MARINA AT KEPPEL BAY MEETS RISING DEMAND FOR SUPERYACHT BERTHS IN SINGAPORE
February 15, 2011
With Singapore fast gaining repute as the destination for luxury superyachts, Marina at Keppel Bay has added two new state-of-the-art piers to meet this rising demand for quality berthing space.
Designed and built by world-renowned marina builder, Bellingham Marine, the timely completion of the new berths represents the finishing touch to Marina at Keppel Bay’s third and final development phase. Marina at Keppel Bay can now accommodate 168 yachts, including superyachts of up to 280 feet.
“In recent years, we have seen an upward trend in the number of superyachts visiting Singapore, many of which are keen to explore the cruising grounds and islands around the South East Asian region,” said Mr. Trevor Fong, General Manager for Marina at Keppel Bay.
According to the Superyacht Singapore Association, more than 80 superyachts visited Singapore in 2010, which represents a 37% increase from 2009. More superyachts are expected in 2011 and beyond. These yachts come from all over the world including USA, France, Italy, the Mediterranean and even Asia such as Hong Kong.
Since 2008, Marina at Keppel Bay hosted 53 superyachts including Amoha, Jemasa, White Cloud, Helios II, White Rabbit, Echo & Charlie, Yanneke Too, Brave Heart, Ciliam and Ambrosia, to name a few. Marina at Keppel Bay is home port to some of these yachts.
Mr. Fong added, “The opening of the integrated resorts have also drawn more superyachts and high rollers to this region, which will benefit marinas in this region. With our new pontoons, Marina at Keppel Bay can now accommodate even more superyachts, reaffirming our position as Asia’s leading marina.”
Marina at Keppel Bay is the first marina in Singapore to be fully designed and built by Bellingham Marine. John Spragg, General Manager of Bellingham Marine Singapore said, “It is an honour to be involved with this prestigious project, which has set the new standard for marinas in Asia.”
“We’ve built a strong relationship with Keppel and share a common commitment to offering yacht owners an experience at port that assures excellence and the greatest level of luxury.”
Fitted with the most advanced concrete floating pontoon system, Marina at Keppel Bay features Singapore’s first and only individual pontoon berthing system for superyachts. Some other quality features include:
• the largest berths to be fitted with 400 Amp of power;
• a reticulated vacuum sewer pump-out system, potable water, wireless internet access, and pedestals;
• individual advanced metering system to monitor power and water usage; and
• extra wide gangways and pontoons, on-pontoon customs office, as well as direct fuel access via a dedicated fuel dock.
Marina at Keppel Bay is the first marina in Asia to be awarded the 5 Gold Anchors rating from the Marina Industries Association Australia for excellence in facilities and services. Similar to the five-star rating system for hotels, the Gold Anchors rating serves as a reference system to help boaters and marina users determine which marinas best fit their requirements and needs.
Marina at Keppel Bay complements the premier waterfront lifestyle offering at Keppel Bay. Owners of Keppel Bay’s luxurious homes, including the FIABCI award-winning Caribbean at Keppel Bay and iconic Reflections at Keppel Bay designed by master architect, Daniel Libeskind, enjoy true waterfront living with a private marina and a host of other waterfront amenities and facilities right at their ‘backyard’.
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About Marina at Keppel Bay
The crown jewel of Singapore’s southern shores, Marina at Keppel Bay is the exclusive home of choice for international luxury yachts, and a water playground for the privileged and prominent. Located on the privately-owned Keppel Island, the Marina enjoys proximity to the city centre and quick accessibility to Changi International Airport via the expressways. It is the first marina in Asia to be accredited Five Gold Anchors by Marina Industries Association Australia and was named “Best Asian Marina 2010” at the Asia Boating Awards. Marina at Keppel Bay is home to Singapore’s first Royal Yachting Association (RYA)-accredited Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA) which aims to promote leisure and professional sailing both locally and in the region. KBSA is also the only accredited training centre for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race outside of the UK. Marina at Keppel Bay is strategically twinned with Nongsa Bay Marina & Resort to enhance and extend the spectrum of boating activities and avenues for the region’s enthusiasts. As sister marinas, members of Marina at Keppel Bay and Nongsa Bay Marina & Resort enjoy special twinning privileges and exclusive benefits. For more information visit www.marinakeppelbay.com
About Bellingham Marine
Bellingham Marine is the global leader in design, manufacture, and construction of marinas and related products and services. Bellingham Marine enjoys an unrivalled reputation within the industry and has installed more than 20 million square feet of docks throughout the world. The Company’s reputation is directly attributable to the quality of its products and services and the skill and dedication of its people. As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine produces Unifloat® concrete floating dock systems, Unideck® metal frame floating dock systems and Unistack® dry stack systems for marinas worldwide. For more information visit www.bellingham-marine.com.au