Hong Kong has some of the most exciting and challenging sailing in South-East Asia, with 1 Olympic gold medal, 4 months of winter monsoon, 5 marinas, 5 sailing clubs, 6 annual overseas regattas, 263 islands and 733 km of coast line to show for it.


Having stayed on boats ever since he landed in Hong Kong in 2013, the Boater soon acquired a taste for life on the water: the sea breeze, the open skies, the daily ritual of the sampans and the blessed peace at the end of a long and busy day in the city.


Boats for angling and boats for blue-water fishing, boats for water skiing and for wakeboarding, boats for showing off, for having parties, for sailing over to the islands for dinner and for overnighting in Double Haven: Hong Kong is home to all forms and sizes of motor boats and yachts.


Thanks to our extensive network of local partners and transparent business practises, The Boater has become Hong Kong’s #1 resource for moorings rental and purchase listings.

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Transcendentalist

It is not that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.

Sir Francis Drake, English Privateer, Circumnavigator

All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.

Samuel Johnson, English Pedant

Adventure is a product of incompetence.

Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Polar Explorer

La mer est ton miroir.

Charles Baudelaire, French Dandy

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain, American Moralist

At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.

Herman Melville, American Prophet

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

G.K. Chesterton, English Wit

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jean-Jacques Cousteau, French Oceanographer

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

Mark Twain, American Wit