Hong Kong’s newest club welcomes first member vessel and visiting Ferretti Yachts 670
By Peter Shadbolt | 2 September 2020
The Lantau Yacht Club welcomed the first member yacht and first visiting yacht on August 30, 2020, marking a key milestone of Hong Kong’s latest state-of-the-art marina. The soft opening involves the Marina Office, Phase 1 of the marina and the service yard.
On a bright Sunday morning, the first member vessel, 45-feet Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479 sailed gracefully into the all-new Lantau Yacht Club marina, followed closely by Ferretti Yachts 670, a well-appointed 67-feet yacht which has recently made its debut in Hong Kong for its Asian Premiere.
“We are delighted as Lantau Yacht Club embarks on a new journey,” said Victor Cha, deputy chairman and managing director of HKR International Limited, a shareholder of the developer and operator of the premium members-only private club.
“This is an important milepost for both Hong Kong Resort Company Limited and the yachting community in the region as LYC opens its doors, setting a new standard and direction for marinas and superyacht industry development in Hong Kong and in Asia.”
Phase 1 of the marina comprises some two-thirds of the total berths ranging from 10 m (33 feet) to 60 m (197 feet).
The simple yet chic marina office – complete with a lawn patio with captivating sea views of the South China Sea – is aimed at being the key gathering point before and after cruising trips.
The marina also comes equipped with service yard, dry stack and hardstand, all ready to provide professional maintenance and repair services.
“I am delighted to be the first member boat in the new LYC Marina. Its sturdy breakwater and pontoons and the stringent security measures are very reassuring, particularly during the typhoon season,” said the owner of the first full member vessel of LYC.
“As a long-time Discovery Bay resident, I have been very much looking forward to this new facility – its proximity to home, the ease of access to my boat, and the marina services, offer much greater safety and convenience, and mean that we can enjoy the beauty of local waters at any time, while making a long-term base for exploration further afield.”
Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group also recommends LYC as a new berthing option for current and potential yacht owners.
“It is our pleasure to bring our new Ferretti Yachts 670 to the highly anticipated LYC Marina. We are impressed by the world-class infrastructure and provisions, as well as the professional team. LYC is one of the few new marinas opened in the region in the last decade,” said Andrew Pitchford, sales and marketing manager Asia Pacific of Ferretti Group.
“We believe more visiting yachts will come to Hong Kong and berth at LYC as it offers custom-built superyacht berths that were not available before.”
Refurbishment works of the remaining sections of the marina and the clubhouse are in full swing with expected completion by the end of this year.
More members will be moving into the LYC marina soon while a certain number of berths have been allocated for visiting yachts from overseas, as well as for yachts looking for safe shelter during the typhoon season.