Yas Marina berth occupancy doubles
Abu Dhabi, March 6, 2012
Berth occupancy at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, has doubled in the last six months.
Yas Marina general manager Cedric Le Rest said: “We are extremely pleased to see the increased occupancy levels at Yas Marina and believe this is due to our extremely competitive annual berth rates – which now include an F1 berth.
"Our VIP Privilege Card also offers berth holders a variety of discounts and value added services to Yas Island facilities. We expect to see the numbers continue to increase over the coming months, particularly following our participation at the Dubai International Boat Show which starts next week,” he said.
The Dubai International Boat Show represents a significant event in the region’s marine calendar and Yas Marina will be participating in the 20th anniversary event being held from March 13 - 17.
Located at stand CH-11, staff will be available to discuss both the 2012 annual berth rates (starting from Dh16,455 inclusive of a berth at 2012 Formula 1 week) and the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix berthing tariffs which start from Dh10,395.
The competitive tariffs, coupled with the success of Yas Island Show Weekends, featuring international superstars such as Madonna, Janet Jackson and Elton John have helped to reinforce Yas Marina’s position as an attractive home port for yachts of all sizes, said the company.
One superyacht to have recently taken an annual berth at Yas Marina is the 95m Indian Empress. Captain Jari justified his decision to berth at Yas Marina due to the “competitive pricing and value for money”.
Yas Marina features a variety of dining and entertainment options ranging from fine dining at Cipriani or Yotto, to more casual settings like Stars 'N' Bars and the vibrant Allure Night Club by Cipriani.
Located at the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island and located 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from central Abu Dhabi and 45 minutes from Dubai, Yas Marina has 143 berths for yachts up to 150m in size. Visitors to the marina can enjoy easy access to pristine coastlines, 200 uninhabited islands and the nearby cosmopolitan cities. -TradeArabia News Service