Over the last 20 years, WA Yachting Consultants has carried out a wide range of interesting and unique projects for dozens of clients. We manage entire projects as lead consultant, but we are also adept at providing specialised yachting consultant advice within a team or decision-making process. With our extensive experience, we can find the optimal solution that suits your requirements.
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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.
As part of its national market and capacity analysis of the use of waterways, bridges and locks in the future, the National Water Board of the Netherlands (Rijkswaterstaat) has commissioned WA Yachting Consultants to develop a projection for recreational boating in 2030, 2040 and 2050.
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.
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 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.
Amsterdam's canal cruises are very popular year round. Approximately 3 million tourists take Amsterdam's 237 registered canal cruises annually, where 93 of them are the well-known large "glass boats. Additionally to the canal boats, there are almost 39 classic saloon boats, 77 sloops and a variety of city tenders, water taxis and classic barges.
Together with CRATE Architects the opportunities for a marina in the Galernaya Gavan were assessed. In this area the historic remains can be found of the first shipyard of tsar Peter I the Great (1672-1725). Because of its history it is a valuable cultural site.
For many people, yachting is the ultimate experience of freedom. While on a yacht, it is possible to escape the stress of everyday life. One can move around enjoying the scenery from one's very own floating "hotel". Enjoying nature is an important incentive for yachting to be that popular.
Qingdao was the second project of WA Yachting Consultants China. Together with DHV Group and Inter Boat Marinas, the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Venue Master Plan was reviewed for consistency with the IOC and ISAF standards. The team developed plans for post-Olympic integration with the wider waterfront re-development of Qingdao.