Maritimo appoints exclusive Middle East dealer

Maritimo enters the Gulf States with Dubai Power Boats

Australian boatbuilder Maritimo has appointed Dubai Power Boats as its exclusive dealer in the Middle East, representing its motor yachts in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regions, including United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Maritimo is building a reputation in offshore powerboat racing in the region, having competed in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to be crowned 2019 UIM XCAT World Champions.

Dubai Power Boats, which is based in Dubai at the Al Habtoor Tower overlooking the Dubai Marina, has been active in the region for more than a decade.

“The market is motivated by quality, aesthetics and performance, a vessel’s speed and the on-water experience, which Maritimo is renowned for,” says Dubai Power Boats‘ Rob Westerhof.

“The region is undergoing massive development in marina construction. The coastline is dotted with large, sophisticated marinas. The next phase of The Palm Islands, Palm Jebel Ali, will feature villas with private pontoons, so the infrastructure is well and truly in place for boating. The waters in the Persian Gulf are teeming with fish and popular with divers and anglers.

Maritimo M600
Maritimo M600

“There is already great interest in Maritimos, from 60-feet to the new M75 and S75 flagships. In just two weeks of promoting Maritimo on our website, we registered more than 10,000 impressions – which is a phenomenal response and shows the reputation Maritimo enjoys in the Middle East, as well as the enthusiasm of the market here.”

After-sales support and service are offered through Dubai Power Boats’ partnership with KJM Marine Group.

Dubai Power Boats will attend key yacht shows in the region representing Maritimo, including the 2024 Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, from 21-24 November, and events in Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.

In May, the team from Dubai Power Boats will travel with a group of clients and industry contacts to attend the 2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which runs from 23-26 May, meet the Maritimo team, tour the factory and experience the current Maritimo models at the show.

“Dubai Power Boats has impeccable connections across the upper echelons of the region, and these relationships are built on trust and a very high standard of professionalism, which are aligned with Maritimo’s ethos,” says Derrick Nowak, Maritimo‘s global business development manager.

“The rise of the day charters, offshore fishing grounds and investment across the region in new luxury resorts in locations like Saudi Arabia, position our Maritimo luxury motor yachts as the perfect choice to enjoy this lifestyle.

“The Gulf countries are implementing strategies to diversify their economies, as they move away from hydrocarbon industries, and move towards tourism and hospitality which is very exciting for luxury motor yachts.”

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