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2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade Comes to A Close

Singapore's First and Only Boat Light Parade was held on 20 & 21 November 2015
2015-11-26 15:26 2511

SINGAPORE, Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 31 charmingly decorated boats sailed around Sentosa Island and towards Sentosa Boardwalk in front of HarbourFront and VivoCity area for the inaugural Boat Light Parade in Singapore held over last Friday and Saturday on 20 and 21 November 2015.

The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™ is an iconic annual event held at the Sentosa Cove, and is a ONE15 Marina Club initiative which underscores the Club's commitment to growing the yachting lifestyle in Singapore. Forming a flotilla of 31 boats of all shapes and sizes each night, the Christmas Boat Light Parade is a stunning display of Christmas-lighted themed boats which set sail from ONE15 Marina Club towards the Sentosa Boardwalk in an effort to win the top prize of "Best of Show". Along the parade route, the festive yachts passed by Siloso Beach, Fort Siloso, Resorts World Sentosa, and were finally judged along the Sentosa Boardwalk in front of the HarbourFront and VivoCity area.

"We are very proud to present the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade for the second time, and this year, we have seen over 31 boats and over 400 people on the water. It is usual to see military parades and holiday parades on land, but never on water in Singapore, which is why this event is so unique and special. It certainly underscores our commitment to growing the yachting community here in Singapore," said Mr. Brian E. Werner, General Manager of ONE15 Marina Club, the organiser of the boat light parade.

Participating boats were decked in a display of festive lights and decorations in the theme of "A Tropical Christmas on Water". Based on a set of criteria, the boat with the most original and creative use of the decorations depicting the theme in each of the SIX categories won attractive cash prizes totalling over S$18,000! Boats were judged based on their creative use of lighting, music, crowd engagement, originality and depiction of the theme of A Tropical Christmas on Water.

"I particularly enjoyed admiring how each boat had a unique representation of the given theme. They each stood out in their own ways," said Mr. Muhammad Khairul Bin Abdul Rahim, a participant onboard Pesca Vita. "It was undeniably an intriguing experience to be part of the flotilla and witnessing the mesmerising display of lights by the other boats. It felt like Chingay on waters!"

"It was heartening to see the creative use of lights and ornaments on the boats which gave a vibrant festive atmosphere when the boats lit up while cruising along the Sentosa Boardwalk. The participants certainly gave their all in this parade! Some even performed a short musical number in themed outfits as they sailed by the judges' boat," commented Ms. Merlissa Elvin, one of the judges and Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications of Pacific Star, a supporting sponsor for the parade. Other judges in the panel included Mr. Alex Poh, Head of Asia Sales of Peng Wine, Mr. Gael Burlot, CEO of YACHT STYLE, Mr. Keith Lin, a representative from Sony Singapore, Mr. Elisha Teo, a boat enthusiast, Ms. Alvina Neo, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications of Pacific Star and Mr. David Sim, the owner of Swift Integrated Marine Services.

The parade concluded back at ONE15 Marina Club for the Awards Ceremony where participants and guests indulged in a sumptuous spread of finger food, free flow of wine, beer, soft drinks and were entertained by "live" music.

Keeping up with the spirit of giving, guests at the Awards Ceremony did not leave empty-handed, they were surprised with a chance at the lucky draw prizes, such as the class-leading Digital Selfie Camera, the Sony High-Resolution Audio Headphones, courtesy of Sony Singapore; Executive Cases of Wines courtesy of Peng Wine; and spa retreat vouchers sponsored by Spa Rael.

Mr. Alister Brunskill, Regional Sales Manager from Princess Yachts Southeast Asia, contributing sponsor of the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade, asserted, "I think ONE15 Marina Club has really outdone itself this time. From the impressive fanfare of lights on water to the festive ambience of the Awards Ceremony, added to the Club's own stunning view of the marina, it was a really lovely way to start the holiday season."

Crowned Best of Show and taking home the grand prize, Mr. Fintan Mc Kiernan owner of Sailing Vessel, Sea Monster, was beaming in delight as he shared, "The Christmas Boat Light Parade is a great experience, we got to invite our friends out for the parade. It was definitely a total surprise when we were named Best of Show. My wife and our friends had a wonderful time, from decorating the Sea Monster to seeing all the other participants with their amazing seasonal displays. I am already looking forward to the next Christmas Boat Light Parade!"

Please reference the other prize winners here in each of the categories:

Award Categories




Best of Show

$3,000

Sea Monster

Power Boat First Prize

90 Ft. & Over

$2,000

Hye Seas II

Power Boat First Prize

51 Ft. to 89 Ft.

$2,000

Lady Quick Glow 1

Power Boat Second Prize

51 Ft. to 89 Ft.

$1,000

Charter Me Too

Power Boat First Prize

32 Ft. to 50 Ft.

$2,000

Mikanna

Power Boat Second Prize

32 Ft. to 50 Ft.

$1,000

Xiao Lin

Power Boat First Prize

31 Ft. & Under

$2,000

Pesca Vita

Sail Boat First Prize

89 Ft. & Under

$2,000

Sea Monster

Sail Boat Second Prize

89 Ft. & Under

$1,000

Katrianne

Added Mr. Werner, "We will continue to grow this iconic event in Singapore each year, so that more may join us to enjoy the soiree of lights on water and revel in the spirit of Christmas. We have already receive additional sponsor and boat inquiries for next year's Christmas Boat Light Parade and will be looking into increasing the prize money in 2016."

For more information, please email boatparade@one15marina.com.

The 2015 ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade is presented by the ONE15 Marina Club and the following sponsors:

Co-sponsors:

·DBS Insignia Visa Infinite Card

·W HOTELS

 

Supporting Sponsors:

·Lagardere Sports

·Puteri Cove Residences & Quayside

 

Contributing Sponsors:

·Peng Wine

·Princess Yachts

Product Sponsors:

·Sjora by Nestle Singapore

·SONY

·Spa Rael

 

Media Sponsor:

·Yacht Style Magazine

About ONE15 Marina Club

Since its inauguration in 2007, ONE15 Marina Club has won several international accolades including the Outstanding Hospitality Award at the Helm Magazine Singapore Yacht Show Awards 2013, Asian Marina of the Year at the Asia Boating Awards consecutively from 2012 to 2014, the prestigious FIVE Gold Anchor Award and was named Green Maritime Company of the Year at the Asia Boating Awards 2015. The Club has hosted upscale international yachting events including the Clipper 2013/14 Round the World Yacht Race and the Singapore Yacht Show 2011-2015. In addition, ONE15 Marina Club is also the proud venue host of the Singapore Straits Regatta from 2012 to 2015.

Located in Sentosa Cove, 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 is emerging to be Asia's most desired waterfront leisure destination.

The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade Trademark, logo, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") are registered Trademarks of ONE15 Marina Club.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sarah Cheow

Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications

ONE15 Marina Club

sarahcheow@one15marina.com

+65-6305-9671  

Stephanie Pattiselanno

Director, Marketing & Communications

ONE15 Marina Club

spattiselanno@one15marina.com

+65-6309-2452  

Source: ONE15 MARINA CLUB
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