There is a saying in England that people trot out from time to time when men announce any one of the following: that they are running off with their mistress, buying a boat or buying a helicopter or plane (as you do): ‘If it f**ks, floats or flies…hire it.’
On the whole, probably pretty good advice. If, however, you are not of this persuasion then the Singapore Yacht Show is for you.
I was invited to see what all the fuss was about on Friday night, courtesy of Singapore Tatler who hosted the packed Sunseeker event aboard two yachts and a carpeted pierside walkway.
There was actually quite a wide gap, of about a meter, (it seemed to grow alarmingly wider with each glass of champagne) between one of the boats and the gangway; my general agility was probably not helped by the fact I was wearing these on my feet (compulsory on-board foot attire rather than something I popped on by mistake in my rush to leave the house):
A beautiful Brit inspired sofa more than made up for my leap of faith:
Party goers were suitably nautical, whether through virtue of the fact they owned the various boats that were scattered around us, or because they looked fabulous in sea-faring stripes…
(This is one of my favourite Aunties who is super stylish and makes me want to reach 50 just so I can start dressing like her.)
…or just plain fabulous:
The Singapore Yacht Show was held at One°15 from Friday 19-21 April 2013
Top image courtesy of Charter World