News - 消息

  • 8 Sep 2019 08:49 | 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。

  • 8 Sep 2019 08:38 | Lawrence Chow (Administrator)

     Hong Kong BIA provided clarification on points of the original report on Marine Department’s arrangements for Private Vessel Moorings. The Association is currently waiting for THB and Mardep to respond as they are still having an internal review.  The government liaison sub-committee will follow up with Mardep and THB to see if there are any updates.

    HKBIA就 [海事處私人船隻停泊安排] 的首份報告的要點作出澄清。由於THB 和Mardep仍在進行內部審查. 本會目前正在等待他們作出回應。 本會的 政府聯絡小組委員會將與Mardep和THB跟進,看看是否有任何更新

  • 8 Sep 2019 08:28 | Lawrence Chow (Administrator)

    Dear Members of HKBIA,

    It is an honour to be writing to you as the newly elected Chair of the HKBIA.

    I would first like to thank Simon Boyde, for taking the initiative and putting in a tremendous amount of time to set up and Chair the HKBIA for the past year.

    I would also like to thank the previous council for dedicating their time to promote the industry and welcome the new council. With the help and guidance of the new council, I hope we will be able to develop a broader network by linking up with various local and international related associations and continue to build a stronger dialog with the Marine Department and the Transport and Housing Bureau.

    In June, HKBIA represented Hong Kong at the ICOMIA congress in Split, Croatia – sharing our experiences and learning from the various associations around the world on how we can positively impact our local industry.

    ICOMIA publications are available to all HKBIA members through the “documents library on our website” – please login to your members account and make use of this resource.

    In the upcoming months, we will:

    • ·      Follow up with the HFC on the KTTS development
    • ·      Be hosting a Membership Event at the end of October
    • ·      Plan for the ICOMIA Marina Tour in 2020.

    Once again, thank you to all our existing members for your continuous support for the industry and welcome to all our new members.


    很榮幸以香港遊艇業總會新任主席身份去信給 您 和您的企業 !

    首先我要感謝Simon Boyde,他主動帶領下在過去一年成立了香港遊艇業總會和擔任主席, 期間投放了大量源資、心思和寶貴的時間。

    我亦要感謝上屆議會盡心盡力、時刻推廣 本會及遊艇行業. 並歡迎新議會。 在新議會協助及指導下,我希望大家能夠與多個本地及國際相關協會建立聯繫,建設廣闊的網路,並繼續與海事處,運輸處及房屋署建立及拓展更強而有力的交流和對話。

    今年6月,香港遊艇業總會代表香港出席在克羅地亞斯皮爾特舉行的國際商會(ICOMIA)大會,分享我們的經驗 ;  並從世界各地的協會中學習,瞭解我們如何對本地遊艇業和相關工業 以達致正面積極影響。

    ICOMIA的出版刋物已通過 "我們網站上的檔庫" 向所有香港遊艇業總會會員提供。歡迎登錄您的會員帳戶並使用此資源。

    在未來幾個月中,我們 將會 :

    •    跟進HFCKTTS項目發展。
    •   在 10月底舉辦會員活動。
    •  計劃 參與ICOMIA 在2020年舉辦的國際海洋委員會濱海之旅。


    Yours Sincerely,

    Lawrence Chow


  • 12 Apr 2019 19:25 | Suzy Rayment (Administrator)

    The Annual General Meeting of the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (Hong Kong BIA) was held on the 9 April 2019, at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.


    Retiring Chair Simon Boyde reported on the first year of the Association, which saw the establishment of the infrastructure needed to establish the strong foundations for further growth of the organisation. During the year the Hong Kong BIA has joined the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; and the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). The Association’s Executive Council has met and established links with Marine Department and other Hong Kong Government bodies.

