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AGYAwsLusail Marina wins 'Most Interesting Marine Development' 

Mourjan Marinas, the region’s leading luxury marina management company, celebrates its latest award win for Lusail Marina, which scooped the Boat Owner Middle East’s ‘Most Interesting Marine Development’ award at a ceremony recently held in Dubai.

Lusail Marina, located within the prestigious Lusail City development in Doha, welcomed its first yacht in 2011. The stunning waterfront destination has quickly grown into a world-class facility and one of the region’s premier boating and lifestyle destinations.



Wayne_ShepherdBig, bold, beautiful: there’s more to buying a boat than the ‘three B’s’

When purchasing a yacht many first-time buyers give in to the allure of the ‘three B’s’: as big as budget allows, a bold engine and beautiful bodywork. But more often than not, first-time buyers overlook the finer detail essential to making sure a purchase is a sound investment.

What first seems like a good deal can actually end up costing more in the long-run. Wayne Shepherd, General Manager of Mourjan Marinas – the region’s leading marina management company – shares his top tips to making a successful purchase


Port Tarraco Almouj Marina adds omanoil fuelling station giving yacht owners enhanced convenience

Oman’s premier yachting destination, Almouj Marina - located in the prestigious The Wave, Muscat development - will open a fuelling station this summer in partnership with Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil)

Visitors to the marina will soon be able to enjoy greater comfort and peace of mind with the added benefits of the station, which is set to be completed in August this year.  The fuelling station will serve Almouj Marina’s customers with greater convenience, providing both diesel and benzene fuels.


Port TarracoPort Tarraco ramps up to be the first mediterranean marina with 6.6 KV onshore power

Port Tarraco, one of the Mediterranean’s only marinas with nine meter draft, making it ideal for deep water berthing of superyachts and megayachts, is upgrading its onshore power system to 6.6 kV. This latest standard in onshore power provides 6,600 volts, which is the system used by new giga yachts.

This is backed up with Port Tarraco’s existing 1250 amps at 400 volts onshore power, making Port Tarraco now one of the only Mediterranean ports able to offer commercial and merchant marine standard power systems, which are becoming more commonly used on super and mega yachts.


Margarete_wsBreak-through UNESCO scientific experiment unveiled at Lusail Marina

UNESCO Doha, in partnership with Mourjan Marinas IGY and Lusail Real Estate Development Company, today announced a new project supporting the growth of floating mangroves at Lusail Marina.  The experiment is the first-of-kind to investigate the use of floating mangroves for ‘carbon sequestration’ – the capturing of carbon emissions.  

The results of this pioneering experiment will help shape understanding on mitigating climate change as scientists will see if the floating mangroves have the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

Margarete_wsMourjan Marinas IGY makes key appointment at Port Tarraco

MOURJAN MARINAS IGY has appointed Margarete Kalinowski as Head of Sales and Marketing at Port Tarraco, one of Europe’s most prominent superyacht marinas. Over the past year, Port Tarraco has benefitted from a fresh injection of luxury marina management, from the combined efforts of Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92), who manage the marina and has a five percent ownership stake, and Mourjan Marinas IGY, who has been commissioned to manage the sales and marketing of the marina internationally.

Margarete joins Mourjan Marinas IGY bringing with her a wealth of relevant experience including 13 years in international business and strategy, sales and marketing, as well as professional qualifications including three Masters degrees from international business schools.


Mohamed_EN_wsMourjan Marinas IGY appoints new Marina Operations Manager in Qatar

MOURJAN MARINAS IGY today announced the appointment of Mohamed El Newishy to manage their regional operations across Qatar. The luxury marina operator manages Lusail City’s flagship marina, Lusail Marina, and the stunning Four Seasons Hotel Doha marina.

Mohamed will make the move to Qatar following a successful three years at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, where he worked as Marina Administration Manager. His primary responsibilities in his new role will include overseeing berthing agreements, planning and implementing the Marina Maintenance Programme across both facilities, managing operations and marina administration staff and ensuring all policies and regulations are met with Mourjan Marinas IGY’s standards.



Almouj Marina at The Wave, Muscat welcomes first boats  

The Wave, Muscat, has announced that its award-winning Almouj Marina is now welcoming boats and is offering complimentary berthing special ahead of its Autumn grand opening.

With the first 120 berths now complete, Almouj Marina is being developed with state-of-the-art facilities by The Wave, Muscat.  Extra wide walkways will lead boaters to on-water lounge areas, while a golf cart service to and from berths will be available. The marina will also become home to Oman’s leading sailing school, Oman Sail, and their roster of exciting events.



Lusail Marina in Doha, Qatar celebrates 1st anniversary

Doha’s Lusail Marina celebrates turning one in June by inviting guests to enjoy one-month complimentary berthing at the stunning Mourjan Marinas IGY-managed facility, located in Lusail City.

The anniversary marks the end of a successful first year for Lusail Marina, which welcomed its first yacht in June 2011. Last March Mourjan Marinas IGY was awarded the ‘Excellence and Innovation’ award for Lusail Marina at the World of Yachts and Boats Recognition Awards. Renowned for its outstanding level of service and privacy, Lusail Marina invites visitors to experience the award-winning marina and join in the celebrations by taking advantage of one month complimentary berthing, valid through June 2012.


Wayne_Shepherd_wsWayne Shepherd promoted to General Manager Marina Operations of MOURJAN MARINAS IGY 

MOURJAN MARINAS IGY’s Wayne Shepherd, a well respected veteran of the marine industry, has been promoted to General Manager, Marina Operations. Mr Shepherd has been Mourjan Marinas IGY’s Regional Operations Manager for the past four years and will now take full responsibility of all marinas within the Dubai-based company’s portfolio.

With close to 35 years experience in Australia and the Middle East, 19 of which have been spent in marina management, Mr Shepherd brings a passion for the industry that has seen him work on all aspects of marinas, from implementing international standards facility and asset management, to working with sales on increasing occupancy, revenues, and ensuring effective control of financial results to meet operational objectives.



AwardwsMourjan Marinas IGY continues award-winning ways

Mourjan Marinas IGY, the Dubai-based marina developer and manager, has added another trophy to its cabinet after winning the ‘Excellence and Innovation’ award for Lusail Marina at the World of Yachts and Boats Recognition Awards.

Mourjan Marinas IGY undertakes full responsibility for design, construction and operation of all marinas in the Lusail City development, a meticulously planned urban development that will soon provide the ultimate living experience for around 200,000 people in Doha, Qatar


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