Three new yacht service providers have opened at Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) in Hong Kong.
Lodestone Yachts, Marine Service Asia and NextWave Yachting are now stationed at LYC’s service yard to provide yacht care, maintenance and yacht management services, among others.
The news comes after LYC welcomed new marina manager Tom Leung to its team earlier this year.
Sited next to the marina, LYC Service Yard is billed as a ‘one-stop service area where boating needs are addressed’. The service area is equipped with a travel lift and forklift for haul-out services, with a hardstand, dry stack and storage lockers available to provide regular maintenance work or storage. The yard is also supported by a diesel fuel gas station nearby. LYC says it hopes to strengthen its service offerings to make the sailing experience easy-peasy for all yachting aficionados.
“Lodestone Yachts, Marine Service Asia and Next Wave have recently opened their offices at our Service Yard. LYC is the first yacht club in Hong Kong to have such a range of service providers stationing onsite. Together we offer yacht owners with strong expertise and comprehensive yacht services and we are proud to gradually make LYC a superyacht hub and yachting activity centre in Hong Kong,” says LYC president Ivan Lee.
Lodestone Yachts, a leading yacht management and superyacht agency in Hong Kong, offers comprehensive yacht management services for yachts of all sizes, especially superyachts. Lodestone provides logistics support to international cruising superyachts coming to Hong Kong.
A well-known full-service marine care company, Marine Service Asia (MSA) provides one-stop marine technical support from commissioning or inspection stages to all aspects of yacht maintenance oversight.
“With the establishment of LYC, the latest marina in Hong Kong, we identified a need for industry-leading technology products and services to support the yachts. Our experienced engineers are ready to offer the best services to customers,” says Mathew Keay, general manager of MSA. The vision of MSA is to develop innovative technical solutions for vessels and provide all-rounded maintenance support to yacht owners.
NextWave Yachting is one of the largest yacht management companies in Hong Kong, helping owners and captains with every aspect of yachting life.
“We hope owners can make the most of simply enjoying their yacht the way it is intended and leave all the logistics and administrative work to us,” says Howard Chen, co-founder of NextWave Yachting. Their yacht management team offers a broad range of support services to clients, including documentation of compliance certification and commercial maritime operations, as well as water toys such as IAQUA, Jetsurf, inflatable pools and slides.
LYC adds that contractors also store essential sailing supplies in their office, meaning captains and crew no longer have to travel to downtown Hong Kong for supplies.
“With yacht industry experts and partners gradually forming a network here, LYC is looking forward to more collaborations. It is our aim to build a yachting community to promote a premium yachting lifestyle for enthusiasts and more exclusive programmes for members and boat show / events open to all are in the pipeline,” says Lee.