    榮休主席Simon Boyde闡述協會第一年的報告,其中建立了基礎設施,為組織的發展奠定了堅實的基礎。年內,HKBIA已加入香港總商會; 以及國際航海業協會(ICOMIA)。協會的執行委員會已經與海事處及其他香港政府部門會面並建立密切聯繫。

    A new Executive Council was elected as follows:



    Chair: Lawrence Chow (China Pacific Marine Ltd)

    Deputy Chair: Andrew Chan (Ronsil Development Ltd)

    Treasurer: Louise Connolly (Storm Force Marine Ltd)

    Hon Secretary: Vincent Yeung (Ince & Co)


    主席: Lawrence Chow (China Pacific Marine Ltd)

    副主席: Andrew Chan (Ronsil Development Ltd)

    司庫: Louise Connolly (Storm Force Marine Ltd)

    名譽秘書: Vincent Yeung (Ince & Co)

    Sector Representatives

    Standards: Jaime Ng (Sing Kee Sail and Flag Co Ltd)

    Boats: Paul Blanc (Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific)

    Charter: Reanna Wang (Simpson Marine Ltd)

    Moorings: Alan Reid (Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club)

    Advocacy: Suzy Rayment (Asia Yacht Press Ltd)


    業界準則: Jaime Ng (Sing Kee Sail and Flag Co Ltd)

    船隻建造: Paul Blanc (Groupe Beneteau Asia Pacific)

    船隻租賃: Reanna Wang (Simpson Marine Ltd)

    繫泊設備: Alan Reid (Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club)

    推廣培育: Suzy Rayment (Asia Yacht Press Ltd)

    The position of Hon President was accepted by Paul Zimmerman (Designing Hong Kong) and a position of Immediate Past Chair will see Simon Boyde continue to serve the Association.

    司馬文(創建香港)接受了名譽主席的職位,而上屈主席的職位將會由Simon Boyde繼續為本會服務。

    The Hong Kong BIA now has 42 signed-up member companies, and is in a strong position to expand and develop going forward.


  • 26 Mar 2019 18:37 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (Hong Kong BIA) is pleased to welcome the ICOMIA Executive Committee to Hong Kong. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations - ICOMIA - is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966.ICOMIA brings together national marine industry associations in one global organisation and represents them at an international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.

    香港遊艇業協會(HKBIA)很高興歡迎ICOMIA的執行委員會來到香港。國際航海業協會- ICOMIA--是自1966年以來代表全球航海業的國際貿易協會。ICOMIA


    Hong Kong’s newly established Hong Kong BIA recently joined ICOMIA and is now one of the 35 national associations across the world that are full members of the organisation. This includes the vast majority of the industrialised countries from North America across to Japan and China and from Finland down to New Zealand.


    Hong Kong is considered to be one of Asia’s most mature Pleasure Boating markets, and the establishment of the Hong Kong BIA has brought the industry together to unite members, provide up-to-date information on the industry, and initiate researchon the economic, environmental and social impacts of the marine leisure industry. By working with other related associations, the Hong Kong BIA aims to be a comprehensive voice for the industry when communicating with government departments, and to create professional guidelines and standards aimed at making recreational boating safer and more environmentally friendly.


    Hong Kong BIA members will have an opportunity to meet with ICOMIA’s Executive Committee on Thursday 28 March at a special dinner to be held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Andrea Razeto, President, will lead the 10-ten member team that includes Vice Presidents YP Loke (Asia) and Sara Anghel (Canada) and representatives from the USA, UK, EU and Australia.

    HKBIA成員將有機會於328日星期四在皇家香港遊艇會舉行的特別晚宴上與ICOMIA執行委員會面。總裁Andrea Razeto將領導10個成員團隊,其中包括副總裁YP Loke(亞洲)和Sara Anghel(加拿大)以及來自美國,英國,歐盟和澳洲的代表。

    With the support of members throughout the world, and in conjunction with the appropriate associations, ICOMIA lobbies international authorities and major organisations, publishes documents and guidelines and produces tools to facilitate the growth of the industry. It is hoped that Asia will play a stronger role in ICOMIA going forward. In a recent report on Asia, ICOMIAstated that “Asia is the main growth area in the world for the leisure marine industry. For the past 30 years most Asian economies have been growing, and in the past ten years the GDP in most countries has increased at an average rate of 5% to 10% per annum, far higher than those of Europe and the USA. As a result, rapidly rising living standards are creating a new middle class in Asia that has a growing disposable income to spend on leisure activities.”


