Marasi Marina launched at Dubai show
UAE: Dubai Properties used the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show as the launch pad for Marasi Marina, the first of four marinas planned for the Marasi Business Bay project (see Marina World Jan/Feb 2018). As of January this year, the 157-berth members-only marina has been managed entirely by ART Marine.
Opening in time for the 2018 yachting season, Marasi Marina has eight interconnected architecturally-themed floating concrete piers supplied by Bellingham Marine partner Septech and anchored by Seaflex. The pontoons incorporate palm trees, complete with irrigation system.
Speaking at the launch, Raed Al Nuaimi, the newly-appointed group chief executive officer of Dubai Properties, said: “Marasi Marina offers a picturesque backdrop to the much-anticipated waterfront living community that is taking shape in the middle of Business Bay. We take pride in delivering phase one of our vision of transforming the 64-million square foot area into a vibrant, urban lifestyle destination and we will continue to add new experiences for residents and visitors, with the aim of strengthening Dubai’s reputation as a global city of the future.”
Bruno Meier, chief operating officer at ART Marine, said the company was proud to be partnering with Dubai Properties on one of the world’s most ambitious yachting hubs. He described the Marasi Marina management contract as “the next chapter of growth for ART Marine, further expanding our portfolio of nine existing marinas in the Arab region.”
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