According to the Hainan Custom Department, a new regulation for the yacht industry will come into service on April 15th. 2011. According to the regulation, the maximum length of stay for all foreign-registered yachts within a year in Hainan will be no more than 183 days, reports
The extension of stay for foreign yachts will greatly satisfy most of the visitors, said Chen Zhifeng, the Deputy Commissioner of Haikou Customs.
To promote the yacht industry and place it in par with international standards, a series of regulations to simplify yacht registration have been carried out as Hainan Island boosts world-class competitive advantages to attract yacht enthusiasts and yacht owners for developing yacht recreation.
He also said 4 yacht ports will be set up in Hainan in the short term with 1,100 berths, which will bring greater conveniences for all yachts.
At present, only 6 ports in Hainan including Xiuying Port, Sanya Port, Qinglan Port, Yangpu Port as well as Hongzhou International Yacht Wharf are allowed to deal with yacht procedures. 
Translated by WOS Team
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