Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) has recently taken delivery of a number of new Marinetek pontoons at its Kellett Island headquarters.

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The pontoons are used for mooring members’ boats and are a key facility to support the club's active racing programme in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

New Marinetek all-concrete pontoons were supplied as part of a reprovisioning agreement relating to a major civil works project affecting the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter.

The pontoons had to fulfill a complex specification and meet tight documentation requirements set by the Hong Kong authorities. A special hybrid anchoring arrangement including Seaflex mooring system and rail guides was also applied. The contract additionally included the relocation of some of the older pontoons to satisfy HK Marine Department requirements for adjusted fairway alignment and widths.

“Our requirements for this job were rather complex,” RHKYC's Marine Services Manager Roger Eastham. “After a round of discussions with a number of international pontoon suppliers, we found that Marinetek was the only company that had both the capabilities to take on the challenge and the readiness to execute this technically demanding project.”