A new marina development in Dalian, China
is nearing completion. Starbay Yacht Club
, which opened in the autumn of 2006, already has 80 slips with a total capacity for 270.
Owned by the Chinese government
,and built by Grand Leisure Marina Development Company of Shanghai, Starbay is one of the first of many marinas
that will be completed soon in China
Steve Xie, Grand Leisure president, says "Pleasure boating
is just catching on in China," he said. "This is a young market with enormous potential."
When completed, Starbay Square, the larger commercial
center of which the marina is a part, will feature 10 high-rise office buildings, a stock market, exhibition hall, museum and luxury hotel
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