LYC takes first boats

Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) welcomed its first member yacht and first visiting yacht on the 30th of August 2020. The soft opening included the Marina Office, Phase 1 of the marina and the service yard.

On a bright Sunday morning, the first member vessel, a 45-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479, sailed into the new Lantau Yacht Club marina, followed by a Ferretti 670, which recently made its debut in Hong Kong. “We are delighted as Lantau Yacht Club embarks on a new journey,” said Victor Cha, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of HKR International Limited, a shareholder of the developer and operator of this premium members-only private club.

“This is an important milestone for both Hong Kong Resort and the regional yachting community, setting a new standard and direction for marinas and the superyacht sector,” said Cha.

Phase 1 of the marina comprises about two-thirds of the total berths ranging from 10 metres (33 feet) to 60 metres (197 feet). The simple yet chic Marina Office will be the key gathering point before and after cruising trips. It is also the office of the LYC’s Member Service, Concierge and Marina Operations teams who offer a one-stop seamless service for all members and crew. Right in front of the Marina Office, by the shore, is the lawn patio where everyone can chill out and enjoy views of nearby waters.

The service yard, dry stack and hardstand are all ready to provide professional maintenance and repair services. “I am delighted to be the first member boat in the new LYC Marina. It’s sturdy breakwater and pontoons and the stringent security measures are very reassuring, particularly during the typhoon season. As a long-time Discovery Bay resident, I have been 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,” said the owner of the first full-member vessel of LYC.

Italian luxury yacht builder, Ferretti, has recommended LYC as a new berthing option for current and potential yacht owners. “It is our pleasure to bring our new Ferretti 670 to the LYC Marina,” said Andrew Pitchford, Sales & Marketing Manager Asia Pacific of the Ferretti Group. “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. 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 clubhouse are in full swing with expected completion by the end of this year. More members will be moving into the marina soon while a certain number of berths have been allocated for visiting overseas yachts.

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