AS A MAJOR ELEMENT of the SO! Rendezvous series, SO! Hainan (Dec 3-6) is dedicated to promoting boating in China and to boost the yachting lifestyle. The fourth edition of the event was held at Clear Water Bay Marina in Hainan, China.
Throughout the four-day event, visitors enjoyed beach parties, sailing, paragliding and more during this lifestyle extravaganza.
Many of the world’s most famous yacht brands were showcasing their latest models: Beneteau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Jeanneau, Sanlorenzo, Azimut, Ferretti, and more.
Guests were able to participate in sea trials throughout the event. Beneteau and Lagoon also organised a Sunset Sail with Champagne sponsor Taittinger. Every evening of the event, guests had the opportunity to step onboard the Oceanis 60 or a new luxury catamaran Lagoon 630 to enjoy a sunset champagne cocktail along the coast of Hainan.
Beneteau also hosted the Beneteau Dock Party, where over 150 VIP guests partied under the stars enjoying fine wines and cocktails.
The Jeanneau China Sailing Tour made its final stop at the Hainan event. The tour kicked off in Qingdao in September bringing some of the best Chinese sailors to challenge themselves on coastal match races and offshore passages. The teams competed on identical Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600s, followed by an exclusive conference with the Dongfeng Race Team where the sailors shared their racing experience with guests.