The family of four was strolling down the pier at Boat Asia 2012 yesterday at Marina at Keppel Bay, looking for a boat to buy.
But Mr Jack Ang, 46, and his family are not your typical boat owners who live in landed property. They live in an HDB flat in Telok Blangah.
Like them, more HDB flat owners in Singapore are looking to own a boat, challenging the notion that boat owners are all elite and super rich.
Mr Ang's wife, Madam Wendy Law, 42, said that it was her first time at Boat Asia 2012, an annual luxury boat fair.
When The New Paper asked her why she and her husband had made the recent decision to own a yacht, Madam Law said: "I believe this is something very 'in' right now.
"We think that it would be very convenient for us to own a yacht as we live in the area."
Madam Law and her family live in an executive HDB flat in Telok Blangah, which is roughly 2km from the Keppel Bay area.
She further added that they would sail their yacht if they owned one.
"We would have a family picnic, you know, maybe twice a month."
Describing herself as a housewife and her husband as a "phone shop owner", Madam Law said that the yachts offered at the Boat Fair were too expensive.
"I'm looking for a smaller, second-hand boat at around $80,000," said Madam Law.
Her family is hoping to find a suitable boat as fast as possible.
Mr Ang has already finished a mandatory four-day course on boating, and took the theory component of the exam two weeks ago.
The idea to own a boat, however, came from a good friend of Mr Ang of more than 30 years whom they affectionately call "Uncle Elton" .
Uncle Elton, whose actual name is Mr Elton Chow, is 54 and a former tailor.
Now partially deaf, he wears a headset which acts as a hearing device.
When The New Paper interviewed him, we had to speak into a microphone which he had clipped onto his shirt.
Mr Chow was there at Boat Asia 2012 to show the Ang family around on Thursday.