Photography by Neom
11 October 2023
Superyacht maintenance company MB92 Group is partnering with Saudi Arabia to establish a 10,000-square-metre repair facility for yachts at Neom’s luxury island and yachting destination at Sindalah.
Neom is a new, multi-billion dollar megaproject planned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be built in its northwestern Tabuk Province, on the Saudi waters of the Red Sea. Sindalah, set to open in 2024, is a luxury island resort that will be Neom’s first tourism destination.
The partnership between Neom and MB92 aligns with the imminent opening of Sindalah next year and will be the first of several yacht repair centres in Neom, responding to the anticipated growth of visiting and resident yachts, in the region in the coming years, as Saudi sharpens its focus on developing high-end tourism.
The new facility 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.”
“Teaming up with MB92 Group reflects our commitment to becoming a distinctive yachting destination,” says Neom Islands executive director Aayush Killa. “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 commence operations with a range of services, including onboard electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic system repairs. The centre will be capable of welcoming 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.