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Boot Dusseldorf, Nimbus, W11, Weekender 11, Invictus, TT420, world premiere, debut, Sacs TecnoRib, Rebel 47, Pirelli 30, Lomac, GranTurismo 12.0, Christian Grande, Ted Mannerfelt, Mercury Verado, engine, Aquador, 250 HT, 300 HT

Superboats, RIBs and Coupes on show at Boot

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Superboats, RIBs and Coupes on show at Boot

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Invictus, Sacs TecnoRib, Lomac, Aquador and Nimbus all showed or previewed new models at Boot Dusseldorf.

 

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CGI of Invictus TT420

 

Boot Dusseldorf world premieres in Hall 5, dedicated to ‘superboats’, included the Invictus TT420, which features a garage able to house a 2.1m tender. The slightly smaller sister of the Italian brand’s flagship TT460, the new 12.3m model has a 4.15m beam and a distinctive Invictus design by Christian Grande, featuring a curved hard top incorporating a windshield with wipers.

The teak-covered walkaround design features a swim platform, double sunpad, dinette with foldable tables, outdoor galley, triple-seat helm station, high bulwarks with the option of fold-out side terraces, and a foredeck that can be converted into a chaise longue. The lower deck includes a forward lounge that can convert into a double bed, a midships twin cabins, and a bathroom with separate shower.

CGI of Invictus TT420

 

The TT420 features a sterndrive engine with two 440hp Volvo Penta D6 engines. Based in Calabria in southern Italy, Invictus produces both a TT and GT series, with all GT models and the TT280 available with outboards. The company recently appointed NextWave Yachting as its dealer in Hong Kong. 

Sacs TecnoRib debuted the Pirelli 30 in Hall 5 along with the Rebel 47 restyled by Christian Grande. Based on the Rebel 47, which has sold over 60 units and was launched in 2017, the new-look 14m model
redesigned includes a remodelled carbon-fibre hard top to lighten the structure and lower the centre of gravity, a new windshield with curves to improve visibility from the helm, a reduced beam under 4m and a new range of metallic paints.

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The restyled Rebel 47

 

The model on display was equipped with a pair of 440hp Volvo D6 inboards, while the upholstery of the stern and bow sundecks derives from the new collaboration with Serge Ferrari. The lower deck has two double cabins with a super queen size double bed, two-seater sofa and bookcase. 

The Pirelli 30 is the new entry model for the Pirelli-branded walkaround speedboats line designed by Ted Mannerfelt, head of the Swedish Mannerfelt Design Team. The Pirelli 30 is available in two different bow configurations: a complete walkaround allowing passage around the boat and the other following the Mediterranean tradition of using the bow as a sundeck. 

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The restyled Rebel 47

 

Sacs TecnoRib also announced €46.3 million sales in 2022, a 21.6 per cent increase on the two companies’ combined revenues in 2021, with Sacs and TecnoRib merging in December 2021. Further growth of about 24 per cent is expected for 2023, with a turnover target of €57.5 million.

Also in Hall 5, Lomac displayed its fastest yacht to date, a GranTurismo 12.0 powered by three 350hp Mercury Verado V10 engines. The 11.7m yacht recorded over 60 knots during a certified trial in December carried out by the Milan yard and the engine makers. The GranTurismo 12.0 was designed by Federico Fiorentino, who has been working with the shipyard for a decade. 

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Lomac GranTurismo 12.0 with three 350hp Mercury Verado V10 engines

 

Paolo Lo Manto, Sales Manager at the Lo Manto family’s Milan-based boatyard, said: “We’re extremely happy with this landmark result, which shows not only our boats’ constant innovation and evolution for over 60 years but also the perfect ‘seaworthiness’ of the hulls and their geometries, designed to exploit the full potential of the latest-generation engines.” 

In Hall 4, Nimbus Group presented models from its various brands including the world premieres of the Aquador 250 HT and Aquador 300 HT, the latter earning a lot of attention due to its fold-out sofa and table on the aft platform. 

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Aquador 300 HT at Boot

 

The new generation of models includes a new hardtop design “that combines all of a cabin boat’s advantages with those of a fully open boat”. Both the 250 HT (7.8m) and 300 HT (9.3m) have the new AquaDynamic hull, which enables planing at lower speeds and requires less power to reach cruising speed, so reducing fuel consumption and emissions. 

The 300 HT is available with stern drive or outboard engines, while the 250 HT can be fitted with a 225hp V6 or 250hp V8 Mercury outboard engine.

