allure. Modern design solutions are drawn from traditional nautical concepts. The result is seaworthy chic and a yacht that is highly innovative and at the cutting edge without going to extremes. The Monte Carlo has a characteristic profile thanks to its pulpit-less highflared bow. Original, signature features include the shape of the portholes, inspired by the classic bull's eye.
The third contribution of Northrop & Johnson to the SYS is a modern, Italian designed sailing yacht, a Solaris 44. Generally recognized as one of the most aesthetically pleasing yachts, the Solaris is a balanced combination of quality and design.
Innovation, craftsmanship and careful attention to details define deck and interior.
Sporting clean and elegant lines, the 44' is perfected by collaboration with Argentinean designer Soto Acebal to create a thoroughbred ORC cruiserracer sculpted for speed and maximum impact. The Solaris range of yachts runs from 37ft up to their Classic at 72ft.
Another yacht on display will be Ocean Runner, or Da Run Fa in Chinese. This 111-foot custom-built boat was designed for an experienced Taiwanese yachtsman well-known Massimo Paperini of Duck Design in Italy. The original brief for this vessel requested a fast racing yacht to be suitable for the Taipei-Okinawa race. Instead, Ocean Runner was lightly used during a few cruises to Japan and China and otherwise as a day-sailing vessel in Taipei. Built in 2009 by the CC Yard in Kaoshung, Taiwan, to a very high specification Ocean Runner's construction consisted mainly of exotic materials. She is a contemporary yacht with a modern, functional interior and can be used for anything from day sails to longdistance cruising.
Northrop & Johnson yachts will add a touch of chic to the impressive line-up of yachts on display at the SYS, reflecting the increasing sophistication of the developing Asian yacht scene and the luxury yachting lifestyle in this region.
Bert van Muylwijk
Director and Yacht Broker
Northrop & Johnson Thailand
Phuket Boat Lagoon # 20/89
M: +66 89 289 4038