VISUN becomes first Asian member of the Yacht Club de Monaco
Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Club (VISUN) officially joined the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM), one of the world’s top yacht clubs on December 14, becoming the first Asian member of YCM’s La Belle Classe Destinations.
The Head of Monaco and the President of YCM S.A.S Le Prince Souverain Albert II met with the President of VISUN Wang Dafu at a ceremony in Monte Carlo to celebrate VISUN’s official joinment at the La Belle Classe Destinations
The General Secretary Director of YCM Bernard d’Alessandri said that China has a great potentials for the development of yacht market with its 18000 km–long coastlines, more than 6500 islands and 4 great rivers.
Mr. Wang added that the cooperation between VISUN and YCM is a win-win situation as Sanya has natural advantages and issued relevant policies to support development of yacht industry and hoped that the cooperation with YCM will allow the club to gain access to Monaco’s professional experience in port management, member services, yacht sales and leasing.
The yacht industry in China is growing steadily. Currently, there are nearly 90 yacht clubs and terminals in operation or under construction and over 300 yacht manufactures as well as nearly one hundred foreign registered yacht companies set up their operation in China.
In 2010, the total sales of exported yachts in China reached $91 million dollars and $204 million dollars has been recorded on the imported yachts sales. In recent years, a series of yacht trade shows have been organized at major coastal cities like Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hainan.
The cooperation involves in a variety of member social events, and personnel training and service exchanges, aiming to promote the club and the maritime activities in Asia in general.