The business of yachting is set to hit the high waves as Shanghai works to become a center for recreational shipping. Space for yacht owners on the Huangpu River and other coastal areas, will be allowed according to the Shanghai Maritime Administration. A time will be set for yachts to sail on the river and more ports for their docking are being considered by the administration.
But the safety issues remain. “The busy river traffic and the complex tide conditions could affect the operation,” said Huang Jianwei, an official with the administration.
The 30 yachts are registered in the city are among the three main sectors that will help develop the shipping center in the city, which include Yachting, cruise ships and liners. The yacht owners prefer the waters from Yangpu Bridge to Lupu Bridge in the evening from 8pm to 10pm, the maritime supervisors found. But, the river cruise business is also the heaviest around the same time.
The water traffic is also expected to get busier this year with more than 330 liners set to arrive in the city this year.
In other yachting news, UMT International will this year introduce an updated line of dinghy davits. The company, who has been is a leading supplier of davits and yacht cranes for over 15 years now, is the trusted choice of yacht owners all over the world. The new Explorer line will be available in 800lb. and 1200lb. capacity and will offer a generous reach.
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