INTERNATIONAL CRUISE & YACHTING FESTIVAL (HONG KONG)
This past November 22-25th, the Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) hosted the first International Cruise and Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2018 (ICYFHK 2018) at the China Merchants Wharf (CMW). The festival included an Opening Ceremony at CMW, during which Ms. Kara YEUNG, Executive Director of HKCYIA, delivered a speech laying out her plans for future development. Other events included an Opening Dinner in Central Pier 7 Watermark, a Conference and Forum in Central Pier 8 at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), an Italian Night hosted by DJ Copan Kasten, and an Information Day in the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.
The festival opening was led by Hong Kong Sea School Marching. Six guests, including Ms. Kara Yeung (Executive Director of Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Association), Mr. Zheng Weihang (Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association), Mr. Li Jinyi (Assistant General Manager of China Merchants Godown, Wharf & Transportation Co., Ltd.), Ms. Tenmy Kong (Senior Vice President of DBS Private Bank), Mr. Leo Poon (Vice President of Breguet HK and Macau), and Mr Cowen B C Chiu, MH (President of Board of Management of Hong Kong Sea School & Committee Member of Windsurfing Association of Hong Kong), were invited to witness this milestone in the Hong Kong cruise and yacht industry.
The aim of the exhibition was to raise public awareness of the cruise and yachting industries and promote these and related trades in the Greater Bay Area. With the full support of sponsors, partners, and exhibitors, ICYFHK 2018 brought together exhibitors to put on display the world of yachts, water sports, lifestyle, tourism, and cruise & yachting career opportunities through a variety of exhibitions, conferences, and forums. Highlights of the festival included an exhibition of luxury yacht brands, including a Prestige 520, Monterey 224FS, Nautique GS22, and Scarab Jet Boat 165.
The FIPA Group Asia Pacific, in cooperation with the CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding, provided visitors with madeto-order yacht information onsite at the exhibition, while the Italian yacht brand OMNIA MARINE Co., Ltd., introduced its signature yacht, the Sessa FLY42, a perfect blend of the simplicity and practicality that typifies American yachts and the style and quality of an Italian yacht. Nextwave Yachting showcased some popular water sports equipment, including underwater scooters, water motorcycles, electric hydrofoil surfboards, electric surfboards, and water bouncers. Marine Link Machinery Co., Ltd. exhibited several yacht engines. Other exhibits included Seakeeper’s display of its ground-breaking gyro stabilizer, the Seakeeper 3, Ocean Blue’s information booth offering advice on yacht repair and maintenance services, and Movingshow’s booth that allowed players to experience an underwater world with its 5D dynamic virtual reality scuba diving simulator.
ICYFHK 2018, the first ICYF held in Hong Kong, brings maritime industries in Hong Kong into a new era. The organizers wish to express their gratitude for the support offered by sponsors DBS Private Bank and the world-renowned Swiss watch brand Breguet; venue partners the China Merchants Wharf and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum; consultant Voyager Financial Group; and media partners Asia Pacific Boating and OCEANWAY.
在2018年11月22至25日, 由香港邮轮及游艇业协会(HKCYIA) 主办的国际邮轮游艇节（香港）2018在西环招商局码头隆重举行。在于该码头举办的开幕典礼上，香港邮轮及游艇业协会(HKCYIA)执行董事杨梓呈女士发表欢迎致词，并分享未来发展规划。其他盛事海包括于中环7号码头Watermark举办的开幕晚宴，中环8号码头香港海事博物馆举行的业界会议及论坛，科班卡斯滕（DJ Copan Kasten）主持的意大利之夜，以及启德邮轮码头香港邮轮的资讯日。
香港航海学校列队游行为庆典揭开序幕。六位嘉宾杨梓呈女士（香港邮轮及游艇业协会执行董事）、郑伟航先生（中国邮轮行业协会执行副主席兼秘书长）、李金懿先生（招商局仓码运输有限公司总经理助理）、江丽晶女士（Ms. Tenmy Kong）（星展银行高级副总裁）、潘锦基先生（宝玑香港及澳门副总裁）、赵不求太平绅士（香港航海学校校董会主席及香港滑浪风帆会常务委员会会长）应邀出席香港邮轮及游艇业这一盛事。
主办方希望通过各类活动，提升公众对邮轮及游艇产业的认知，并推动湾区邮轮及游艇及相关产业发展。国际邮轮游艇节（香港）2018得到赞助商、合作伙伴和参展商的大力支持，借助精彩纷呈的展览、会议和论坛展示邮轮游艇、水上运动、生活品味、海洋旅游及相关领域就业教育。盛事亮点在于多个高端游艇品牌所展示的游艇，包括Prestige 520、Monterey 224Fs、nautique Gs22及scarab Jet Boat 165。
义大利家族企业FIPA游艇集团与中船旗下的广州黄埔文冲船厂合作，为参观者现场提供定制游艇信息；而意大利品牌OMNIA MARINE Co., Ltd. 介绍了其最富标志性的游艇- Sessa FLY42 ，融合美国游艇简洁实用和意大利游艇的格调与品质。 Nextwave Yachting展出多款潮流水上产品，包括潜水推进器、水上电单车、电动滑浪板、电动冲浪板及水上弹床等。Marine Link Machinery Co., Ltd. 展出多款游艇引擎。 Seakeeper Inc. 亦展示突破性的陀螺稳定器 - Seakeeper 3，而海蓝工程服务公司现场提供游艇维修及保养服务资讯。 Moving Show提供了配备5d动感模拟设备的潜水体验，使人犹如置身真实的海底世界。
国际邮轮游艇节（香港）2018是首届香港国际邮轮游艇节，为香港海洋事业开启了一个新时代。主办机构特别鸣谢星展私人银行DBS Private Bank及瑞士钟表品牌宝玑Breguet的鼎力支持；感谢场地合作伙伴西环招商局码头及香港海事博物馆，保险顾问泓亚金融集团有限公司以及传媒合作伙伴Asia Pacific BOATING和海之蓝OCEANWAY。