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The Princess

brings the best of both worlds

Zeelander’s

Retro CHIC

The beauty and classic lines of Zeelander yachts

The Guardians

of the Kingdom’s coastline Channad:

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Contents 10 Retro Chic

Hadag takes a closer look at the Zeelander Z44 - the yacht’s aesthetic beauty and classic design has powered it to the top of the must-have list for boating enthusiasts.

32 Guarding The Ocean We meet the team that plays a vital role in maintaining the security of the Kingdom’s coastline. The coast Guard reveals all about protecting our surrounding waters.

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38 Above Two Seas

The beautiful ocean, wildlife, neighbourhoods and iconic architecture of Bahrain is being showcased in a new book by Andrew Weaver. Hadag meets the man behind the camera.

46 Croatian Cruises

Hadag explores the gorgeous coastline of Croatia, spanning along the Adriatic sea. Travellers take note; cruise-hopping is definitely one fabulous way to explore this picturesque destination.

56 Troubling Tales

Meet three friends who tell us all about an unexpected situation out at sea and how this frightening experience has changed their view on boating priorities.

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60 Cooking Your Catch

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We step into the kitchen at Baharat in Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre to bring you a delicious recipe on how best to cook your fresh catch of King Fish.

The stunning Ferretti 650 was presented by Ferretti Yachts in Cannes. Hadag learns more about the first in a series of models that are bound to extensively renovate the brand in the range below 70 feet in length.

28 Essence of Freedom

In the boating world it’s fondly known as the classic of classics - one that promises comfort and liveability - Hadag explores the Itama 45 to see exactly what makes it so popular with boaters.

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FROM THE TEAM

On the Waters

The Next Chapter Hello ocean lovers, and welcome to the second issue of Bahrain’s first marine lifestyle magazine. Once again, we bring you in-depth coverage of anything and everything to do with yachting, boating and fishing in the Kingdom. This month, we have three stunning yachts featured, the cover feature being the superb Zeelander Z44, a beautiful craft that combines classic styling and modern luxury to create something truly special. Also featured is the Ferretti 650 flybridge from Ferretti Yachts, supplied in Bahrain by ART Marine, as well as the Riva 68’ Ego Super sports cruiser, a yacht built on the success of the 68’ Ego. And while we enjoy our leisure trips to sea, it can be easy to forget those who are constantly working to make sure we’re safe and sound whilst doing so. So, this month we also spotlight Bahrain’s excellent Coast Guard service, and look into the history of the organisation right back to the days of its founding. For those of you looking farther afield for your nautical adventures, we’ve included a feature on the spectacular Adriatic coastline of Croatia, where coastal cruises are fast becoming a massive industry in the everflourishing European country. And as usual, we take a look at the stunning sea life of Bahrain, this month through the

Director Omar Shaheen Chief Executive Officer Greg Hughes Founder Rashed M. Bin Daina Editor Tony Sidgwick

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interesting work of Reef Arabia, who are boosting the kingdom’s ocean wildlife with their sophisticated artificial reefs. Anyone who enjoys fishing in the kingdom should appreciate the work they are doing. If, like us, you often forget just how stunning the Kingdom’s coastline is, and how much we use our surrounding waters for having fun as well as for trade purposes, Bahrain-based photographer Andrew Weaver is reminding us all of the diverse beauty around the island. We talk to the man behind the camera about his new book Above Two Seas. For all you fishing fans who love to cook their own catch, we went to some of Bahrain’s most popular restaurant kitchens to get some unique and delicious recipes from outstanding chefs. Now you can cook the perfect King Fish after a day out at sea. Check out our feature on Big Boys Toys for all the awesome water gadgets and toys on offer at this year’s event (trust us, marine leisure products don’t get any more exciting than this!).

A special thanks to:

Ministry of Interior for all their help and support with Hadag.

The Cosat Guard commander, team and staff for their time and support.

We hope you enjoy!

Tony Sidgwick Editor

Editorial Contributors Karina Lazarraga Shabana Adam Jawaher Alwardi

For their support in sharing their substantial knowledge and research.

Sales & Marketing Manager Selma Carolina Jemouai

Design and Photography Rashed M. Bin Daina

Sales Marina Smera Chelsea Copenhaver Kirsty Edwards-Harris

Production and Distribution Manager Neil Mahmood

Publisher Fact M.E Bahrain Publishing W.L.L.

Printed By Awal Press, Bahrain Enquiries Editorial: tony@factlive.com Advertising: carolina@nansgroup.com Tel:+973 1721 6099 All Rights Reserved. Opinion expressed within does not necessarily represent the opinion of the publisher. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy of the information within this publication. However, FACT M.E. Bahrain Publishing cannot accept responsibility for any erroneous content or omissions.


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The aesthetic beauty and classic lines of Zeelander yachts make them stand out in a marina. This is why they are hugely attractive to those who want to stand out as an individual!

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s yachts become ever more modern, with cold colours, angular lines and futuristic design, it’s refreshing to see a manufacturer going in the opposite direction. We’ve seen it with brands like Riva in Italy, whose beautiful, classically-designed wooden speedboats can be seen ferrying the rich and famous across Lake Como when the weather is fine. And here we can see it with Zeelander, who add a touch of elegance to their vessels with curved, flowing lines and natural materials to give them a much more classic aesthetic. One such example is this, the beautifully proportioned Z44. The result of years of dedication, collaboration and refinement, the Z44 offers excellent ease of operation and functionality. Carefully designed to heighten every onboard experience, the Z44 provides every passenger with a 360-degree panoramic view by virtue of the comfortable raised seating areas. The carefully conceived cockpit affords excellent visibility with the added luxury of an oversized sunroof that can instantly convert the wheelhouse into an alfresco entertainment area. This adds to the overall enjoyment of being in command of a Z44.

