Living in the lap of luxury: sights at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

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Living in the lap of luxury: the Singapore Yacht Show 2014

What exotic car should I spend my money on? Which multi-million dollar yacht should I buy to entertain my friends on weekends?

We went to the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 to catch a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Here's what we found.

Living legends

Ferrari Dino 246 GT (the one in red, of course) and Jaguar E-type Series 2
Ferrari Dino 246 GT (the one in red, of course) and Jaguar E-type Series 2
Ferrari Dino 246 GT (the one in red, of course) and Jaguar E-type Series 2

How often do you get to see two of the rarest, most beautiful cars in the world? Seeing the Ferrari Dino 246 GT (the one in red, of course) and Jaguar E-type Series 2 in the flesh is worth the admission price (S$50 for one day) of the show already.

Tag 'em and bag 'em

Tag 'em and bag 'em

These NFC tags brought back a wave of nostalgia for FMFA 2014 in KL. Just a quick tap and the validity of your entry is verified. UV stamps on your wrist are so last-year.

A vent + a door = Lamborghini Aventador

A vent + a door = Lamborghini Aventador

What's a luxury event without one of the most desirable cars in the world? The amazing thing is, this million-dollar supercar wasn't even the most expensive item on sale. Not with boats costing up to tens of millions of dollars, anyway.

Wait, what year is it?

Wait, what year is it?

This wasn't the kind of boat we were expecting when we walked in. Turns out it was just part of a rig climb program for the Tall Ship Royal Albatross.

Baby on board

Baby on board

Is that... an amphibious car parked inside that superyacht? Yes, yes it is. How entirely normal it seems in this situation. 

Let it slide

Let it slide

"Hmm... should I buy a slide and attach it to the side of my yacht, making it even more awesome?" We don't see why not.

Creature comforts

Creature comforts

Is it me, or does the interior of this boat look more like a condo showroom? By the way, this is the interior of a Riva, one of the most established yacht-builders in the world. Not something you get to see every day.

Cruising down the RIva

Cruising down the RIva
Pershing 64

Speaking of Rivas, this is what they look like on the outside. Absolutely gorgeous, and costing between S$3-7 million - depending on size and customisable options - from Hong Seh Marine. They also launched the new Pershing 64 at the show, and it's not just luxurious, it's fast too.

Whatever the weather

Whatever the weather

Apparently, this funky contraption doesn't just give the temperature, it can also predict weather conditions, and tell what tide it is at the moment. It's only useful before you head out though, because once you're out there, all you have to do is look out the window. 

In the driver's seat

In the driver's seat

This is the view from the cockpit of a million-dollar yacht. We imagine the hat is kind of compulsory.

Finally, something affordable

Finally, something affordable

We'd actually be able to buy this! Yes, it's just a 30cm scale model of the boat we'd love to own, but we'd take what we can get. It's a Sports Riva 56 with a flybridge - an open air bridge that you could steer the boat from, and as you can see, looks like something Tony Stark would own.