Information About ‘Marina’ in The Philippines

The Death Of Philippine Sailing?

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

STOP PRESS

Through the intervention of Congressman Ricky Sandoval, the head of MARINA this morning confirmed that the proposed Memorandum Circular (distributed on 10th May, 2016), that aimed to regulate private Yachts and Other Pleasure Craft, will not be pursued in its present form. However, in the interests of on-water safety and security, proposals will be accepted for consideration by MARINA under the new administration.

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President To Welcome BRP Ramon Alcaraz, And Boost Tourism?

Sunday, August 4th, 2013
Image Courtesy: jbongsky30

His Excellency Benigno Aquino III, President of the Republic Of The Philippines, will visit Subic Bay Freeport on 6th August to officially welcome the Philippines' second patrol frigate to the port: BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Saluting the frigate upon arrival will be yachts from the Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailors (SAGS) sailing club that have been specifically invited to participate in the ceremonies.

BRP Ramon Alcaraz is a Hamilton Class, high endurance cutter, originally launched for the United States Coastguard as the USCGC Dallas.

 

New Yacht Marina Samal Island Philippines: Holiday Oceanview Marina

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Photograph: New Yacht Marina Philippines Holiday Oceanview Marina Samal Island
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

The impending opening of a new marina on Samal Island confirms that the island is maturing into an all-round water sports destination. The all new Holiday Oceanview Marina will open its pontoons for visiting yachts from August, 2010.

GetWet has been watching the development of the Holiday Oceanview Marina since it first came onto our radar three years ago. As with most things on Samal Island, it has taken a lot longer than originally envisaged to reach a stage of functionality. Along with the adjacent property development and sub-division, the new marina is an integral part of a water sports vacation destination, about 30-minutes from Davao International Airport.

New Marina In Manila Bay?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
New Marina in Manila Bay Near Mall Of Asia
Photo courtesy Martyn Willes

Could there soon be a new marina in Manila Bay? Newspaper reports in the Manila Standard (19th November) suggest that there are plans afoot to build a new marina in Manila Bay, near the SM Mall of Asia site, along the waterfront in Pasay City. The new marina will also, it is reported, be offering pleasure boats on a timeshare basis.

A new marina is desperately needed in Manila Bay, most especially because of the stranglehold that the incumbent Manila Yacht Club has on safely parking a boat and on the sport of sailing in general in Manila Bay . . . a sport that the Manila Yacht Club appears to have been actively foregoing during the past year, in pursuit of alternative objectives.