Qingdao, "China's Sailing City" and the host of the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta, is also becoming known for its local boat builders. A few local builders manufacture high quality competition sailboats and Rigid Inflatable Boats. Such boats include IODA Racing and Training Optimists, 420s, Tirion One-Design, T680 (in cooperation with China Team), RIBs and Epoxy Foils.
The T680 features wide and comfortable side decks and a large cockpit, all of the sailing controls are simple and easy to use. The rig features no permanent backstay with rig tension adjusted from the forestay turnbuckle. The mast is designed with the mainsail roach to bend in the puffs and allow the mainsail to exhaust.
Local manufactures working with partners from around the world produce pleasure yachts that are safe, stable, and comfortable to live aboard. The Multihaven 37 Performance cruising bridge-deck catamaran (pictured left) manufactured by nauticstar marine provides high performance, enhanced functionality, optimum convenience, and maximum cruising enjoyment.
Sailboat Distributors & Manufactures in Qingdao: