UK waterfront developer consultant Marina Projects Ltd has signed a collaboration agreement with UAE-based boat importer ART Marine. The partnership will enable the British firm to provide independent marina consultancy services in the Middle East.

Bruno Meier, general manager at ART Marine, says: “Our alliance with Marina Projects will enable us to better serve the marina development market and we are delighted to work with this company.”

Marina Projects has international experience in mixed waterfront design and marina development. The company claims its specialist knowledge of the marine sector brings a further dimension to the master planning process with an informed understanding of the driving forces and influences that led to the successful integration of water and land based activities.

Commenting on the partnership, Mike Ward, project director at MarinaProjects, says: “We are delighted at the prospect of furthering our relationship with ART Marine. The approach that both companies take in delivering what is best for a project and bringing forward a flexible and tailored solution to meet a client’s requirements make for a very natural partnership.”

ART Marine has recently been named as “Leading Marina Management Company in the Middle East”. The firm is the largest marina management company in the region operating high-end marinas and providing long-term operational management experience enabling developers to maximise on their investment.