Marina Development: Lantau Yacht Club, Hong Kong

Discovery Bay, Lantau Hong Kong
Hong Kong Resort Company Limited, a member of HKR International Limited
The first new marina in Hong Kong in more than 10 years

Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) has undergone a complete marina development following the demolition and removal of all previous pontoon equipment at the site. The site is a designated typhoon shelter protected by an extensive, fixed, rubble mound breakwater that was most recently tested by a devastating typhoon in 2018.

The client’s vision was for LYC to be a modern, market-leading marina facility that catered for smaller leisure vessels through to superyachts.

The new Lantau Yacht Club marina will be the first and only site catering to superyachts up to 100 metres in Hong Kong.

HKR International
Marina Projects Ltd provided a comprehensive scope of specialist marina advice in support of the client’s vision for the marina development aspirations, including:
Feasibility & Concept Design
– including a detailed critique of the client’s preliminary proposals and justification for modifications
Licensing Support
– assistance to the client with local approvals
Market Research
– of both the local regional and international marine leisure markets with a significant focus on the superyacht sector by applying our fleet tracking data; identification of a design berth mix and market positioning
Schematic Design
– including detailed assessments of marina utility demands, dredge depth review and access/security arrangements
Concept Design Study
– that centred on optimising use of the available water space
Procurement Support and strategy
– provision of performance specifications, Employer’s Requirements; advice on form of contract; tender review and assessment; and contractor/supplier negotiations
Compliance Check
– with reference to relevant international design codes and standards

The marina redevelopment… is designed and custom-built according to the highest standards, including the Gold Anchor Schemes Platinum requirements, the rating system used by the best marinas in the world.

Mike Ward, Marina Projects
A well-appointed marina commanding a magnificent sea view

The marina redevelopment, featuring 148 wet berths ranging from 9 metres to over 60 metres in length, is designed and custom-built according to the highest standards, including the Gold Anchor Schemes Platinum requirements, the rating system used by the best marinas in the world.

The sturdy and robust pontoon units are engineered to withstand extreme loading forces exerted by superyachts. In addition, they attenuate strong waves allowing safe access to the berths under all weather conditions.

The largest pontoons, being 5-metres wide, allow two-way passage for buggies – the main transport mode within the marina – providing members easy access to their yachts.

Facilities and services include 24-hour security, electricity and water service pedestals with remote meter reading, a staff operated pump-out station, a 5G mobile network, and a petrol and diesel fuel gas station.

The electricity provision is best of its class, and superyachts will be provided with up to 600 Amp of 3 phase shore-power electricity, each being serviced by pedestals for dedicated and stable electricity supply.

The marina has dedicated marina management software to run operations and administration. The staff will operate the marina according the highest international marina standards and introduce a hospitality approach to the daily operations.

Lantau Yacht Club - a welcome mooring addition for Hong Kong’s superyachts

Hong Kong is Asia’s most mature yachting market. It has a boating history that spans more than 150 years, and boasts one of the largest leisure boat fleets in the region.

Hong Kong’s lack of mooring facilities, particularly for superyachts, has long hindered the development of the yacht industry. The opening of the new LYC Marina will attract new visitors to the region and add a boost to high spending and sustainable nautical tourism.

Marina Projects specialist marina advice will help position Lantau Yacht Club as the yacht club of choice for those exploring Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia.

Mike Ward, Marina Projects