Two luxury yachts recently received the final stamp to join the fleet classified by RINA, one of the leading pleasure craft classification companies in the Middle East. To celebrate the event a reception was held during Dubai Boat Show on the 2nd March, which was attended by the major players in the yacht sector.
One of the vessels named DUBAI, classed as a luxury mega yacht, is 162m long. The vessel was designed by Winch Design and will sail under the UAE flag. DUBAI is ranked as being the third largest and most luxurious mega yacht in the world today. The second vessel classed by RINA is QUATTROELLE, an 86m yacht. The vessel was designed by Nuvolari – Lenard and was built by Lurssen. Both yachts are managed by Platinum Yachts.
Andrea Di Bella, Area Manager RINA Services in the Middle East said, “RINA Services fleet of classified large yachts in the Middle East now numbers over 50. Last year we enjoyed 12% growth in this area, working together with the leading shipyards and delivering high level services through our pleasure craft dedicated centre in Dubai. Over the next year RINA plans to further strengthen its presence in the Middle East particularly building on its success in the classification of mega yachts, while further developing its Business Assurance Network.
RINA Services has an overall fleet of classed yachts of 1, 300.
RINA Services S.p.A. is the RINA company active in classification, certification, inspection and testing services.
RINA is a multi-national group, which delivers verification, certification, conformity assessment, marine classification, environmental enhancement, product testing, site and vendor supervision, training and engineering consultancy across a wide range of industries and services. RINA operates through a network of companies covering Marine, Energy, Infrastructures & Construction, Transport & Logistics, Food & Agriculture, Environment & Sustainability, Finance & Public Institutions and Business Governance. With a turnover of over 330 million Euros in 2014, over 2, 750 employees, and 163 offices in 60 countries worldwide, RINA is recognized as an authoritative member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.www.rina.org