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China as a cruising destination?

By Val Ellis last modified Jun 04, 2010 06:41 AM

Published: 2010-06-04 06:41:55
Countries: China

Posted Sat, 29th May 2010

A New Marina Announced

China is not known as a cruising destination, but that could all change in the near future as China becomes more and more interested in yachting. Camper and Nicholsons Marinas, one of the world's most prestigious marina operators, has just been commissioned to design and operate a marina in Sanya, in Southern China.

Sanya is situated strategically - as far as sailing goes - between the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam, and the Volvo Ocean Race to be held in 2011/12 has scheduled Sanya as a stopover. With the publicity that accompanies all aspects of the Volvo Race, this will be an opportunity for China to showcase the new marina.

The marina will incorporate 350 berths for all sizes of yacht including superyachts, and will be the centrepiece of a resort.

Camper and Nicholsons Marinas told Synfo News that they saw the project as 'a highly significant step in its participation in China's rapid growth in the premium marina sector.'

Our thanks to Sail-World Cruising for this information.