Sailing Yacht SEA BUNNY

Singapore

Stopovers 2008-2015

Generally options in Singapore are limited to the marinas and yacht club anchorage


Marinas in Singapore use VHF channel 77 - as do a lot of other operations.


Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Marina

Berth location: 01° 17'.67 N, 103° 45'.67 E. October-November 2008 and May 2015

RSYC

Full marina facilities, very helpful staff, good value restaurant, fine dining restaurant (closed for refurbishment May 2015), excellent swimming pool, WiFi to the boat,(just - it"s better by the pool) laundry and a FUEL DOCK! The latter was very welcome after the complete lack of such facility in Indonesia.

Unfortunately the marina is severely affected by swell from the adjacent terminal from which boats servicing the ships at anchor operate, particularly during the day. In 2015 we got berth F19 which is a "single" and enables a monohull so secure on both sides thereby holding in the centre of the berth out of contact with the pontoons. Chafe protection on warps is very desirable.

Apparently plans for a wavebreak are advanced.

In 2015 immigration clearance can no longer be done at the marina - you have to clear in at the quarantine anchorage. The marina can still do the other clearances in and out for SGD 75.

Raffles Marina

Berth location: 01° 20'.6 N, 103° 38'.1 E, 26-31 May 2010


Well sheltered marina in entrance to West Johor Strait, before the Tuas Bridge. CIQP clearance can be arranged at the marina for up to a 14-day stay (SGD 50 per person each way), saving a trip to the quarantine anchorage and downtown "one-stop shop". We understand that it is actually compulsory to use the marina's charged service.

Pontoons are somewhat run-down. Strange large 3-pin electrical socket; marina supplies plug against deposit and charge.

Excellent pool, showers and toilets, towels provided. Laundrette (takes tokens)

Bar, cafe and fine dining restaruant. Alcohol very expensive at SGD 7 for a small beer.

Fuel dock, not used by us.

Good, well stocked (by local standards) chandlery.

Free shuttle bus to Boon Lay MRT and Jurong Point shopping mall which has a large supermarket.

Friendly helpful staff.


Note: marina charges here are approximately 3 times those at Puteri Harbour Marina just up the strait in Malaysia.

 

One15 Marina Club

Berth location: 01° 14'7 N, 103° 50'.5 E, 20 December 2010 - 15 January 2011, July & Nov 2013 and May-June-July 2014

One15 is a private, commercially owned "club" which has some berths available for short-term visitors.  It is part of the large Sentosa Cove residential development on the eastern end of Sentosa Island. Non-members are restricted to a 3-month maximum stay.

Pontoons are modern and well equipped,with power and water to each berth and security gates restricting access to the berths. Staff are very helpful.

There is no on-site CIQP clearance available here, you have to clear in and out at the nearby Western Quarantine (Sisters) anchorage.  However, the marina will do your port clearances for you for a charge - but it's no real hassle to do it yourself at the "One Stop Shop".

One 15 shoreside facilities include restaurant (excellent and mid-priced), pool, superb showers near pool, bars, gym, self-service laundry and a very small chandlery.  Sentosa Cove has a coffeshop/restaurant, a sandwich bar, small Cold Storage supermarket, a 7/11 convenience store and a full service laundry. Numerous restaurants (pricy) around the cove

There is a free shuttle bus run by the marina , giving essentially a half-hourly service (but with gaps) to Harbourfront/Vivocity - shopping complex, buses and MRT.  A buggy service operated on request around the marina.

There is a fuel dock.  Fuel prices are over twice those at service stations in Malaysia and about 1.5 times marina prices, where available, in Malaysia.  If you have outward port clearance and are leaving Singapore within 24 hours you can get fuel exempt from GST.

There are, however, a couple of niggles somewhat spoiling an otherwise excellent facility.  Firstly, the marina is essentially full and is reluctant to take advance bookings from transient yachts but will fit you in if at all possible. Visitors are accommodated wherever there is space - normally in a temporarily vacated member's berth. Some of the outer berths, particularly pontoons L & M, can be a bit rolly, caused by wash from traffic passing along the busy channel outside the entrance and by marina users not obeying "no wake" rules. Nothing like as rolly as RSYC though.  Secondly, visitors have to pay a Sentosa access charge of SGD 5-7 if they return from town in a taxi.  Permanent berth-holders and Sentosa Cove residents get a card waiving the charge.  In 2014 the liveaboard card issued by the marina may get free access.

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Updated from Nongsa Point Marina, Batam, Indonesia 30 May 2015

 


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