Red Sea Global M3 Amaala Yacht Club partnership
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Monaco Marina Management to develop new Amaala Yacht Club in Saudi Arabia

4 October 2023 • by Gabrielle Lazaridis

Amaala, a new luxury wellness destination currently in development in Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Monaco Marina Management (M3) to develop the Amaala Yacht Club. 

Led by Red Sea Global, the project aims to establish the Triple Bay Marina and surrounding Red Sea coast as a regional hub for yachting, with a brand new state-of-the-art facility serving as a gateway between land and sea.

Conveniently located in the centre of the marina, the Amaala Yacht Club will sit within a 25-acre plot of land with access to 120 neighbouring berths. Its contemporary design has been conceived by London-based architecture firm HKS, which drew inspiration from natural rock formations seen throughout the region. 

The partnership between Red Sea Global and M3 was confirmed in an official ceremony at this past week's Monaco Yacht Show, along with a shared aim to earn the project "La Belle Classe Destinations" classification. Operated by the Yacht Club de Monaco, this award recognises "a deep understanding of maritime ethics, etiquette and environmental protection", all of which have been of key consideration throughout the project's development. Amaala's environmentally conscious approach is also evident in that the completed destination will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, according to Red Sea Global.

“Red Sea Global’s vision for regenerative tourism closely mirrors our mission to promote sustainable yachting," said CEO of M3 José Marco Casellini. With M3 forming part of the Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting initiative, Casellini added that he is glad to be "spreading the initiatives of the Monaco Principality as a spearhead for responsible yachting."

John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global, added that he was "most excited" at the prospect of transferring knowledge between the two parties. "Empowering Saudi nationals has always been at the centre of our regenerative approach, and with our marina employees receiving the best-in-class training both in Monaco and at Amaala, we are confident that we are fulfilling our promise to create destinations by the people and for the people of Saudi Arabia,” he said. 

Pagano continued: "With M3’s support, our facilities, operations, services and amenities will ensure our Yacht Club honours the striking landscape in which it is set and makes Amaala one of the world’s most distinguished yachting destinations."

The Amaala wellness destination is due to open in 2025, with a host of other partners already signed onto the project including Clinique La Prairie Health Resort, Jayasom Wellness Resorts and Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.