Lantau Yacht Club given top '5 Gold Anchor' rating

Marina Industries Association describes LYC as a yacht club with a bright future, as high-end Hong Kong club celebrates receiving accolade on its first anniversary

author icon By APB Staff | 8 October 2021

Hong Kong’s Lantau Yacht Club (LYC) has been awarded a top rating of five Gold Anchors by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), as a recognition of the high standard of its facilities and services. The news comes as LYC, which opened in September 2020, marks its first anniversary.  

“We are delighted that Lantau Yacht Club is accredited as a five Gold Anchor marina on its first anniversary by the Marina Industries Association,” said Ivan Lee, vice president of Lantau Yacht Club. “At LYC, all infrastructure and facilities, on water and on shore, were designed and built according to the most stringent requirements, while the system, procedures, as well as customer service were carefully crafted to attain the best marina quality. [We offer] outstanding an environment and experience to our members and crew.”

The Gold Anchor award scheme is a global marina accreditation designed to improve marina standards and the experience of marina users. Marinas can be rated as anywhere from one to five Gold Anchors. 

A golf cart travels across the marina at LYC

Clubhouse at LYC

Andrew Chapman, president of MIA, says that the five Gold Anchors status is reserved for marinas that offer consistently high standards of service and facilities. 

“Each rated marina is subject to a rigorous independent audit of their services and facilities, which assesses 86 separate criteria covering management processes, the condition and maintenance of the marina, environmental practices and the ancillary facilities and services,” Chapman says. 

Service yard at LYC

The service yard at LYC

In its assessment report, MIA says LYC is a “very well-located destination marina catering for the Hong Kong market.” The report described the site as being in “new condition …with its effective layout; its cleanliness, high-end clubhouse and associated facilities and services; generous marina office and hardstand facilities supported by a relatively large and committed team of staff members”, concluding that “all these combine to make it a yacht club with a bright future.” 

Lee added: “LYC will challenge its own status quo and provide a holistic yachting experience for our members and visitors, making LYC the preferred yachting destination in Hong Kong and in the region.”