MB92 to open superyacht repair centre in Saudi Arabia


Superyacht refit, repair and maintenance company MB92 Group is partnering with Saudi Arabia to establish a 10,000 square-metre yacht repair facility at Sindalah, a luxury island resort opening in Neom in 2024.

Sindalah is a purpose-built tourism destination at Neom, a $500bn megacity planned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently being built in its northwestern Tabuk Province.

The partnership between Neom and MB92 will be the first of several yacht repair centres in Neom. The project is in response to the anticipated growth of visiting and resident yachts in the region in the coming years as Saudi Arabia continues to emphasise its position as a high-end tourism destination.

In June, MIN reported that superyacht concierge and maritime agency services specialist BWA Yachting is establishing an office at Sindalah and revealed that IGY Marinas is also partnering with Neom to develop and operate the marina at Sindalah.

The new facility at Sindalah will provide yacht owners travelling to the Red Sea with access to MB92 Group’s experience in addressing the intricate repair demands of yachts and superyachts. The group says its new repair centre will ‘prioritise sustainable development within its design, processes and equipment.’

Neom Islands executive director Aayush Killa says: “Teaming up with MB92 Group reflects our commitment to becoming a distinctive yachting destination. This venture embodies our dedication to delivering world-class infrastructure and services to support yachts visiting the Red Sea.”

MB92 Group chairman, Pepe García-Aubert, adds: “We are extremely excited to be a part of the remarkable Neom project and embrace the opportunity that this partnership represents.

“We envision this as merely the beginning of a lasting and meaningful collaboration, allowing us to provide the local yachting community with a world-class refit and repair service in this incredibly beautiful region with so much to offer.”

The repair centre will start operations with a range of services, including onboard electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic system repairs. The centre will welcome yachts of all sizes for in-water works and will extend its expertise to vessels of up to 40 metres in length for drydock operations.

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