No place to go boating in Singapore? Maybe the dealer you bought the boat from haven't been boating lately or is more interested in transactions than putting together a great day of fun on the water. Welcome to the world of SGBoating. Selling great boats at great prices backed with our renowned after sales services is only part of the boat ownership experience with SGBoating.
Introducing you to great boating here in Singapore & beyond is what we enjoyed most. After boating for more than 20 years ourselves here in Singapore, the fun never stops. There are many places within Singapore waters to satisfy every boating need and SGBoating regularly puts together some of the best and biggest boating rallies and rendezvous for all our customers and friends. Despite being a small country with half of our coastlines either being developed into container ports, refineries or restricted zones for military purposes, boating grounds within Singapore waters still allow for a great day out at seas.
Many will be surprised to learn that we still have great water skiing grounds, excellent fishing opportunities as well as some islands which boaters can come alongside.
As a boater here in Singapore, there are a wide variety of places you can head out for a day of fun on the waters. With relatively calm seas as we are surrounded by countries and islands, boating accidents are extremely rare due to foul weathers.
With marinas scattered throughtout Singapore shores, depending on your boating preferences, you are possibly 5 to 15 mins away from your favourite boating grounds. Singapore Southern Islands are truly great boating grounds for any boaters with many islands available and lots of activities to consider.
Well preserved with fringing coral reef surrounding these islands, the islands offer surprisingly healthy and great locations for fishing & diving!
The most visited amongst all of Southern Islands by boaters in Singapore is surely Pulau Seringit (Lazarus & St John) as well as Pulau Hantu, Sister Island. These are beautiful islands and offer quiet lagoons that boaters can come to shore and have a great picnic along the shorelines.
Just a short distance beyond Pula Hantu is a group of islands like Pulau Sudong, Pawai, Salu & Senang which when the military does not have training like during the weekends, are accessible to boaters because of their locations and restrictions, fishing and diving are actually great here and dolphins are sighted commonly in this vicinity during certain period of the months. So come join us!
I can’t tell you why any practical person would
buy a boat. There is simply no way to justify
the hundreds you will spend every month on
payments, gas, marina storage, registration
and the alike. Add up your monthly boating
expenses and you will see that you easily could
be driving a second new car instead.
The value in owning a boat is precisely that it
isn’t practical. The value of boating isn’t
measured in dollars. It’s about the intangible
value it brings to your life. Here are the 5
reasons boating is a big part of my life,
followed by actual research on why owning a
boat is a good thing:
#1 Boating Is About Living
All of those platitudes like, “life is short,” “life isn’t a dress rehearsal” and “stop to smell the roses” are true. Every day we’re alive and healthy is a gift that might not be here tomorrow. I have come to accept that the vast majority of my life will be spent at work. If I’m not working, I’m tending to the endless details required by everyday existence.
It’s important to make the most of the few precious leisure hours we have each week. If you don’t make a conscious effort to use them, those hours simply evaporate. Will you be making memories this weekend or filling the time with marginal chores? Boating provides a practical way to enjoy the gift of life. It allows you to fill leisure hours with something valuable.
#2 Boating Is About People
Boating is inclusive of everyone you know. It’s the only activity that can easily be enjoyed simultaneously by a 4 year-old, a 16 year-old, a 40 year-old and an 80 year-old. Almost everyone likes boating… and gladly accepts an invitation to join you for a day on the water. Our family has a diverse group of relationships. We make boat trips that include the kids’ friends, adult friends, neighbors, business clients and extended family. Everyone enjoys it.
Boating is also about people you don’t know. A boat is your ticket to meet other boaters. Other boaters are out to relax and have a good time. When you meet people who are boating they’re generally happy, helpful and fun. It’s nice to see these sides of people.
Golf in Singapore by far is still many people escape. Golf has many of the qualities of boating. It allows you to spend time outdoors, concentrate on something besides work and it’s expensive. However golf is exclusive. Golf is limited to those who can play the game and afford it. Golf takes half a day away friends and family. 4-16-40-80 year olds cannot enjoy golf simultaneously.
#3 Boating Is About Learning
There’s an old song in which John Cougar sings, “Oh yeah, life goes on… long after the thrill of living is gone.” This didn’t mean much to me until I finished the first time thrills of youth… school, cars, travel, dating, marriage… you get the idea. What keeps life thrilling? For me it’s family and learning new things.
You’re always learning something in boating. At first it’s a boating safety course aka PPCDL. Then it’s actually learning how to handle the boat… then navigation… then mechanics or basic electronics. It just keeps going.
It’s not just you who is learning. When you go boating with your kids, they’re picking up on all sorts of things (nautical, environmental, mechanical, social and self-confidence lessons.) Kids learn to handle the unexpected when you get surprised during your boating adventures. Your kids learn how to relax when they see you relax. Kids learn to help others when they see daddy helping stranded boater by towing his boat. Kids learn how to have fun when they have fun with you.
When you go boating with your spouse, together you are overcoming obstacles and seeing different sides of each other. When you go boating with friends, they’re learning about a nice side of you.
#4 Boating Is About The Senses
A boat trip awakens all of your senses.
#5 Boating Is About Memories
It didn’t take long for me to accumulate a lot of great memories that
would never have happened without a boat:
> My daughter learning to snorkel for the first time. She bravely
swam into the unknown. I then heard her excited and muffled
voice say “Fish!” “Fish” through the snorkel pipe. The creatures
under the water enchanted her.
> Watching the sunrise from the deck of my boat while staying
at a marina.
> Having dolphins coming close to the boat (yeap, we do have
> Doing cannonballs with my friends off the swim platform.
> Crossing glassy water on plane at sunset.
> Discovering a starfish the size of a pizza.
You get the picture....The best part is that boaters are always
adding to their list of memories.
Here are the results of an oversea research project done on adult boaters
- Two-thirds say owning a boat has strengthened their family bonds.
- 89% of boat owners say the #1 reason for boating is to be outdoors.
- When compared with the general population boaters are happier with their sex lives.
- When comapred with the general population, boaters tend to be healthier.
- Children exposed to boating are more likely to particpate in athletics and outdoor recreation activities.
- By a significant margin, kids who boat are healthier than children who don't.
- Boating kids are less shy are more likely to be team players.
- Kids who boat are more self confident, more optimistic and more likely to be leaders than kids who don't boat.
- Families who boat spend more time together all year.
Again, I can’t tell you why any practical person would buy a boat. If you’re willing to impractical in part of your life, the intangible returns on your boating “investment” can well be worth it!