Pontoon

 

VISITORS PONTOON AND MOORING FEE

The Club has limited berthing and mooring facilities available for visitors and cannot guarantee a space; therefore prior enquiry on availability is essential and should be made through the marine office at marinecoord@abclubhk.com and addressed to the Marine Services Manager.

Boat Size Duration Charge
Up to 11 M Max, 3 Months $2,250
From 11M to 14P Max 3 Months $2,568
From 14M to 16M Max 3 Months $2.880
Temperary Berthing for Members Per Day $23 per meter
Temperary Berthing for Non-Members Per Day $37 per meter

 

2021 Boat Label Application Form - Click HERE

NEW ABC Pontoon Usage & Label System

A review of our Marine Assets

Under the auspices of your Sailing & Marine Committee it was decided to set up a Marine Assets Sub Committee to look at all of our Marine Assets in June 2020. Marine Assets include boats (Committee Boats, Ferries, Ribs & Dinghies), moorings, pontoons, related fittings and equipment (Assets), and how they are maintained/repaired and financed. It is in every Members interest that our Assets are looked after and maintained to the highest standards.  On this basis we stripped down and consolidated all information relating to one of our greatest Assets and that being our Pontoons at Middle Island and the Main Clubhouse. Our Main Pontoon in particular is among the most popular and convenient in Hong Kong - hence the steadily growing demand and usage.

Upkeep of the Main Clubhouse and Middle Island Pontoons

Our Pontoon assets currently cost us an average of HK$500K a year to keep in good condition with constant maintenance and repair and annual Marine Dept surveys to provide for a fully operational and safe platform for all members, boats and guests.  Over the past few years the cost has been steadily rising mostly due to wear and tear, collision damage caused by heavy use, increasing size of boats up to 100ft and the seasonal increase of insurance premiums for damage caused by larger typhoons due to their size and intensity. Footfall has also greatly increased due to the success of Middle Island.

Boat Label charges to increase and new Pontoon Usage & Label System.

While the current boat label at HK$450 HKD has been in place for many years, this nowhere near covers the rising annual Repair & Maintenance costs of HK$500K with local inflation.  Your Marine & Sailing Committee has therefore after much research and work over a number of months has now received approval from your General Committee to provide a new Pontoon Usage & Label System and increase the boat fees to run parallel with this now growing usage and demand. This new charge will be covered by a sliding scale curve of charges with the rationale that the Length over All (LOA)/tonnage of a vessel are charged on a sliding scale, which is the global standard, due to the rise in trend of popularity for larger boats here in HK. We have spent a large amount of time calculating and debating this curve. The rationale behind this being the bulk of boats fall into the middle section of the curve and the values attached to such, both to reach our target and keep the pricing sensible and fair for all members.

Boat Label Charge - Linear Curve

Table of Boat Charges - LOA

 

It has also been agreed that the overall annual maintenance cost of the Pontoons should be split 75% to boat owners and 25% by general club finances. 

When a member would require a boat label:

The definition of boat owners being Club Members who want (you can elect not to purchase this label by not using the club Pontoons) to use the Pontoons at either the Main Club House or Middle Island Clubhouse, whether you are a Club Mooring Holder or not.

The boat types will range from individual small tenders to owners of large super yachts.

The new Pontoon Usage & Label System will now be the same for all Club Members and stipulate new rules and conditions including but not limited to:

  1. Boats will be allowed to berth for embarking/disembarking/loading purposes only on the main club pontoon, with permission required from the Marine Services Manager or General Manager for extended Repair & Maintenance or overnight stays.
  2. Tenders/small launches cannot be left unattended on the main club pontoon at any time during the day up to 1800 hrs or overnight after the club closes.
  3. Tenders/small launches of less than 4m will be allowed to berth on the main club pontoon in the tender berthing area only next to AMC after 1800 hrs until the club closing time on a daily basis, to make use of the clubs F & B facilities.
  4. Berthing for up to 12 hours on a daily basis on the finger pontoons at MI, with no overnight stays, unless permission has been received for an extended period of stay or emergency repair and maintenance. Overnight stays at Middle Island are allowed with the permission of the General Manager or Marine Services Manager.
  5. The main club Middle Island pontoon is for embarking, disembarking and loading only. However short stays are allowed Tuesday through Thursday only, but must not impede berthing of the Middle Island Ferry.

All previous rules and conditions are superseded for all current boat & tender labels. An information sheet containing the new terms & conditions for the new Pontoon Usage and Boat label will be listed in the 2021 Boat Label application form when you apply.

Implementation & Application:

1st April 2021 - All new boat labels will be required and must be displayed to use the Club Pontoons. All boats must comply, regardless of size or use.

ABC Marine & Sailing Committee February 2021

        Endorsed by ABC General Committee

ANNEX 3

SAILING AND MARINE

PONTOONS MAIN CLUBHOUSE

  1. The Clubs pontoons are installed to enable members and their guests to embark and disembark from their boats directly onto the Clubs premises.
  2. Members may only bring their boats alongside the Main Club house pontoons for embarking, disembarking passengers and loading.
  3. No waiting will be permitted without embarking, disembarking or loading.  Permission in advance will be required from the General Manager or Marine Services Manager for berthing for any other purpose (including overnight stays).
  4. To use the club pontoons, boats must display a valid Boat Label.
  5. Tenders and launches of less than 4 metres will be allowed to berth in the tender berthing area next to the AMC after 18:00 until club closing time daily to make use of club food and beverage facilities.
  6. These tenders and launches cannot be left unattended at any time during the day up to 18:00 hours or overnight after club closing time.

PONTOONS MIDDLE ISLAND

  1. Berthing is permitted daily for up to 12 hours on the finger pontoons at Middle Island.  Overnight stays at Middle Island are allowed with the permission of the General Manager or Marine Services Manager.
  2. The main club Middle Island pontoon is for embarking, disembarking and loading only. However short stays are allowed Tuesday through Thursday only but must not impede berthing of the MI Ferry.
  3. No berthing is permitted on the western side of the western finger pontoon which is reserved for dinghies.

A penalty fee may be charged to the owners account for any boat that fails to comply with the requirements of this Annex at the discretion of the General Manager or Marine Services Manager as determined by the General Committee.  The relevant penalty fee will be decided and reviewed from time to time by the General Committee.

Middle Island Pontoon Allocation for Special Events

During major Regattas and social events some or all of the pontoon space at Middle Island shall be designated as reserved for competitors, sponsors or other visitors at the Sailing Committee's discretion. During this time members shall be requested to keep all designated pontoons free as required, apart from shortterm coming alongside for embarkation/disembarkation.
The General Committee may levy appropriate penalties for improper use of the pontoons.

Middle Island Pontoon - Typhoon Precaution Procedures