Riding the wave of a travel drought: Yacht rentals, water sports gain popularity

Wakesurfing school Wakemusters has doubled its monthly bookings since 2019 as more take to water sports.
Wakesurfing school Wakemusters has doubled its monthly bookings since 2019 as more take to water sports. PHOTO: WAKEMUSTERS
Mr Colin Low proposing to his girlfriend Louise (top), now his wife, in August last year. He popped the question aboard a yacht (above) rented from actor-host Darren Lim.
Sea-Doo Singapore, which launched jet ski rentals in September, has been receiving a steady stream of bookings.PHOTO: SEA-DOO SINGAPORE
Wakesurfing school Wakemusters has doubled its monthly bookings since 2019 amid a growing demand for sea sports and thrill rides.
Wakesurfing school Wakemusters has doubled its monthly bookings since 2019 amid a growing demand for sea sports and thrill rides.PHOTO: WAKEMUSTERS

SINGAPORE - Had the world not been in the middle of a pandemic, fund manager Colin Low, 33, would have whisked his then girlfriend to Hokkaido for a marriage proposal last year. The place is special to the couple, who ski there yearly.

Forced to look elsewhere when borders shut, Mr Low popped the question out at sea instead, on a chartered yacht last August.

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