A sumptuous interior outdoes the need for speed among China's current wave of boat and yacht buyers, writes Richard Lord.Friday, 31 August, 2012, 3:56pm
Floating palace straight from a Bond movie.25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
It may look like something from another planet - but this is, in fact, China's first homegrown super-yacht and the fruit of an eight-year dream for its owner, Hong Kong shipping magnate Antony Marden.
The 140 foot Adastra, built at a cost of US$15 million, was unveiled last week at the Zhuhai facility of Australian boatbuilder McConaghy.22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
It's a toy show for China's ultra-rich, with offerings that vary from fine art to luxury villas, cars and private jets. But it is the superyachts that steal the spotlight, marrying new wealth with Sanya's aspirations to become the Chinese Riviera.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
The Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Spider and McLaren MP4 are the must-have cars of the moment, but they might be hard to get hold of in Hong Kong.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
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.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was spotted on the vessel with family and friends this summer in Majorca, Spain, while Hollywood leading man Leonardo DiCaprio has been reported cruising around Australia in it.8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
China's coastal areas are moving swiftly to take advantage of a growing class of wealthy elite whose taste for the high life is driving the development of new industries.
One major growth industry revolves around the yacht and marina lifestyle, which includes the buying and selling of luxury yachts, docking and servicing, races, and international networking exhibitions.30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Luxury brands are enjoying huge growth on the mainland, which is expected to be the world's biggest luxury market by 2015. However, only a few hundred mainlanders own yachts. With projections that the mainland yacht market will reach US$10 billion by 2020 - almost a third of last year's global total - yacht broker Sunny Tao sees great potential for the industry.15 May 2011 - 12:00am
Affluent mainlanders have pushed up prices of luxury yachts, with some boat prices surging by as much as 30 per cent in just a year, according to dealers.9 May 2011 - 12:00am
A company which sells luxury yachts is being chased by one of its clients for repayment of GBP802,200 (HK$9.42 million) which he claimed was a 30 per cent down payment for a luxury yacht that the company failed to deliver to him.15 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
While glitzy designer shops, grand high-rise apartments and gleaming sports cars line the streets of Hong Kong, lavish yachts and boats are making grand statements on our shoreline.
Luxury is certainly becoming more synonymous with the Hong Kong lifestyle as more people invest in these pleasure vessels.11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Boat Bonanza7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
The Marquis 500 Sports Coupe is testament again to what US heritage and Italian creativity can deliver. The brain child of Marquis Yachts International and Nuvolari & Lenard's designers, the mega yacht has the cockpit, salon, helm, station and galley on the same level, as well as a lounge that elongates to create more space in the cockpit at the push of a button.1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Olivier Decamps has enjoyed a nomadic lifestyle in the yachting industry during the past three decades5 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
All kinds of graphs and coefficients can be used to track the relative health of Hong Kong's economy, but one of the most visible and reliable of these is the number of new luxury yachts berthed at local marinas.
'It is a strong indicator and, for us, the market is better than it has ever been,' says Mike Simpson, managing director of Aberdeen-based Simpson Marine.27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am