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Aquador 300 HT

 

The new series of boats marks the most comprehensive product renewal for the Finnish brand for two decades, with upcoming models including the 380 HT. Aquador and sister brand Bella joined Sweden’s Nimbus Group in 2018. 

Also at Boot, the Nimbus brand – represented in this region by Asiamarine – announced two upcoming models including the new flagship 465 Coupe. However, the first boat to be seen will be the Weekender 11 (W11), which will join the W9 and 305 Drophead from the Day Cruiser series and is built on the same hull as the Tender 11 and the Commuter 11.

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Nimbus W11

 

An evolution of the W9, the W11 has a length of 12.4m and a 3.5m beam, and offers folding side balconies. Other features include a spacious aft lounge area with adjustable seating, multiple sunbeds, outdoor galley, gyro stabilisation, storage for gear and toys, and lots of deck space.

Options include an electric sun top and a hydraulic bathing platform that extends aft of the engines, while below deck has two double berths and a bathroom with toilet and shower. The boat is fitted with two 300hp or 400hp Mercury V10 outboard engines. 

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Nimbus 465 Coupe

 

Meanwhile, the 465 Coupe will join the 305, 365, 405 and 405 Flybridge from the Coupe line. The yacht has a large swim platform, covered aft cockpit that can be enclosed, flybridge, flexible foredeck with sunpads, full-beam aft galley, raised saloon with sunroof, lower helm with side door, plus a washing machine, dishwasher, generator, increased fuel capacity and other features for extended cruising.

Both models will be available to order in spring, with deliveries of the W11 starting in autumn and the 465 Coupé following in autumn 2024.

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Damen Yachting launches SeaXplorer 58

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Damen Yachting launches SeaXplorer 58

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The Dutch-owned superyacht builder has launched the SeaXplorer 58 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

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Damen Yachting’s SeaXplorer 58 has been lowered into the water, having emerged from its production shed in Antalya, Turkey.

Featuring anexterior by Azure Yacht Design and naval architecture by Damen Yachting , the 58m, 1,090GT yacht is the first SeaXplorer to be constructed in Antalya and will undergo her final build phase in preparation for delivery to her owner in the coming months.  

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Enrique Tintore, SeaXplorer Design Manager at Damen Yachting, said: “It was a breathtaking moment for all involved to see the yacht out of the shed for the first time. She looked spectacular in the winter sunshine, a clear testament to what the combined team in the Netherlands and Turkey, along with our subcontractors, can achieve together.

 

“We are looking forward now to putting the finishing touches to the yacht and handing her over to her owner in the spring.”  

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The SeaXplorer 58 has been developed with considerable input from her owner, who plans to “enjoy adventures with friends and family around the world”. With Design Unlimited, the owner has created a “personal and alluring interior” in keeping with the SeaXplorer’s spirit of adventure and exploration. 

The 190-footer features accommodation for up to 12 guests in six suites, as well as up to 15 crew and two expedition staff. The yacht features a wide range of toys including a custom 11.4m sail boat, two multi-role tenders, motorcycles and vehicles for both road and off-road use.  

 

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Features include a cabana-style bar and lounge with an infinity-edged pool, located beneath the SeaXplorer’s certified helideck. The bridge deck includes a Jacuzzi, a sky lounge and dining area. The yacht also features the SeaXplorer signature bow point observation lounge, offering expansive views of the surrounding scenery.

With her ice class hull and 30 days’ ocean-going autonomy, the SeaXplorer 58 can safely sail to the most extreme and sensitive environments on the planet. The yacht features several sustainable options including a premium synthetic teak deck and waste water tanks, ensuring suitability for operations in zero-discharge zones of outstanding natural beauty.

Damen is also working on the first SeaXplorer 60, which is scheduled for delivery in spring 2024 (click for article). The yacht will feature a luxurious interior by H2 Yacht Designs and offer enhanced sustainability courtesy of Hybrid by Amels technology. This innovative feature enables cruising at speeds of up to seven knots on electric propulsion, so lowering noise, vibrations and emissions.
www.damenyachting.com

Sanlorenzo, SD90, Boot Dusseldorf, Sunseeker, 95 Yacht, 90 Ocean, 88 Yacht, Zuccon International Project, Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Briand, Blue Innovation Dock, Project Partner, Massimo Perotti, On track straight to 2030

Sanlorenzo showing SD90 at Boot Dusseldorf

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Sanlorenzo showing SD90 at Boot Dusseldorf

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The Italian builder is displaying a unit of the new semi-displacement SD90, which is one of the largest yachts at the nine-day indoor show.

