The Triton

Where in the World

Indonesia to build more marinas

ADVERTISEMENT

In a push for maritime tourism, Indonesia President Joko Widodo announced plans to build more marinas and cruise ship ports, according to a press release from Asia Pacific Superyachts, a yacht agency with offices throughout the region.

“As the country with the world’s second-longest coastline, Indonesia has yet to bank on its rich marine resources to support the growing number of superyacht visitors to Indonesia,” stated Richard Lofthouse of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia, which has a new branch office in Raja Ampat.

Renowned for their biodiversity, the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua encompass more than 40,000 square kilometers in the northeast seas of the Indonesian Archipelago, where the Pacific becomes the Indian Ocean. Diving is a popular activity among yachting visitors in the area, which was named among “the world’s best diving sites” by CNN.

Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said the ministry had plans to improve infrastructure and provide regulatory support to develop tourism and yachting in the area, according to the Jakarta Post /Asia News Network.

“Indonesia has so far simplified rules on yacht arrivals by waiving clearance approval for Indonesia territory (CAIT), which cuts the time for issuing entrance permits from three weeks to just three hours. It has also conditionally scrapped the cabotage principle by allowing passengers of foreign cruise ships to embark and disembark at five major Indonesian ports,” Lofthouse said. “We look forward to welcoming more yachts in 2018 in Bali and at the APS branch in Raja Ampat”.

For more information, visit www.asia-pacific-superyachts.com.

Related Posts...
IPM Group has announced a “Plastic Free” campaign to reduce Read more...
Italian yacht builder Ocean King has a new model: the Read more...
Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts has launched A105 hull No. 3 Read more...
Oceanco, a custom yacht builder based in the Netherlands, has Read more...
By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Read more...

Share This Post

2 thoughts on “Indonesia to build more marinas

  1. Raymond La Fontaine

    Hi, I am the owner of http://www.lombokmarinadelray.com we are a 100% foreign owned Australian Marina company that has built a 66 berth Marina, Clearance Port and provisioning on a island called Gili Gede in the secret gili islands of Lombok’s South west islands, we are 28 NM east of Bali. We are a Super yacht clearance port as well. We are also Super yacht agency, we own and operate this Marina. We have a Yacht Club with large Resort Pool and we provide resort accommodation, ferries and helicopter transfers.
    Captain Raymond La Fontaine.
    would you mind please providing a Notice to your Mariners please?

  2. Andrew Moore

    I would like to see a haul out facility in the Labuan Bajo area for vessels 2mts draught and over

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Crew from more than 20 yachts worked hard to keep the raindrops at bay at Newport Shipyard this morning as the annual Newport Charter Show …

Crew Compass: Cruising  brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: Cruising brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Being offered a new job is always an exciting time and, as I’ve mentioned previously, there are …

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer's Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of …

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Photos by Stuart Pearce Chef competitions highlight the intricate details of the work of top-tier yacht chefs for the public …