Al-Futtaim launches marine services company
Dubai, March 15, 2012
Al-Futtaim Group has launched Al-Futtaim Marine, a premium marine services company, at the ongoing Dubai International Boat Show.
The event which is being held at the Dubai International Marine Club will conclude on March 17.
The new company will offer new and used yacht brokerage and sales, maintenance and repair services, insurance, charter, marine consultancy, sales of new engines, and sales of marine components and accessories to the UAE market.
Al-Futtaim Marine will be located facing the 78-berth Festival Marina, the luxury yachting facility in Dubai Festival City.
The present offices will eventually be part of a grand structure featuring a yacht chandlery and a full-service yard equipped with a marine travelift for lifting yachts of all sizes, a statement from Al Futtaim said.
The new company will be administered by Al-Futtaim’s Automotive Group and will further enhance Al-Futtaim Group’s family-owned enterprise that spans more than 65 companies in sectors as diverse as commerce, industry and services.
“Al-Futtaim Marine is a milestone development in the group’s strategy and signifies the beginning of an extremely exciting time for the marina and marine services industry in the region,” Len Hunt, president, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, said. “Our vision is to be the marine company of choice by providing advice and experiences that are valued and remembered, while also adding a new dimension to Dubai’s maritime offering.”
Toby Scruby, general manager of Al-Futtaim Marine said his team is already in place to offer customers personalised attention with mobile maintenance and repair services, new boat sales, brokerage, charters, finance and insurance, and later this year a chandlery and maintenance facility.
Al-Futtaim Marine is an authorised dealer for Honda Marine and Yanmar Marine engines. – TradeArabia News Service