Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock 728x90

Alphaland- a new marina club in Manila Bay

by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia on 17 Jun 2013
Alphaland Marina - under construction in Manila Bay Alphaland Marina
'A new complex in Manila Bay, Alphaland Marina, plans to acquire 20 yachts to lease to members of its newly formed yacht club. Alphaland Marina President Roberto Oreta is reported to be in negotiations with yacht brokers in Singapore and Hong Kong about the purchase.

'The boats will be between 40 feet and 60 feet,' said Oreta. The 300-slip marina is part of the Alphaland Marina complex, which includes a 34-story residential tower, already open. Oreta believes that a yacht club with a leasing programme will do well in the Manila market. He believes that the Philippines is ready for a luxury complex like Alphaland. 'It is aspirational. People want the lifestyle. They want to experience taking their whole family to Boracay, on their own yacht,' he said. Oreta says his development will be the first marina in Asia to offer such a large yacht-leasing programme

Piling for the Club House is under way in the middle of the marina, and construction of an 800m breakwater should start soon. The Marina will be a commercial marina – not a yacht club as such. Chairman of Alphaland is Bobby Ongpin, who is reported to have a ‘fearsome’ reputation for getting major construction project completed, which means that this is a Manila project that will, indeed, happen.

The Alphaland Marina Club is scheduled to open in 2014. It down at the southern end of the Manila waterfront, near the airport in Parañaque, and promises to provide some fresh competition for the exceptionally jaded Manila Yacht Club. According to the brochure, 'Alphaland will aim to offer a new and unique nautical lifestyle based on nature, specifically, the grandeur of the sea. Manila Bay serves as a fabulous setting for the Club, offering views and fresh air not available in the inner city. Boat owners, and would-be boat owners will finally have a clean, secure, and efficient facility for their vessels. Members who don’t want to own boats may also enjoy time out on the water, using the club’s boats.'

The 3,000 sq m Clubhouse has been designed by Carmelo Casas and Partners to present a 'a dynamic appearance, suggesting sails and wind. A complex, swooping canopy protects the interior from the sun, and provides an arresting focal point for the development. The clubhouse is built on piles in the centre of the marina, surrounded by water, and accessed from land via a carriageway. It will be at a height where the ground floor looks over the breakwater to the majestic vista of Manila Bay, directly facing the sunset.'

For those who already own a boat, The Marina Club will provide the 'nearest, safest, most secure, most convenient, cleanest, and most comfortable place to keep a yacht in Manila.' For the have-nots, there will of course be the fleet of Club-owned boats.

10 berths are planned for boats over 30m, and two more up to 70m. All berths will be supplied with electricity, water, and wireless broadband services.There will be a boat ramp for trailerable boats, up to 9.5m, and a service barge will supply fuel, potable water, sewage pumpout, washing, and other services. The club will also provide emergency services such as rescue towing, crash pumping and firefighting. A fast rescue boat will be on standby for boats that encounter problems within Manila Bay.

Alphaland plans to partner with different dealerships, brokerages and suppliers to make available both
brand new and pre-owned boats. So when you’ve had enough of leasing a Club boat, just buy one – 'We will create a one-stop shop that provides all items and services necessary for boat ownership, including after-sales support. Soon, buying a boat will be as easy as buying a mobile phone—and could be no more expensive than a second car.'

Make mine a Bentley.
Wildwind 2016 660x82Mondo Travel - Americas Cup Tour - 5385Henri Lloyd 50 Years

Related Articles

Lisa Blair teams up with B&G to sail Antarctica
B&G is pleased to sponsor Lisa Blair in her upcoming bid to complete the Antarctica Cup Ocean Race. B&G is pleased to sponsor Lisa Blair in her upcoming bid to complete the Antarctica Cup Ocean Race. Lisa will be competing against the clock, attempting to beat the current speed record set by Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov in 2008. Lisa is the first woman to compete in the race and, in doing so, aims to be the first woman ever to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop, and unassisted.
Posted today at 4:17 am
Mark Light appointed Race Director of Clipper Round the World Race
Mark replaces former Race Director Justin Taylor who decided to stand down after almost a decade with the company. With four years’ experience assisting the race planning, he is now looking forward to stepping up to the lead role, one of the most challenging that exists in global sailing.
Posted on 28 Nov
Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function
PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach to what has been a black art of weather routing, used to chose the fastest route for racers or most comfortable route for cruisers.
Posted on 28 Nov
Only room for one at the top
The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. The results of RMIT's (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) independent testing are in. Zhik® is the market leader in waterproof durability with a new standard that replicates the real world sailing environment and conditions. It is an astounding four times more so than the previous leader.
Posted on 28 Nov
Musto Black Friday weekend
This weekend only take 20% off all products on musto.com.au, just enter code: BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout This weekend only take 20% Off all products on musto.com.au, just enter code: BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout. Offer ends 28/11/16.
Posted on 25 Nov
Ensign want to sell your boat!
Ensign have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. Ensign, one of Australia’s largest yacht brokers, have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. At their head office location at Main Beach, Queensland, they can offer amazing rates on berthing while the boat is on sale at their Marinas Cove Marina and that means great exposure.
Posted on 24 Nov
Funding received to further develop sailing in Queensland
Clubs and sailors in Queensland will benefit from funding received from Queensland Government to build grassroot sailing Clubs and sailors in Queensland will benefit from funding received from the Queensland Government to build grassroots sailing, participation and increase the number of women involved, both on and off the water.
Posted on 24 Nov
New book on the life of Syd Fischer
A new book on the life of legendary Australian yachtsman Syd Fischer details some of the most dramatic moments. A new book on the life of legendary Australian yachtsman Syd Fischer details some of the most dramatic moments from his extraordinary sporting career.
Posted on 23 Nov
B&G selected as Official Volvo Ocean Race Supplier for 2017/18
B&G® is proud to announce it will be an Official Volvo Ocean Race Supplier for the 2017/18 race. B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist are proud to announce it will be an Official Volvo Ocean Race Supplier for the 2017/18 race. B&G will be the heart of the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 yachts with state-of-the-art navigation systems, tactical software and Grand Prix level instrument systems.
Posted on 23 Nov
Gold Coast boating industry makes a positive step forward
Boat show arrangements on Australia’s Gold Coast will change in 2017, following intervention from the BIA. Boat show arrangements on Australia’s Gold Coast will change in 2017, following intervention from the Boating Industry Association. This intervention arose from ongoing communication and concerns received from industry participants wanting to eliminate the challenges associated with two major events running concurrently without transport links.
Posted on 22 Nov