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NEOM Partners with JLS Yachts to Transform Sindalah Island into A Luxury Yachting Destination
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NEOM has joined forces with JLS Yachts to transform Sindalah Island into a premier luxury yachting destination in Saudi Arabia, featuring over 5,000 berths.

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This collaboration aims to transform Sindalah, one of NEOM’s 41 islands, into a global yachting hotspot.

Sindalah: A New Wave in Luxury Travel

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Sindalah, a luxurious haven rising from the Red Sea’s unspoiled waters, is set to redefine high-end travel. The island, scheduled to open in 2024, is NEOM’s first venture into tourism, promising an unparalleled luxury experience for its visitors. 

Sindalah is part of NEOM’s ambitious plan to create a world-class yachting ecosystem with over 5,000 berths.

JLS Yachts: The Chosen Partner

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NEOM’s alliance with JLS Yachts is set to propel Sindalah towards its vision of becoming a premier yachting destination. 

With Sindalah located a mere 17-hour sail from the Mediterranean, the partnership will provide a broad range of top-tier services for the yachting community. These services include berthing, provisioning, bunkering, customs clearance, and travel arrangements.

A Second Wind for NEOM

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JLS Yachts’ appointment as NEOM’s second official yachting partner comes from the June 2023 announcement that BWA Yachting, based in Monaco, would set up an office at Sindalah’s marina. 

With its established presence and service excellence in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, JLS Yachts is set to infuse Sindalah with its regional expertise.

Antoni Vives, Chief Urban Development at NEOM, said, “Sindalah will demonstrate to the world another level of seamless luxury. JLS Yachts is a partner to help realize Sindalah’s bold vision as we welcome the world to the first physical showcase of NEOM.”

The Talented Team at JLS Yachts

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JLS Yachts boasts a dedicated team of 34 professionals with over 130 years of marine experience. The company is committed to developing the next generation of yacht enthusiasts, captains, and crew through its extensive training offerings.

A Word from the Captain

Captain Stephan Corbett, CEO at JLS Yachts, expressed his delight at the partnership:

“We are very pleased and honored to be selected as a key partner for NEOM’s magnificent Sindalah Island on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastline. As the largest and most experienced superyacht agency in the Middle East and northern Indian Ocean, we look forward to bringing our unique and rewarding services to the Red Sea and beyond.”

Sindalah: An Enchanting Oasis for Yachting

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Sindalah aims to redefine the luxury island experience. With 86 berths for yachts up to 50 meters and additional serviced offshore buoys for superyachts up to 180 meters, Sindalah’s marina is primed to become a new hub for the global yachting calendar.

About NEOM

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NEOM is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, being built from scratch as a living laboratory – a place where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future. 

NEOM said it is working on building hyperconnected, cognitive cities, ports, enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations.

Future Prospects

The partnership between NEOM and JLS Yachts certainly shines a new light on the future of luxury yachting in the Middle East and beyond. With Sindalah set to open in 2024, the world eagerly awaits the arrival of this new yachting paradise.

NEOM’s partnership with JLS Yachts is a testament to the city’s vision of transforming Sindalah into a world-class yachting destination. As we await Sindalah’s grand unveiling in 2024, the world of luxury yachting is set for a spectacular transformation.

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