Dubai Harbour welcomes first yachts
Dubai Harbour Marina has taken delivery of its first two yachts.
The two boats – the tri-deck Majesty 120 superyacht and the next-generation Oryx 379 – were manufactured by Gulf Craft, and became the first boats ever to enter the Marina.
Dubai Harbour Marina is located between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah. It will offer 1,100 berths which will open over two phases for yachts up to 160 metres in length.
Operated by luxury marina group D-Marin Dubai, the Marina will be a yachting hub with restaurants, a crew club, independent fuel pumps, crew facility, a helipad and more.
Selcuk Balci, managing director at D-Marin Dubai and Dubai Harbour’s marina operator, said: “We are excited to welcome the first yachts into Dubai Harbour Marina. The marina will strengthen Dubai’s status as a modern maritime hub for yacht owners and captains to maritime businesses in need of a strategic logistics location. With the marina’s extensive facilities and world-class services, we are looking forward to operating the largest leisure maritime destination in the Middle East.”
“We are proud to be part of Dubai’s much anticipated landmark, the Dubai Harbour. Our remarkable experience of berthing our recently launched superyacht Majesty 120 and Oryx 379 sport cruiser in the marina reinforced our confidence that this will be an exceptional addition to the Emirates’ waterfront,” noted Abeer Alshaali, CEO at Gulf Craft.
“Dubai Harbour will lead the way for greater economic growth both in Tourism and Yachting as Dubai adds boat enthusiasts to the ever-growing list of visitors and highlights the level of luxury that yachts made in the UAE will achieve”.
Dubai Harbour’s integrated infrastructure is built over an area of 20 million square feet and will include retail, restaurants, cafés, luxury residences and hotels.