UAE's Jalboot to provide water transport for Maldives destination

Jalboot signs deal to provide full spectrum water transport solution for Crossroads, which spans nine islands, boasting 1,300 rooms and a retail space of over 11,000 sq m
UAE's Jalboot to provide water transport for Maldives destination
By Sam Bridge
Sat 14 Jul 2018 12:35 AM

Singha Estate Public Company Limited has announced a collaboration with UAE-based Jalboot Holdings to manage its luxury marina at Crossroads, the largest integrated destination in the Maldives.

Crossroads spans nine islands, boasting 1,300 rooms and a retail space of over 11,000 sq m. The project’s leisure and entertainment hub, The Township, will house a variety of international restaurants, retail outlets, a wellness spa, a Maldives Discovery Centre with coral preservation and coral propagation activities, a diving centre, a multi-purpose hall, a kids club, and a cultural centre.

Jalboot Holdings, an integrated provider of vessel design, construction and operation of sightseeing and passenger transfer ferry services based in Abu Dhabi, will be providing a full spectrum water transport solution for Crossroads, including marina management, water transport and other support services

With the UAE’s marine industry emerging as a global competitor, Jalboot said it is seeing a rapid increase in demand and potential sales among local and international customers.

Jalboot will also open a ‘one stop shop’ retail space at Crossroads’ Township that will hold agencies for different vessels and spare parts, with a chandlery stocking specialist supplies and equipment. This retail space will include a dedicated VR Lounge for visitors to experience virtual tours on many of Jalboot’s vessels available for purchase.

Jalboot will be providing a comprehensive range of luxury cruise services at the integrated destination including round-trip ferry transportation services to and from Velana International Airport, Malé, and other nearby islands, a yacht chartering service and electric Dhoni boats providing inter-lagoon services.

“Singha Estate is very excited about this collaboration with Jalboot. They are the perfect partner for Crossroads as our upscale water transportation and services that will bring in the new marina experiences,” said Naris Cheyklin, CEO, Singha Estate Public Company Limited.

“The creative DNA of Jalboot and Singha Estate are very similar,” added Mohamed Roestali, CEO, and Thomas Rebollini, group chief financial officer, Jalboot Holdings. “Together, we can create an experience unlike any others in the Maldives.”

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