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Bounty (1978 ship)
Owner: HKR International [1]
Operator: Hong Kong Resort Company [1]
Builder: Oceania Marine (Whangarei, New Zealand) [2]
Laid down: 1977
Launched: 1978
Homeport: Discovery Bay (Lantau Island), New Territories, Hong Kong, China [1]
Identification: IMO number: 1001049[2]
Maritime Mobile Service Identity number: 477991091[2]
General characteristics
Class & type: HMS Bounty
Tonnage: 274 [2]
Displacement: 387 tonnes
Length: 42 m (138 ft) (LOA)
30 m (98 ft) (on deck)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Height: 33 m (108 ft)
Decks: 3
Sail plan: Sail area 900 m2 (9,700 sq ft)

Bounty[2] (popularly HMAV Bounty)[FN 1] was built in 1977/78 for the movie The Bounty starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. She is now a tourist destination in Hong Kong, China.[1]


The hull is constructed of welded steel oversheathed with timber. For many years she served the tourist excursion market from Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, before being sold to HKR International Limited in October 2007.

She is now a tourist attraction (also used for charter, excursions and sail training) based in Discovery Bay, on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, and has an additional Chinese name 濟民號[3] (Cantonese Jyutping: Zaimanhou ; Mandarin Pinyin: Jiminhao ; English: Bounty).


  1. The ship is not entitled to the use of the prefix 'HMAV' as it has never been commissioned into the Royal Navy. Here 'HMAV' is treated as part of the popular name, and not as a ship prefix.


See also

  • HMS Bounty
  •  Bounty (1960 ship), replica built in Canada in 1960 for the 1962 MGM film Mutiny on the Bounty.

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