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  • 7 Feb 2020 08:12 | The Chair (Administrator)


    Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the upcoming HKBIA event will be postponed until further notice.


    颱風“山竹”的後期防護工作講座延期, 日期另行通知

    Post Mangkhut protection works – Opportunities for the marine industry by Paul Zimmerman

    Typhoon Mangkhut packing extreme winds and storm surge hit Hong Kong on 16 September 2018. Hundreds of vessels ended up stranded, sunk or damaged. Flooding impacted coastal structures. Protection works can be a catalyst for making overall area improvements for everyone’s benefit, including the marine industry.

    颱風 山竹 2018年九月十六日以極速風暴正面吹襲本港, 造成數百船艇翻側, 沉沒或大小損毀. 沿岸建築亦被洪水波及. 適當之保護措施實可為各區市民帶來全面保護, 遊艇業界亦包括在內.

    Paul Zimmerman is CEO of Designing Hong Kong, an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency, and a board member of Civic Exchange, Professional Commons, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, and the Patient Care Foundation. His Hong Kong Government advisory functions include the Harbourfront Commission. Paul has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Masters of Arts (Transport Policy and Planning) from The University of Hong Kong. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1984 and became a Chinese citizen in 2012. He has long campaigned for improving facilities for the leisure, sports and recreational marine industry.

    司馬文(Paul Zimmerman) 先生為香港創建(Designing Hong Kong)總裁, 現任薄扶林區區議員,思匯政策研究所, 公共專業聯盟, 香港民主促進會, 顧眷患者基金會各議會成員. 亦為香港政府海濱事務委員會政策顧問. 司馬文先生為荷蘭鹿特Erasmus大學社會科學(經濟) 及香港大學藝術系(交政策及規劃)碩士. 他於1984年來港及於2012年成為中國公民. 他長期為康樂設施, 運動及遊艇消閒工業領域增取權益.

  • 7 Feb 2020 08:00 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Due to the current outbreak, Club Marina Cove had to cancel the postponed HK Int’l Boat Show. They will be refunding the deposits back to all the exhibitors.

    HKBIA had been preparing for the show this yearby having a booth to promote our member’s products/brand. We will have to wait till we hear when the show will be held next.

    因應近日疫情, 匡湖遊艇會舉辨之香港國際遊艇展巳取消. 會方將退回定金與各參展商

  • 7 Feb 2020 07:56 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Due to the current situation, the ICOMIA congress in May 2020 has been relocated from Zhuhai. The new location will be disclosed soon. Subsequently, the ICOMIA / IMG “Hong Kong Marina Tour” organized by HKBIA has been cancelled.


    由於新型冠狀病毒爆發的疫情,原定於20205月在珠海舉辦的一年一度ICOMIA代表大會將會更改至意大利舉辦。原計劃同期安排的ICOMIA/IMG 香港游艇會參觀行程也將被取消。

  • 5 Feb 2020 08:27 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Dear Members,

    Kung Hei Fat Choi

    It has been a challenging start to the year of the Rat!  As a result of the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-NCOV) our second speakers’ event in February has been postponed, but the Association did manage to have an excellent tour of the IDEC Sport Maxi-Trimaran skippered by Francis Joyon in January, and Dr Lindsay Porter, who spoke on Hong Kong’s Dolphins and Porpoise, was our first presenter for the Speakers Event which was held in December 2019.

    The ICOMIA Congress which was planned for Zhuhai in May is another event that is been affected by travel restrictions and will be held instead in Italy. Therefore, the planned ICOMIA/IMG HK Marina Tour has also been cancelled. We hope there will be another occasion or event in the near future which ICOMIA will be back in Asia.

    Best wishes for the Year of the Rat!

    Lawrence Chow




    鼠年尹始正面對一個極具挑戰性的開端。由於新型冠狀病毒(2019-nCoV)爆發的疫情,我們已決定將原本計劃在2月舉行的第二場講坐及分享活動改期。有幸在1月期間,本會成功舉辨了IDEC Sport Maxi三體帆船與Francis Joyon同行之旅的參觀和簡介活動,以及在2019年12月期間本會舉辦的第一場由Lindsay Porter博士介紹香港中華白海豚及寬吻海豚生態講座及分亨活動。

    原定本年5月在珠海舉辦的ICOMIA代表大會亦是另一場受本次疫情所引致旅遊限制影響而改變計劃的活動,其舉辦地點將改為意大利。因此,原計劃的ICOMIA/IMG 香港游艇會參觀行程己被取消。我們希望在不久將來能在其他活動中邀請ICOMIA來到亞洲。




  • 17 Jan 2020 17:00 | The Chair (Administrator)

    A group of HKBIA members toured the IDEC Sport Maxi-Trimaran with Gilles Chiorri followed with a presentation by Francis Joyon at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. A great experience to the future record breaking Maxi-Trimaran. We wish IDEC all the best in their record sail to London on the fabled Tea Run from Hong Kong

    萬勿錯過為一由香港遊艇業總會(HKBIA)舉辨之IDEC Sport Maxi三體帆船與Francis Joyon同行之旅. 參觀後簡介及酒會隋即舉行.

