ONE°15 Marina modernises Sentosa Cove
ONE°15 Marina has modernised and upgraded systems at its Sentosa Cove facility, while continuing to develop nearby marinas in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Earlier this year, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove in Singapore completed a US$5.2 million marina reconfiguration project, with all new and relocated superyacht berths now stern-to in front of the clubhouse.
While keeping the total number of berths at 272, the new layout increased berths for 80ft-plus superyachts from 15 to 32 and expanded the overall length of yachts moored within the marina. In addition, a new channel with a minimum depth of 4.5m enables the marina to take yachts up to 67m (220ft).
However, the upgraded infrastructure has also included an increase in power from 2,000Amps to 3,000Amps, a 33 per cent increase in water pressure and a 30 per cent increase in Wi-Fi coverage.
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove’s clubhouse
A lot of the modernisation has included changes fitting for the Covid era’s emphasis on digitalisation and less physical contact and interaction. New pedestals with automated meter reading and billing functions have reduced man hours from 48 to one and negated reading errors, while new conveniences include digitalised cruising permit forms and a mobile app for fuel management.
“We’ve digitalised administration processes to allow simple requests to be submitted and processed without face-to-face contact, which speeds up processing time and creates safe distancing during the pandemic period,” said James Roy, Marina Director.
Due to changing regulations around boating during Covid, the marina has also sought to improve communication with stakeholders including brokers and yacht dealers to understand the new rules and requirements and how they affect yacht owners and crew.
Night-time view of the pool and clubhouse
In the case of visiting superyachts with crew unable to disembark, the marina’s management partnered with agents and local authorities to allow yachts to berth at the marina. To support the crew, the marina assisted with orders from food delivery services to the superyachts and even leased gym equipment.
Locally, the marina has noted an increasing interest in boating, although tightened community measures were implemented during a Phase Two (Heightened Alert) period from May.
“Since Covid began, we’ve noticed boaters using their boats more and a high demand for berthing by first-time boat buyers,” said Jonathan Sit, Acting General Manager. “As restrictions ease, we’re expecting increased trade in recreational boating for families and charter activities in relation to the safe-management measures.”
MORE COMING FROM ONE°15
ONE°15 Marina’s network includes its Puteri Harbour facility just across the Johor Strait from northwest Singapore.
The 52m Elysium at ONE°15 Marina Puteri Harbour, which features a public marina
ONE°15 Marina Puteri Harbour is an ongoing redevelopment of a previous facility in the Iskandar Puteri waterfront and includes a public marina with 76 berths including three for superyachts. The public marina’s recent upgrades include automated gate access installed last December, while new bathrooms and showers for boaters opened early this year.
Recent superyacht guests include the 52m Elysium (formerly Quantum of Solace), which spent about eight months at Puteri Harbour. The 171ft Benetti then headed to Singapore and has plans to head to Langkawi before returning to Puteri Harbour.
Lady Azul at ONE°15 Marina Puteri Harbour, where a private marina is scheduled to open in 2023
Lady Azul, a 39.4m Heesen, is another recent visitor and is awaiting Covid restrictions to ease so it can resume charter operations, having completed an extensive refit in late 2019.
Puteri Harbour’s adjoining private marina featuring 207 berths and 11 superyacht berths is scheduled to open in 2023. Facilities will include a clubhouse, hotel rooms, ballroom, restaurant, floating bar, conference and meeting rooms, spa and fitness centre.
Set to open in 2022, ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island is 8nm south of Sentosa Cove
South of Singapore, construction is also ongoing at ONE°15 Marina Nirup Island, which will be part of a resort-style destination in Indonesian waters scheduled to open in 2022. Located on a private island just 8nm south of Sentosa, the marina will have 70 berths including for superyachts, a clubhouse and sea sports centre, plus fuelling and bunkering services.
The marina will neighbour a five-star resort featuring hotel rooms, villas and water villas, managed by Accor’s M Gallery Hotel Collection.
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