|© Frances Howorth|
We sailed majestically into The Wave Marina on the coast of Oman at the end of our brief cruise to the Dimaniyat Islands. Our Oman Charter trip to the country was organised by the Ministry of Tourism for the Sultanate of Oman
Now it has to be said that the Marina is far from finished and we were privileged to be among the very few yachts that have docked there.
Following a meeting with those responsible for its development we can report that when finished this is going to be a most wonderful port in which to moor a superyacht. Kempinski and Fairmont have each signed up to build Five Star hotels and Superyacht owner Greg Norman has designed the soon to be built golf course.
The marina, like much of the development, is being opened in phased stages and will eventually have 500 berths. Currently it is a hive of activity as workers prepare The Wave for the start of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman at the end of February.
Mourjan Marinas part of IGY have been retained to oversee the planning marketing and operation of the marina as a whole. They are work together with Oman Sail to ensure that the complex is not just for visiting yachts but also for the people of Oman. The aim is to promote sailing and encourage local people of all ages to discover the joy of water sports.