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Leading Hong Kong Luxury Yacht Dealer Asia Yachting Sails into the Philippines

Hong-Kong based yacht company Asia Yachting is expanding its dealership and brokerage business to Philippine shores to give Filipinos a chance to experience its top-of-the-line products and services.

Hong-Kong based yacht company Asia Yachting is expanding its dealership and brokerage business to Philippine shores to give Filipinos a chance to experience its top-of-the-line products and services.

Mr. Olivier Besson, CEO Asia Yachting

“With its more than 7,100 islands, beautiful waters, and warm weather, the Philippines is a haven for watersports as well as an exciting destination for sailing and yachting – comparable to other prime locations in the region and around the world,” said Olivier Besson, Asia Yachting CEO.

Scarab

“Filipinos are naturally drawn to the water regardless of age or socio-economic status, and we look forward to offering our brands to this new and promising market,” he continued.

Founded in 2007, Asia Yachting has established itself as a trusted brand in Asia, with services covering new boat ownership, brokerage, and boat management. It has an extensive and diverse brand portfolio, from multi- functional boats and luxury megayachts, to specialized wakesurfing boats and jetboats, plus second-hand boats.

According to Bianca Jison, Asia Yachting Philippines Sales Director, their products fit every taste and budget.

“When it comes to new boats, we only offer vessels from world-famous shipyards from Italy, France, and the US that are functional, versatile, and beautifully made. Our vast selection of used yachts from Hong Kong also offer excellent value for money as they are in generally well maintained with low engine hours, making them perfect for resorts or first time owners.”

Fountaine Pajot

Asia Yachting has five exclusive dealerships in the Philippines. Monte Carlo Yachts are semi-custom Italian yachts – the “Bentley” equivalent; Prestige, built in France by Beneteau, the world’s largest yacht builder; Fountaine Pajot, the world-famous catamarans from France known for building the most luxurious and best performing sailing catamarans and amazing motor catamarans; Nautique, the most awarded and best wakesurfing boat in the world; and Scarab jetboats, available in speedboat or center console versions.

Asia Yachting aims to replicate its successful Hong Kong business model in the Philippines by setting up an advanced marine service center staffed by experienced maritime technicians and specialists whose focus is on preventative maintenance to ensure yachts’ excellent condition and functionality.

The company prides itself in providing superior and personalized after sales services, which drove their success in Hong Kong, where Asia Yachting operates its own shipyards with highly qualified engineering teams looking after their clients’ vessels.

“Our relationship with the owner does not end when we sell them the boat. Instead, that’s where it begins. The high number of satisfied repeat clients is testimony to that,” Besson noted.

For more information about Asia Yachting and its products, please visit its website www.asiayachting.net.

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Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 4

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 4:  Upgrade your Choices

A.  Create different moods with lighting. The use of warm colored indirect lighting such as lamps, colored LED back lights, or even string lights can create a cozy and relaxing vibe after a day’s work.

 

Beautiful lighting can transform a small modern apartment.

 

B.)  Convert to smart home systems. From door locks, CCTV cameras, you’ll also be able to control and turn on lights, appliances even if you’re away from home. All you need is a wifi connection and the applications on your mobile phone.

Smart phone apps can also control lights and home appliances.

C.) Hire a professional interior designer. We always get an impression that hiring a professional would be expensive, but they actually help you make the best choices and save you from making bad purchases.

Go over design options and your color palette with a professional interior designer to get better results and save more.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

 

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by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 3: Maximize Impact of Small Spaces

A.)  Storage spaces. You can go with concealed storage systems such as built-in cabinets on walls, under the bed or seating. Keep the items that you use often more reachable than the occasional ones. Choose what works best for your space and for your convenience.

There are many affordable storage options to de-clutter your room.

B.)  Showcase your collection of interesting conversation pieces, like items you acquire from past travels, an artwork, an heirloom, coffee table books or a collector’s item. Make sure to save a special place for them in your home.

Your personal collections can be nice decorative pieces.

C.)  Move things around to attract renewed energy into your space. May it be moving a sofa to the adjacent wall, creating a dining nook near a window, shuffling your accessories on to a different shelf? Little efforts go a long way.

Update your living/family areas with bright color accents that complement the dining area.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

 

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Trendy Renovation Ideas for the Home or Condo. Part 2

by Christa M. Cañizares IDr.

Part 2:  Create Visual Interest

A.)  Update your space with a fresh coat of paint. Some would love the white / minimalist theme, but one must also not be afraid to make a bold statement and have an accent wall, or even a wall mural.

A new coat of paint can add that bold accent to your kitchen or room.

B.)  Mix materials and textures to create depth and contrast. Wallpaper is an amazing decorative material that you can use for an instant upgrade. Another inexpensive approach is to use patterns and texture on soft furnishings such as curtains, pillows and sheets.

A right mix of fabrics and textures gives an earthy color palette that sophisticated feel.

C.)  Setting up a coffee station, bar carts, vinyl corner, or workstation seems to be a trend to the young professionals nowadays.  Add functional pieces that serve as décor at the same time.

Your personal work space can show off your favorite items and will be your inspiration to be productive.

 

IDr. Christa M. Cañizares, piid
Founding Member, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers – Cebu Chapter
Principal Designer, CMC Interior Design
Specializes in residential and commercial design.
A homebody and renovation aficionado.

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