A Solar-Powered Yacht Lights Up The Singapore Show
(Bloomberg) -- Almost 90 yachts and other water vessels are on display at the Singapore Yacht Show this weekend, which is hoping to attract more than 16,000 people — from experienced yacht buyers to those still striving. The show runs through the weekend, accompanied (of course) by a supercar parade of Ferrari and Lamborghini owners. Rolls Royce will display three models of the Cullinan, a $325,000 SUV.
Two of the show’s standouts: A 54-foot solar-powered catamaran called Silent 55 and the 193-foot Seawolf, built in 1955 and most recently updated in 2009.
The Singapore Yacht Show, the region’s leading yacht event, is in its ninth year.
La Vie is a Tecnomar Evo 120 Ice White manufactured in 2018. It sleeps 10 guests.
There are 30 solar panels on top of the Silent 55, which Austrian manufacturer Silent-Yachts says has unlimited range on just solar energy and is, as the name suggests, completely silent. A generator is available in the event of a spate of bad weather. Versions of the boat have three to six bedrooms, with separate showers.
A man stands on the Azimut Grande at the yacht show, where more than 25 boats are going on display for the first time in Asia.
The Seawolf, manufactured by Scheepswerf Smit, is moored close to a floating swimming pool. At 193 feet with four decks, it's the largest vessel at the show.
The Seawolf is kitted out with plenty of accessories to keep you busy on deck and overboard: from jet skis to kayaks to an inflatable trampoline. It can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 15.
The Ferretti Yachts 920 is a 93-foot vessel with a panoramic deck, comes in models with either three or four cabins.
The Sunseeker 76 yacht, manufactured by Sunseeker International Ltd.
Yacht makers say they like the show because it's well organized and has easy access. Sanlorenzo is one of the more than hundred exhibitors this year.
The event attracts clients from places including China, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia, says Stefano de Vivo, chief commercial officer of the Ferretti Group.
The yacht show takes place in Sentosa Cove, a residential area nestled on a tiny island off the south coast of Singapore. It's the only place in the country where foreigners can buy landed property.
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