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New Marina Manager at Emirates Palace Marina

ART Marine is proud to announce the appointment of Wyndham Tops as the new Marina Manager at Emirates Palace Marina, Abu Dhabi. Holding an Intermediate Marina Management qualification from the GMI, Wyndham took the helm mid-season to welcome a host of post-F1 visitors, from the Wally Power 118 Galeocerdo to Azzam and Yacht A.

Hailing from South Africa, Wyndham’s succession as Marina Manager to Emirates Palace is the culmination of a lifetime on the sea. From competitive sailing representing South Africa in World Championship events, Wyndham started his career as a yachtmaster instructor at the RYA Ocean Sailing Academy, while completing numerous worldwide yacht deliveries. Following a period with the Ferretti Group, he relocated to the UAE in 2008 as fleet captain for an Abu Dhabi businessman, becoming shorebased in 2012 as his role expanded to include facility management of real estate and villa complexes.

Combining his years offshore with facility management and a depth of local knowledge, Wyndham also has the inside track as an ex-bertholder to take Emirates Palace Marina into the new year and new challenges of Abu Dhabi becoming a large yacht destination.

Emirates Palace Marina is one of seven boutique marina properties in ART Marine’s management portfolio, with others including Eastern Mangroves, Marsa Al Bateen and Al Bandar Marina in Abu Dhabi, Lagoon Marina in Ras al Khaimah, Al Zorah Marina in Ajman- UAE and Ayla Marina in Jordan.

Bruno Meier, ART Marine COO comments "Marina management is a key development area for ART MARINE as it allows us to engage with the needs of yacht owners of all sizes, not only providing our 360 support services to them, but also listening to their needs to be able to improve all aspects of our group activities. This gives us unique insight to ensure our service offering in all areas of yachting is what yacht owners want. And in this way we are the only company that can offer this."

ART MARINE Marinas is a Division of ART MARINE LLC, the leading marine hospitality company in the MENASA region. ART MARINE was founded in 2005 and offers world-class marine services such as yacht sales, marine products, yacht maintenance, yacht valet services and marina development & management. To learn more about ART MARINE Marinas visit www.artmarinemarinas.com and to learn more about ART Marine visit www.artmarine.ae



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