Ronautica Middle East (RME), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC) and operator/manager of The Pearl-Qatar’s three marinas, announced that Porto Arabia Marina has been awarded ‘5 Gold Anchors’ rating from the Gold Anchor Award Scheme by the Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA).

Receiving the highest Gold Anchor rating is a significant development for the world-class Marina at Porto Arabia and for RME, in that the rating constitutes a testimony to the Marina’s international standing as well as to RME’s acumen in operating and managing the Marina, consequently positioning Ronautica as a leading force in Qatar’s luxury boating industry. The award recognizes Porto Arabia Marina for reaching international standards set for marinas offering excellent facilities, the highest service levels for members and achieving the International Council of Marine Industry Association’s (ICOMIA) Clean Marina standard.

Commenting on this recent award, Steven Stiglbauer, General Manager of Ronautica Middle East, said:

We are very proud to have received such accreditation. This award is not possible without a full team effort and the unceasing support regularly received from our parent company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, United Development Company. Porto Arabia Marina is committed to providing the highest quality facilities, customer satisfaction, safe working environment and the productive use of its resources. We take pride in upholding a clean and friendly marina environment and for achieving the 5 Gold Anchor award.’

The Gold Anchor Award Scheme is based on the TYHA Code of Practice for the design construction and operation of marinas. Ratings range from one to five gold anchors and any award issued is a sure sign of a credible, quality marina. The number of anchors, the ultimate five in this case, demonstrates the quality of facilities and standard of service available to berth holders as well as full compliance with statutory regulations.

The Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA) is a trade association, which operates the Which Marina portfolio and Gold Anchor Award Scheme. TYHA provides support for marinas and related business throughout the UK and internationally. Moreover, it helps marina businesses improve their services and operate to high modern standards.