July 2015 – The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club’s (RLYC) redevelopment of its club and marina which began in February 2015 has progressed with excellent results. The redevelopment to enhance the club’s facilities and services has, along the way, been reassessed and more attractive features added.
The redevelopment works, expected to be completed at the end of November 2015, involve the modern transformation of this 18-year-old-building while retaining essential nostalgic elements of the original structure for aesthetic and historical appeal.
From 30 additional berths, the marina will now be built with 50 new berths of 12-metres, 17-metres, 20-metres, and a number of berths to accommodate super yachts up to 80-meters. All berths will be equipped with new power systems of 60Amps up to 400Amps, sanitation pumps, safety and fire-fighting equipment, and water and fuel to the boats. Boat owners will be assured of 24 hours security patrols.
In the main clubhouse building, guests will be welcomed into a new spacious lobby and be led up to stylishly designed rooms on the first floor. Instead of nine, as originally planned, there will now be 32 rooms – nine of which will be located on the first floor of the clubhouse with balconies offering ocean vistas, yet be protected by the unique roof shaped like a ship’s hull which has become the club’s identifying feature.
The other 23 rooms will be built overlooking the water at Fisherman’s Wharf – a new lifestyle zone with retail and beauty therapy outlets, office space and marine related services as well as F & B options.
RLYC, located on the mystical island of Langkawi in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia is positioned as the ideal stopover for travellers whether by land or sea. Established 18 years ago, the club has maintained its status as a prominent destination for sailors by providing world-class marina and berthing facilities as well as food and beverage services in an idyllic island setting.
For more information, visit the website at www.langkawiyachtclub.com.