UAE boat builder Al Marakeb has announced the launch of its latest model, the 27-foot Theo. The Sharjah-based company says that its new vessel is hitting the waves in response to demands from the UAE’s sea angling and watersports communities, which have been seeking a fully equipped, ocean-going craft capable of facilitating an array of fishing and nautical leisure activities that also suits a reasonable budget.
The Theo 27, which is based on Al Marakeb’s existing boat, the 25 foot Spartan, has been designed to be an extremely versatile craft ideal for making the most of cruising, fishing and watersports. Well-appointed for day trips out on the ocean, its significant feature is a teak-finish rear platform that makes diving and swimming easily accessible activities. Other features on the boat include a canopy for shade, four fishing rod holders and a hand-held shower for washing away salt water.
“Our new Theo27 has been launched in response to requests we received from potential customers who are particularly interested in non-commercial fishing and in aquatic leisure activities,” said Basel Shuhaiber, Founder and Managing Director, Al Marakeb. “This latest model diversifies our fleet and allows customers options that suit their needs and budgets. Anglers can take advantage of the Theo’s teak-finished platform, which provides an added area excellent for casting and trolling. Scuba divers, swimmers and snorkelers can use the platform to easily take to the water and to re-embark once they have finished their activities,” he added.
Priced at AED 60,000 for the standard specification version, the Theo is Al Marakeb’s eighth model and joins the company’s current line-up of Habbar, Habbar X, Spartan, Dino, Dino X, Triton and Scylla. The vessels range in size from 25-35 feet and from AED 28,000 to AED 175,000, with the craft proving popular choices for families, due to their affordable prices and lack of need for a quayside berth. Each boat in the Al Marakeb range can be parked on a towing trailer and comfortably accommodated outside the average villa.
“The Theo27 represents an exciting new addition to our portfolio and further places nautical recreational activities within the reach of the average person,” said Shuhaiber.
“In this part of the world, we have a good stretch of coastline. Combined with the great climate here, more and more people are keen to get out onto the water and make the most of what the ocean has to offer. We are extremely pleased that our boats are opening up this experience to an even greater number of people,” he added.
Established in 2007, Al Marakeb has made its name in the UAE’s boating community as being fast-growing manufacturer of high-performance powerboats. From being a small, local start up, the company has expanded exponentially year-on-year, supplying boats to private and commercial buyers across the region and internationally. Currently, Al Marakeb’s network extends into the Sultanate of Oman, GCC, North Africa and Asia.
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