    The Hong Kong BIA was created to support and develop leisure marine activities and the leisure marine industry in Hong Kong in a professional, safe and sustainable way that allows everyone to enjoy boating and water sports.


  • 31 Jan 2019 17:29 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The Hong Kong Boating Industry Association is now one year old and it has firmly established itself as the ‘go to’ organisation for all matters concerning the pleasure boat industry. The first year has been spent creating the infrastructure for the Association, which now has a membership of 44 companies. Establishment, Articles of Association, bank account, website, international relations, Government relations and getting members have taken up the bulk of the time for the first year of the Association. A Council was formed to represent the various sectors, and these representatives update the Council on the various developments.


    The Hong Kong BIA has established a bilingual website <> along with the accompanying social media sites. Lead by Suzy Rayment (Asia Yacht Press), with support from Paul Blanc (Beneteau) and Genevieve Mok (Man Lee Tat/Yamaha) this has moved along nicely.

    HKBIA設有一個雙語網站,與社會媒體網站連結。此網站由亞洲遊艇出版社Suzy Rayment的作為領導,得到Beneteau 的Paul Blanc 和 Yamaha/萬里達的 Genevieve Mok的協助建立網站,過程非常順利。

    We have been actively engaging with the HK Government Marine Department offering professional advice on construction and safety standards for pleasure vessels, surveying, qualifications and clarification on the required documentation for registration of vessels newly arrived in Hong Kong. This Government Liaison group has had a busy time under the leadership of Lawrence Chow, Vice Chair, (China Pacific Marine), with the support of Alan Reid (RHKYC), Andrew Chan (Ronsil) and Baggy Sartape (Asia Boating). Meetings have been held on standards as well as the perennial mooring issues Hong Kong faces.

    我們非常積極與香港政府海事處接觸,就有關遊樂船隻的建造和安全標準、測量、資格及有關新船登記所需文件的澄清等,提供專業意見。由香港政府小組成員China Pacific Marine副主席的Lawrence Chow為首,連同成員RHKYC的Alan Reid,Ronsil Development 的Andrew Chan和Asia Boating 的Baggy Sartape的協助下,經過一輪忙碌工作,在標準方面及香港面臨長期船隻停泊的問題舉行了有關會議。

    The Hong Kong BIA Council has also formed a professional standards sub-group, headed by Richard Lamble (Marine Surveys & Engineering) with great input from Bryan Tse (Anglo Eastern Yacht Services), to work on guidelines for fair and professional business dealings for members to use in their businesses - not only between themselves, but also with end-user purchasers of boats and equipment, and professional employees on larger yachts.

    HKBIA理事會亦成立了一個專業標準小組,由Marine Survey & Engineering 的Richard Lamble引領,另外得到Anglo Eastern Yacht Services的Bryan Tse 大力支持下,提供大量相關的資料,而制定了公平及專業商業交易的指引,此指引可以提供各會員使用;除此之外,此資料亦適用於船隻和設備的使用者/購買者以及大型遊艇的專業雇員指引之應用。

    The Hong Kong BIA is now a member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and has been working with them on bringing international co-operation and standards into Hong Kong. These initiatives, worked on by the whole council under the leadership of Chair Simon Boyde (Storm Force Marine), should simplify regulations and the applicability of them in Hong Kong in the future.

