Find a Suitable Boat to Start Your Yachting Journey in Singapore
Toying with the idea of buying a boat in Singapore? Whether you are looking to spend memorable moments with friends and family or start out on your own yachting journey, there’s plenty to choose from on the red dot.
Simpson Marine, Asia’s leading yacht dealership and service company partners with the world’s leading yacht brands – Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Fairline Yachts, Beneteau, Lagoon & Aquila Power Catamarans, and is able to offer the best new yachts for sale across all usage plans and budgets. Whatever your yachting dream, they can make it a reality!
Read on for Simpson Marine’s recommendations on the best boats for beginners so you too can get the most out of your yachting experience.
Bluegame BG42 - For the Best in Craftsmanship and Automation
The much-talked-about brand from luxury yacht builder Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, is now available in Asia via Simpson Marine, the exclusive dealer for Bluegame in the region.
Known for their latest advanced building techniques, Bluegame yachts are designed to wow! The interiors on Bluegame yachts are made by the expert craftsmen of the Iseo Lake area, known for their high-quality boat building. Thanks to this craftsmanship the general layouts on Bluegame yachts can be personalized according to the personal taste of the owner.
You can also find the most updated house automation, to offer the best-assisted living on board. Bluegame boats have higher respect for the environment during construction and use. Made under the most attentive sustainability principles, using FSC-certified woods supplying, total LED lighting, zero impact sustainable leather, and formaldehyde-free furniture, they partner with international foundations engaged in the protection of the waters of our planet. As the superior option in craftmanship and serious automation, this makes a worthy buy for any beginner setting out on their boating adventure.
Aquila Molokai 28 - A Versatile Boat for Professional and Personal Excursions
For a true tropical yacht, take a look at the Aquila 28 Molokai - inspired by native Hawaiian watercraft. Born from the rigours of island hopping in the tumultuous waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Aquila 28 Molokai Power Catamaran is perfectly suited for almost any boating condition.
The impressive stability and large aft and forward cockpits make the Aquila 28 Molokai suited for offshore fishing with family, tournament competitions, and even professional charter sportfishing. And, although the Aquila 28 Molokai Power Catamaran is primarily designed as a fishing platform, it has plenty of family-friendly features too.
When not used for fishing or diving, friends and family can enjoy other waterborne activities, including tow sports, or just relax onboard while visiting a favourite sand bar, or island. Lounge on the bow seating area or pull up the bow table and enjoy your favourite beverage at sunset with up to 10+ guests onboard.
The broad stance makes it easy to walk around both sides of the centre console while the position of the centre console provides a 360-degree line of sight with controls strategically positioned for ease of operation. The Aquila 28 is truly a versatile boat that amplifies your boating lifestyle.
Beneteau Antares 8 - The Ultimate Leisure Craft, Perfect for Family Cruises
The Antares 8 boasts a range of novel functionalities that makes it the ultimate leisure craft, promising maximum comfort and incomparable style and elegance. Whether you are taking it easy with family and friends or just getting away for a few days, this is a boat that handles well in any situation.
The Antares 8 comes in two versions, Cruising, which provides exceptional onboard comfort, and Fishing, which has everything fishing enthusiasts may need.
With its sporty, stylish design, the Antares 8 includes a starboard side gate which makes it easier to dock the boat and allows fishing fans to bring even their largest catches aboard.
The wide platforms, flush with the deck, provide for safe boarding and can double up as a swim platform for dips in the sea.
In addition to providing wonderful sea views and bathing the interior with light, the large glazed windows also keep the boat airy and well-ventilated. Lastly, the Antares 8 can also be equipped with an air-conditioning system – perfect for keeping the boat cool during hot weather when berthed, and even when at sea due to its powerful lithium batteries. This is a really exceptional feature on a boat this size. Psst...up to five(lucky) passengers can sleep on the boat!
Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 - A Vast Sundeck, Swanky Wetbar and U-Shaped Cockpit
The Gran Turismo 45 sets new standards in terms of functionality and onboard hospitality. With its large windows, vast sundeck and U-shaped cockpit seating, the GT 45 harnesses all the joys of a great indoor-outdoor experience.
Designed with versatility in mind, the Gran Turismo 45 allows the crew to elevate onboard liveability to another level. Metallic grey “fashion plates” fixed to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes give it that sporty style while the hard top and the large hull windows, lend it a sleek, modern look and infuse the interior with soft, natural daylight.
The cockpit of the Gran Turismo 45 is furnished with a vast U-shaped seat that creates a comfortable area for guests. The Wet Bar features a sink, fridge and ice-maker and comes with a retractable TV that can be raised to provide entertainment - all day or night.
On the lower deck, you will find a stunning owner’s cabin at the back with its independent shower room, a guest cabin at the bow with a second shower room, a convivial saloon and a large equipped kitchen.
Did we say it has a massive sundeck? The vast sunbathing area and its wide U-shaped cockpit seating offers passengers an ideal space in to relax and unwind.
Highfield Yacht Tenders – Stylish and Built for Durability
With dealers and distributors in over 38 countries, there’s no wonder that Highfield Boats are a top choice for families, yacht clubs, even international mariners worldwide. With performance and strength at its core, Highfield is known for its reputed durability. If you are after a boat that’s built for durability and can go where most others won’t, Highfield is the one to pick. Their approach to design and build allows leisure and commercial boat owners to tackle conditions avoided by many others.
It's a name you will want to flaunt too! Chosen time and again as the support boat of choice for many prestigious events the world over, Highfield have graced the Vendee Glove, Invictus Games, Pan Am Games, OR C Championships and many more such events.
Sustainability is also a huge part of Highfield’s DNA and brand philosophy. All of their hulls and structures are built in aluminium which is recyclable. They also powder coat in an enclosed area to ensure the footprint remains low from the start of the manufacturing process to the end of each product’s life. With over 45 distributor countries and a worldwide dealer network you can be confident of any after sales support, no matter where you travels take you.
Our favourite? Has to be their Sport range, that has been 9 years in the making. With high quality boats and a choice from 3 metres up to 8 metres, these combine all of Highfield’s hull design expertise with an interior that you desire.
Book a Charter
Not ready to make a commitment yet? If you’d like a taste of the yachting life without buying a boat, take a look at the vast Charter services provided by Simpson Marine.
For those just looking to fully unwind and relax, a crewed yacht charter makes the perfect choice. A professional crew on board gives you all the freedom to enjoy your luxury yacht charter while the friendly and experienced Simpson Marine team take care of everything else – from the itinerary to the menu.
With Partial and Fully Crewed options, you even get to choose the crew configuration. From a skipper, chef, stewardess and deckhand depending on your requirements, all of their crew have amazing local knowledge and can help you to make the most of exploring the exciting waters of Asia.
Ready to set sail on your own? Simpson Yacht Charter’s Bare Boat Yacht Charters offers yachts for charter without a skipper or crew. Bare Boat Yacht Charters are perfect for confident, experienced sailors and/or qualified skippers looking to explore South East Asia on board a high-quality yacht without any constraints or crew.
Their bases in Thailand and Malaysia provide the perfect holiday destination. And don’t worry, Simpson Yacht’s experienced team will advise you prior to and during your holiday to ensure you have all the support you need while cruising.
Want to up it several notches higher? Simpson Marine is home to the world’s leading luxury yacht brands such as Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Fairline, Lagoon, Beneteau, and Aquila. Choose from the hottest luxury boats and yachts and destinations that offer spectacular views, all with Simpson Marine. Give their professional and friendly team a call at +65 6274 3359.
Simpson Marine. 01-01, 31 Oceanway, Quayside Isle, Singapore 098375
Phone: +(65) 6274 3359. Email: [email protected]
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