Singapore Yacht Club rents transient slips when member slips are vacant/out traveling.
The name “Singapore” was selected for the club because there used to be a town by that name near Saugatuck. . . “ Beneath the sands near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River lies the site of Singapore, one of Michigan’s most famous ghost towns. Formed in the 1830’s by New York land speculators, who hoped it would rival Chicago or Milwaukee as a port, Singapore was, in fact, until the 1870’s, a busy lumbering town with three mills, two hotels, several general stores, and a renowned “wildcat” bank. It outshone its neighbor to the South, “The Flats,” as Saugatuck was then called. When the supply of timber was exhausted, the mills closed, the once bustling waterfront grew quiet. The people left, with most of them settling in Saugatuck. Gradually, Lake Michigan’s shifting sands buried Singapore.”
Iconic place, great people and service. Can't wait to go again.
This marina is on the pricey side but it’s probably worth it. The dock master Tommy, is amazingly helpful. There is a pool and nice changing rooms. The wifi is decent. It’s very walkable to restaurants and shops. The Butler music can be a tad loud, but it’s a minor nuisance. We enjoyed ourselves very much.
Great place , very helpful staff and great location!
Despite having a paid/confirmed reservation on Dockwa, and exchanging messages with with the SYC manager confirming same -- we were not provided with a slip number prior to our visit. The afternoon of our arrival, we called ahead to request a slip number -- and that went to voicemail. Our call was not returned. We arrived later that night to find a completely full marina, and no place to park our boat. Singapore YC had every opportunity to provide us a slip number via email, text or voice call. This situation could have been avoided - easily. But their lack of follow-through put us in a vulnerable and frustrating position. It is hard to fully express our level of frustration with polite words.
Great spot right in downtown Saugatuck but lots of wakes from passing boaters.
Great marina, great help at the docks coming in. Enjoyed our stay!
Marina manager told us we would likely get a transient slip and then stopped returning voice mails. Just a “no slips available” reply would have been professional, and it was more frustrating when we got a slip elsewhere and found that they were calling people to offer them slips, at least one of whom called after we did.
Kevin was awesome making sure the slip was convenient and safe. Everyone very friendly on the dock and very short walk for food and drinks. Docks and facilities in excellent condition. Very quick response for reservations on Dockwa. Extended the stay an extra night because of the great experience. Can’t wait to return!!
Tom was very accommodating!!
Very nice and helpful Dock Master! Saugatuck was perfect for our wedding anniversary weekend.
Top Notch Marina! The dock hands are extremely helpful and professional. Permanent slip holders are friendly and welcoming. The grounds, docks, picnic tables, and pool are immaculate. River on one side and beautiful park edged with a long boardwalk on the other side that connects the waterfront experience to the wonderfully quaint town--it doesn't get much better than this place on the Great Lakes!
Wonderful marina in a great location downtown Saugatuck. The dockmaster and his crew are very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this marina!
Enjoyed the slip, great staff
We really enjoyed the way the entire Marina was maintained and staff was very friendly. We had an opportunity to meet a few members and they were very welcoming.
Dock master and crew were very helpful in getting us tied up at the slip. We were especially pleased about this as we arrived late in the afternoon with a strong storm impending. Restroom and showers were second rate with a broken shower fixture in ladies room and poor ventilation. Definitely several notches below what is provided I the Michigan municipal marinas at much lower cost.
We enjoyed our visit ! Dockmaster’s were very accommodating.
Always enjoy our stay at Singapore Yacht Clubl. Dockmaster Tom is very helpful and attentive.
Excellent location right beside the town with beach-y shops and restaurants. Top notch Marina with excellent service
Dock crew was fantastic! Nice pool, bbq grills and socially distanced tables. Super location close to shopping, no need for a dingy. Great visit.
Great dock master and staff! They always make things easy upon arrival and take care of everything during your stay!
Terrific place. Dock master, Tom was there to greet us and didn’t leave us until we were secure and utilities were working. He checked on the boat when we were off her and a storm came through. Restrooms and pool were clean and they even picked up our trash dockside
You really can’t ask for more. The setting is delightful. All of Saugatuck is in walking distance. The dock master was super responsive to my Dockwa emails. The deck hands took great care of us ; making sure we were tied in an dock power on before they went on their way. We will be back