The New Washington Yacht Club Resort (NWYCR) is likely to become the Philippines’ first fully-integrated yacht club resort and will be developed surrounded by the hills and waters of New Washington, Aklan — unveiling the fabulous Tinagong Dagat.
As initially envisioned by ADS Group, NWYCR will take off from a 20-hectare interim resort master planned by one of the world’s top architectural firm, Palafox Associates led by the world-renowned, multi-awarded architect, environmental planner, urban planner and development consultant, Arch. Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr.
The interim resort will house the following state of the art, world-class amenities and facilities:
New Washington Yacht Club Resort boasts of a higher class of leisure living that will cater to the best of the world. It will be a luxury yacht marina and a waterfront community, which will gratify the needs of the growing community of superyacht owners. The favourable position of New Washington in the secluded part of Aklan, together with the proximity of Kalibo International Airport, makes it a favourable location for a yacht club resort.
NWYCR will be the first comprehensive state-of-the-art marina in the region. It will eventually offer berths of all sizes as part of a full-service community of luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and other sports and entertainment amenities. The marina will have berths for yachts and super yachts, up to 150m long.
NWYCR is a phased development: starting with a 20-hectare Phase 1 concentrated on the above-itemised amenities and facilities.
Upcoming projects for Phases 2 and 3 will be the New Washington Golf Resort, Spa Resort, Electrical Power Plant, Desalination Plant, Cable Cars, Sea Planes and Flight School which will all be incorporated into building New Washington’s Aquapolis, Agropolis, and Ecopolis – all patterned for Eco-tourism, Environmental Design and Green Urbanism.
Palafox Associates was elected to master plan and design the entirely new yacht club resort and residential community of NWYCR. The proposal respected both the local architectural inheritance and the natural habitat while creating something genuinely new and avoiding pastiche. In master planning the resort, the practice took as its guiding influence the seminal work of Filipino urban planner Jun Palafox, who underlines the importance of preserving the environment, recognising social equity and helping better the economy.