Camper and Nicholsons Marinas establishes foothold in China
Camper and Nicholsons Marinas wins contract to design and commission new Sanya Marina in Southern China - the only Chinese stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12. Camper and Nicholsons Marinas has taken a significant step into new markets with the award of a new contract from Luhuitou Tourism Development Co Ltd to design and commission the Sanya Serenity Marina. The marina will incorporate 350 berths, including superyacht berths up to 50m and will form part of a resort being designed by world renowned architects Chapman Taylor. It is due for completion in June 2011.
Camper and Nicholsons Marinas sees the project as a highly significant step in its participation in China's rapid growth in the premium marina sector. It is a major development for Luhuitou Tourism Development Co Ltd and the city of Sanya, which aim to establish a world-class tourist and yachting destination in this unique tropical environment. This month a delegation from Sanya’s city government and Luhuitou/Sanya Serenity Marina undertook a three day fact finding mission visiting Malta, where Camper & Nicholsons Marinas flagship marina at Grand Harbour is situated. The delegation was keen to learn from the Island’s experience in developing tourism and a thriving yachting industry. The delegation was under the auspices of Mr JIANG Zelin, Honorary President of Sanya People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and included the Deputy Mayor of Sanya City Mr LI Baiqing, and the Managing Director of Sanya Serenity Marina Mr HUA Bin. They met with senior C&N management and also with Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Hon Mario de Marco, and the Chairman of the Malta Maritime Authority, Mark Portelli, as well as Mr. John Boxall, Mayor of Vittoriosa.
Camper and Nicholsons Marinas CEO, Nick Maris says, “We are delighted to be working with Luhuitou Tourism Development on this outstanding project, which aims to bring the highest international standards to this important new marina. Sanya is set to become a major yachting and tourism destination in south east Asia, and we look forward to working together to make this the region’s finest marina.”
Deputy Mayor of Sanya City, LI Baiqing acknowledged that the success of a marina was not only dependent on its design and build, but also on the resources, training and knowledge of the people who manage it and therefore he was confident that Camper and Nicholsons Marinas was the right partner to ensure that Sanya Serenity Marina sets the standard for premium marinas in the region.
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Release Date: 31st May 2010