|YPI Group will have Shamoun on display at this weekend’s Singapore Yacht Show. Photo Courtesy YPI Group.|
Sailing Yacht Shamoun Aims to Impress
YPI will be promoting the “modern classic” 108-foot sailing yacht Shamoun at the Singapore Yacht Show this week, using it as a foothold to open discussions about charter and sales in the region. Shamoun accommodates eight guests at a weekly base rate of $51,500 for charter through the YPI website, www.ypigroup.com.
Crump hopes that not only the Asians at the Singapore Yacht Show this week, but also the existing Americans and Europeans in the YPI client base will see boats like Shamoun as tough to pass up. With the American economy rebounding, he says, there is a real chance that its financial coattails will be big enough for Asia to ride into the future of yachting.
“America appears to be showing green roots at the moment, and it will drag the rest of the world with it economically,” he says. “Europe is still dragging a bit, but the rich are getting richer. I’m a genuine believer in the idea that Americans and Europeans will want to take holiday in Asia. It’s untouched, the people are beautiful, and the food’s fantastic. What more do you need?”
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Coverage live from San Francisco Bay will air on NBC, with blogs here at Yachting.