Boat Asia 2009, one of the region’s premier leisure
boat and waterfront lifestyle events, got underway on Thursday afternoon
with a stellar line-up of boats on display.
This year Asia Dive Expo is being held
concurrently with Boat Asia at the world-class Marina at Keppel
Bay in Singapore.
Something for Everyone
Fashionistas can enjoy an on-water fashion show
featuring the latest Spring/Summer 2009 swimwear collection from
renowned Italian label, La Perla, as they sip on martinis from the
floating Grey Goose bar.
Car enthusiasts can get
up-close with the all-new Audi Q5 which will be available for test
drives exclusively at Boat Asia. The Audi Q5 will be displayed
within a floating iceberg. Utilizing the car configuration display
within the centre, visitors can customize the internal and
external components of the Audi according to their individual
Visitors can also enjoy a range of
exciting fringe activities which include scintillating belly dance
and band performances, beer-drinking contests, an “RC Sailing
Competition” as well as sailing trials offered by Keppel Bay
Sailing Academy and RSYC Sea Sports Academy.
from an on-land display of speed boats, sailing yachts, and marine
equipment and accessories, Boat Asia will also showcase an
on-water display of close to 50 luxury motor yachts, sail boats
and catamarans from world-renowned boating brands such as Grand
Banks, Ferretti, Fountaine Pajot, Leopard, Marquis and Riva
This year’s Boat Asia show will
also see the Asian and local debut of exciting new luxury boats.
These include the sleek Macgregor 26, the innovative Four Winns
SL262, the elegant Princess 42 Flybridge, and the contemporary
Riviera 4400 Sports Yacht, which emerged as the “2008 Australian
Boat of The Year”. The classy Fairline Targa 38, voted “2007
European Powerboat of the Year”, will also be showcased at Boat
Asia for the first time.
“Over the past few years,
waterfront living has really caught on in Singapore and the
region. Not only are people choosing to live closer to the water
but many of them are also beginning to see the joys a nautical
lifestyle can bring. Moreover, given the current economic climate,
now is actually a very opportune time for first-time boating
enthusiasts to buy their first boat and for those looking to
upgrade to bigger and better boats. There’s no better place than
Boat Asia to get some good deals, “ said Herman Ho, Managing
Director, TMX Show Productions.
The event, being held 23 - 26 April 2009
is open from 1:00pm - 9:00pm between Thursday and Saturday
and then 12:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday.
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