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WORLD NEWS The operators of Ayla Marina in Aqaba aim to make it a world class destination. Taking Ayla to a global market JORDAN: ART Marine Marinas has been appointed as supervisor for the management of Ayla Marina in Aqaba. The agreement was signed with Ayla Oasis Development Company (AODC). The Ayla project is a 430 hectare tourism development strategically located on the pristine Red Sea shores close to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It comprises recreational and residential communities around a series of manmade lagoons. Overlooked by the marina village, hotels and various residential and commercial developments, the Marina Lagoon acts as the site’s gateway to the sea. The lagoon will have 294 berths in its final phase and will accommodate vessels up to 40m in a mix of permanent berths for residents and temporary berths for visitors. AODC believes ART Marine can further enhance and develop the marina and put Ayla’s project marina on the region’s marine recreational map. One of the targets is to make this project a world-class destination for boat owners and tourists from all over the world. Bruno Meier, COO of ART Marine and head of its marina division, said: “The Ayla project is a fabulous holiday resort and without any doubt it will become one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the region. We are thrilled to have been selected for the management of this beautiful and unique marina. Besides implementing our high standards of operation, we will also create a lifestyle that will reflect the values of the Jordanian culture and hospitality.” Freepoint boosted by new management USA: Dallas-based Marinas International has been awarded a new management contract for Freeport Marina (formerly Freeport Municipal Marina) on the Texas Gulf coast. “Freeport is a vibrant community and we are excited to be a part of it,” commented Marinas International senior vice president, Jeff Rose. “We will work closely with the management team offering creative solutions that will lead to action and results. Our aim is to become a long-term fixture in the Freeport community by providing a worldclass fishing destination.” The facility comprises protected floating piers, drystack storage and varied landside boater facilities. CHINA: Sanya Serenity Marina, built by Livart Marine of China in 2012, was awarded the Best Yacht Dock in China for 2014 in the Asia Boating Awards. The marina was selected as a stop-over for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race. Since completing Sanya Serenity, Livart has worked on a range of projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Australia, Korea and more. - March/April 2015 11

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