Mourjan Marinas IGY extends its reach into Spain with key partnership
Dubai-based marina operator links up with Marina Barcelona 92 (MB′92) to manage the global sales and marketing of Spain’s Port Tarraco Marina
Dubai, UAE: 14 August 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
Mourjan Marinas IGY is an international marina developer, operator and investor based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Operating under a new name after an alliance between Island Global Yachting (IGY) and G-Marin; Mourjan Marinas IGY continues to drive the growth of marina development throughout the Middle East. The company offers the full range of technical, development, operations, marketing and administrative expertise required to design, construct and manage world-class marina facilities internationally.
From the islands of the Caribbean to the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and other beautiful yachting destinations around the world, IGY is redefining the very idea of luxury marina experiences. Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, controlling and/or servicing luxury-yacht marinas and the surrounding upland real estate properties. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY; St. Thomas, USV. In Dubai, IGY is represented through an alliance with Mourjan Marinas IGY which provides marina development and management services throughout the Middle East.
Marina Barcelona 92 is a company fully dedicated to the yacht industry and provides service-refit, repair and maintenance works to more than 70 superyachts per year with overall lengths from 35 up to 180 metres.
The shipyard covers a surface area of 76,000m2 with the following facilities: a 2,000 ton Syncrolift®, a 210 metres Dry dock, a 125 metres paint shed, a 150 ton Travelift, docking repair quays with the capacity to berth 8 yachts up to 110 metres in length, a berthing repair area for six yachts up to 200 metres in length, and a 4,000 ton Syncrolift® which will be operable in 2013.