The exceptional offerings at last weekend’s first edition of the Hainan Rendez-Vous attracted over 5,600 unique visitors during the three-day event which featured more than 150 exhibitors. This was an exceptional event, that brought together all of the most innovative eye-openers in the yachting, business jet and luxury lifestyle industries. The show invited the general public to discover a unique range of products which rivaled each other in creativity and luxury. The event proved to be the right answer to the needs of the fast-growing China market and the new lifestyle aspirations of the country’s high net worth individuals.
Delphine Lignieres, Managing Director of China Rendez-Vous, said: “I am pleased to see the fantastic feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, especially the strong sales performance of the yacht and aircraft manufacturers. The Hainan Rendez-Vous is playing a significant role in further strengthening Hainan Island’s claims to be a global international luxury destination in the region. The show clearly has a bright future ahead and we are looking forward to lots of amazing developments next year.”
Over 180 VVIPs were flown in on some of the world’s top jet brands from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Taipei on the first day of the exhibition. They were introduced to a world of business aircraft through a dynamic showcase of some of the world’s finest private jets, namely Airbus A319, Boeing Business Jet 737-700, Bombardier Challenger 605, Challenger 300, Cessna Citation X, Dassault Falcon 2000, Embraer Legacy 600, Gulfstream G200, G450 and Eurocopter EC120 which were on display at Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Among the twelve jets exhibited were the Airbus Business Jet and Boeing Business Jet, which were on display for the first time in China.
The event at the Visun Marina showcased world-famous yacht brands including Pershing, Ferretti, Beneteau, Sea Ray, Marquis Yachts, Princess, Sunseeker, Azimut-Benetti, BLOHM + VOSS, Palmer Johnson, Royal Huisman, Lrssen and Riva. Established local distributors Sunseeker China and Speedo Marine were in attendance. Yacht manufacturers, engine, accessory and service providers of related industries were also present. A commercial forum, which focused on the development of the industry, was attended by leading representatives.
China Boating, Jet Asia-Pacific and LP-Luxury Properties the most influential magazines amongst Chinese HNWI and the exclusive official media partners of the event issued show statistics immediately at show end.
Sunseeker China received orders for three yachts the week prior to the Hainan Rendez-Vous and orders for two more yachts during the event. A Princess 95MY, the largest yacht on display, drew great attention from the visitors while a Princess 85MY was sold on site. The SportRiva 56 was also sold. Azimut signed contracts with two clients; with one of the yachts over 100 feet. CRN, under the Ferretti Group, attracted several potential buyers. Renowned international brands Azimut, Bnteau, Pershing, Marquis Yachts and Jeanneau and local brand Sea Stella were also popular among the visitors with negotiations initiated during the event. The potential customers and huge market reinforced the brands’ confidence about the future of the domestic yachting industry.
The local government is placing much emphasis on the development of high-end resort properties. The Luxury Properties Rendez-Vous showcased a galaxy of resorts, waterfront villas and sea view apartments. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Sanya supported Hainan Rendez-Vous as the official hotel partner with Monte-Carlo SBM exhibiting as well. OCTVILLAS, a high-end project developed by Zhejiang Hongmao Holdings was also an exhibitor. Dr. Jun Ma, Deutsche Bank’s Chief Economist for Greater China delivered a keynote speech on China and the world economy.
Prestigious automotive marques Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes Benz AMG and BMW were also present at the event together with luxury brands Chopard, Lacoste and Pal Zileri. Other exhibiting brands included Martell, Perrier-Jouet, Deutsche Bank and Christofle.
Celebrities who enjoyed the amazing scenery of Sanya, included Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Chopard Co-President, Paolo Vitelli, Chairman of the Azimut-Benetti Group, Lee Tetsu, Chairman of the Board of LVC Group, Li Qinfu, Chairman of the Board of Nine Dragon Co., Ltd, Lin Ning, Chairman of the Board of Lin’s Investment Group, Yue Sai Kan, Vice President of Yue Sai Group and Hong Hang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group.