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    Dubai marina awarded international environmental accreditation


    Australia’s Marina Industries Association (MIA) has accredited Dubai Marina Yacht Club with two new standards that emphasise its environmental status. The two awards are the International Clean Marina standard and its Fish Friendly accreditation, the first marina in the UAE to gain this award.

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    First autonomous security surveillance boat launched in UAE


    The first autonomous security surveillance boat has been introduced in the UAE by World Security, a division of the state-owned DP World port operator and also parent of P O Marinas, which operates Mina Rashid and other facilities in Dubai.

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    Gulf Craft adapts to new market conditions

    2020-03-31T14:33:00Z IBI , by Mike Derrett

    Abeer Alshaali, acting CEO of Gulf Craft In an email exchange with IBI ’s Middle East correspondent, Abeer Alshaali, the acting CEO of Gulf Craft, explained how the UAE-based yacht-builder is adapting to the new market conditions and manufacturing challenges raised by COVID-19. Gulf Craft ...

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    Dates set for 2020 Abu Dhabi show


    The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) will return to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre for its third edition from October 14-17, 2020. Organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), it will be the first boat show of the year in the UAE, focusing on luxury boating, ...

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    International Superyacht Summit to take place next month


    Dubai event gets go-ahead

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    D-Marin to be acquired by private equity fund

    2020-01-17T10:45:00Z By David Robinson,

    A multimillion-euro deal of undisclosed value has been made by the Luxembourg-headquartered private equity business CVC Partners to buy the D-Marin arm of the Turkish Dogus Group. D-Marin, which is registered in the Netherlands, operates 15 marinas in five Mediterranean and Middle East countries. This transaction will be finalised upon ...

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    New interim CEO and other key personnel changes at Gulf Craft

    2020-01-13T13:36:00Z IBI , by Mike Derrett

    Comprehensive management re-structure with new COO and CCO also named as UAE builder as it looks to expand

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    D-Marin Dubai to operate new 1,100 berth Dubai Harbour facility


    Largest marina in Middle East due to open October 2020

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    Dubai show to move back to original location


    The 28th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is moving back to its original Dubai International Marine Club venue location, now known as Dubai Harbour, following a two-year redevelopment. This is a much anticipated move for the leisure boat industry, after the show spent two years at a ...

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    ICOMIA World Marinas Conference sets course for 2020


    Dubai-based P O Marinas has announced that plans are well in hand for the 2020 World Marinas Conference (WMC). IBI met with P O Marinas at the company’s new marina in Port Rashid to discuss plans for the event scheduled to take place from October 13-15, 2020.

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    3rd International Superyacht Summit to be held in Dubai


    Under the patronage of Dubai Ports World subsidiary P O Marinas, the third edition of the International Superyacht Summit is to take place in Dubai next year from March 11-12.

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    Aquila extends dealer network to the Middle East


    The steadily expanding brand of Aquila Power Catamarans has extended its dealer network to the Middle East with the establishment of Aquila Middle East in Dubai. This marks the brand entering a new international region adding to its strong dealer network already established in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. ...

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    ENATA unveils upgraded Foiler design for 2020


    A leading exhibitor in terms of innovation at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) in the UAE was local company ENATA, which showed its final production version of the ‘Foiler’ – which claims to be the world’s first production fully foiling powerboat.


    Strong turnout for 2nd Abu Dhabi show


    The second edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) attracted considerable visitor numbers despite a difficult market. According to the organisers, ADIBS, which concluded on October 19, attracted 26,000 visitors and 284 exhibiting companies from 27 countries. The show was organised by and held at the Abu Dhabi ...

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    ENATA upgrades Foiler design for 2020


    Hailed by its builders as the world’s first production foiling yacht, UAE-based ENATA Industries’ new ‘Foiler’ had its world debut at the Dubai International Boat Show in March 2018 and has now been upgraded. The company has released images and details of its new 2020 edition which, according to the ...

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    DP World boosts revenues by 20%


    DP World, the parent company of P O Marinas, Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World, has reported a 20% increase in revenues for the financial year ended December 31, 2018. The acquisition of Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a key facility for yacht repair, maintenance and refit work, along with the ...

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    Dubai SY summit to be held in February


    The Dubai International Superyacht Summit (DISS) will celebrate its second edition next year on February 27 and 28 on the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) moored in Mina Rashid Port in Dubai under the patronage of P O Marinas. The summit takes place during the Dubai International Boat Show to ...

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    Middle East Yachting Conference draws strong crowd


    The 12th Middle East Yachting Conference took place in Abu Dhabi on November 28. Organised by the Dubai International Boat Show, the event called for greater interaction between GCC countries to support the superyacht market.

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    D-Marin joins Middle East grouping to boost Dubai as global yachting hub


    A new joint venture partnership, designed to further boost Dubai as a global yachting hub, has been signed between D-Marin, Dubai Holding and Meraas. This brings together a clutch of marinas in Dubai with D-Marin’s network of 11 marinas across four countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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    Zipwake expands in UAE


    Saim Marine, sole agent for Zipwake interceptors in Italy and Monaco, is to begin distributing the Zipwake range in the UAE though its Dubai agent, Yacht Controller ZFE. The agreement also covers parts of the Persian Gulf area, including S