 

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Sanlorenzo SD90 has an exterior by Zuccon

 

Sanlorenzo will again have a strong presence in Hall 6 of Boot Dusseldorf, where its SD90 is among the show’s largest yachts along with Sunseeker’s 95 Yacht, 90 Ocean and 88 Yacht. The 27.4m SD90 had its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival just over four months ago and was also displayed at the Genoa International Boat Show later in September.

SD90 is a 28m entry model for the semi-displacement SD line and is the third model of the series – following the SD96 and SD118 – to feature both an exterior by Zuccon International Project and interior by Patricia Urquiola. 

Philippe Briand was involved in the design of the SD90 hull, while propulsion options comprise twin 800hp MAN i6 engines or 1,150hp Cat C18s, which can deliver a top speed of 17 knots.

 

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Patricia Urquiola designed the interior

 

Sanlorenzo is also a Project Partner of the nine-day Blue Innovation Dock forum in Hall 10, where speakers will discuss industry themes linked to sustainability, the climate and the development of responsible solutions for materials, propulsion and more. 

Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman of Sanlorenzo, is scheduled to make a presentation, ‘On track straight to 2030’, at 2.45pm on Monday, January 23, the third day of the Blue Innovation Dock. 

Sanlorenzo has been represented in Asia since 2015 by Simpson Marine, which also represents its sister brand Bluegame.
www.simpsonmarine.com/manufacturer/sanlorenzo/

 

Burgess, Starship Yachts, Hong Kong, Macau, partner, Edwin Ho, Jean-Marc Poullet, Lyu Company, Lyu Kamikage, Japan, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Vrit Yongsakul, Alister Brunskill, Thailand, Singapore, and Marine Solutions, Anju Dutta, Gautama Dutta, Cranchi, WiderCat, Zodiac

Burgess partners Starship Yachts in Hong Kong, Macau

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Burgess partners Starship Yachts in Hong Kong, Macau

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The global brokerage house has expanded its network of partnerships in Asia, appointing Edwin Ho as Burgess’ Chief Representative in the markets.

 

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Edwin Ho

 

 

Burgess in Asia and Starship Yachts have signed a partnership agreement for Hong Kong and Macau, with Starship Yachts’ owner and CEO Edwin Ho becoming Burgess’ Chief Representative for the two markets. 

“We are delighted to partner with Burgess as they bring exceptional expertise and experience in the superyacht market globally, which we are excited to tap and bring to our clients interested in exploring the larger yachts segment,” said Ho, who founded Starship in 1994.

Jean-Marc Poullet, Chairman of Burgess in Asia, said: “Having been a pioneer of the Asia yachting industry and part of it for almost 30 years, Edwin is one of the most experienced and respected yachting professionals in Asia and we are delighted to welcome Starship Yachts and him to the Burgess family.”

Burgess started its Asia operation in 2015 and other partners in Asia include Lyu Company (Lyu Kamikage) in Japan, Boat Lagoon Yachting (Vrit Yongsakul and Alister Brunskill) in Thailand/Singapore, and Marine Solutions (Anju and Gautama Dutta) in India. It has transacted 31 yachts for clients in Asia, averaging 50m (160ft) in length.

Starship Yachts has a long history of selling superyachts as the Ferretti Group dealer for Hong Kong and Macau, while the company’s portfolio also includes Cranchi, WiderCat and Zodiac.
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Feadship’s 45m Blue Sky on market for first time and in Hong Kong

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Feadship’s 45m Blue Sky on market for first time and in Hong Kong

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Camper & Nicholsons is the sales CA for the 45m superyacht designed ‘specifically for the Asia market’ and the only Feadship F45 Vantage to feature a helicopter landing pad. By Nicholas Kunz.

 

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De Voogt and Sinot designed the exterior

 

The 45m Feadship Blue Sky is on the market for the first time, with Camper & Nicholsons appointed as Central Agency for its sale.

A 2013 build from the Dutch builder’s F45 Vantage series, Blue Sky is listed for sale at US$22.8 million and is currently based at Gold Coast Marina in Hong Kong.

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Saloon on the main deck

 

The 499GT superyacht was originally sold to a client in mainland China and has been described as ‘the first superyacht built by a Western shipyard specifically for a Chinese client’.

Customised features include a custom-made helicopter deck and entertainment areas for karaoke and mahjong.

