Exciting new partnership between FunAir and Seal Superyachts

An exciting new partnership has been announced between innovative leaders FunAir and Seal Superyachts, the most established and longest serving yacht agents in Asia and the Pacific.

The deal will allow Seal Superyachts to supply a full compliment of custom FunAir yacht inflatables and 23 in stock QuickShip solutions for any last minute charter requests. Seal are hailed as the charter brokers best friend, and they will now be able to provide Climbing Walls, Yacht Slides, Yacht Golf, Beach Loungers and a host of products that will fit most mid range superyachts that are so prevalent in the area.

Seal will also be an official FunAir service centre and will provide cleaning, drying and maintenance servicing for all FunAir products. Seal can arrange to pick up the inflatables and make sure they are clean, dry and ready to inflate the fun before dropping them back to the yacht. This service is perfect for yachts that perhaps don’t deploy their toys for longer periods during off season, or when the owners are away and want to make sure they are packed and stored correctly.

Adam Frost, Managing Director of Seal Superyachts commented, “The charter market in and around the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Australasia continues to strengthen. There has also been a rise in European yachts visiting the areas with a full compliment of toys and tenders.

“We’ve definitely noticed an upsurge in requests for Yacht Slides, Climbing Walls and other inflatable FunAir yacht toys from our resident yachts, and I put it down to them seeing the European yachts with all their toys out and wanting some of that action!

“The charter market is fast moving here as well, so being able to fulfil last minute requests and deliver the products they want in a week or so is an attractive solution for our clients.”

John Courtney, Managing Director of FunAir commented, “ We are delighted to welcome Adam and the team at Seal Superyachts to the FunAir family. We have worked together in the past when they have provided fantastic logistic support on some of our large custom orders being delivered in Asia.

“They are the perfect fit to represent the FunAir brand in this region and we are safe in the knowledge that FunAir products will be delivered and serviced, efficiently and effectively, meaning more time on the water having fun for the guests. What’s not to love!

To contact Seal Superyachts please email adam@seal-superyachts.com or call +66 76 612 654.

To find out more about FunAir email yachting@funair.com or visit www.funair.com/

Image showing superyachts at FLIBS 2019

60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show a resounding success

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat show celebrated its 60th anniversary in suitable style with the largest show yet attracting some 1500 boats and 1200 exhibitors.

The show saw the unveiling of the new Superyacht Village, a 3.5 acre site dedicated to superyachts and the superyacht lifestyle. Sarrah Macey, CEO of Global Superyacht Marketing took a walk around the the new area and had this to say: “I’m very impressed with the new Superyacht Village. The quality of the yachts, exhibition spaces and social facilities are excellent, and I look forward to seeing how this area continues to grow.”

“One concern voiced by the industry before the show was that the size of the yachts on display at Bahia Mar would be significantly reduced, making this area less attractive to visitors. However, in true FLIBS style, Bahia Mar continues to have a superb range of superyachts, sports fishing vessels and smaller boats for the leisure market, along with an outstanding range of services and suppliers exhibiting.”

The Superyacht Village at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2019
FLIBS Superyacht Village. Image ©J Christopher

During the show Majesty 140, a 140 foot luxury superyacht from Dubai, was crowned the Best of Show by NBC Sports Network. An esteemed panel of judges agreed that the yacht featured the most innovative new boat model design on display. The yacht will feature in a one hour special on the NBS Sports Network in December.

Majesty 140, named Best of Show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Majesty 140

FLIBS also saw the distribution of YACHT-OPOLY, the fantastic new superyacht board game from YACHTNEEDS. The game received an overwhelming positive response from crew, industry people and visitors to the show. Keep an eye on YACHTNEEDS social media for the video of Peter Lürssen and Sylke auf dem Graben of Lürssen Yachts, the infamous yeti from Beyond Two Yetis and James Williams from YACHTNEEDS enjoying a game on the deck of a superyacht at the show.

Crew member with YACHT-OPOLY at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Four of the world’s leading yacht chefs battled it out to be named Best Yacht Chef at the FLIBS 2nd annual Sunset Soiree and Yacht Chef Competition. The unique culinary competition included Chefs Andrew Siebert, Alex Forsythe, and Jarle Saupstad and Danny Davies of MY Excellence who was eventually named as the competition winner. Guests enjoyed a selection of premium spirits including specialty Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, Maker’s Mark whiskey creations, Whispering Angel Rosé, as well as a bubbly welcome drink from Moet & Chandon. Adding to the excitement, The Wheeland Brothers hosted a live concert followed by a DJ, which set the sounds for the dockside festivities.  The evening benefitted Mission of Hope and the ONE Bahamas Fund, two organisations focussed on supporting relief efforts and rebuilding in the Bahamas following the devastating hit of Hurricane Dorian.

Best Yacht Chef Danny Davies at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Best Yacht Chef Danny Davies with his award. Image ©World Red Eye

All eyes are now focussed on next years Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

We will see you there!