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From Purser to Yacht Agent at Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

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“Our newest recruit Emma Crawshay joins Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ freshly from a 5 ½ year stint on the 90 meter Royal Huisman, Athena”, announces Duthie Lidgard, managing director of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand. Noting while on board she progressed from stewardess to chief stewardess and then finally Purser, Duthie said she had completed […]

Shark News for Superyachts to Tahiti & Fiji

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“A new extraordinary spot has been opened to the happy few cruising superyachts to our islands”, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti Managing Director, Etienne Boutin. “When properly lured with fish blood several tiger sharks can be seen in 25m of very clear water. So close to Papeete city amenities, it is a rare occasion to […]

Asia Pacific Superyachts Langkawi Team Expands

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The Asia Pacific Superyachts team in Langkawi is pleased to announce the move to new APS fully staffed offices at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) along with new APS team members joining Captain Charles Dwyer. Well known throughout the international superyacht community, Scott Walker of APS Singapore now joins the APS Langkawi team. Captain […]

APS New Zealand’s New Superyacht Refit Destination

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With New Zealand being the South Pacific Superyacht hub for both refits and cruising, more vessels are feeling confident after years of reporting by fellow owners and captains to head to the southern hemisphere. Although many visitors believe Auckland is the only city for vessels to come to, this is becoming less of a “must […]

Royal Phuket Marina fund first sailing boat designed for people with disabilities to be built in Thailand

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Sharing news from Phuket, Asia Pacific Superyachts Gordon Fernandes reports, “Royal Phuket Marina has committed to fully fund the first SV14 boat in Thailand – a sailboat designed specifically for the needs of people with disabilities. Part of a global crowdsourcing project, the SV14 will be built by Disabled Sailing Thailand and launched in March […]

Interview: Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, Duthie Lidgard

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Responding to questions of how he came to work with Superyacht clients in New Zealand together with the gratifying growth of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand, the hard driving and personable Duthie Lidgard shared some background and what it takes for him and his team to provide the best of superyacht services and support to […]

Growing interest into Myanmar

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Gordon Fernandes, heading up our Myanmar Region Agency, reports growing interest in the region and the Mergui Archipelago, that is also home to the Lampi Marine National Park protecting a rich biodiversity with more than 50 terrestrial and marine endangered species. Myanmar promotes best-kept beach destinations, eyes intra-ASEAN travellers at ATF 2017: As the 36th […]

Conferences in Sarawak boost conservation efforts

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Reporting news of conservation efforts in Sarawak, APS Borneo Captain Jean-Francois Cormerais shares the following published article in TravelDaily News: Conferences in Sarawak boost conservation efforts by Theodore Koumelis. The BOP was part of ICCA’s ‘Road to Sarawak’ campaign, in which ICCA members had the chance to become an “adoptive guardian” for a year to […]

Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2016

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Reporting on news from the 55th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show, held 4-10 December 2016, is Cindy Dittrich, working with Etienne Boutin of Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. Etienne comments, “Cindy said there appeared to be fewer yachts than previous years at the Antigua Yacht Show; however, there was some significant interest from ships she met […]