Category: Events

Marina welcomes Oman’s first leisure marine show

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Oman’s premier marina hosts inaugural Gulf Craft show at The Wave, Muscat

Ribbon cutting Gulf Craft showMay 7 2014Oman’s premier marina facility and flagship yachting destination, Almouj Marina, welcomed more than 600 visitors from across the region and a line-up of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure crafts at this weekend’s Gulf Craft event.

Located in The Wave, Muscat development, Almouj Marina impressed visitors to the Sultanate’s first luxury and superyacht preview with its state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities. Able to accommodate yachts up to 45 metres in length, Almouj Marina’s close proximity to the Damaniyat Islands beauty spot makes it an attractive destination for yacht owners of all sizes. As well as boasting numerous food and beverage outlets, the marina’s facilities include comfortable on-water lounge areas with contemporary shade structures and Oman Oil fuelling station.

Recently, Almouj Marina was awarded Clean Marina accredited – a regional first, recognising the Almouj Marina team’s efforts towards conserving the local environment and water in particular.

Almouj Marina is managed by Mourjan Marinas who offers innovative development and management solutions for marina lifestyle destinations worldwide.

PHOTO CAPTION: H.E. Dr. Fuad Bin Jaafr Al Sajwani, Oman minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, with Gulf Craft’s chairman Mr. Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, inaugurate the first ever Gulf Craft leisure marine show at Almouj Marina – the Wave, Muscat.

Al Mouj Marina secures International accreditation

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Mourjan Marinas-operated destinations excel in audit scoring

IMG_4591_sMarch 4 2013 – Dubai, UAE – Two of Mourjan Marinas most impressive facilities under operation – Lusail Marina in Doha, Qatar and Almouj Marina in Muscat, Oman – have been awarded a regional first marine industry international achievement award with the International Clean Marina accreditation.

The two prestigious facilities celebrated their newly awarded International Clean Marina accreditation with a flag handover ceremony on 3rd of March 2014 at Almouj Marina, Muscat, Oman.

Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina were both visited by a representative from the Marina Industries Association, owners and managers of the Clean Marina program, to carry out the flag handover ceremony in recognition of their achievements.

The two boating destinations sailed through the audit stage of the accreditation process, each scoring in the mid-90s.

The International Clean Marina program is a voluntary accreditation system for various marine industry operators including marinas, yacht clubs and shipyards.

The initiative aims to reduce non-point source pollution – the result of running water picking up contaminants from land, via everyday marina activities, and depositing them into seas and waterways. The program seeks to promote clean water and clean air across all marina industry businesses.

Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina were judged on their commitment to environmental management systems in an extensive list of areas including: storage of boats, fuelling, facility management, emergency planning, signage and information.

Wayne Shepherd, General Manager at Mourjan Marinas said: “We are delighted that two of our marinas are now Clean Marina accredited and pleased to be involved in such a program. “We are fully committed to reducing pollution in both the local community, and boating industry as a whole.

“The benefits of managing clean marinas are endless, whilst the consequences of neglecting our environmental responsibilities are not even worth considering.”

MIA President, Andrew Chapman, said, “the MIA congratulates both Lusail Marina and Almouj Marina on achieving this global marina industry accreditation which is endorsed by the International Council of  Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).

The inclusion of Mourjan Marinas’ prestigious facilities reflects the significant expansion of the program internationally with accredited Clean Marinas now increasing not only in the GCC but also throughout China, Korea and Singapore.

Dubai International Boat Show

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Looking for your perfect boat, the Dubai International Boat Show is the perfect event for you.

Date: 4-8 March 2014Dubai International Boat Show
Timing: 3pm to 9:30pm
Location: Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi

For 22 years, the multi-award winning Dubai International Boat Show has inspired the fast-growing Middle East market — and the global marine industry — with innovation and opportunity in luxury and lifestyle.

This year, seven specialist sectors are allowing more than 26,500 visitors from over 76 countries to experience elite superyachts, leisure crafts and exotic supercars, as well as luxury & equipment supplies and services.

The exhibition is the most anticipated event in the Middle Eastern maritime calendar, and invites over 840 leading international, regional and local exhibitors from 50 countries, making it an unparalleled platform for exhibitors to showcase boats and products to the Middle East’s marine investors and enthusiasts.

For more information on this event visit www.boatshowdubai.com