04 March 2017
Dubai: Safwa Marine, Abu Dhabi Ship Building’s arm dedicated for yacht sales, service and management, has announced a partnership with Dutch marine communications specialist Radio Holland, on the sidelines of the Dubai International Boat Show.
Under the terms of the partnership, the two companies will offer yacht and leisure boat owners in the Middle East a one-stop-shop solution for all their retrofit, overhauling and ship-building requirements, as well as solutions and services for navigation and communication needs, at Safwa Marine’s high-end facilities in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah area and Yas Marina.
The agreement augments Safwa Marine’s existing portfolio of services, reflecting its quick adaptation to the changing requirements of its customers.
“Clients in the Middle East have expressed a hard desire for quality, reliable navigation and communication solutions, which are supported and maintained by expert hands” said Francesco P. Lo Monaco, CEO of Safwa Marine. “We expect this demand to increase, so the agreement allows us to give our clients access to Radio Holland’s pool of experienced and skilled engineers and extensive network of service stations and a large portfolio of NavCom solutions.”
Radio Holland is a specialist in supplying, installing, and maintaining maritime communications, navigation and automation system. They currently operate the world’s largest network of service stations (75+).
Commenting on the partnership, Joachim de Jenlis, Regional Director of Radio Holland Middle East, said: “With more than 100 years of experience, Radio Holland has always been a frontrunner in bringing the latest navigation and communication solutions to vessels and supporting changing customer requirements. As an experienced specialist of Navigation and Communication solutions and services, Radio Holland adds its competences and installation capacity to the leisure market of the UAE through this partnership with Safwa Marine. Furthermore, with our worldwide network, we are able to support Safwa Marine’s customers on a global level.”
About SAFWA Marine
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, SAFWA Marine is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ship Building. Providing high-end refit, repair, sales and service solutions, the company’s goal is to be the premier total yacht servicing company in the GCC. For more information, please visit www.safwamarine.com.
About Radio Holland
Radio Holland is the renowned global NavCom, Connectivity, On Board ICT, and Service & Maintenance brand within the RH Marine Group. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Radio Holland connects its customers to an unrivalled network of more than 80 offices and support locations around the world along the global shipping routes. Radio Holland delivers unique technical service expertise which helps customers run smarter, more profitable businesses with less downtime and lower operational expenditures. On 6th December 2016, Radio Holland celebrated its 100th anniversary, which was the kickoff of a special ‘anniversary year’.
For more information:
Francesco P. Lo Monaco, CEO
Radio Holland Middle East
Joachim de Jenlis Regional Director
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