Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Volvo Ocean Race Marina was initiated by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority as the first Arab destination to host the awe-inspiring Volvo Ocean Race fleet. The marina accommodates Volvo Open 70 racing yachts and smaller race support boats and was delivered ahead of schedule. The main walkway is 5 m wide and the length of pontoon is 100 m. All pontoons were manufactured in the Emirates. The marina is at the heart of a fan-friendly destination village that boasts a vibrant entertainment programme.

FACTS
Capacity: 10 Volvo Open 70s racing yachts and six smaller 6 m long support boats.
Products: Super Yacht Pontoon and Fingers.
Customer: Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).
Delivered by: Marinetek MEA with Marinetek Force 10, UAE.
Specialities: 18 m gangways and a removable handrail dividing barrier, Seaflex mooring.
Year of completion: 2011.