The Shanghai Yachting Industry Master Plan was the inaugural project of WA Yachting Consultants in China. In 2003, WA was invited by Royal HaskoningDHV to team up with other Dutch specialists, including Waterfront NL partner KuiperCompagnons. Yachting pioneers in China like Yang Xinfa and Alistair Skinner were interviewed.
In 2005 WA Yachting Consultants and DHV completed the Jinji Lake Yachting Master Plan. Jinji Lake is situated west of Shanghai in the middle of the famous Suzhou Industrial Park. In order to allow for yachting development, the lake has been dredged to create 3 meters of water depth.
WA Yachting Consultants, together with a consortium of companies lead by EIN Quality Development including Royal HaskoningDHV and Mecanoo Architects was commissioned a Yachting & Maritime Tourism Development Plan for ALDAR, the prime property developer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
WA Yachting Consultants was invited by TRITEL, the consultancy group of Technum – Tractebel Engineering, to analyze the yachting network and facilities in Flanders and compare that with the situation in Holland and other European countries. Also the cruise opportunities were assessed.
In 2006 WA Yachting Consultants, Royal HaskoningDHV and SUBDI, the Shanghai Urban Planning & Design Research Institute, delivered a Yachting Industry Master Plan for Fengxian. It is an excellent example of the opportunities and difficulties often encountered in China.