Carton Regatta 4th Edition Carton Regatta

On 4th of November nd 2016, , Al Bandar Marina held its 4th edition of Carton Regatta, wherein students from Aldar Academies together with their families joined in the festivities which includes the actual race, watching the race, out door activities for the kids and exciting prizes where given during the event. Its' truly is a quality time spent with the family, students and teachers.



F1 Week Berthing Assistance and Relocation.

ABM was one of the very active marina in supporting the UAE’s National F1 Week event by accommodating overflowing boats from Yas marina to give way for superyachts participating the yearly national event. It gives opportunity to create a friendly business relationship within the industry as well bring additional revenue to our marina and potential new contracts.



Emergency Drills, Inspections and Maintenance

Last quarter of 2016 highlights the busy operations in the marina aside from carton regatta and F1 week event, we also been packed with different activities to meet our operational targets such as emergency drills, inspections and maintenance in the marina facilities. These activities are routinely done and practice by our staff to ensure efficient and smooth operations in the marina. As always beside giving an excellent customer service, Al Bandar Marina is dedicated to the vision of having a clean, safe and environment friendly marina.



Wobbly Boat Race 2016

On 22nd of January nd 2016, ART Marine Marinas hosted the fourth edition of Wobbly Boat Race at Al Bandar Marina, Abu Dhabi. The rule was simple, each team had to build a boat out of 3 sheets of plywood, 5 long wooden batons, ropes, duct tape, silicon glue, nails and screws within 3 hours. Once the team members finished the construction of their boats, they moved the vessels to the water and raced. The boats had to carry at least one person and be propelled by human or natural power. The best decorated boat received a Dhow cruise courtesy of Hydro Marine Sports and the boat who reached to the finish line first, won the ³Speedy Boat" prize courtesy of Yas WaterWorld



Carton Regatta

On 16th of October nd 2015, , Al Bandar Marina held its 3rd edition of Carton Regatta, wherein students from Aldar Academies together with their families joined in the festivities which includes the actual race, watching the race, out door activities, juggler shows for the kids and exciting prizes where given during the event. Its' truly is a quality time spent with the family, students and teachers.



Dragon Boat Clinic

On 3rd Octobernd 2015, , Al Bandar Marina in partnership with Al Bandar Dragon Boat conducted a training workshop for the enthusiast



ART MARINE MARINAS and Al Bandar Marina host the third edition of Wobbly Boat Race

ART Marine Marinas recently hosted the third edition of Wobbly Boat Race at Al Bandar Marina, Abu Dhabi. A total of 15 teams consisting 4 to 6 participants, registered to this event. Each team received 3 sheets of plywood, 5 long wooden batons, ropes, duct tape, silicon glue, nails and screws, and built a boat within 3 hours. Once the team members finished the construction of their boats, they moved their vessels to Al Bandar Marina Amphitheater where the judges viewed the boats and scored their overall appearance. Finally, the boats were transferred to the water and got ready for the race through Al Bandar Marina. The boats had to carry at least one person and be propelled by human or natural power.

Building a boat was not as easy as it seemed and some of the boats sank or flipped over once the sailors launched the boats in the water; persistent team members paddled and pushed their boats all the way through the finish line. The Power Flower team was nominated for the Best Decorated Boat contest and received a Dhow cruise courtesy of Hydro Marine Sports. In the Speedy Boat category, ART MARINE Service team was announced the winner when their boat reached the finish line. They were awarded with buffet dinner at Rotana Hotel-Yas Island. Bruno Meier, General Manager of ART Marine Marinas, said “We are thrilled to see the Wobbly Boat Race can attract so many participants and the companies take the opportunity to practice their team-building skills by attending the race. I would also like to thank our sponsors who helped us tremendously to host this event. We aim to organize more community events at Al Bandar Marina, and we are looking forward to welcoming more participants to the next edition of the race".



