Superyacht worth $119m is on show

The 77m-long Silver Fast (left) can accommodate 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner's apartment. The 41m-long Ocean Emerald (top), which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi (above), home cinema and cappu
The 41m-long Ocean Emerald (above), which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi, home cinema and cappuccino bar. It is designed by famed British architect Norman Foster. PHOTOS: OCEAN EMERALD
The 77m-long Silver Fast (left) can accommodate 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner's apartment. The 41m-long Ocean Emerald (top), which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi (above), home cinema and cappu
The 41m-long Ocean Emerald, which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi (above), home cinema and cappuccino bar. It is designed by famed British architect Norman Foster. PHOTOS: OCEAN EMERALD
The 77m-long Silver Fast (left) can accommodate 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner's apartment. The 41m-long Ocean Emerald (top), which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi (above), home cinema and cappu
The tri-deck catamaran Charley makes her world debut at the show. PHOTO: ECHO YACHTS

It is among more than 90 vessels on display at this year's Singapore Yacht Show

The Singapore Yacht Show returns for its seventh edition this year with its largest vessel on display to date - the 77m-long Silver Fast by Australian builder SilverYachts.

It can take its passengers from Australia to Europe in just 21 days with a single fuel stop and accommodates 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner's apartment. Its price tag: €79.5 million (S$119 million).

Entry to the show costs from $50 a person for a single-day ticket. Visitors can view and perhaps step aboard the Silver Fast and 11 other superyachts among the more than 90 yachts featured this year.

The show, at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, opened yesterday and will run till Sunday.

Superyachts are vessels that measure more than 24m in length. Among the superyachts at the show is the Ocean Emerald, which was featured in the 2015 remake of the 1991 cult action flick Point Break.

The 41m-long Ocean Emerald stands out with its distinctive curved design courtesy of famed British architect Norman Foster, the man behind London's landmark The Gherkin tower.

The 77m-long Silver Fast (left) can accommodate 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner's apartment. The 41m-long Ocean Emerald (top), which has open exterior deck spaces for al fresco dining, a jacuzzi (above), home cinema and cappu
The 77m-long Silver Fast (above) can accommodate 18 guests in seven en suite cabins and a dedicated owner’s apartment. PHOTO: SILVERYACHTS

The smaller vessels are open to all visitors. But those who want to step into the superyachts have to make an appointment - access is at the discretion of the yacht owner or representative.

Visitors to the show will also be the first in the world to marvel at some boats as they make their global debut. These include the tri-deck catamaran Charley by Australian yard Echo Yachts. The 51m-long support vessel can carry a fleet of up to 10 watercraft and has enough space for a piano lounge and touch-and-go helicopter pad.

The show is not just all about the sailing vessels.

An array of yacht toys such as the JetSurf, a motorised surboard and paddleboards will be available for visitors to try out.

Children may play at luxury yacht Lady Quikglow, where inflatable slides and a climbing wall have been set up on deck by FunAir, a company specialising in inflatable yacht toys.

Visitors can also dive to the bottom of the ocean or try their hand at sailing without getting wet, thanks to virtual-reality technology that will be exhibited at Dutch submersible maker U Boat Worx and virtual-reality firm Ignite VR.

Mr Andy Treadwell, founder and chief executive officer of the Singapore Yacht Show, has big dreams to make South-east Asia a destination for superyachts in the next three years.

  • BOOK IT / SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW 2017

    WHERE: ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, 01-01, 11 Cove Drive

    WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 3 to 9pm ; Sunday, 3 to 8pm

    ADMISSION: $50 for single-day entry (includes $10 credit to redeem at F&B outlets), $75 for multi-day entry (includes $15 credit to redeem at F&B outlets), free entry for children under the age of 12

    INFO: www.singaporeyachtshow.com

"The Singapore Yacht Show is the only event in Asia that can introduce newcomers and experienced boaters alike to the whole spectrum of the yachting and boating lifestyle, from A to Z," he says.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'Superyacht worth $119m is on show'. Print Edition | Subscribe