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  • 6 Jul 2024 23:37 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    Please refer to the attached flyer:

    20240730 Shipping decarbonization event flyer.pdf

    Invitation from HKUST:

    "I hope this message finds you well.

    On behalf of the HKUST Institute for the Environment, I'm writing to cordially invite your club and members to our upcoming seminar on local vessels decarbonisation (mainly electrification). The event is to support the HKSAR Government's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. At this event, we are honored to have the Legislative Council Member Mr. Yick Chi-ming, representatives from local craft and river trade vessel operators, as well as experts on electric vessels and charging infrastructure, to deliver speeches or engage in discussions. 

    The event will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on 30 July 2024, using Cantonese and at the SME One Foyer in the Hong Kong Productivity Council building. Attached is the event flyer with registration form for your necessary action and to share with your colleagues.

    Please let me know should you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you at the event."

  • 8 Apr 2024 07:58 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Word is out:
    we are thrilled to announce fantastic events listed for World Boating Day.

    Browse some inspiration below, and take the steps to join in on the campaign with yours! This is your chance to celebrate the international superyachting and leisure boating industries, making them a cherished trending topic for years to come.


    Get involved!
    Mulpha Events
    Sanctuary Cove Boat Show


    The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is the most glamorous, immersive, unmissable boating lifestyle event in the Southern Hemisphere — from the luxury lifestyle of the superyacht set to the family fun of messing around with everything on, under and around the water.
    Bilgin Yachts
    Shipyard Tour for University Students

    An exclusive visit at Bilgin Yachts’ headquarters. This exceptional opportunity will allow university students to see our latest under-construction projects, explore our state-of-the-art office and sheds, and admire the unveiling of our prestigious delivered yachts, Leona and Eternal Spark at the West Istanbul Marina.
    Pulina Exclusive Interiors 
    Virtual Expo —towards Sustainable Luxury
    Virtual event

    Sustainable Design Showcase for Public and Press: explore a virtual exhibition showcasing yacht interiors crafted with sustainable materials and eco-conscious design principles.
    Coming Soon

    The details of this event will be announced in the coming days.
    Tankoa Yachts
    Coming Soon

    In-presence event, Italy

    The details of this event will be announced in the coming days.
    Cantiere Rossini
    Coming Soon
    In-presence event, Italy

    The details of this event will be announced in the coming days.
    AIMEX/Superyacht Australia
    The AIMEX Garden
    In-presence event, Australia

    A communal lounge hosted during the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, the AIMEX Garden will offer a space to craft conversation about the future of the yachting and leisure boating industries.

    Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday 26 May will be accompanied by presentations from experienced leaders.
    List your event today
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  • 24 Nov 2023 17:34 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The HKBIA is proud to announce that the Hong Kong International Boat Show 2023 (HKIBS) will be held from 30 November to 3 December 2023 at Club Marina Cove.

    Despite a lack of space in Hong Kong, the preparation of the HKIBS is a great example of how the industry has worked together to move boats out of the marina to make way for this show. It is amazing to see how this show has come to fruition and how many of our HKBIA members are participating at this show.

    We look forward to seeing you at the show!


    In addition, the HKBIA will be hosting a cocktail Reception on 1 December 2023 (6pm - 8pm). There are over 120+ guests signed up. So sign up quick as we only have a few more spots left! Please register via this link:


    Or you can sign up as a member for free tickets to the event via this link:

  • 15 Nov 2023 20:02 | The Chair (Administrator)

    HKBIA  participated and raised the need for more accessible moorings in Hong Kong at the Legco subcommittee public consultation on 24 October 2023.

    Agenda and details of the meeting can be accessed via the following link:

    Please use the following link to view the recording of the meeting:

    Please use the following link to access HKBIA's submitted paper:

    Contents of what was raised by HKBIA:

    "HK is a pleasure boat haven - with over 200 unique islands and a beautiful coastline - making recreational boating very popular and accessible. We are one of the leading pleasure boat markets in Asia as we have developed a mature pleasure boating culture that many other countries/markets in the region are trying to achieve.

    The pleasure boat industry in HK is growing fast as reflected in the number of registered pleasure vessels - over the past 20 years, the number of vessels have almost tripled from around 4,515 to 12,378 in 2022. In addition to the various sectors of our industry, our industry also creates jobs for hundreds of captains and crew.

    However, our industry has faced significant challenges to grow over the past decade - as there have not been any marina developments or significant increase of accessible moorings. The lack of sheltered mooring spaces in relation to the increased number of pleasure vessels is one of the reasons why some of the typhoon shelters are so crowded today.

