Heysea sole Asian recipient of yacht awards in Italy
A standout in the Motor Yacht 25-40 Meters category, Asteria 126 developed by Heysea Yacht Group was the sole Asia winner at the 2020 International Yacht & Aviation Awards ceremony Sept 4 on Italy's Island of Capri.
The Hong Kong-headquartered enterprise is seem by foreign media as one of the fastest expanding shipyards in the world. Heysea began constructing a 240-million-yuan ($36-million) mega luxury yacht manufacturing base on 30,000 sq m (7.4 acres) in the Pingsha Yacht Industrial Zone of the Gaolan Port Economic Zone on Oct 9, 2019.
Heysea yacht [Photo provided by Heysea Yacht Group to Guanhai App]
Upon completion, the Zhuhai project will elevate Heysea's production capability by 94.2 percent producing 33 yachts and 17 sailboats per year. Its current base has modernized manufacturing plants, slipways, and a terminal in Jiangmen's Xinhui District.
Founded in 2007, Heysea handles the R&D, design, and manufacture of luxury and super yachts and launches one or two new models annually. The company is rated by Boat International Media among the Top 30 Yacht Builders by Length for five consecutive years since 2014. Its ranking was tops in China and 16th worldwide in both 2017 and 2018, and rose to 12th in 2019.
In addition, Heysea has also garnered a host of awards including China Yacht Design Pioneer, Best Yacht Design, and Best Asia-Pacific Superyacht Builder.
Heysea Yachts' Zhuhai base for catamaran R&D, design, and production is scheduled to be operational by the second quarter of 2020 to meet soaring market demands in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Southeast Asia regions.