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27 February 2024

Marina offers yacht owners berth facility

Anchor Marina is set to open in the first quarter of 2009. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

Island Global Yachting (IGY), the marina developer and management company, said limited number of berths are available at Anchor Marina on Palm Jumeirah to the public.

The luxury Anchor Marina is set to open in the first quarter of 2009 and will be the first operational marina on Palm Jumeirah, providing state-of-the-art facilities to yacht owners.

Public can secure a marina berth following a phased release of berths, firstly to brokers and charter operators.

Earlier it released berth in November 2008 to Palm Jumeirah residents through an online auction.

The available berthing agreements are for a five-year period and limited to one berth per person. The available berths will be located on both the East and West side of Anchor Marina for yachts between 10–30m in length, inclusively.

Michael Horrigan, CEO for Middle East and Europe, IGY, said: "It is a pleasure to be opening up Anchor Marina berths to the public. It is a wonderful opportunity for yacht owners to secure berths within this landmark marina and provide them with the chance of a berth in this sought-after region.

"With the current short supply of berths in the UAE, many owners have had to leave their yachts in other locations such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. With our marina developments in the Middle East we hope to supply enough berths to meet the increasing demand.

"This announcement also marks the final stages of Anchor Marina's development before its opening at the beginning of 2009. This is a highly prestigious project for us and one that we believe will enhance Dubai's reputation as a world-class yachting destination.

"We have worked hard to create a marina which matches all the needs of the yachting community and complements the iconic Palm Jumeirah."

Anchor Marina, delivered in partnership with Nakheel, represents one of IGY's prestigious projects.

The marina's 590 berths will provide yachts, between 10-30m in length, modern infrastructural elements such as spacious concrete pontoons in conjunction with some of the most modern technology available to boat owners.