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APS Indonesia Bali Office Blessing Ceremony

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In keeping with the rich Hindu culture on the island of Bali the APS Indonesia Bali office held its renewal Blessing Ceremony. A wonderful spiritual event was held with the local district Pemunku (Balinese Priest) leading blessing prayers and a ceremony with all of the Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) staff in attendance and in Balinese […]

APS Raja Ampat organises 3 yacht birthday cruise!

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Asia Pacific Superyachts Raja Ampat (APS) shared news of a recent huge birthday celebration – a three yacht birthday party voyage in Raja Ampat. The festive event was for an Indonesian business mogul and organised by Asia Pacific Superyachts director and longtime skipper, Captain Jimmy Blee. Jimmy and his team arranged for three big boat […]

Samui’s growing appeal… or, why wait for a marina?

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A sparkling jewel in the crown of Thailand’s stunning island destinations, Koh Samui is a paradise found. The third largest island in Thailand after Phuket and Koh Chang, Samui boasts of gorgeous pearl-white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests and magnificent waterfalls and high end luxury resorts and spas. All this with beautiful nearby anchorages and […]

Emirates Team NZ America’s Cup Base Plan agreed for Auckland

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News of Emirates Team New Zealand regarding an agreement in principle between the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council on a final plan for the America’s Cup Base was announced March 26, 2018 by Emirates Team New Zealand, reports Duthie Lidgard, director of Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, noting: “Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ offices are fielding […]

Fiji looking at 750 visiting yachts in 2018

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“The 2017 yachting season with 65 superyachts visiting the country was a record year for the company. Considered a hub for the country’s visiting super yachts the marina welcomed 554 yachts and 65 superyachts last year, this shows strong growth from 2016 following Cyclone Winston”, stated Denarau Marina general manager Cynthia Rasch in an article […]

Sri Lanka… the next sailing destination in Asia?

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Continuing efforts are underway to make… “Sri Lanka the next sailing destination in Asia” and “…a magnet for yachters and pleasure sailors worldwide”, reports Priyantha Perera of Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka. The APS yacht services agent shares the following article written by the editor and published in NewsIn.Asia and includes additional port news. While […]

Embassy Visa Agreement “Sail the Andamans”

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“The Indian Embassies in Thailand and Malaysia have agreed to issue visas to “Sail the Andamans” participants that are non-residents of these respective countries. Otherwise, non-residents may obtain their visas in their home country”, reports R. Rathnam, heading up Andaman Holidays and Asia Pacific Superyachts Andaman Islands. The inaugural “Sail the Andamans” Yacht Carnival & […]

New APS Superyachts Indonesia Office

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“Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is proud to announce the opening of our Raja Ampat branch office”, reports Managing Director, Richard Lofthouse. APS Indonesia, who celebrate 10 years of operations in Indonesia later this year, was the first company to offer specialist superyacht shore support in the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Now they become the first […]

Indonesia seeks to welcome more yachts in New Year

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“As the country with the world’s second-longest coastline, Indonesia has yet to bank on its rich marine resources to support the growing number of superyacht visitors to Indonesia”, shares Richard Lofthouse of Asia Pacific Superyachts Bali and Raja Ampat in Indonesia. This is changing, notes Lofthouse, as exemplified by reports from the Indonesian government about […]