The 2010 Hainan Rendez-Vous yachting festival will be held next month in Sanya.
Luo Baoming, governor of Hainan Province, said, "Hainan is determined to grow its marine and yachting industries as a key component of a wider tourism strategy."
It is believed by the tourist board that in the future there could be as many as a thousand recreational craft in the island. Hainan plans to create a range of unique marinas which will cater to the entire spectrum of needs of the boating community
– inflatables to luxury yachts.
Pioneer property developer, co-organiser of Hainan Rendez-Vous and Chairman of Visun Real Estate group, Wang Dafu, said, "Hainan has the best coastline and the most beautiful waters in China and the island has a truly unique maritime history."
A pivotal development under way is turning Clear Water Bay into a superyacht marina with the help of French Marina expert NDA Marine. It wil be a few kilometers from the Visun Marina.
BVM Product and Industry News reported a number of leading yacht manufacturers have confirmed their participation. These include Azimut-Benetti, Sunseeker, Princess Yachts, Lurssen, Bloem & Voss, Royal Huisman, Marquis Yachts, Ferretti Yachts and Pershing. For the first time in China, yachts of over 50 meters will be on display.