Another ART Marine Marina Scoops TYHA’s Top Award

The Yacht Harbour Association is delighted to announce that Al Bandar Marina, situated at Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi has been awarded 5 Gold Anchors. Part of Aldar Properties, the Al Bandar project is a successful combination of housing and commercial activities; the marina just adds to this delightful mix of luxury living and leisure.

Set in the calm waters that engulf Abu Dhabi’s many islands which are perfect for watersports, Al Bandar faces Yas Island with its famous Formula1 circuit, Ferrari World theme park and family-minded water park ‘Yas Water World’. An attraction of a different kind can be discovered in the mangrove reserve nearby, which is extremely attractive for nature lovers and boaters looking for a peaceful time on the water.

Al Bandar Marina managed by ART Marine Marinas is truly a top boating destination with 177 fully serviced berths and excellent onsite facilities. The staff are extremely professional and all employees show a passion for the marine business.

“The Gold Anchor award scheme is truly aligned with our philosophy at ART Marine Marinas. We have always been supporting TYHA and the Golden Anchors initiatives as we want to make our marinas the ultimate boating destinations offering the best facilities and best services to all families and boat owners.” comments Bruno Meier, the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Marinas at ART Marine Marinas.

Al Bandar Marina is managed by Evertt Ucat who is assisted by two administrators. Evertt says of his award “Al Bandar Marina is committed to providing the highest quality facilities, customer satisfaction, and safe working environment as well the productive use of its resources. We takes pride in upholding a clean, friendly and family oriented marina environment and for achieving the 5 Gold Anchors award. Moreover, this award would not be made possible without the full effort of my team and the unceasing support of the higher management”.

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) provides support for marinas and related business throughout the UK and internationally.

The Gold Anchor Award Scheme, which has been operating for 26 years is based on the TYHA Code of Practice for the design construction and operation of marinas. Ratings range from one to five gold anchors. Any award issued is a sure sign of a credible, quality marina with the number of anchors demonstrating the facilities and standard of service available to berth holders and full compliance with statutory regulations. The Gold Anchor scheme was awarded Green Initiative of the year 2011 by Practical Boat Owner magazine.

For further information visit www.which-marina.com



Wobbly Boat Race

ART MARINE Marinas recently hosted “Wobbly Boat Race” for the second year at Al Bandar Marina, Abu Dhabi. A total of 12 teams, each team counting between 4 to 6 participants, registered to this event. The rules were simple and straightforward: each team received 3 sheets of plywood, 5 long wooden batons, ropes, duct tape, silicon glue, nails and screws, and they had to build a boat within 3 hours. No assistance from outside was allowed of course but many viewers encouraged the teams throughout the event. Once the construction part was over, all boats were transferred to the water, ready for the race through Al Bandar Marina. They had to carry at least one person and be propelled by human or natural power. Building a boat was apparently not as easy as it looked and some of the boats sank or flipped over once the sailors launched the boats in the water; persistent team members paddled and pushed their boats all along the way through the marina and across the finish line.

There were 2 winners for the “Best Decorated Boat” contest and they received a Dhow cruise with their family member courtesy of Hydro Marine Sports. In the “Speedy Boat” category two teams were announced winners when they reached the finish line and they were awarded with complimentary tickets for Yas Water World. Bruno Meier, General Manager of ART Marine Marinas, said “We are delighted to see that our initiative appealed to so many individuals and companies. It was a fun day, a great community event for Al Bandar, and a chance for companies to practice their team-building skills. We aim at organizing more events at Al Bandar Marina, and we look forward to welcoming even more participants to the 3rd edition of the “Wobbly Boat Race”.



Seatronics Tech Day

On 11th & 12th Dec, Seatronics specialized in marine electronic equipment rental for a range of applications: geophysical survey; navigation and positioning; oceanographic systems; video inspection; ROV survey; ROV tooling, diving & nondestructive testing and computer systems had demonstration of their high-tech products and introduced the latest Marine technologies.



