The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an ideal winter home for superyachts looking forward to move out of the Mediterranean at the end of the yachting season before the cold winter sets in. When the summer heat gradually eases off, the UAE gets ready for the winter ahead with a good six months of ideal weather to explore the cruising in the Arabian Peninsula. The UAE is also a good stopover point for Super yachts transiting to the Maldives along the Indian Ocean.
From being the first Arab shipping agency in the region commencing operations in 1911, we have grown into the largest regional agency in the Middle East. With regionally centralized operations, finance and communications, the Kanoo office network covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea, Iran and the Indian Sub-continent.
The key to our success and sustainability over the past 10 decades has been our integrity and transparency in the services to our clients combined with a professional team of staff committed to meet the ever changing demands of the clientele, irrespective of their requirements.
Kanoo Yacht were very quick to identify the increase in superyachts visiting the UAE over the past four years and decided to get involved in servicing this unique community. Ever since then, the number of Super yachts that we serve has steadily increased merely by word of mouth of Super yacht captains who availed our services during their visits to the UAE thus underscoring the adage “a satisfied customer is the best salesman.”
We now service all of our clients under the brand name Kanoo Yachts and have dedicated a team of people who are experienced in dealing with the requirements of superyachts.
Year 2009 marked a milestone for Kanoo Yachts when Aldar Marinas appointed us as one of their preferred agents to oversee the clearance of all foreign flagged visiting yachts attending the inaugural Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix. Following a successful tenure of service to visiting Super yachts during the inaugural F1, Aldar Marinas appointed us as one of their preferred agents again for the 2nd Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2010.
Besides being the agent for Aldar Marinas during the F1, Kanoo Yachts was also involved in providing agency services to many Super yachts which attended the Abu Dhabi Yacht shows in 2009 and 2010.
We at Kanoo Yachts are well placed with our own agency houses throughout the UAE. Our skillful staff are geared to handle Super yachts of any magnitude to the best satisfaction of the client. Our efforts in continuously improving the quality of our services to clients are another key element to our success as we continue to strive in achieving excellence. Customer satisfaction is the end result we always expect through our services.
Coverage in UAE :
Listed below is a comprehensive range of services that we offer to Super Yachts:-
• Berth reservations in Ports & Marinas
• Coast Guard / Customs & Immigration clearance (In & out)
• Supply of Bunkers & Lubricants
• Chandlery Services
• UAE Navigation permits
• 24 hours Medical assistance for crew & guests
• Authority approvals for Arms & Ammunitions on board
• Clearance of security teams arriving with Arms / special equipments
• Customs clearance & delivery of Yacht’s spares by Air & Sea
• Courier services & Post
• Visas for crew & guests
• Air tickets for crew & guests
• Car hire for crew & guests
• Helicopter / Private Jet hire for guests
• Mobile phone rental
• Flower arrangements
• Hotel reservations for crew & guests
• Local Tours for crew & guests
• Diving gear rental
• Repairs / Ship yard services
Shihabdin Gulabdin + 971 50 4546609
John Drinkwater + 971 50 6246739
Senior Manager – in case of emergency
P O Box 290
United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971 4 3931900
Fax: + 971 4 3931986
24 Hrs: +971 4 3931900
AYSS Member Since 2010