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Bart Kimman

No economy class on sleek super-yacht

One of the world's biggest and most opulent super-yachts, whose deck is regularly peppered with the rich and famous, is docked at the Gold Coast in Tuen Mun.

Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 12:00am

Local sailors left high and dry

Hong Kong's title as a vibrant harbour city is drifting backwards because the government is failing to plan for and cater to a growing interest in sailing by young locals, according to boat brokers desperate for space to moor vessels.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The best of both worlds

Local yacht-maker Bart Kimman's big dream is about to be realised. He's always loved living on the water but also fancies a high-ceiling New York-style loft. So he's combined the two. With architect Pierre Maciag, they designed something called the Loft Barge, a large steel houseboat with a 6-metre-high ceiling. He unveiled his grand plan at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on Friday.

12 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Change of tack

SAILING IS UNDERGOING a sea change in Hong Kong. Once the pursuit of mostly wealthy, older expatriates, it is becoming increasing popular among locals.

'Things have changed dramatically since the 1980s,' says boat dealer Bart Kimman. 'The scene might have been 80 per cent expat then; now it's 50:50.'

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am