    Although there is plenty of mooring space in Hei Ling Chau (HLC) - it is not ideal for pleasure vessels to moor there. The reasons are :

    1. HLC is too far away from the city with no ferry

    2. No security in the area making it easy for theft

    3. No fresh water supply for drinking or washing boats

    4. No sewage disposal

    5. No shops or catering establishments

    6. No infrastructure 

    For these reasons, it is extremely difficult to incentivize vessels to moor in HLC or to find boat crew in this area…

    Therefore, we applaud the government’s move in expanding the Aberdeen typhoon shelter as it will create more space for accessible moorings and open up the fairways for better safety. And we believe designated mooring areas for Pleasure, Fishing and Commercial vessels should be adopted to improve the shelter.

    We also appreciate the Marine Department’s Pilot Scheme of exclusive mooring of vessels at Kwun Tong Typhoon shelter as the layout is haphazard like the Kowloon Walled City -

    We agree that commercial and pleasure vessels must be kept separate as mooring a pleasure vessel made of Fibre Glass so close to a steel commercial vessel would soon lead to damage.

    By allowing moorings to be laid:

    1. it could increase government revenue.

    2. regulate the position and size of vessels using the shelter.

    3. create safe fairways for all users.

    We believe this scheme should be enforced and developed further with moorings for pleasure vessels included.

    Although the Aberdeen and Kwun Tong TS crowding issues are being addressed.

    We believe there may still be other opportunities to provide more sheltered mooring spaces in various locations in HK. Just to name a few:

    Hebe Haven could benefit from a new break water to protect the area from Typhoons as we have seen many pleasure vessels that were damaged during typhoon mangkhut.

    This could:

    1. Potentially increase the number of moorings in the area

    2. Protect the waterfront

    3. and help regulate the speed of boats entering Hebe Haven.

    Another area is the SK Typhoon Shelter - which has overcrowded over the past few years. It could benefit from an expansion of the typhoon shelter to alleviate the overcrowding and protect the waterfront as it was also heavily impacted by typhoon Manghkut.

    Overall, it is important to allocate more sheltered mooring spaces for pleasure vessels that are separate from commercial vessels to avoid overcrowding – which could lead to fire outbreaks or damage from typhoons. Break waters, waterfront and marina developments could also act as buffers to protect our coastline whilst providing more sheltered water mooring spaces. "

  • 10 Nov 2023 20:24 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Please use the following link to access the HKBIA Overview;

    20231110_HKBIA OVERVIEW.pdf

  • 9 Oct 2023 17:52 | The Chair (Administrator)


    Dear Members,

    LegCo has set up a “Subcommittee to Study Matters Relating to Typhoon Shelters and Sheltered Anchorages”. 

    The public is asked to submit views and is invited to make presentations at the hearing. HKBIA will participate and would like to collect views from all members:

    Subject:              Matters relating to typhoon shelters and sheltered anchorages

    Date    :               Tuesday, 24 October 2023

    Time    :               2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Venue :               Conference Room 1


    Papers (some with links to other papers):

     Previously, HKBIA submitted a paper to PICO that highlights our views on the matter.

    HKBIA - Industry Report.pdf

    We would love to hear from you and include your comments/views. Please provide your ideas by 16 October 2023.

    Yours sincerely,

    Lawrence Chow


  • 11 Nov 2022 12:23 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The HKBIA Speakers and Networking was a success with over 25 members participating. Colin Dawson (Howden) gave members a detailed brief about the importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance for the various sectors of the boating industry.

    Stay tuned for the next event!

  • 14 Oct 2022 14:24 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Dear Members,  

    The report Biofouling Management for Recreational Boating: Recommendations for improved biosecurity to prevent the introduction and spread of Invasive Aquatic Species was written by William Jonathan Michael Yonge, Senior Consultant, Earth to Ocean, with contributions, editorial review, comments and inputs from Udo Kleinitz, Secretary General and Julian Hunter, Head of Sustainability, ICOMIA; Kevin Smith, Senior Programme Officer Biodiversity Data Impact and Influence, IUCN; Dan Reading, former Head of Sustainability and Alexandra Rickham, Head of Sustainability, World Sailing; Lilia Khodjet El Khil, Project Technical Manager; John Alonso, Project Technical Analyst, GloFouling Partnerships Project, the Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO; and Teo Karayannis, Head of Marine Biosafety, Marine Environment Division, IMO.

    Please access the report from link below:

    Recreational craft report.pdf

    Thank you for your kind attention

    Yours Sincerely, 


  • 13 Sep 2022 12:06 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Dear Members, 


    The Local Vessels Advisory Committee of Marine Department has a new notice; 

    The arrangement on Facilitation of Yachting between Hong Kong SAR and Hainan Province was signed between the Marine Department (MD) and the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the Ministry of Transport on 30 June 2022. This arrangement contains the safety requirement and declaration form and applies to Hong Kong registered or licensed yachts only.  


    Please access the information papers from the links below; 

    LINK 1 

    LINK 2 


    For any enquires regarding the arrangement, please contact MD’s Local Vessels Safety Section (Tel: 2852 4430).  


    Yours Sincerely,  


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