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Master suite forward on the main deck

 

Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, Blue Sky has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with the exterior distinguished by eight vertical windows on each side.

The yacht has a 9.2m beam and 2.7m draft, while twin MTU engines deliver a cruising speed of 13 knots and a top speed of 14.5 knots.

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Aft view on the upper deck

 

An appreciation for the finer things in life inspired the original owner to make his dream of owning the luxurious vessel become reality, although a helipad needed to be added.

“Feadship’s Helix did a tour across Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. The previous owner of Blue Sky saw that yacht and wanted the same but with a helicopter pad,” said Carmen Lau, a Senior Advisor for Camper & Nicholsons (click for Profile). 

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The sky lounge or karaoke room has an 85-inch TV

 

“After that first hull, Feadship built seven more and Blue Sky is the last of the F45s, so it’s a very successful model. Feadship is top of the range, and this is a model designed specifically for the Asia market.”

Blue Sky has been well maintained and is a sight to behold when on board, due to a rich interior by British studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design. 

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The mahjong room on the upper deck

 

The main deck includes the main saloon, four guest cabins for family and friends, while the forward owner’s stateroom has a lavish en-suite bathroom and vast skylights that illuminate the space with natural light. The lower deck includes accommodation for nine crew.

The upper deck includes an open aft deck for alfresco dining, a skylounge or karaoke room with an 85-inch television, and a separate mahjong room, complete with an automated table that does everything from shuffling tiles to dealing dice. Forward is the wheelhouse.

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The sun deck has sun loungers aft, an open area for furniture, while forward is a circular spa pool surrounded by sunpads.

Lau said: “Blue Sky is the only F45 available in the market. It has a long range and flexible exterior arrangement, so is good for Asian owners for all occasions.”
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Princess, F65, F Class, yacht, motor yacht, debut, Southampton, Boot Dusseldorf

Princess F65 flies the flag for F Class

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Princess F65 flies the flag for F Class

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The British builder’s new F Class flagship offers four cabins, a newly designed foredeck and a spectacular flybridge.

 

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The Princess F65 is fitted with twin MAN engines

 

The new Princess F65 is the flagship of the British builder’s F Class of flybridge motor yachts, joining the F45, F50 and F55. The exterior features an extended knife-edge hull window and an accented colour styling blade.

The yacht is fitted with twin MAN V8 engines, with 1,000mhp, 1,200mhp or 1,300mhp options, while gyro and vector fin stabilisation, and increased fuel capacity are among options. Both the flybridge and main deck helm stations feature Raymarine navigation systems, with additional control stations in the aft cockpit offering a convenient option for docking. 

Princess, F65, F Class, yacht, motor yacht, debut, Southampton, Boot Dusseldorf

The flybridge has three lounging areas

 

The enormous flybridge features three social areas to starboard, starting with a large sunpad aft, an angular C-shaped sofa with a folding dining table and storage, plus a smaller sofa forward, which can convert to an additional sunbed.

To port is the twin-seat helm station, while aft is a newly designed wet bar equipped with electric barbecue, coolbox and waste bin, with the option of a Lava Brick barbecue and ice maker. An optional electrically operated awning can be specified with the optional hard top. 

Princess, F65, F Class, yacht, motor yacht, debut, Southampton, Boot Dusseldorf

The aft galley and dining area lead up to the saloon

 

The interior includes panoramic windows and a generous saloon, while the F65 takes cues from the Y72, such as the cockpit seamlessly connecting to the main saloon via a sliding patio door. There’s a hinge-up window above the aft galley bar top to further connect the cockpit to the interior.

The interior starts with a well-equipped, open-plan galley and a foldable dining table to starboard. Moving forward and up a step, the saloon features a C-shaped sofa to port and an angled sofa to starboard. The helm station has a pantograph door to the starboard side deck, while to port, a raised forward L-shaped sofa offers companion seating. 

The foredeck is a new design for an F Class model and has a large C-shaped sofa facing twin sunbeds, with an optional teak coffee table, cool box and sun awning. 

Princess, F65, F Class, yacht, motor yacht, debut, Southampton, Boot Dusseldorf

The full-beam master suite is midships

 

The lower deck accommodates eight guests across four cabins including a full-beam, midships master stateroom with an en-suite bathroom, which combines with the walk-in wardrobe to occupy a full-beam space between the bedroom and engine room.

An en-suite VIP cabin in the bow and guest cabins either side of the stairs complete the accommodation. An optional crew/occasional cabin with the option of a double berth and dedicated access via the transom platform is also available.