  • 27 Nov 2019 18:30 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The first Speaker's Event organised by the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association was hosted by the international law firm, INCE, and presented by Dr Lindsay Porter.

    When it comes to marine mammals in Hong Kong, this passionate scientist is Hong Kong's answer to David Attenborough. Dr Porter is a senior research scientist at the University of St Andrews, home to the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), and oversees all of the university’s marine mammal research. She is an expert on the two species of marine mammals found in Hong Kong – the Chinese white (or pink) dolphin, and the finless porpoise, and she has now been studying these unique and endangered creatures for more than 20 years.

    Both species are negatively impacted by continued habitat degradation, and population numbers are plummeting. Long term studies of the dolphins have revealed much information on social dynamics, life history patterns, and habitat use; the finless porpoise is rather more elusive.

    The audience of Association members and guests were completely enthralled by the presentation, and now know how to tell the different species of cetaceans apart - or at least try to!

    “Lindsay Porter 海洋博士之海豚探究

    Lindsay Porter博士為蘇格籣St.Andrews科學大學高級研究員將為我們首位倡導環保主講者其工作範圍參與海洋哺乳類動物研究組 (簡稱SMRU), 此為世界最大專注海洋哺乳類動物研究及教學設施. Lindsay以香港為基地為該大學對亞太區所有海洋哺乳類動物研究及科學分析與此同時在港對海洋哺乳類動亦有20年經驗.

    香港長吻海豚與寬吻海豚: 生命與時區之探索!

    香港乃中華白海豚 (或稱粉紅海豚及寬吻海豚之居所此兩種生物現正受持續海洋生態破壞及數量大輻下降沖激於長期觀察所得大大加深對其群體社交生命周期及棲息地認知不過對寬吻海豚認識仍然蕪糊現今新科技可以提供對此極少數海洋哺乳動物較深入研究及我們巳開始對此非凡物種對香港極其重要有更全面認知.

  • 14 Nov 2019 12:43 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The HKBIA had planned to participate in this show to represent members interests.

    With more than 90 percent of the exhibitors opting for a postponement, The annual HK Int’l Boat Show at Club Marina Cove held on the first week of December will be postponed to 2020. The exact dates will for the rescheduled show will be released at a later date. We plan to participate in the show once it is rescheduled and will keep members informed of progress.  

    本會已計劃參與。有90% 參展商選擇延期舉辦(由201912月第一星期延至2020年)。相關日期會稍後公佈。本會收到相關進度资料定當與會員保持聯絡。

  • 25 Oct 2019 12:34 | The Chair (Administrator)

    On 25th October, Hong Kong BIA participated in the “Asia-Pacific Yacht Industry High-Level Forum” organised by the Macau Yacht Show. The Forum covered 3 areas: Developing the Sailing Yacht Economy, Yachting in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and Yachting and Marine Economic Development.

    The Keynote speaker was Tong Shing, President of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation, (Bluefin Sea Sports –HKBIA member) on the development of the sailing yacht economy. It was then followed with a panel discussion on the development of the yacht industry in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the Development in the Marine Industry. Lawrence Chow (Chairman), gave a speech on the potential benefits to the industry within the GBA and how Hong Kong could be the key player in the overall strategy. He also highlighted the bottleneck the industry faces due to the lack of moorings and how this could affect the overall GBA strategy. The forum was concluded with speech from Andy Treadwell on the key elements that are needed to grow boating Treadwell believes that the whole of the industry, from sailboats to superyachts and all the businesses in between and alongside, will only develop if governments understand the huge potential economic impact and social benefits that a developing boating industry would bring. 

    Collaboration is the key to development, and if key industry players can work together and lobby governments in the right way, then the market will flourish.

    2019 10 25日本會參與由澳門遊艇展銷會主辦的「2019 亞太遊艇行業(澳門)高峰論壇」。舉辦地點為澳門勵庭海景酒店。論壇就議題開展主題演講和小組討論並涵蓋三大範疇

    1. 發展帆船遊艇經濟 (Developing the Sailing Yacht Economy)
    2. 大灣區遊艇產業發展 (Yachting in the Greater Bay Area (GBA));
    3. "海洋經濟發展 (Yachting and Marine Economic Development).

    主講嘉賓為 香港㠶船運動總會 唐裔盛會長 (Bluefin Sea Sports - 香港遊艇業總會會員) 講述帆船遊艇經濟發展. 接著是討論遊艇業在大灣區的發展及海洋業的發展。我們的周基倫主席講述遊艇業在大灣區的潛在利好因素及香港如何在整體策略下可成為關健參與者。他提及到由船繄泊位不足,形成樽頸效應,這現象怎樣影響大灣區的整體策略。論壇由Mr. Andy Treadwell總結提升遊艇業 的主要原素。他相信無論船隻的大小, 本土和海外,要發展就必須有當地政府明白這巨大潛在的經濟效應和社會利益。


  • 8 Sep 2019 09:04 | Lawrence Chow (Administrator)

    Lawrence Chow attended the ICOMIA Congress in Split, Croatia as the Hong Kong BIA representative. The Congress proved to be an effective forum for discussions and updates on the global marine industry and Hong Kong is now an active participant along with the China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA.

