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10-05-2010
 
Marina at Keppel Bay named "Best Asian Marina"

Asia Boating Awards held in Hong Kong honours the region’s best.

Marina at Keppel Bay was recognised as the “Best Asian Marina” on 8 May 2010 at the 6th Asia Boating Awards (formerly the Christofle Asia Boating Awards) held in Hong Kong. The award was achieved midst keen competition from Hong Kong, Thailand and Dubai.

The Asia Boating Awards is organised annually by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines and celebrates the best in the yachting and maritime scene.

This is the second time Marina at Keppel Bay has won one of the most coveted awards at the Asia Boating Awards. In its debut year in 2008, Marina at Keppel Bay won the title, “Best New Asian Marina/Yacht Club”. In the same year, just three months after its opening in January, it became the only Marina in Asia to be awarded the Clean Marina certification by the Marina Industries Association of Australia.

Receiving the award on behalf of Marina at Keppel Bay, Mr Trevor Fong, its General Manager said, “Our mission at Marina at Keppel Bay is to deliver the promise to be “Where Asia’s Best Live and Berth”. For us, this is not only about providing excellent facilities but more importantly, exemplary services without compromise on safety and security for homeowners and residents at Keppel Bay as well as our marina customers.

“We are a new Marina, just opened in 2008, but we have been fortunate to have learned and grown from valuable experiences and lessons gleaned from hosting international events as well from the strong network and relationships we have built.”

Marina at Keppel Bay, located at Keppel Bay in Singapore’s southern waterfront, features state-of-the-art concrete pontoons built by international marina experts, Bellingham Marine. When fully completed, the Marina will have capacity for 166 yachts including mega-yachts of up to 250 feet.

Keppel Bay, a world-class precinct featuring luxurious waterfront homes, is developed by Keppel Corporation Limited and its property arm, Keppel Land Limited.

The Marina complements Keppel Bay’s premier waterfront lifestyle offering. 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’.

As Keppel Bay home owners, they are presented with complimentary membership to Marina at Keppel Bay for ten years as well as free subscription for five years. The twinning association with sister marina, Nongsa Bay Marina & Resort in Batam, Indonesia, also provides Keppel Bay homeowners an even wider spectrum of waterfront activities and privileges.

The Marina has also become the choice venue for international events such as the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and more recently, Boat Asia, the largest boat show in South East Asia in April.


ABOUT MARINA AT KEPPEL BAY- Where Asia’s Best Live and Berth

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.

Nestled amidst a necklace of entertainment hotspots such as Resorts World at Sentosa and Vivo City, Marina at Keppel Bay houses a sophisticated potpourri of signature names in the wine and dine scene - The Wine Glass, Prive, Takumi Tokyo Restaurant and The Coffee Connoisseur (TCC).

Marina at Keppel Bay is also home to Keppel Bay Sailing Academy (KBSA) which aims to promote leisure and professional sailing both locally and in the region. KBSA is the first sailing academy in Singapore to provide sailing courses that are accredited by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) from the UK. The industry-leading RYA accreditation is an authoritative stamp on the international recognition of KBSA’s qualified status and credentials to conduct top-grade sailing courses.

KBSA is also the accredited training centre for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race outside of the UK. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a biennial race that gives ordinary people the chance to race the latest ocean racing yachts around the world.

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.


Achievements and Accolades

- Winner of “Best Asian Marina 2010” at the Asia Boating Awards

- First marina to win “Best New Asian Marina/Yacht Club 2008” at the prestigious Christofle Asia Boating Awards

- First and only marina in Asia to be awarded a Clean Marina certification in 2008 by the Marina Industries Association of Australia

- First marina in Singapore to offer a reticulated vacuum sewer pump-out system

- First marina to offer an individual pontoon berthing system for mega-yachts

- First marina in Singapore to be fully designed and built by Bellingham Marine

- First marina in Asia incorporating the latest security technologies designed by Oneberry Technologies

- First marina in Singapore to be awarded the National Safety and Security Watch (SSWG) Award 2009 by Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force

- First marina in Singapore to have a RYA-certified Sailing Academy – Keppel Bay Sailing Academy

For more information visit www.marinakeppelbay.com

For further information, please contact

Ms Leanne Sim
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited

Tel: (65) 6413 6420
Email: Leanne.Sim@kepcorp.com

 

True waterfront living at Keppel Bay

A proud moment - GM Mr Trevor Fong receiving the Best Asian Marina 2010 for Marina at Keppel Bay from Mr Albert Wu, GM Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club Hong Kong

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