SET SAIL ON SINGAPORE’S LUXURY SUPERYACHT

THE STRAITS TIMES
BY AMANDA WONG ON MARCH 6, 2014

 
Step inside the Royal Albatross, a 47m-long tall ship with 22 sails, spacious open decks, two bars, a restaurant-grade galley and five cabins with private bathrooms.

The Singapore-based luxury superyacht will be welcoming visitors onboard for the first time at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, held at One 15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove from April 10-13.

Built in 2001, the Royal Albatross was originally used for sail training in Chicago, but was later converted into a personal yacht after a four-year renovation. At the Singapore Yacht Show, visitors will get to tour the yacht and try their hands at climbing the rigging, a traditional way of setting up the sails.

Single day tickets are $50 per person and multi-day passes at $80.

SET SAIL ON SINGAPORE’S ONLY LUXURY TALL SHIP

LIFESTYLE ASIA
BY ATIKA LIM ON MARCH 3, 2014

PRESTIGE  
Celebrated as the world’s only four-masted luxury Tall Ship available for charter, the Royal Albatross has been specifically designed for luxury corporate and private charter events. Other tall ships in the world are either cruise ships or cadet training ships.

Perfect for corporate, private or public events, the 47-metre ship has several large, traditionally rigged sails that are all easily distinguishable. With 60,000 LED lights and a spacious top deck, the Royal Albatross is able to accommodate different
events and arrangements.

The ship is currently being docked at Resorts World Sentosa.

TIME TO SAIL

The annual Singapore Yacht Show returns this April with twice as much to offer.
BY LYDIANNE YAP ON MARCH 3, 2014

PRESTIGE  
With the highly anticipated Singapore Yacht Show just around the corner, the air was abuzz with excitement as we stepped on≠ board the Royal Albatross -the oldest vessel that will be on display at the upcoming event -for a sneak preview of things to come.

A tall ship built in 2001, the Royal Albatross has been undergoing refurbishment for the past five years. Now at the brink of completion, the ship boasts a luxury interior while towering impressively over the other yachts moored at the marina.

If the Royal Albatross’s behemoth presence at this year’s show isn’t a good enough indicator that the Singapore Yacht Show has come of age, the other 94 vessels that will be on exhibition certainly is. “The show has grown tremendously over the four years since we started, practically doubling in size at each edition,” confirms Andy Treadwell, managing director of Singapore Yacht Events, organiser of the Singapore Yacht Show.

To be held at the ONE0 15 Marina Club from April lo-13, 2014, this year’s affair will also showcase fine art, modern supercars, classic cars and even luxury properties.

“The team is working flat-out to cope with the interest in the show, but we are loving every minute and looking forward to a stand-out show in April,” the show’s Event Director Phil Blake adds.

With so much to offer, the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 looks set to be the best one yet.

MASTER OF THE SEA

THE NEW PAPER
BY ANNE HWARNG ON FEBRUARY 28, 2014

 
In charge of navigating luxury sailing ship Royal Albatross is ship’s officer Oriel Marshall.She also takes charge of diving, sailing and hospitality on the ship, which cuts a formidable figure with its 28m mast and 22 sails.The Barquentine Topsail Schooner is 47m long and is the world’s only four-masted luxury tall ship available for charter.It boasts two bars, a 270-degree view grand salon, restaurant-grade galley, spacious open decks with retractable awning and five large en suite cabins.

ROYAL ALBATROSS ANCHORS AT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA

SINGAPORE, 24 FEBRUARY 2014

corporate event venues singapore  
Ahoy! A four-mast luxury tall ship will now feature prominently on the skyline of Singapore’s southern harbour precinct, as the Royal Albatross berthed at its new home at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). A 47-metre long tall ship and the first based in Singapore, the Royal Albatross will be the only luxury tall ship for charter in Asia and is expected to begin service by the middle of 2014.

While tall ships worldwide are largely used for cruising or cadet training, the Royal Albatross is specially designed for luxury corporate and private charter, as well as dockside events. With its distinct large, traditionally-rigged sails and 60,000 LED lights for night illumination, the vessel will add to the integrated resort’s skyline.

Welcoming the luxury tall ship, Mr Roger Lienhard, Senior Vice President of Attractions & Resort Sales at RWS, said: “Anchored at the prime waterfront location of RWS, the Royal Albatross will not only bolster Singapore’s leisure and maritime offerings, it will also augment the diverse range of event spaces at our integrated resort. We look forward to this partnership with Tall Ship Adventure in creating memorable moments for all our guests.”

Tailored guest experiences on board the Royal Albatross

Mr Peter L. Pela, Tall Ship Adventure’s owner and managing director, said: “The Royal Albatross combines the romance of a magnificent tall ship with four masts, 22 sails, state-of-the-art safety, navigation, communications and full audio visual support while maintaining her historical and
traditional elegance. Guests will be amazed when they step on board the ship. It’s an exhilarating and unforgettable experience sailing on a luxury tall ship.”

The Royal Albatross is designed for event planners, MICE organisers or even high net worth individuals the opportunity to create experiences on a scale unlike any other, giving their guests something to remember and talk about after they disembark.

“We couldn’t have found a better partner and prominent location to showcase our luxury tall ship, the Royal Albatross. The management and the operations team of RWS has made it possible for everyone in Singapore and its millions of visitors to view the Royal Albatross up close. This is particularly exciting, given Asia’s influence in the MICE event space. We’ve taken our time to find a great partner that understands Asia and most importantly, one that matches our drive, passion and aspiration.” added Mr Pela.

Over 360,000 man hours used to redesign and refit the Royal Albatross

More than 360,000 man hours were invested in redesigning and refitting the ship. With spacious cabins below deck for overnight charters and customisable layouts on deck, a myriad of events can be tailored to meet the needs of clients.

The man at the helm of the ship, Captain Mark Rothwell, is thrilled at her new home, saying: “The Royal Albatross is a true beauty and a perfect addition to the waterfront location, set against the Maritime Experiential Museum at RWS. We are glad to come onboard and look forward serving clients who seek the finer things in life. We are also planning training programmes to groom local talents, as well as creating special dockside activities for guests later this year.”