Art Marine Marinas, a division of Art Marine LLC, said it has signed a cooperation agreement with New Design Architecture (NDA) for the management of luxury marinas in China and Southeast Asia. A statement said the partnership will offer the companies’ expertise on marina management and lifestyle events to the region.

“This partnership will enable us to offer turn-key solutions to all marina developers in China and South East Asia,” said Bruno Meier, director of Art Marine Marinas, in the statement. Meier said his Dubai-based company, the leading management firm in the Middle East, has also been expanding its marina network in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean.

NDA Group is a Shanghai-based design and marketing consultancy that specializes in the waterfront and leisure tourism industries. It has offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

"The partnership with Art Marine Marinas will allow us to complement each other's strengths, and bring the most comprehensive service to the marina development and management market in Asia,” said Emmanuel Delarue, founder and CEO, NDA Group, in the statement.

The partnership, according to the statement, reflects the “growing importance of international networks in the marina business, combining various experiences, knowledge and skill base.” The companies said they will provide expertise in marina operations and management as well as staff training, event organization, boatyard operations and yacht sales.

The NDA Group said it has led more than 200 successful projects in 15 countries. Art Marine Marinas manages a network of upscale marinas in UAE, Bahrain and Turkey, with new projects in Qatar, Oman and Egypt.