Lantau Yacht Club Welcomes its First Member

8 Sep 2020 19:44 | Suzy Rayment

The Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) welcomed the first yacht member and first visiting yacht on 30 August 2020, marking a key milestone of Hong Kong’s newest state-of-the-art marina. The soft opening involves the opening of the Marina Office, and Phase 1 of the Marina and the service yard. The 45-feet Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479 sailed into the all-new Lantau Yacht Club marina closely followed by Ferretti Yachts 670 and they were welcomed by the marina staff.

“We are delighted that Lantau Yacht Club has embarked on this new journey,” said Mr Victor Cha, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of HKR International Limited (HKRI). “This is an important milepost for both Hong Kong Resort Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong Resort) and the yachting community in the region as LYC setts a new standard and direction for marinas and superyacht industry development in Hong Kong and in Asia.”

Phase 1 of the Marina comprises about two-thirds of the total berths ranging from 10 m (33 feet) to 60 m (197 feet). The simple yet chic Marina Office will be the key gathering point before and after cruising trips. It is also the office of the Member Service, Concierge and Marina Operations teams who offer one-stop seamless service for all members and crew. Right in front of the Marina Office by the shore is the lawn patio where everyone can chill out and enjoy the captivating sea view of the South China Sea.

The first LYC member, a long-time Discovery Bay resident was delighted with how the LYC Marina has shaped up. “It’s sturdy breakwater and pontoons and the stringent security measures are very reassuring, particularly during the typhoon season”.  The new member went on to say that he had been looking forward to this new facility, with its proximity to his home.  “The ease of access to my boat, and the marina services, offer a lot of convenience, and mean that we can enjoy the beauty of local waters at any time, while making a long-term base for exploration further afield in the future.”

The Italian luxury yacht builder Ferretti Group also recommends LYC as a new berthing option for current and potential yacht owners. “It is our pleasure to bring our new Ferretti Yachts 670 to the highly anticipated LYC Marina. We are impressed by the world-class infrastructure and provisions, as well as the professional team. LYC is one of the few new marinas opened in the region in the last decade. We believe more visiting yachts will come to Hong Kong and berth at LYC as it offers custom-built superyacht berths that were not available before,” said Mr Andrew Pitchford, Sales & Marketing Manager Asia Pacific of Ferretti Group.

Refurbishment works of the remaining sections of the Marina and the clubhouse are in full swing with expected completion by the end of this year. More members will be moving into the LYC Marina soon while certain number of berths have been allocated for visiting yachts from overseas, as well as for yachts looking for safe shelter amidst the typhoon season.

About Lantau Yacht Club

Located in the northeast of Lantau Island, Lantau Yacht Club (“LYC” / the “Club”) is one of the four premium membership clubs in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong’s renowned international residential community and a unique leisure destination developed by Hong Kong Resort Company Ltd. The Club first started operations in 1989 as Discovery Bay Marina Club and has been closed for a major renovation since 2019. The new marina is scheduled to fully open in the fourth quarter of 2020 with a brand-new design, modern technology, and superyacht berths to meet the needs of Hong Kong’s growing sailing and pleasure boating community.

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