15 November 2023
NEOM has announced a partnership with leading global superyacht provider, Burgess, to offer its full suite of services to Sindalah’s yachting clientele.
Ahead of the island’s opening during 2024, the agreement supports NEOM’s vision of Sindalah becoming a global yachting destination and offers guests a comprehensive range of services to cater for their yachting needs.
Located off the coast of NEOM in north-west Saudi Arabia, Sindalah will be the first of NEOM’s assets to be unveiled and will offer guests an idyllic luxury lifestyle. Home to a world-leading yachting ecosystem which will make Sindalah marina a new hub and fixture in the global yachting calendar.
As part of the agreement, Burgess will provide a broad range of luxury services to elevate Sindalah’s global yachting offering. Services include yacht management, charter and charter management, sales and purchase, yacht insurance, new build and refit projects, yacht marketing and procurement.
Commenting on the partnership, Antoni Vives, Chief Urban Development and Islands Officer at NEOM said, “We’re committed to becoming a distinctive yachting destination, and delivering world-class services to guests and yachts visiting the Red Sea.
“We recognise chartering as a critical aspect of the yachting experience. Many of our guests visiting Sindalah will be looking forward to experiencing a nautical lifestyle by chartering a yacht.
“Also, yacht owners and managers will be happy to offer their prized possessions for chartering in the Red Sea. Our partnership with Burgess will help us to ensure that this critical activity is enabled at Sindalah from the time of launch.”
The demand for superyacht services in the region has grown exponentially over the past decade, triggering the decision for Burgess to establish a Middle East presence back in 2016.
The company is now perfectly positioned to provide Sindalah guests with the very best in class when it comes to all their yachting needs. From arranging bespoke superyacht charters to managing the logistics of chartering your yacht out in the Red Sea, Burgess has the expertise to ensure a smooth experience for all involved.
Jonathan Hind, Managing Director, Burgess Middle East said, “We’re very excited to be a part of this new development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at NEOM.
“Sindalah will offer superyacht clientele everything they want and need for a fantastic experience, and Burgess will be on hand to make this happen.”
NEOM and Burgess also acknowledge the critical support provided by the Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA) in enabling this partnership.
NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future.
It will be a destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses and reinventing environmental conservation.
SRSA, the key enabler and regulator of Red Sea coastal tourism activities with sustainability at their core, issued yachting-friendly regulations in 2023 that included the Large Yachts Chartering Regulation and Visiting Private Yachts Regulation.
SRSA aims to facilitate smoother customer journeys for marine operators and practitioners while also protecting and preserving the Red Sea environment by deploying technology to facilitate permits and licensing, regulating coastal tourism activities, supporting investments, and defining infrastructure requirements, alongside other responsibilities.