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Chinese show moved to late April in new venue

The dates and venue of Boat China & Water Sports Expo 2014 recently changed.

The show had been scheduled for March 1-3 at the China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, but it was switched to April 28-May 4 at the Asian International Yacht City in Guangzhou.

Organizers said China's fast-growing economy and the development of yachting infrastructure are spurring demand for private boats and yachting activities throughout the country.

In addition to the rising consumer market, China has become an increasingly active boatbuilder. Growing interest has increased the need to accommodate larger superyachts for display.

The new exhibition center will reach 50,000 square meters, including 160 water berths and 2,000 standard booths.

Asian International Yacht City, located in the floating lotus road of the Panyu District of Guangzhou near the Lotus Hill and Asian Games City, backs to the mountains and faces the ocean. It is about 1,500 acres and will result from an investment of 40 billion yuan, or about $65.8 billion.

The Asian International Yacht City is being led by Guangdong Yazhou International Yacht Co. Ltd., combined with the Guangdong Yacht Industry Association, to build the largest yacht demonstration base in the world.

Asian International Yacht City will consist of nine service areas, including International brands headquarters, a 4S trade and maintenance area, an RV and aircraft business area, a yacht club area, a yacht culture tourism area, a yacht design center, a yacht training center, a water sports training area, a high-end lifestyles experience area and a yacht city supporting service facilities.

Lotus Hill International Yacht Club is the core item of Asian International Yacht City, where 800 yacht international standard berths will be built and more than 20 yacht clubs will be gathered from all over the world.

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