SINGAPORE, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With the first group of yachts setting sail for the boat light parade in two days, ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade announces the event’s Supporting and Product Sponsors. Lending its support to the event include Simpson Marine (SEA), first established in Hong Kong in 1984 to provide full-service brokerage for the yachting community. Today, with a team of more than 100 staff, Simpson Marine provides a wide range of yacht services throughout Asia and is the exclusive dealer for many of the world’s leading yacht brands in the region. "The boating community is evidently looking forward to the event — many of our yachts have registered to be part of the event and we are really excited to be onboard with ONE15 Marina Club and our clients for a light-up on water, a parade unlike any other," said Mr Paul Whelan, General Manager of Simpson Marine (SEA).
With their Singapore office ideally located in ONE15 Marina, Mr Peter Mahony, General Manager of Princess Yachts Southeast Asia, added, "The boat parade will be a unique event for all boating enthusiasts in Singapore and throughout the region, and we are without doubt in full support of the Club with the event. Princess prides itself on integrity, reliability and passion and built a superb yacht that is perfectly suited to this region with big volume interiors and exceptional and spacious entertaining space. Its sole mission is to provide the best possible maritime turnkey experience, from the moment one starts thinking about purchasing or hiring a Princess Yacht and every day after that." As part of the Princess Yachts South East Asia group which covers Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia including the very popular marina of Phuket’s Boat Lagoon, its services include new yacht sales from 40 feet to 40 Metres and beyond, pre-loved yachts, exclusive yacht charter, yacht management and the best after sales service you will find in South East Asia since 1995.
ONE15 Marina Club is the proud organiser of the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade, to take place on the evenings of 6 and 13 December 2014 (Saturday). Held for the first time this year on local Singapore waters, the parade will include about 12 to 15 power and sail boats of different lengths decked out in Christmas lights and decorations to the theme of A Tropical Christmas on Water.
The flotilla will depart from ONE15 Marina Club each night around 7.45pm to Sentosa Boardwalk, cruising along Sentosa’s coast and passing by the precinct’s various attractions including Siloso Beach, Resorts World Sentosa, HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity. At Sentosa Boardwalk, the participating boats will be judged by a panel of judges selected from the event’s sponsors between 8.15pm and 9.15pm each night of the parade. Participating boats stand a chance to win attractive cash prizes totalling over S$15,000.
Product Sponsors comprise Nestle Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestle SA, headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestle has 447 factories in 86 countries and 333,000 employees and its products are sold in 196 countries. Nestle‘s range of products in Singapore include DOCELLO, MILO, SJORA, and dozens of other trusted brands that are household names and market leaders in their product categories. It is Nestle‘s firm belief that for a company to be successful over time, and create value for its shareholders, it must also create value for society. Nestle calls this ‘Creating Shared Value’ — built on strong foundation of compliance and sustainable business practices — this is Nestle‘s way of doing business and being the trusted leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness.
PengWine’s Business Manager, Mr Chris Milliken said, "PengWine is proud to support the event with its wines and spirit." PengWine was founded by Chris Milliken from the US, and Max Eyzaguirre, from Chile with their first vintage bottled in 2003. Since then, both men have meticulously chosen the best grapes from their boutique vineyard in Chile, to create unique wines that you can enjoy without ever leaving your hometown.
Mr Atsushi Endo, General Manager and Head of Singapore Marketing Center (SGMC) of Sony South East Asia, comments, "Sony South East Asia supports ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade, and is working closely with ONE15 Marina Club, having recently organised a photography workshop for its Members at the Club." Sony’s humble beginning started in Japan in 1946 from the sheer determination and hard work of two bright and enterprising young men. Both Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita joined hands in making their dream of a successful global company a reality.
Ms Janice Lim, General Manager of Gogreen Holdings said, "We are happy to be part of the boat parade, and wish ONE15 Marina Club good success with the event." Gogreen Holdings Pte Ltd is the exclusive distributor of Segway® Personal Transporters in Singapore and some APAC countries. Gogreen is also the operator of Segway tours and rides on Sentosa and Marina Bay and more than half a million riders have taken these rides. Gogreen Holdings continues to actively promote the use of zero-emission mobility platforms that aid productivity, promotes fun whilst reducing the carbon emissions footprint of its adopters and users.
An excited participant of the parade, Mr Fintan Mc Kiernan, raved, "I can’t think of a more appropriate and fun way of sharing the Christmas spirit in the tropics than decorating our sailboat for this unique event! I have seen similar parades in the Caribbean and California where tens of thousands come to watch the spectacle of lights on water and we hope that the spectators in Singapore will enjoy this parade as much as us."
Parade participation is open to both boaters (boat dealers, charter boat operators and boat private boat owners from all Singapore Boat Marinas and beyond) and non-boaters alike. Boats are available for charter from ONE15 Luxury Yachting for those who do not own boats. There are over 28 charter yachts available to chose from that can accommodate 8 to 50 passengers. Decorate them in festive lights and cruise along with catered food and drinks onboard the chartered for the festive holiday boat light parade.
Participation fee for both of the parade nights is at S$100 (excluding GST) per boat, inclusive of two tickets (worth S$35 per ticket, excluding GST) to the Awards Ceremony and Closing Party and a starter kit of lights to kick start the boat decoration.
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About ONE15 Marina Club
ONE15 Marina Club is the winner of several international accolades including the Outstanding Hospitality Award at the Helm Magazine Singapore Yacht Show Awards 2013, Asian Marina of the Year consecutively from 2012 – 2014, Best Asian Marina/Best Yachting Club 2009 and the prestigious FIVE Gold Anchor Award. The Club also has the honour of hosting upscale international yachting events including the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09, Asia Superyacht Conference 2009 – 2011, Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference 2012 and 2013, the 6th Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 and the Singapore Yacht Show 2011 – 2014. Located in Sentosa Cove, the prime leisure district of Singapore, ONE15 Marina Club features a beautiful marina of 270 berths with facilities to accommodate megayachts of up to 200 feet. The well-appointed clubhouse encompasses world-class facilities including fine restaurants and bars, luxurious suite rooms, a modern spa, a well-equipped gymnasium, members’ and kids’ lounges as well as conference and meeting rooms. Evoking the glamour and elegance of Monte Carlo, ONE15 Marina Club and is emerging to be Asia’s most desired waterfront leisure destination.
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