Luxury yachts in China
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Sales of luxury yachts are booming in China

23 January 2013 Last updated at 04:24 GMT

China's super rich are making a big splash in the marine industry as many seek a new status symbol, a yacht.

Demand for luxury yachts is booming as China's rich people take up a new pastime.

The BBC's Martin Patience reports from the island of Hainan.