    本會現已成為國際遊艇工業總會ICOMIA的會員之一,並與該協會緊密的合作,將國際標準引入香港。委員會主席Storm Force Marine 的Simon Boyde 將整個規則簡化,提供香港日後遊艇業採用。

    Membership of ICOMIA and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) has enhanced the reputation and exposure of Hong Kong and in particular our marine businesses in Hong Kong with both organisations giving members a variety of benefits. The membership of ICOMIA is of particular importance, giving Council and members access to the resource guidelines published by other professional marine bodies from around the world.


    Establishing the Hong Kong BIA has been a plan long in the making, and the first year has proved to be busy and time absorbing for the initial council members, especially our Treasurer Louise Connolly (Storm Force Marine) and our Secretary Vincent Yeung (Ince & Co). The first year finished off with a popular members’ networking event that had to be rescheduled to late September due to the clash of dates with Typhoon Mangkut!

    成立HKBIA是一個醞釀已久的計劃,事實證明第一年的初期理事會成員工作是非常繁忙及費時,特別是我們的財務主管Storm Force Marine 的Louise Connolly和我們的秘書Ince & Co 的Vincent Yeung。我們同期完成了一個頗受歡迎的會員網絡活動,但由於當日颱風山竹的關係因而改期,最後在上年九月下旬才得已完成。

    2019 is looking to be a pivotal year for the Association, with our second AGM due in April (where revisions to our Articles will be presented to Members) and where a new Council will be elected. Almost immediately afterwards, at the end of March, we are honoured to be hosting the spring ICOMIA Executive Committee Meeting. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet with leaders of the industry from around the world and, perhaps more especially, for those people to be introduced to the Hong Kong market, its possibilities and its limitations, and to focus on what Hong Kong has to offer. Hong Kong BIA Members will have an opportunity to meet with Executive Council members at a members-only event. The Association’s engagement with MarDep is still a primary focus, and they are considering our proposal to focus on CE regulation, with its associated ISO standards, as a standard for new boats under 24m brought into HK.

    2019年有望成為協會關鍵的一年,我們的第二次的年度會員大會將於四月初舉行(屆時將向各會員提交我們的條款修訂)及選出一個新的理事會。 接著,我們於3月底便會由主辦理事會執行委員會召開春季會議。是次會議將會與來自世界各地的業界領袖會面,內容著眼於香港提供的議案,HKBIA會員將有機會參加該項活動,活動只限會員參與,有機會與行政會議成員會面,機會難逢,萬勿錯過。 

    The Hong Kong BIA has managed to tick off most of the first seven steps of its Road Map: 1. Legally establish – initial meeting, incorporation, bank account etc. 2. Get members. 3. Set up system of frequent sectorial and overall council meetings 4. Obtain Government recognition 5. Obtain international recognition – ICOMIA 6. Setup meetings with Govt. departments. 7. Establish presence - physical location, web, email, membership database, (plus secretariat and staff in due course) HKBIA

    已成功區劃了七個大部分步驟的路線圖: 1. 正式註冊成立本會-首次會議、公司註冊、銀行帳戶等 2. 招攬會員 3. 建立部門和理事會會議的制度 4. 獲得政府認可 5. 獲得ICOMIA認可 6. 與政府各部門舉行會議 7. 建立現有會址、網頁、電子郵件、會員資料庫(包括秘書處和工作人員)

    But there is still much to be achieved going forwards: 8. Survey of the Membership and promotion of a members’ forum [Set up resources covering regulations, legal, best practice, standards, environmental) 9. Establish our own showcase – “BOAT Hong Kong” for the industry. 10. Initiate projects promoting boating in HK including Annual Awards We also need to expand the membership: with this in mind we are promoting a freeze on membership fees for new members, and existing members who renew their membership before the AGM.

    但仍然有很多工作須要實現得以前進:- 8. 會員調查和會員論壇的推廣 [定立資源覆蓋的定義、有關法律、最佳實行方法、標準規定、環境資源] 9. 為"香港遊艇"業界建立我們自己的展示平台 10. 促進推廣香港遊艇的計劃,包括頒發年度大獎 我們還需要擴大會員參與:考慮到這一點,在年度股東大會之前原有會員及新加入會員,將保持一樣的會費。

    Wishing all members 祝各會員 Prosperity in the coming year, 新年進步 Good health 身體健康!


    · Promote the HK leisure marine industry, both locally and abroad.

    · Provide showcases for its products in HK and overseas.

    · Represent the industry to Governments, Authorities and Agencies.

    · Conduct research on HK and international leisure marine markets.

    · Provide technical, regulatory and manufacturing information and advice.

    · Provide strategy, advice and practical assistance on environmental issues.

    · Advise and represent on legal and financial matters.

    · Provide a communication platform between members.

    · Encouragement of public awareness of the products and services provided by our members.

    · Increasing awareness of marine leisure opportunities via boat shows, supporting training, and sharing know-how.












  • 11 Sep 2018 16:51 | The Chair (Administrator)

    The Hong Kong BIA Council has been busy over the Hong Kong summer establishing the infrastructure of the new Association. The membership has expanded to 40 companies, with more applications already in the pipeline, and the Council is looking forward to welcoming members to the Association’s first networking event to be held in mid-September.


    The Hong Kong BIA is now the newest member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMA), which means that Hong Kong BIA members will have access to documents published by ICOMIA on subjects such as boating industry standards and guidelines. In a major vote of confidence, the ICOMIA Executive have asked the Hong Kong BIA to host their Spring Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong. This is a substantial international event, and will give the Council and our members the opportunity to meet up with the leaders of the Marine Industry worldwide. More news on this will be forthcoming in due course.

    香港遊艇業總會現在是國際航海業協會(ICOMA)的最新成員,這代表著香港遊艇業總會的會員可以查閱ICOMIA所發布有關遊艇行業標準和指引等主題的文件。在一次重要的投票中,ICOMIA執行委員會已要求香港遊艇業總會在香港舉辦春季執行委員會會議。這是一項重大的國際活動,將使理事會和我們的會員有機會與全球航海業的領導者會面交流。 有關這個活動的更多消息將會在適當時候提供。

    The Hong Kong BIA has joined the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and has already, via the Hong Kong BIA Government Liaison Group, initiated discussions with appropriate Government departments. The main focus has been to engage the Marine Department (MarDep), and the Association is now working with different sections of this Government body to promote the views of the Pleasure Boating Industry.


    While the acute shortage of moorings in Hong Kong is an ongoing pressing concern, forming a major part of planned discussions with Government, the liaison group is reviewing international regulations and encouraging MarDep to embrace environmental policies and clean water initiatives.


    Other areas being addressed are construction and safety standards for pleasure vessels, and clarification on the required documentation for registration of vessels newly arrived in Hong Kong.


    The Council has also formed a professional standards sub-group, which will work on guidelines for fair and professional business dealings for members to use in their businesses - not only between themselves, but also with end-user purchasers of boats and equipment. Membership of ICOMIA will be an important source for this project, as will guidelines published by other professional bodies around the world.

    理事會還成立了一個專業準則小組,負責制定會員在其業務中所使用的公平和專業的商業交易準則 - 不僅在會員當中,這還概括船隻及裝備購買的最終使用者。ICOMIA 的會員將會是此計劃的重要資訊來源,因為其發放的指引是來自世界各地的專業團體。

    The Association has a new logo and a bilingual website with a members login facility for members-only content and online event booking. In addition, social media platforms are being prepared.

    本會有一個新的標誌和一個雙語網站並提供會員登錄功能以便查閱會員專區內容和網上預訂活動。 此外,社交媒體平台也在準備當中。

    Our members cover a great many areas of the boating industry in Hong Kong. We are delighted to be the representative body of the leisure boating industry in Hong Kong, and we look forward to growing the Association’s membership and voice in the coming months.


