BWA Yachting Partners with Sindalah
The Red Sea’s first superyacht destination to open in 2024…
BWA Yachting has announced that it will establish an office at luxury island development Sindalah as the ‘key partner superyacht agency in NEOM’. The office will provide services for luxury vessels, as Sindalah becomes the Red Sea’s first ultra-prime superyacht destination.
Situated in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia’s north-western coast, the island will be the first iteration of NEOM to be unveiled. Including Sindalah, NEOM will include 39 islands offering more than 5,000 yachting berths. BWA Yachting will assist operations at Sindalah’s international superyacht marina. The office will be staffed by BWA Yachting team to support captains, managers and crews – from customs and clearance procedures to provisioning, logistics, shipping, concierge and financial services.
Opening in early 2024, the marina at Sindalah will provide 86 berths for yachts up to 75m and additional serviced offshore buoys for superyachts up to 180m. It will also offer golf courses, restaurants managed by Michelin star chefs, and designer fashion and luxury retail, along with a beach club and marine activities centre. Hotels include a Four Seasons Resort and Saudi Arabia’s first Marriott International Autograph Collection.
Antoni Vives, chief urban development and islands officer at NEOM, said: “Sindalah will redefine the luxury island experience and become the most sought-after yachting destination in the world, offering six months of winter sun and less than a day’s sail from the ports of the Mediterranean. Working with BWA Yachting will allow us to tap into their expertise and provide the unparalleled yachting ecosystem and elevated experience for which Sindalah will become synonymous. This partnership represents an important step as we invite the world to set sail for Sindalah.”
BWA Yachting has experience of working with superyacht owners and captains around the world, with a network extending through the Mediterranean and Northern Europe to the Caribbean and the Americas. It is also an official partner of the America’s Cup and other top superyacht events, and will support NEOM in the planning and organising of exclusive events as part of a curated social calendar for the superyacht community.
Paschalis Patsiokas, CEO at BWA Yachting, said: “We are honoured and excited to be invited by NEOM to establish our presence within this ground-breaking project. At BWA Yachting we are committed to providing world-class services to superyachts visiting Sindalah and eagerly look forward to creating captivating Neom itineraries, delivering extraordinary experiences for our clients in this spectacular new destination.”
Surrounded by a diverse marine environment, Sindalah is being developed sustainably. The island’s design is led by Italy’s Luca Dini Design & Architecture, inspired by the coral reefs and waterscapes of the Red Sea. It is currently in a rapid construction phase and is due to open in early 2024.
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