Dragon Boat Clinic

On December 6th Al Bandar Marina held its first Dragon Boat Clinic. All participants paddled up for a free kayaking and paddling workshop. It was a fun day event which gave opportunity to the water lovers to experience riding dragon boats. This social event promoted outdoor activities, team building and family alternative recreation.



1st “Carton Regatta” at Al Bandar Marina

ART MARINE Marinas, the leading marina management company in the Middle East, recently organized at Al Bandar Marina (Abu Dhabi) the first “Carton Regatta”.

Aldar Academies’ students were invited to participate at this event. Total of 11 teams, each team counting between 5 to 7 participants, registered to this event. The rules were simple and straightforward: each team had to make a boat out of milk, juice, water cartons or bottles.

The students had been working on the construction of their vessels for 4-5 weeks prior to the event and they brought their vessels to Al Bandar Marina on 25th of October in order to race in the water. Most of the pupils were accompanied by their parents and siblings, and every one enjoyed a family fun day out. There were various onsite entertainments such as juggler shows, face paintings, balloon twisting for children of different ages in order to make the day memorable for everyone.

Each boat propelled by handmade paddles carried one pupil. Building the boats and paddles were apparently not as easy as it looked. One sailor broke its paddle and some had difficulty to move their boat forward; however, persistent pupils managed to push their boats all the way through the marina and across the finishing line.

The winner of the “Best Built Boat” was “Al Bateen Secondary School” and they received entry tickets to Yas Water World. The boat of the “Pearl School” was the first one who reached the finish line in the primary students’ category, and “Al Yasmina School” won the same in the secondary category. The winners were awarded with vouchers for donut rides, courtesy of Capt.Tony’s. Bruno Meier, Director of Marina Management at ART MARINE Marinas, said “We are delighted to see that our initiative appealed to the schools, the pupils and their parents. It was a fun day, a great community event for Al Bandar, and a chance for students to practice their team-building skills. We thank Aldar Academies and our generous sponsors “Axa Insurance”, “Capt.Tony’s”, “Crown Plaza, Abu Dhabi- Yas Island”, “Health Plus” & “Yas Water World” for their support: without them such great events could not take place.”

Ashley Dymoke, Director of Marketing & Communications for Aldar Academies said “At Aldar Academies, we have always placed great emphasis on extra-curricular activities and encouraging our students to embrace the opportunities they afford. The Carton Regatta has been a wonderful afternoon. Many of our students have shown incredible creativity and there have been amazing feats of engineering. It’s been great fun.”



Al Bandar Reward System

Al Bandar Marina is pleased to introduce its new exciting reward system.

  • 1 Year Renewal Reward: You are eligible to receive one month free berthing when you renew your contract for 2013.
  • 2 Year Renewal Reward: You are eligible to receive two months free berthing if you renew your contract for two years.
  • Referral Reward: If you refer a new boat owner to us, you will receive an additional month free berthing upon signing the new contract with the referred boat owner.
Terms and conditions apply. Call us at +971 2 810 7655 for more information.


Wobbly Boat Race

On February 22nd, 2013, Al Bandar Marina held its first Wobbly Boat Race. A total of 14 teams registered to this event, each team counting between 4 to 6 participants. Each team received 3 sheets of plywood, 5 long wooden batons, ropes, duct tape, silicon glue, nails and screws, and they had to build a boat within 3 hours. After the construction of the boats, everyone raced through Al Bandar Marina. They had to carry at least one person and be propelled by human or natural power. Building a boat was apparently not as easy as it looked and some of the boats sank or flipped over once launched in the water; persistent team members jumped into the sea to push their boats all along the way through the marina and across the finish line. The winner of the “best built boat” contest was awarded to the “Vulstar” team and they received a voucher for a 2 hours leisure cruise, courtesy of Captain Tony’s charter. The boat of the “Ikea” team was the first one to reach the finish line and they were awarded with complimentary tickets for Yas Water World.