    Simon Boyde


    Hong Kong BIA

    7 September 2018

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    Hong Kong BIA Summer Final 2018 PR (Chinese).doc

    Hong Kong BIA Summer 2018 PR (English).doc

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  • 7 Apr 2018 19:36 | The Chair (Administrator)

    New Council for Hong Kong BIA - 香港遊艇業總會新理事會

    After four months of hard work the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (HKBIA) is now up and established, with a Council being elected at the AGM held on 28 March 2018. Acting Chairman Simon Boyde then gave an update on the legal standing of the Hong Kong BIA, and the Acting Treasurer Louise Connolly reported on the financial position and the number of members. A strong turn out of company representatives then elected a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary, along with the eight sectorial representatives. The membership then approved the Aims and Objects incorporating Industry Sectors for the following year and confirmed that the nominations which had were received 21 days before the meeting were approved.

    經過四個月後的努力HKBIA終於起步並正式建立。在2018328日的周年會儀中成立理事會。 執行主席Simon Boyde,向眾人解釋HKBIA的法律地位,執行財務主席Louise Connolly則提交財政報告及會員人數。當天參與議會的人數眾多,同時選出主席,副主席,司庫,秘書及八名行業會員代表。 會員通過‘宗旨和目標’ 及組成了行業代表。就議會在21天前收到提名人的名單,選出理事會和和行業代表名單如下.

    The Council positions are:

    Chair: Simon Boyde, Storm Force Marine

    Deputy Chair: Lawrence Chow, China Pacific Marine

    Treasurer: Louise Connolly, Storm Force Marine

    Secretary: Vincent Yeung, Ince and Co


    主席: Simon Boyde, Storm Force Marine

    副主席: Lawrence Chow, China Pacific Marine

    司庫: Louise Connolly, Storm Force Marine

    秘書: Vincent Yeung, Ince and Co

    The 8 Sector Representatives are:

    Builders/Yards/Manufacturers: Paul Blanc, Groupe Beneteau

    Boat Charter/Yacht Management: Bryan Tse, Anglo Eastern

    Shops/Distributors: Andrew Chan, Ronsil Development

    Marinas/Clubs/Training Organisations: Alan Reid, RHKYC

    Boat Brokers: Baggy Sartape, Asia Boating

    Technical Services/Repairs/Installations: Genevieve Mok, Man Lee Tat

    Professional/Surveying/Transportation/Safety Service: Richard Lamble, MSES

    Media/PR: Suzy Rayment, Asia Yacht Press


    承建商,遊艇維修廠,製造商: Paul Blanc, Groupe Beneteau

    遊艇租賃,遊艇管理: Bryan Tse, Anglo Eastern

    遊艇用品及配件零售商,批發商: Andrew Chan, Ronsil Development

    遊艇俱樂部,會所,培訓組織: Alan Reid, RHKYC

    遊艇經紀: Baggy Sartape, Asia Boating

    技術服務–維修,安裝: Genevieve Mok, Man Lee Tat

    專業,測量,運輸,安全設備服務: Richard Lamble, MSES

    媒體,公關: Suzy Rayment, Asia Yacht Press

    Items discussed under ‘AOB’ included the provision of funding to purchase a Membership Management / Website / Online Event Management Software programme so that a cloud-based membership management system can be set up to communicate with the membership. The role of an Honorary President was also proposed, and the meeting closed with a discussion on a ‘new’ boat show being organised in November by the Cruise and Yacht Association.

    MarDep were invited to the HKBIA meeting. Although they were unable to attend, a message was received wishing “every success to the Association in the future, and we are looking forward to meeting with the Council."

    The HKBIA has also received an invitation from YP Loke, head of the Singapore Boating Industry Association, inviting one or more HKBIA members to join a forum discussion to be held during the Singapore Boat Show. Members who will be at the show have indicated they can attend on behalf of the Association and report back.

