Whether you know them as day boats, runabouts or weekenders, this small, cost-effective and fun branch of the yachting family come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From sports boats to fishing vessels, motor cruisers to full-bred racers, the Singapore Yacht Show is here to inspire you with a selection of day boats that offer quality, comfort and action.

Focusing on exterior amenities and big deck space, day boats cover a wide range of craft and specific criteria for potential owners. Whilst some opt for ease and comfort, others cater to adrenaline junkies and those designed purely for elegance and style. Due to their diverse scope, day boats can vary significantly in budget, from little more than SGD1,000 to well into six figures.

Once you have chosen the vessel of your dreams you can begin planning fun-filled days on the open water. Owning a day boat opens up endless opportunities for entertaining family and friends, be it island-hopping, fishing and cruising to simply sunbathing and sipping a drink somewhere beautiful.

Here are ten of the most advanced and well-crafted day boats on display at the Singapore Yacht Show, including some that also offer accommodation for occasional overnight use.

SILVERCRAFT 36 HT: ProMarine Yacht Sales

One of the finest models of the Silvercraft series, the 36 HT features impeccable finishes and its robustness, built for fishing, coastal or the open sea while being easy to handle and some of the largest swells on water with efficiency. The modern shape, unmistakable style, and ample floor space make it the ultimate boat to have.

PRINCESS R35: Boat Lagoon Yachting

Designed and hand-built in England, the Princess R35 combines revolutionary performance capabilities, stunning design, quality, and race-bred technology. Designed in partnership with world-famous Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies and Pininfarina, the R35 is a powerful expression of intent from a company hitting a rich vein of form.

350 REALM: Hong Seh Marine

As the first in a new family of Boston Whaler express models, the 350 Realm combines impressive capability with purposeful features and unsurpassed comfort. For entertaining friends and family, chasing deep-sea fish, or spending long days at anchor, the 350 Realm is perfectly suited for any adventure.

REBEL 47: Boat Lagoon Yachting

Performance, style, innovation and safety. The Rebel 47 is dedicated to those who live the sea as a state of mind. The increase and use of the spaces onboard - rational, elegant and comfortable - make cruising even more pleasurable, without giving up the performance and safety which are typical of this category.

ANTARES 8: Simpson Marine

Offering three cockpit seat layouts, the Antares 8 is unique for a boat this size and its liveability and excellent seakeeping sets it apart from other motor cruisers in this category. There is a real double cabin below the wheelhouse at the bow of the boat, with storage and a shower ensuite, so you can stay on board for a few days.

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