Singapore，the waters of which many super yachts sailing in the region ought to be in, with entire business facilities, is ideal as a regional hub for super-yachts. Industry insiders estimate that if the super-yacht repair industry develop smoothly, after 10 years the incomes will be up to 250 million Singapore Dollars.
Super yacht refers to luxury yacht, at least 30 meter long ,tens of millions for one. In recent years, billionaires soared in China, India and other Asian countries, demand for super-yachts significant increasely, is regard as the reason why Singapore boat show organizers brought the exhibition to Singapore from the West.
Organizers Telieweier (Andy Treadwell),Informa Sports & Leisure Managing Director, said at a press conference in ONE °15 Marina Club April.5, the ships go to Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar must go through our vessels, and it is suitable for yachts stopover for maintenance.
Besides the congenital conditions, some owners think that the acquired conditions are still inadequate.
La Verne (Jean-Jacques Lavigne), executive director of Super Yachts Association of Singapore said: "We are lack of large local marina and don’t have an one-stop super-yacht service center. Now ship owners have to go to maintenancewith high costs, result in two super-yachts turnning to other countries average monthly. "
He also pointed out that if an one-stop service center, the expenses of each boat parking, renovating, adding fuel, maintenance and other up to 100 million, if an one-stop super-yacht service center provided, was a very substantial number.
Rampant Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean affect the will of the Western countries owners sailling to Southeast Asia more or less. Lavin said: "The owner must not only pay a high premium, but also face the risk of being kidnapped, while they can actually bypass the Middle East to come here or hire security personnel." At the ONE ° 15 Marina Club Boat Show held in Singapore for a period of three days, starting from this Friday (April 8) to Sunday, with a total of 12 super-yachts participating, and only invited people were admission.