Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dubai Marina Yacht Club wins ‘Best New Asian Marina/Yacht Club’ at Asia Boating Awards 2009


Dubai, UAE; May 12, 2009: Dubai Marina Yacht Club, the recently opened yacht club and marina owned and managed by Emaar Hospitality Group, was voted ‘Best New Asian Marina/Yacht Club’ at the Asia Boating Awards held recently in Shanghai.

The Asia Boating Awards have been running for five consecutive years and recognize the efforts being made to develop the leisure marine industry in Asia. A panel of over 18 judges was formed with key industry leaders to adjudicate the awards which honour yacht builders, marinas, charter companies, personality and design representatives who have made a difference in the maritime industry.

Mr Steve Stiglbauer, General Manager, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, said, “Since our opening in November we have had a very positive response from our members and visitors. The yacht club has welcomed many guests to its marina and news of our presence is spreading among the yachting community. It is an honour and privilege to have received this award which has helped increase awareness about the world class yachting facilities that we have here in Dubai.”

Set on a 3.5 km canal by the Arabian Sea, Dubai Marina Yacht Club will eventually cater to over 500 yachts between 10 and 35 meters in length. The Club’s highlight is the elegantly designed Clubhouse overlooking its own 116-berth private marina, of which the ground floor opens out through a waterfront café/bistro onto a public boulevard encircling the canal.

The Dubai Marina Yacht Club is quickly becoming the new centre of lifestyle yachting in Dubai, and features a marine retail shopping arcade, international yacht sales and brokers’ offices, a ship chandlery & nautical gifts store, a yachting fashion boutique and charter yachts.

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