Hurghada Marina, Egypt has a new Harbour Manager and signed a ten year operations contract with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is delighted to extend its marina portfolio to include Hurghada Marina in Egypt and to announce the employment of William Bowman as the marina’s new Harbour Manager. This latest signing means C&N now has a presence in the Red Sea to add to current locations in Malta, Italy, Turkey, Grenada, and Cyprus and St Kitts (under construction).
For Hurghada Marina, this association means being encompassed by the renowned Camper & Nicholsons Marinas brand and its strong reputation in the marketplace. With C&N’s history dating back to 1782, Hurghada will benefit greatly from the knowledge, experience and expertise of the oldest name in yachting. A key aspect of the operations contract will be to ensure the service and facility levels meet the very high standards expected from C&N customers around the world.
William Bowman joins C&N Marinas with over 15 years project management experience in the marina industry. As Harbour Manager, Bowman will manage the enhancement works to be carried out imminently to align Hurghada Marina to C&N’s exacting standards. This includes construction and fitting-out of new washrooms, laundry and Capitainerie with relaxation areas.
Hurghada Marina, with 200 berths capable of taking vessels and superyachts from 10m to 80m LOA, is situated inside Hurghada City on the western coast of the Red Sea near the entrance to the Gulf of Suez. Since opening, the marina has had a large impact on the city with its chic, waterfront bars and restaurants and retail offering; providing visitors with a fantastic, relaxing atmosphere for year round alfresco dining and shopping. In total, the development covers some 120,000m2 and including 100 established retail outlets.
Hurghada City has been a thriving maritime port for generations and offers plenty of variety and sophistication. Only at Hurghada Marina can you enjoy the contemporary Red Sea yachting scene, from the vibrant environment of an authentic Egyptian city port.
Hurghada Marina is owned by an experienced group of Egyptian businessmen with 5 star hotel interests in the Red Sea. General Manager of the holding company, Mr Namazi Mekkawi, said „We are very pleased to be working with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. We understand the importance of a successful partnership with a marina operator with a brand and reputation such as theirs. C&N Marinas has a total dedication to maintaining superior standards and service levels. While they work with the utmost professionalism and understanding of the international yachting market, it is clear that they are sensitive to local cultures and traditions. We look forward to seeing the difference in our marina and the benefits to our customers.‟
Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is excited about the new 200 berth superyacht marina on the Red Sea, increasing berthing destinations available to yachts of all sizes. Operations Director, James Beaver, regards Hurghada as a strong complement to the company’s network. “We are familiar with yacht owners demanding the highest service standards in the marinas they visit” he said. “What we are now seeing is that marina owners and investors are also seeking similarly high levels of professionalism in marina management. We are delighted to be working with Hurghada Marinas shareholders to satisfy the demands of both investors and customers.”
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