Singapore. Jack Nicklaus ‘Sea Bear’ to debut at Boat Asia 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


A superyacht belonging to golfing legend Jack Nicklaus (known by the knick name “Golden Bear”) will make an appearance this April at Boat Asia 2012, Asia's leading boat and lifestyle show.

“Sea Bear”, a Westport 135ft yacht-cum-floating-museum houses 36 unique pieces hand-selected by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus from the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as well as items personally donated from their home collection. The yacht comes courtesy of Boat Asia exhibitor KOP Group.

The yacht’s main showcase piece measures 50 by 36 inches and is placed in the main saloon. Created by artist Pat Morell the piece is made of cherry and features bas-reliefs of all Jack Nicklaus’s major championship trophies, including the US Amateur. Sterling silver plates list the years, venues and scores associated with each victory. A centre plaque features an overview of Jack’s illustrious career, printed on parchment paper.

The news of Sea Bear’s involvement in this year’s boat show comes amidst numerous other exciting exhibitor signings including Vicem Yachts Turkey, Changi Sailing, Nansha Marina China, Yacht Haven Phuket, LOPE HK, X-tra, Lloyd Marine, Paul & Shark Yachting and Azurea Lifestyle. Also taking part will be Grady White, Cris Craft, MAN Engines, Suzuki Outboards and Seadoo, whilst Boat Asia stalwarts like Gulf Craft, Horizon Yachts and SG Boating, whose brands include Leopard Catamarans, Fairline, Chaparral, Robalo, and Meridian, will also feature prominently. The yacht trade is also well represented with yacht shipment experts Peters and May.

At the waterfront, Boat Asia 2012 will return with its highly popular Lifestyle concept, featuring prestigious brands such as Audi, Gaggenau and Mumm Champagne in addition to a wide range of on-land exhibitors from resort operators, charter companies, clothing and fashion brands, swimwear and sports and nautical watches.

Off-the-water activities will include car displays and test-drives, a nautical fashion and swimwear show at the waterfront promenade, jazz performances, wine and whisky tasting and an exclusive timepiece showcase.

Boat Asia 2012 this year have a special focus on the growing interest in luxury charters from corporations and private banks and will, for the first time, feature an exclusive luxury private yacht charter segment. Regional luxury charter companies include Azurea, Aqua International and international luxury charter companies include Sunsail and Fraser's Yacht.

The event will also showcase the increasing use of “green” technologies in boat building and design. There will be some interesting products in this segment to reduce the carbon footprint for environmentally conscious boaters. The “green boats” on display will exhibit such innovations as solar films and panels, solar electric power and fuel cells.

Said Herman Ho the managing director of show organizer TMX Productions, “I’m extremely pleased to announce the presence of Sea Bear this year; this will give our boat show an added attraction in this the 20th year of its occurrence.”

Boat Asia 2012 takes place at Marina @ Keppel Bay from 12-15th April 2012. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, Boat Asia is the showcase in Asia for luxury yachts up to 50 metres. This year, Boat Asia 2012 is expecting an anticipated crowd over 15,000 visitors and over 100 exhibits from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, US, Middle East, and China.

About TMX Show Productions Pte Ltd

TMX Show Productions Pte Ltd (TMX) acquired Suntec Integrated Media (SIM) in November 2007. TMX focuses on conceptualising and managing specialised sports and lifestyle events for (targeted) industries and market segments. Boat Asia (conferred the Best Boat Show in Asia by the prestigious Christofle Asia Boating Awards 2007) is Asia’s leading leisure boat and luxury lifestyle event.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 February 2012 )