    In general, there was a common thread through the discussions, which focused on the growth of the charter and boat sharing sectors along with how spending habits have begun to shift. The congress started off with representatives of the Croatian Government and ICOMIA committee members sharing updates and reinforcing the importance of the marine industry to the local economy. Over the course of the week the various Committee Meetings include:

    Grow Boating Committee:  The forum covered topics such as nurturing boating as a lifestyle rather than just selling a product, and transformation of the market and the need to engage with Millennials. General statistics of boat purchases were presented, along with programmes that different countries have initiated in order to engage with the public to Grow Boating in their region.

    Exporters Committee: Focused on exporting and importing marine products from Croatia and gave key statics, such as the business of chartering in Croatia accounts for 40% of the global charter fleet. Major companies involved in the boating industry were reviewed along with a large number of rib manufactures. The effects of the US-China Trade War and Brexit were also discussed.

    Technical Committee: Topics included yacht charter policies in Turkey and the new Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG) that will be available through the ICOMIA website.

    Marinas Subcommittee: This was an overview of markets and marinas, with CCYIA and CBITA (China) reporting there are now 114 marinas in China. ICOMIA is joining the World Tourism Organisation in order to grow nautical tourism and the group looked at changes in the charter industry from B2C to C2C. The next World Marinas Conference will be at P&O Marinas in Dubai.

    Superyacht Committee: Identified the need to get accurate figures on number of Superyachts and discussions included NOx limits and MARPOL V which gives guidelines on prevention of pollution by garbage from ships.

    Statistics Committee: The updated statistics book will include global turnover figures and ICOMIA will partner with Powerstats.

    Environment Committee: Looked at developing a paper for best environmental practice and developing a position paper on end of service for lifeboats and identifying the scale of the problem. They also looked at gathering information from MIA’s on how to deal with/minimize risk on extreme weather and produce position papers on invasive species, solutions/alternatives for teak and banned chemicals.

    Next congress:  19-22 May 2020, Zhuhai, China

    ICOMIA has recommended that Hong Kong host the International Marinas Group (IMG) Conference in conjunction with a marina tour, before the ICOMIA Congress in Zhuhai next year.

    “The IMG marina tour in Croatia 2019 was organized exceptionally well, involving the ministry of commerce, ministry of the sea, and the ministry of tourism for Croatia. ICOMIA members helped convey the importance and impact of the industry to tourism and the local economy. Both the government officials and ICOMIA members had shared what they were going to discuss prior to the talk. It helped having an international body share the importance of the industry across the globe. It is hoped that Hong Kong can provide a similar marina tour in the GBA and invite the government to be involved with the conference.

    Future ICOMIA Congresses will be held in Sweden 2021, Toronto 2022, and Turkey 2023.

    Lawrence Chow為本會代表出席了在克羅地亞斯普利特舉行的ICOMIA大會。參與大會得益良多, 見證大會是全球海事業討論和更新的有效論壇. HKBIA與中國郵輪與遊艇行業協會(CCYIA)積極參與。



    論壇涵蓋的主題包括培養遊艇消閒, 不僅僅是銷售產品, 更可作為一種休閒生活模式,市場轉形以及與千禧一代互動的必要性。我們認識了遊艇買賣的一般統計數據,及與不同國家與公眾一起參與之當地遊艇消閒活動的拓展計劃。






    這是對市場和遊艇會的概述. CCYIA和CBITA(中國)報告中說,中國目前有114個遊艇會。 ICOMIA正在加入世界旅遊組織以發展航海旅遊業,該組織研究租賃行業從B2C到C2C的變化。下一屆世界遊艇會大會將在迪拜的P&O Marinas舉行。


    建立和討論需要超級遊艇數量的準確數字. 討論包括氮氧化物限制和MARPOL V,其中提供了防止船舶垃圾污染的引。



  • 8 Sep 2019 08:50 | Lawrence Chow (Administrator)

    Harbour Front Commission (HFC) had issued plans to redevelop the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter. We have issued our concerns that they may displace all the existing moorings/space for boats in the area and have suggested that if they are to displace the boats, they can arrange mooring spaces in the To Kwa Wan Typhoon Shelter. Hong Kong BIA representatives have liaised with Mardep and are waiting for a response and update on the proposal. The Association is waiting for further clarification from HFC and Mardep.

    HFC已發出重建觀塘避風塘的計劃。就HFC可能會取代該區內所有現有的船隻停泊處或位置,我們已作出關注,並建議如果他們要取代船隻現在的泊位,他們可以在土瓜灣避風塘安排繫泊或位置。 HKBIA代表已與Mardep聯絡,正在等待他們的回應, 以更新我們的建議書。 本會正在等待HFC和Mar dep的進一步澄清 或資料。

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