As Singapore gains a reputation as the destination for luxury superyachts, Marina at Keppel Bay has added two new piers to meet the demand for quality berthing space.
Designed and built by 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 85m (280ft).
“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,” says 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 per cent 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 Asia.
Marina at Keppel Bay is the first marina in Singapore to be fully designed and built by Bellingham Marine.
“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,” says John Spragg, general manager of Bellingham Marine Singapore.
Fitted with a concrete floating pontoon system, Marina at Keppel Bay features Singapore’s first and only individual pontoon berthing system for superyachts and 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.