BWA Yachting opens Egyptian office
International superyacht agency BWA Yachting has announced the official opening of its new offices in Egypt. The head office is based in Alexandria, with branches in Cairo, Port Said, Damietta, Suez, Sokhna and Safaga.
The expansion in Egypt enables the company to access 13 ports and marinas across the Red Sea and Mediterranean coastline, including Alamein, Marassi, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Gouna, Marsa Alam and Nouebah.
Nikolaos Patsiokas, chief commercial officer, BWA Yachting said: “Egypt was a natural choice for us in our quest to provide seamless inter-country assistance to our clients cruising from and to the Mediterranean through the gateway of the Suez Canal.”
Through a partnership with Suez Canal agent Kadmar, BWA Yachting offers services such as Suez Canal transit, port and marina arrangements and anti-piracy security.
“While our main goal locally is to ensure that our clients receive the premium and timely service, they are accustomed to BWA Yachting across the country. The top priority is to simplify the complex process of the Suez Canal transiting,” said Patsiokas.
According to the company, local teams will manage clients’ superyachts during the 11-hour journey along the 120-mile-long (193km) Suez Canal waterway. Mahmoud El Kady, managing partner, BWA Yachting Egypt said the BWA Yachting offices in Port Said and Suez constantly monitor the marine traffic, while its operations team supervise the vessel until the canal is safely cleared.
“Passing the Suez Canal has an important time and cost impact on a vessel’s voyage,” he said. “Precise planning, early notification, constant follow-up and real cost control are needed to save time and money.”
BWA Yachting will also lead the Superyacht Programme for the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) in Barcelona in 2024. As the event’s official operations partner, it will be responsible for managing all the event berth bookings and VIP experiences.