2014 Indonesia Yacht Show in Jakarta to stage first Indonesian Yacht Forum


Topics will include a briefing on government plans to promote the yachting industry

June 2014 will see the second edition of the Indonesia Yacht Show being held at Batavia Marina in the heart of northern Jakarta’s boating area, with an increase in exhibitors.

“We are expecting the 2014 show to see an increase in size of 50 per cent in exhibitors as we have enlarged the on-water area,” says Syelly Phie, managing director of event organiser PT Megawatt Asia.

“Our first show was attended by key brands such as Azimut, Ferretti, Gulf Craft, Northrop and Johnson, Princess and Simpson Marine. We look forward to seeing them and new exhibitors next year at the show at Batavia Marina on the 7th and 8th of June 2014.”

A new addition for the show will be the Indonesia Yacht Forum, which will run for a full day before the show on June 6. Topics will include a briefing on the Indonesian government’s plans to promote the yachting industry, with a speaker from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Further topics include Customs regulations for resident and visiting yachts to Indonesia, an overview of the local industry and of marina developments in the country.

Indonesia is developing as a new boating market in South East Asia but has been held back by strict regulations for visiting and based yachts in the country and the lack of marinas in Jakarta and Bali, the two main boating areas in the country. There are now signs that the government is keen to open up to leisure boating.

Simpson Marine, the largest yacht broker in the Asian region, has recently opened an office in Jakarta and Bali.

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