Yacht Style Issue 75 kicks off the year with the 2024 list of Asia’s Yachting Leaders, one of the magazine’s most popular annual features.
Spanning from the Middle East to the Far East, the latest list of leaders features leading lights at the forefront of the region’s luxury boating industry, from yacht owners and shipyards to sailors and sustainability pioneers.
This issue’s Reviews of new models include many already in Asia or scheduled to arrive in the region in the coming months. Our cover star, the Jeanneau Yachts 55 has multiple orders across Asia-Pacific and stands out for an aft deck offering revolutionary lounging space, plus a cockpit featuring a flexible dinette and separate stairways to each of the three guest cabins.
Set to arrive in Asia in late summer 2024, Sanlorenzo SX100 is the fourth model in Sanlorenzo’s explorer styled ‘crossover’ flybridge series, with fold-down terraces expanding the waterside experience in the beach zone.
The Princess Y95 impressed guests during its Asia debut in Singapore, with more units of the Y Class flagship destined for the region through long-time dealer Boat Lagoon Yachting. The second one is already in Phuket where it made its country debut at the Thailand International Boat Show.
As Wally celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024, Asia will welcome two units of the stunning wallywhy150, the brand’s new 24m widebody ‘spaceship’.
Azimut’s S7 features a slick new exterior by Alberto Mancini and reduced fuel consumption, but is also notable for the Italian shipyard’s first interior design by Yachtique.
Set to arrive in Dubai this summer, Aquila’s 47 Molokai is the second model in the new Offshore series and propels the powercat brand into the world of big-game fishing yet can also be a high-speed day boat.
Beneteau, celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, has extended its line of enclosed weekenders with the Antares 12, which builds on the DNA of the historic range and muscles into Swift Trawler territory. It’s also part of the French builder’s stunning 22-yacht line-up at Boot Dusseldorf.
In Designer, we interview Sophi Horne of Seabird Technologies, who is behind the design of the Racebird, the electric foiling raceboat used by all teams in the 2024 E1 World Championship, which starts in Saudi Arabia in February and concludes in Hong Kong in November.
In Leader, CL Yachts Director Martin Lo talks about new projects like CLB80 and upgrades of existing models for a brand steadily growing in appeal around the world.
In Shows, we review the first Hong Kong International Boat Show in six years and preview Boot Dusseldorf, Dubai International Boat Show and the Singapore Yachting Festival, as well as the third edition of the Yacht Style Awards.
In Columns, Michel Chryssicopoulos of IYC talks about superyacht trends to look out for and Philippe Guenat of PMG Shipyard explains how solid organisation helped the Thailand builder get through tough times.
Meanwhile, Giles Whitby-Smith of Bitcashier explains why cryptocurrency is increasingly used to pay for yachts and charters, while Dilan Sarac of the Superyacht Life Foundation talks about the creation of the first World Boating Day, which will be held over a weekend in late May.
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