The Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC) officially opened its new five-storey vertical dry stack last Friday.

The new dry stack, one of the largest of its kind in Singapore, is a central part of the RSYC’s ongoing S$9m expansion project, which began in the middle of last year.

It can accommodate 230 boats of up to 35ft in length, increasing the club’s dry berth facilities from the current 110 boats. This is addition to the RSYC’s 127 existing wet berths.

The RSYC says that it expects high demand for dry berths among boat owners in Singapore, as they appreciate the advantages of keeping smaller size boats of below 35ft out of the water when not in use.

“We’re delighted that our new state-of-the-art dry stack is complete and look forward to offering our members improved new levels of service and convenience for their boating activities in Singapore,” says RSYC commodore Tan Kay Toh.

RSYC’s club expansion and upgrading project also encompasses extension work on the new accommodation wing, which will be completed by end of 2012.