With the aim of enhancing its appeal for yachting events and making Sanya truly a top yachting destination, the government and the travel industry have been constantly looking for new ways to promote the region.

Local authorities have said the priorities will be given to developing yacht marinas and a yacht maintenance center as well as providing more relaxed and flexible policies on the in-and-out procedures for yachts.

Sanya lies in a beautiful tropical setting in Hainan, and its windy but calm waters are ideal for yachting, making the city uniquely placed to develop it as China’s new major yachting center.

Besides, Sanya has been recognized as on the leading edge of China’s yacht economy. The city has a total of 3 marina clubs, offering more than 1,133 berths for yacht docking. The number of registered private yachts in Sanya has exceeded 240.

The city is extremely yacht-friendly with simple formalities and customs clearance procedures. The new regulation approved by the ministry of transport of China that foreign-registered yachts are allowed to pull in and out of docks at the open ports at the island’s 8 marine scenic spots for 6 months also marks a new movement for Hainan province to become the most open and free marine zone in China.

In recent years, the boom of the yachting industry in Sanya is attracting an increasing number of events organizers to take advantage of the world-class facilities. The international events include the Hainan Rendez-Vous, the Sanya International Boat Show and the Volvo Ocean Race.

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