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Mourjan Marinas IGY extends its reach into Spain

Port Tarraco Marina
Dubai, UAE, 14 September 2011:  Mourjan Marinas IGY, the manager of luxury marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations, today announced a strategic partnership with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB′92), a Barcelona-based operator of marinas, to manage the branding, sales and marketing of the high-end Port Tarraco Marina in north eastern Spain.

Mourjan Marinas IGY will deliver the global marketing expertise with a dedicated sales and marketing team to support MB′92, who is the new management company of Port Tarraco Marina.

The Port Tarraco Marina, which is located approximately 95 kilometres south of Barcelona in Tarragona, provides ideal proximity to major cruising destinations in the western Mediterranean. The marina offers 64 deep-water berths ranging from 30 to 160 metres and is exclusively designed for super, mega and giga yachts.

Michael Horrigan, CEO of Mourjan Marinas IGY, said:“We are very proud to be expanding our reach into Spain through our partnership with MB′92 as we jointly bring together our expertise and passion for delivering world-class standards.”

“The Port Tarraco Marina is set to undergo a series of significant improvements under MB′92’s management and we are looking forward to supporting them through our dedicated team of marketing and sales specialists in what is one of the most exciting markets for the marina industry in the world."

“Mourjan Marinas IGY has enjoyed a valued and respectful industry relationship with MB′92 for some time now and this formal participation in Spain is the culmination of strong common goals in the European sector.”

Located on Spain’s Costa Dorada, otherwise known as the “Golden Coast”, the marina offers visitors a chance to explore the rich local Catalonian culture, the area’s many beaches, mountains for hiking or skiing and the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Barcelona and Madrid.

It is also in close proximity to a large capacity airfield, and with its central location and easy access to all major cruising destinations in the western Mediterranean, Port Tarraco Marina presents an attractive destination for boating enthusiasts from across the globe.

The purchase of the marina was made from vendor International Marina Tarragona S.L., a Spanish marina operator, through Qatari Diar Marina Tarragona (QDMT), a joint venture between QATARI DIAR and MB′92 (with 95 per cent representation by QATARI DIAR and 5 per cent by MB′92).

Pepe García–Aubert, Managing Director of MB’92, said:“We are very pleased to be working with Mourjan Marinas IGY and together we look forward to bringing an intimate understanding of the marina industry whilst offering new standards of services. Our aim is to ensure that customers feel right at home during their stay at the marina.”

Mourjan Marinas IGY utilises its design, engineering, management and marketing expertise to benefit waterfronts around the world with the vision to be at the forefront of the maritime industry. The Dubai-based company is currently undertaking the full responsibility for design, construction and operation of all marinas in the Lusail City’s development in Doha, Qatar.

It also has a management role with The Wave, Muscat’s new Almouj Marina to provide every level of support from design through to development support whilst optimizing the marina for operations. At the completion of the project, Mourjan Marinas IGY will then fully manage and operate the facility and will oversee the regional and global marketing of the facility.

Mourjan Marinas IGY announcements key developments
in executive leadership


Dubai, 6 July 2010:  Mourjan Marinas IGY, the luxury developer and manager of marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations, today announced the formalization of Iain Bell’s role as Director of Development and Matthew Whatman’s promotion to Senior Project Manager.


Iain Bell maintains his directorial role in the company by continuing to focus on the development and design of all Mourjan Marinas IGY’s projects. He will also continue to manage the technical services teams that strive to ensure the success of the company as well as managing the complete development process of future marina developments. 


Previously employed as a Project Manager, Matthew Whatman has now been promoted to Senior Project Manager.  Whatman will maintain his management of the development phases with Mourjan Marinas IGY. This includes the master planning services, design and construction. Whatman also manages the communications with consultants, contractors and government regulatory authorities to direct and coordinate their activities in order to maximise efficient operations for Mourjan Marinas IGY.


Michael Horrigan, CEO of Mourjan Marinas IGY, said:


‘‘The executive developments we are making with Iain and Matthew are compatible with the objectives we have for the future of Mourjan Marinas IGY. As the MENA region has shown sufficient growth in the past year, we aim to maintain our footing in the market to develop and manage world-class marinas and yachting lifestyle developments.


“It is with great pleasure that we maintain our successful relationship with Iain and Matthew and we look forward to working closely together with them to ensure our success in the maritime and yachting industry in the Middle East.’’


The news follows the continued growth of Mourjan Marinas IGY as they extend their reach throughout the Middle East and North Africa with projects such as the Marsa Al Seef development in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sochi Grand Marina, Russia.


Mourjan Marinas IGY’s services include planning, design, development, operations and marketing consultancy. This holistic approach distinguishes Mourjan Marinas IGY from other marina consultancy service providers and positions itself as a key contributor to the marina and yachting industries.  The company is able to offer these services across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

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