Family Fun Day

On November 16, 2012, a family fun event took place at Al- Bandar Marina. Over 100 Al Bandar residents and berth holders gathered to share a day filled with fun, laughter and fun activities. The event aimed to raise awareness on environmental issues by focusing on how to preserve marinas and canals. We also welcomed non-residents of Al Bandar Marina by giving them a chance to explore our waterways and learn more about our marina. Special thanks go to Pelican Marin Sailing Academy, Ornina Restaurant, AXA Insurance, and Blue Flag- Emirates Wild Life Society for their support.


24 Hours Marina Services at Al Bandar

As the gorgeous weather has finally made its way to UAE, we want all of our boat owners to have an unforgettable sailing experience with us. We are pleased to announce that we have added new members to our operation team in order to enhance the marina operations and services. Now you can enjoy 24 hours security and integrated marina operations in Al Bandar Marina. We want to assure you that each of us is working steadily to improve our operations and services. Meanwhile if you have any feedback or comments which would help us to offer you better services, please let us know.

ART MARINE MARINAS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ALDAR PROPERTIES TO MANAGE AL BANDAR MARINA

ART Marine LLC, an Abraaj Capital portfolio company and the Middle East's largest Marine Hospitality company announced today their agreement with Abu Dhabi leading developer Aldar Properties to manage and operate the recently finished Al Bandar marina, located at the Al Bandar residential community in Abu Dhabi.
Constantinos Constantinou, ART Marine’s President and CEO said: “Al Bandar Marina is situated in the heart of a large residential cluster, offering immediate access to Abu Dhabi’s beautiful and clean waterways, which are under environmental and wildlife protection. Accessible to Al Bandar residents and the general public alike, thisBlue Flag awarded marina is a superb addition to our portfolio of marina destinations, now numbering 7 throughout the region.” said Constantinos Constantinou, ART Marine’s President and CEO.

Mohammed Al Mubarak, Deputy Chief Executive Officer said: “Al Bandar is heart of the thrivingAl Bandar residential community of boating enthusiasts. Having the marina in capable and safe hands was priority for Aldar Propetries, hence our decision to award the management of our marina to to ART Marine, an operator of high calibre. We are excited to see growing success for the marina, and see it evolve as one of the best community marinas of the world”.
ART Marine’sdeep expertise and methodical approach to marina operation, along with its focus on delivering brand value and return on investment to marina developers, have resulted in the company becoming the largest marina operator in the Gulf region.

SUPER DOCKHAND CHALLENGE

Marina staff challenged for Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s best dockhand and overall winning Marina!

Al Bandar Marina located in Abu Dhabi under the new management of ART Marine Marinas hosted the inaugural Super Dockhand Challenge on 25th January. The event was open to marina staff from marinas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to challenge them on their day to day operational tasks. Tasks included Boat driving skills, golf buggy driving skills, swimming, running, life ring throwing, knot tying- splicing and others. The morning event was a great success pushing the physical limits of the three best candidates selected from each marina. Following a BBQ lunch marina staff competed for the coveted “Marina Cup” an exciting relay event was held where all contestants were able to fight for the cup.

Bruno Meier, General Manager ART Marine Marinas, added “We introduced this initiative to celebrate the great work of the staff we have working for us, without the hard workers on the docks we could not offer the fine services we have implemented. This event gave them an opportunity to show off their skills, meet up with other staff members from competing marinas and win fantastic prizes!”

A Total of 15 competitors from Al Bandar Marina Abu Dhabi, Camper & Nicholson’s Marinas Abu Dhabi, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Emirates Palace Marina Abu Dhabi and Ghantoot Marina Abu Dhabi competed. 1st place in the individual challenge was awarded to Dushyantha Wadutantri, 2nd place to Wari Giyatno both from Al Bandar Marina and 3rd place going to Edward Felicia from Emirates Palace Marina. The Marina Cup was awarded to Emirates Palace Marina who will now host the 2013 Challenge.

Fantastic prizes were offered to the individual competitors from ART Marine Marinas, Camper and Nicholson’s Marinas, Al Masaood Marine, Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu Dhabi, Crown Plaza Hotels Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World.

 



 


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