Marking its Middle East entry, IGY Marinas is developing and eventually operating the Sindalah marina at NEOM in Saudi Arabia.
Opening in early 2024, the marina will be the closest superyacht marina to the Med. It will have 86 berths for yachts to 164 feet (50 meters). Additionally, offshore buoys are coming for even larger yachts, to 591 feet (180 meters).
NEOM, in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, is a ground-up residential, commercial, and leisure destination. Upholding sustainable development, it will include sports and entertainment venues, ports and enterprise zones, and more. NEOM has a diverse climate, too, ranging from warm beaches to snow-capped mountains, plus islands. Sindalah is one of 41 islands coming, along with being the first set to be ready. Equally important, though, 95 percent of NEOM’s surrounding natural landscape will remain that way.
IGY Marinas and NEOM’s developers believe the Sindalah marina will be a strong draw. Middle Easterners own some of the most significant-size superyachts in the world, for example. The Red Sea itself holds significance as well, with thousands of marine species. In fact, upwards of 150 of these species are exclusive to its waters, including certain corals. Visitors to the marina additionally can visit premium hotels like the Four Seasons and the Ultra Luxury Collection by Marriott. Furthermore, a Robert Trent Jones golf course will be on the island.
“Sindalah will be one of the most alluring and vibrant yachting destinations in the world, thanks to its strategic location, outstanding amenities, and stunning natural landscapes,” asserts Antoni Vives, head of urban development for NEOM. He adds that NEOM will be just one day’s cruise from the Med, too. “This partnership with IGY is one of many steps we are taking to achieve our vision of reshaping the global yachting calendar,” he says.
Tom Mukamal, IGY Marinas’ CEO, agrees. “Sindalah perfectly integrates with IGY’s global vision to connect the world’s most incredible yachting destinations,” he says.
Once it opens, the Sindalah marina will afford yacht owners the ability to join IGY Trident. The membership program provides exclusive benefits. These include special bunkering pricing, concierge services, and guaranteed dockage across IGY Marinas’ 23 other properties.
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