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Increased superyachts bound for Asia-Pacific

by David Good 10 Sep 14:30 PDT
Increased superyachts bound for Asia-Pacific © Seven Star Yacht Transport

Business is looking positive for the superyacht industry in Asia and the South Pacific as yacht transportation from Europe is booming. The number of yachts being transported from Europe to the Asia Pacific represents a great opportunity for the superyacht industry down under to expand as the summer season approaches.

One transport ship sailing has already been fully booked and is on its way. There are two more transportations due out of Rotterdam and Genoa via Phuket, Singapore and onwards to Australia and Auckland.

"We are expecting to see these two ships making an appearance in and around Australia and New Zealand between the end of October and mid-November" stated David Good, CEO of Superyacht Australia.

Other transportations will be leaving the UK from Southampton and La Rochelle in France at the end of September, with their route showing both Phuket and Singapore as destinations. "This is another great sign to see in the industry as more yachts move into the Asia-Pacific region in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics next year and the Americas Cup in early 2021" added David.

Australia is the dominant refit and maintenance provider for superyachts in the Asia Pacific region, with facilities and skilled tradesmen that rival what's available in the USA and Europe. "Our refit facilities have invested over $100M on growing their capabilities over the last 12 months to meet this growing demand" stated David.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport with their established offices in Australia, New Zealand, Phuket and Hong Kong is preparing multiple sailings for the America's Cup and is linking the various regions by adding sailings to its existing program.

"Overall, we are seeing a lot of activity within the superyacht industry moving toward to the Asia-Pacific and Australia. We are looking forward to the growth of vessels bound for Australia this summer sailing season" declared Chris Jongerius, Sevenstar Yacht Transport in Asia.

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