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The great leap forward of China's yachting industry
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From April 14 to 17, the 16th China International Ship and its Technical Equipment Exhibition and the 2011 China (Shanghai) International Yacht Exhibition, the largest and longest-held leisure boat event in Asia, were held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center.
According to the organizers, there will be more than 400 domestic and foreign brands from 20 countries and regions to Shanghai, and this year the number of live ships will exceed 300, nearly 20% more than last year.
"Their goal is very clear, that is, targeting the Chinese market." Yang Xinxin, chairman of China Shipping Industry Association and vice chairman and Secretary General of Shanghai Shipping Industry Association, said.
"The per capita GDP of the developed coastal areas in the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and the Bohai Rim has exceeded 8000 US dollars. According to international practice, China's yacht industry will usher in a stage of rapid development." Yang Xinfa said.
The yacht industry has been described as "business opportunities floating on the golden waterway". China's yacht industry started in the 1950s, but its development was slow until the beginning of this century, according to a report published by the Shanghai Shipping Industry Association and the Shipping Branch of the China Shipping Industry Association. With the acceleration of the past decade, there are more than 360 FRP boat manufacturers in China, of which there are more than 80 yacht manufacturers, 61 registered yacht clubs in all parts of the country, and 64 cities in 17 provinces have begun yacht industry planning and dock clubs construction.
Guohai Securities in the yacht industry evaluation report pointed out that the yacht industry is a long chain of industry, from design and manufacture to consumption, maintenance and after-sales service, and yacht consumption is an important part of the revitalization of the entire industry chain.
It is worth noting that overseas manufacturing has a tendency to shift to China. For example, earlier this year Qingdao Vertical Vehicle and Ship Industrial Development Co., Ltd. bought CNL, an Italian brand, for 13.1 million euros.
According to Yang Xin, many foreign brands have transferred small-sized yacht manufacturing to China, and listed yacht companies such as Sun Bird and Shanghai Jiahao also have plans to introduce foreign production lines.
Bai Qisheng, chairman of the Thousand Island Lake Sunshine Yacht, even predicted: "Within five years, the UK's yacht industry will probably disappear and move to other countries with lower labor costs, just as the local clothing industry has traveled."
But resistance is not not. Some soft obstacles have brought friction to China's yachting industry.
Among them, the main obstacle is policy management. According to reports, in Western countries, yacht management is quite loose, yacht can sail arbitrarily in the domestic sea area, across the state province, there is no artificial barrier. However, China's waterways mainly deviate from commercial transportation, loading and unloading of cargo and do not take into account the development of the yacht industry in sports, leisure and entertainment, which also leads to the absence of relatively independent and scientific yacht management laws and regulations, hindering the development of the yacht industry.
Yang Xinxin said that there are still many difficulties in infrastructure construction, driver's license training and examination, and standardized inspection for the development of the yacht industry, and looked forward to national policy and financial support.
The good news is that in July 2010, the State Council promulgated the "Implementation of the State Council's Opinion on Accelerating the Development of Tourism Key Work Division Program" will clearly designate the yacht industry as a national key support project. The Interim Regulation of Customs on Inbound and Outbound Yachts and Goods Carried by Hainan Province, which is "tailor-made" for Hainan's construction of an international tourist island, will be implemented on April 15 this year, which also provides a reference for other provinces and cities.
While making the "12th Five-Year plan" opportunity, many coastal provinces and cities have put yachts in the key agenda.