    The meeting adjourned at 8.30pm.

    會議上, 申請撥款購買”會籍管理/網頁/網上活動管理軟體”以用作與會員溝通之用,並獲得通過。 會上亦提及邀請名譽會長,此話題留作日後討論。會議結束前,就本年11月由Cruise and Yacht Association舉辦一個新的遊艇展覽,本會對此表關注。


    收到YP Loke (head of Singapore Boating Industry Association)邀請HKBIA參加他們在新加坡遊艇展覽會的論壇會議,屆時誰會代表HKBIA出席新加坡遊艇展覽的會員未有定案。


  • 23 Feb 2018 20:33 | The Chair (Administrator)

    Hong Kong BIA is Up and Running! 香港遊艇業協會(Hong Kong BIA)正蓄勢待發中!

    The Hong Kong Boating Industry Association, a trade association that represents all sectors of the leisure marine industry is now up and running. “It’s remarkable,” said Simon Boyde, Acting Chairman, “that although Hong Kong has the biggest concentration of pleasure vessels in Asia, and is undoubtedly the biggest centre of boating in the region, the industry has no representative association – unlike all our neighbours. This has now been fixed and around 30 companies have now joined and paid their membership fees.”

    香港遊艇業協會是一個代表香港休閒海洋工業的協會,目前正處於組建的最後階段。代主席 Simon Boyde說:”儘管香港是亞洲地區遊艇最集中及最大的中心,但這行業從沒有成立過一個具代表性的組織, 這與鄰近地區國家不一樣。目前已有來自多於25間公司申請入會, 並繳交會費及首年年費, 協會正進行改善及籌組中 這是非常之了不起!”


    Now that the Association has been legally established, a Council will be formed consisting of a Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer plus eight members (one from each of the HK Marine Industry Sectors. This leads to the next step, which is the Inaugural General Meeting to held soon (date to be confirmed) where paid up members of the Association will elect the officers and appoint industry sector representatives for the eight sectors, which are:

    一旦完成最後的註冊程序,協會將舉行其第一次年度股東大會,並選出一個由主席,副主席,秘書和司庫組成的委員會,還有八名代表香港遊艇業各界別的成員, 包括:

    1. Boat Brokers
    2. Boat Charter / Yacht Management
    3. Builders / Yards / Manufacturers
    4. Chandlers / Distributors
    5. Marinas / Clubs / Training Organisations
    6. Professional Services / Transportation / Safety Equipment Servicing
    7. Technical Services / Repairs / Installations
    8. Media / PR


    1. 遊艇經紀

    “We believe that it is absolutely essential that the HKBIA be representative of as many companies as possible under the umbrella of the leisure marine industry,” said Louise Connolly, Acting Treasurer. “The amount of immediate support for the initiative shows that such an Association is long overdue for the industry.”

    代財務主管Louise Connolly: “我們認為香港遊艇工業協會在休閒海洋工業傘下絕對必要包覽各業界代表”“支持這一倡議的單位數量已明確顯示,這個協會早就應該成立了”。

    It is intended that the Sectors will meet on a monthly basis, and report back to the Council. Corporate Members of the HKBIA may register with up to two sectors at the time of enlisting. The proposed fee structure is pitched “deliberately low” in order to encourage all companies – big or small - to join the Association. Individual Membership has been proposed and details to be determined by the new Council, once it has been formed. Only with an appropriate level of inclusiveness and professionalism will the HKBIA be properly recognised both locally and internationally, and be in a position to approach Government and other bodies with the authority to speak on behalf of industry participants.


    Thanks go to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for hosting the preliminary meeting, and to Ince Law for the pro bono work done in helping to set up the Association. With a green light from the industry the future of the pleasure boating industry in Hong Kong is looking very positive indeed.


Hong Kong BIA – A new voice for the leisure marine trade in Hong Kong

香港遊艇業總會- 一個新的香港休閒海事行業發聲平台

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