• Vietnam and China flags

    Vietnam and China: same yacht potential, different yacht approach


    In many ways, Vietnam and China mirror each other in stunning and rapid wealth creation, making both prime markets for high-end yacht sales, but the way each country’s government embraces big boats is having opposite effects.

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    Finnish builder expands presence in APAC region


    Nautor’s Swan of Finland has expanded its presence in the APAC region with the appointment of Shenzhen Hone Ocean Culture Communication Co Ltd as its new Chinese agent.

  • Tariffs-US-China

    Tariffs take toll on US firms


    How two very different boating companies are impacted in different ways by the Trump administration’s tariff on Chinese goods

  • Mark Campion, CEO of Explorer Motor Yachts

    Explorer Motor Yachts CEO dies


    Mark Campion, CEO of China-based Explorer Motor Yachts, passed away recently after a short illness.

  • Kara Yeung, HKCYIA executive director

    Hong Kong to open first Superyacht Management Services Centre


    In a move which indicates China’s growing support for the leisure marine industry in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Cruise Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) has reached a partnership agreement with China Merchants Industry Holdings Co Ltd for the establishment of Hong Kong’s first Superyacht Management Services Centre in ...

  • The Clipper Round The World Race

    Clipper Race forges new partnerships and renews others


    With the joining of Zhuhai as a new host port for the 2019-20 Clipper Round The World Race, the event will now have three Chinese ports of call – the others being Sanya and Qingdao. The city of Zhuhai has signed up for an initial three-year sponsorship deal with Clipper. ...

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    US/China trade compromise nearing?


    A trade compromise between China and the US could be close

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    Polish builder expands to China


    As part of its international expansion, Polish catamaran-builder Sunreef Yachts has appointed Speedo Marine as its exclusive representative for China. The firm will manage Sunreef’s marketing and sales activities in the Chinese market, effective immediately.

  • CIBS 2018

    Shanghai China International Boat Show 2019 preparing for new venue and date


    UBM Sinoexpo, the organisers of the China International Boat Show (CIBS), are expecting over 40,000 visitors to the relocated 2019 show which will be taking place from 20-23 June at a new venue – the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai. More than 600 exhibitors are expected to be ...

  • Parsun Marine

    Chinese outboard engine maker reports growth, secures UN supply contract


    Chinese outboard engine manufacturer Parsun has come quite a way since it became part of the Chinese, A-share listed public company Eastern Precision in 2015, of which it is now a fully owned subsidiary.