Hong Kong is, of course, an international business hub. So, it comes as no surprise that it attracts tourists from around the world, too. Similarly, more yacht owners are pursuing Asian cruising. If the region is on your itinerary, the new Lantau Yacht Club marina in Hong Kong is completing the first of four stages of improvements to make your stay better.
With 148 slips accommodating yachts and megayachts to 197 feet (60 meters), the facility sits on the site of another former marina. It’s essentially all-new and therefore the first new marina in Hong Kong in more than 10 years. “As one of the few marinas catering to superyachts in the region, we have already attracted a lot of interest from yacht owners and industry players,” explains Victor Cha, deputy chairman and managing director of HKR International Limited, a shareholder of the developer and operator. In fact, he says, the few superyacht mooring facilities have always held back the region’s overall yachting growth.
The Lantau Yacht Club marina provides several benefits. For instance, and of great significance, the breakwater stood up to a typhoon in 2018. That typhoon was the strongest Hong Kong had experienced in three decades. The breakwater additionally keeps wave action down in the basin. Since golf carts provide the primary transportation within the marina, some of the concrete docks therefore allow two-way traffic, measuring 60 feet (5 meters) wide. Fueling is on site, too, along with individual shorepower pedestals at slips. Twenty-four-hour security and a service yard at the yacht club are further pluses.
The Lantau Yacht Club marina is part of the private yacht club, where membership is invitation only. As a member, you can enjoy access to a variety of luxury leisure activities and experiences in Discovery Bay, a resort-style community. They include the Discovery Bay Golf Club, with 24 holes. More sports are available at the Discovery Bay Recreation Club. Indulge in the spa, meanwhile, at the resort’s Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong hotel.
The marina’s final renovation phase should be completed in the last quarter of this year.
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