The Princess F65 debuted at the Southampton International Boat Show last September and is among the British builder’s display at Boot Dusseldorf from January 21-29.
www.princessyachts.com

 

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Lantau Yacht Club appoints key staff

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Lantau Yacht Club appoints key staff

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Hong Kong’s first 5 Gold Anchor marina appoints new Director of Marketing & Membership and Head Chef at Caffè Napoli.

 

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Alex Lee, LYC’s Director of Marketing & Membership

 

Lantau Yacht Club, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, has announced Alex Lee as its new Director of Marketing & Membership. Lee is a seasoned membership and sales professional who has a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry, partnership development, and sales and marketing campaigns.

He has prior experience with luxury hotel brands and prestigious private clubs in Hong Kong including JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong and Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong. Lee will be reaching out to yacht industry partners for more collaborations in the future to promote the LYC brand and the yachting lifestyle to the public. 

Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) has also appointed Lo Chi Sing as Head Chef of Caffè Napoli. With more than 30 years under his belt, Chef Lo has extensive experience in curating fine dining and large-scale catering events. Prior to joining LYC, Chef Lo had been with The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Epicurean Management Limited, The Park Lane Hotel and The Furama Hotel Hong Kong.

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Lo Chi Sing, Head Chef of Caffè Napoli

 

In his new role at LYC, Chef Lo is responsible for reimagining the culinary creations of Caffè Napoli every season, sourcing gourmet ingredients and providing leadership for the culinary operations team for the 48-seat restaurant. Chef Lo is debuting a new menu and members are looking forward to his gastronomic delights at Caffè Napoli. 

YACHTS INCREASING, MORE EXPECTED

The number of members and yachts berthing at LYC gradually increased last year and the marina expects more members’ yachts to arrive in the coming two years. According to yacht agents, boat sales in Hong Kong remain stable and more new boaters are joining the community, while sports boating and leisure yachting have attracted more young enthusiasts during the pandemic. 

With China borders open since January 8 and pandemic restrictions easing, LYC believes yachting activities will increase, boosting the demand for berths. With simplified procedures for cross-border yachting activities, Hong Kong could become the main hub for leisure boating in the Greater Bay Area (Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Macau).

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Lantau Yacht Club

 

As the authorities support and cultivate a yachting culture in GBA, and provide professional support for the industry – including sectors such as legal, insurance, maintenance and financing – the yachting industry will continue to grow and expand.

“Recreational boating, especially the visits of superyachts, contributes substantially to the local economy. High-spending yachting tourism creates multiple economic impacts for Hong Kong across sectors such as F&B, retail, entertainment, boat maintenance and service, accommodation, transportation, insurance, and so on,” Lee said. 

“LYC will play a key role for such development as it’s the only new marina in Hong Kong in the past two decades and is equipped with the latest technology and facilities. It’s also only marina in the city that can accommodate superyachts up to 100m and boasts a strategic location 25 minutes to the CBD, 20 minutes to the airport and 60 mins to other GBA cities.” 

Lantau Yacht Club, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, marina, 5 Gold Anchor, Yachtcation, Alex Lee, Director of Marketing & Membership, Chef Lo, Lo Chi Sing, JW Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Epicurean Management, The Park Lane Hotel, The Furama Hotel, Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macau

LYC’s Yachtcation package

 

Meanwhile, LYC’s Yachtcation package was particularly popular last summer. A special arrangement provided visiting members who booked the package with the option to enjoy complimentary afternoon tea on the private roof of one of Discovery Bay’s luxury residences, which commands a breathtaking view of DB and Hong Kong’s city-centre skyscrapers.

NEW SERVICE YARD TENANT

Furthermore, the LYC Service Yard now has four tenants following the opening of the Starship Yachts office, which joins MSA (Marine Service Asia), Lodestone Yachts and NextWave Yachting.

Lantau Yacht Club, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, marina, 5 Gold Anchor, Yachtcation, Alex Lee, Director of Marketing & Membership, Chef Lo, Lo Chi Sing, JW Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Epicurean Management, The Park Lane Hotel, The Furama Hotel, Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macau

LYC Service Yard tenants

 

Founded in 1994, Starship Yachts is one of Asia’s leading yacht dealers and represents Ferretti Group brands Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Custom Line and Itama, as well as Cranchi, WiderCat and Zodiac. Apart from yacht sales, Starship is offering services covering yacht delivery, shipping handling, commissioning and survey service, yacht management and after-sales solutions.
www.lantauyachtclub.com