Who we are

The Company was founded in 2011 by Mr. Mohamed Al Zaabi as it was his vision to create a new evolution in the luxury charter market. His vision turned to reality as he began and grew his luxury chartering Business in the Mena region offering high-end luxury charters. During this time acquiring a fleet of yachts up to 35m Benetti which ran charters successfully throughout the Middle East and Europe regions.

Their service with no boundaries found an influx of inquiries looking for guidance in yacht ownership and thus the brokerage division was started. Since 2015 the company has been growing in size and reputation as not simply offering the biggest and most expensive yachts but as a company that offers a boutique service to each customer’s needs. We realized each yacht as having her own characteristics, performances, and attitude, so Instead of merely offering clients a yacht from the market, our goal is to provide the right yacht the fits the client’s needs and a lasting match. Royal Yachts was thus awarded to represent the Luxury Shipyards of Sanlorenzo, Fairline and Bella boats coving the entire spectrum of the motor yacht range. They specialize in the brokerage, charter, management and new construction of yachts with a global network and offices in Dubai and Europe (Monaco and Italy) Royal Yachts has an international presence that combines with the local knowledge necessary to service the needs of its clients worldwide.

Renowned for our exclusive fleet of high-end luxury yachts and superyachts from some of the world’s elite yacht manufacturers, we began to assert our rich exposure to the Arabian Sea that supplements our vast experience in the luxury yacht rental business.

By 2018, we became one of the leading yacht charter and management companies in the region. We grew a strong market presence both online and offline and our Social media presence expanded with more than 30,000 followers on Instagram. We began to source yachts for our exclusive clientele and built a strong database of clients ranging from Ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNI) to celebrities, politicians etc. In the same year, we also obtained the exclusive dealership of renowned Italian yacht manufacturer Sanlorenzo.

Aspiring to bring international maritime standards to the Middle East in the near future, we are also the biggest charter player during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. On average, Royal Yachts provides seven luxury yachts for charter during the F1 event. Having worked with many existing MYBA brokers such as Burgess, Y.CO and Edmiston etc, we have also effectively closed deals for superyachts M/Y Serenity (72m), M/Y Sharjah 1 (60m) and a few 50 m Benetti’s. In addition to that, we hire experienced international staff that adheres to the highest levels of professionalism.

Royal Yachts currently boasts the exclusive Middle East dealerships of Sanlorenzo, Fairline and Bella Boats – highly renowned luxury brands in the international yachting community.

 

The Team

 

Mohamed Al Zaabi
Founder & CEO

Mohamed Al Zaabi spearheaded this reputed yachting company in 2011 that went on to become the Industry Benchmark – a comprehensive market leader in yacht charter, sales and management. After accurately identifying a gap in the market from the lack of quality yacht charter companies, he realised that Royal Yachts could become the Industry Pioneer, offering these critical yachting services to ensure an unparalleled luxury yachting experience with a wide range of prestigious yachts to choose from. His extensive 8-year experience in the yachting industry has proved invaluable for the steady growth of Royal Yachts and under Mr Al Zaabi’s capable leadership, the company also attained the exclusive Middle East dealerships of San Lorenzo, Fairline and Bella Boats.

 

Maurizio Magri
Managing Director

After the Navy Academy in Livorno, Italy, Maurizio Magri acquired a Degree in Maritime Management at the Texas AM University. Since 1985, Mr Magri has had a long and rich experience as an entrepreneur in the shipping business. Since 1994, he started his career as an entrepreneur and help top managerial positions in the yachting industry. As former yacht builder, he has been successfully associated with globally renowned Italian shipyard specialized in steel/aluminum and GRP construction from 25 up to 65 mrts like CBI NAVI SPA, Admiral Yachts SPA, Tecnomar SPA and Mangusta.

 

Greg Alice
Sales Manager

A Passionate Broker and yachtsman whos professional yachting journey started in 2009 based in Cape Town South Africa. With extensive experience in Africa he set off internationally exploring the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Middle East. Mr Alice’s dynamic persona and professional skill set coupled with over 10 successful years in the Brokerage business makes him an ideal yachting liaison to deal with all your marine requests

 

Sinan Al Nomani
Marketing Manager

Having started at a young age in the marketing industry and supported by a strong Real Estate and F&B background, Mr Al Nomani is passionate about using the latest communication tools, updated digital trends and various cutting edge marketing strategies to not just create, but nurture an increasing global interest in the maritime leisure industry. With over 5 years in the marketing industry and genuinely interested in the luxury business, Mr Al Nomani uses his innovative talents, creativity and industry expertise to think out of the box and develop innovative, effective and profitable marketing
strategies.