True Craftsmanship

The gleaming hull accentuates the curved and classic lines and is the result of hundreds of hours of personal attention from the skilled Zeelander craftsmen. Every surface is covered in high gloss metallic paint with the super structure in a starburst white metallic paint that gives the Z44 a finish no other manufacturer is utilising. Each Zeelander hull receives seven individual layers of paint and lacquer, with hand finishing between each layer by craftsmen using long-boards. The process involves a clever blend of automotive and aeronautic products to resist abrasion and ultra-violet damage. The decks are covered in Esthec brand decking for a long-lasting and maintenance free, teak deck look. Every teak plank is personally selected and hand-laid on the decks before being vacuumbedded in the deliberate single-length Zeelander style, emphasising the perfect curves and sheer of the Z44 hull and superstructure.

Beauty on the Inside

The interior of the Z44 is the perfect balance of fit and finish with a very user-friendly appeal. Entering the wheelhouse, one is surrounded by rich solid woods, glove stitched leather and book matched veneers. Supple leather seating surrounds the immense entertaining table and a custom captain’s chair serves both the dashboard and the Hadag Magazine

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The Zeelander Z44 embodies class, luxury, style and innovative interiors onboard.

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Each Zeelander hull receives seven individual layers of paint and lacquer, with hand finishing between each layer by craftsmen using long-boards.

The comfortable raised seating allows for a full 360-degree view and allows a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings.

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end of the table by swiveling 180 degrees. All electronic and navigation equipment has been easily placed within arm’s reach. The comfortable raised seating allows for a full 360degree view and allows a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings. Above the helm is an oversized sunroof which instantly converts the wheelhouse into an alfresco entertaining area inviting in the natural elements to complete the experience. Down below, accent lighting beneath the furniture accentuates the beautiful raw teak flooring, making it a work of art rather than a walkway throughout the interior. Book matched veneer cabinetry and solid wood accents surround the room, and glove stitched leather and the finest fabrics adorn the walls and further tie in the custom interior fabrics designed specifically for each vessel. Stainless hardware and accent pieces finish off the admirable look of this breathtaking interior space. Each piece of furniture is individually crafted before being fitted into the yacht. It is then removed and veneered, before going to environmental paint shops for the final application of lacquer, showcasing the beauty of the wood. All in all, the interior of the Z44 is a masterful use of space with characteristic levels of finish. Just as with the exterior, the custom option allows owners to entirely customise their Zeelander interior finishes to their own tastes. Zeelander works with multiple interior designers to offer personalised finishes to meet the individual requirements and style. The Z44 is the new benchmark in style and luxury to give every owner an unrivalled yachting experience.


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Stunning Ferretti 650 Debuts in Cannes Ferretti Yachts presented the new Ferretti Yachts 650, the first in a series of models that are bound to extensively renovate the brand in the range below 70 feet in length.

officially presented. The first hull had already been sold to a Chinese customer, a fact that demonstrates the international success the brand is meeting with, especially in the leading market of the Asia-Pacific region. The second hull has also been sold, to a Middle East owner, while the third 65-footer (the first in the version with hard top on the flybridge) will reach the United States in 2015. “In Cannes we are presenting a yacht we strongly believe in,” explains Jeremy Tutt, from ART Marine, Ferretti Group’s distributor in Bahrain. “The initial feedback we received from the market is the best confirmation we could get. The Ferretti Yachts 650 is a contemporary yacht which skillfully combines the timeless charm of all Ferretti Yachts crafts with excellent performance in terms of both speed and range, as well as outstanding technical solutions and the highest possible safety standards. The user-friendliness of all onboard equipment goes hand in hand with impressive comfort and liveability solutions, capable of meeting the needs of the most demanding owners all over the world.” The Ferretti 650 immediately strikes the eye for its truly distinctive profile. Its outer silhouette is characterised by an aerodynamic flybridge and new fibre glass decorative elements that “cut” through the profile of the glazing in the superstructure. An unprecedented decoration connects the windows of the three cabins below deck (the master stateroom, the guest cabin, and the VIP cabin), which are extremely large so as 20

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to let through plenty of natural light into all guest areas. The slender lines of the Ferretti Yachts 650 which is 19.67 metres (64.6 feet) long and has a beam of 5.25 metres (17.3 feet) - are further enhanced by the yacht’s aft area, specifically designed to ensure easy and safe tender handling and increase the guests’ onboard comfort.

Main Deck

Access to the cockpit is gained from the swimming platform, both to port and starboard, thanks to two flights of steps built in the hull; a concealed electro-hydraulic gangway can also be installed to starboard upon request. In the middle of the cockpit is a large fixed wooden table, completed by an aft sofa and four movable chairs. A glazed door leads to a large open space characterised by stylish furniture and furnishings as well as a functional layout. Stepping in, the galley, located on the

The Ferretti 650 immediately strikes the eye for its truly distinctive profile.


A glazed door leads to a large open space characterised by stylish furniture and furnishings as well as a functional layout.

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starboard side, has been positioned so as to maximise the ‘interaction’ between the interiors and the main deck. It is open on all sides and is ‘enclosed’ by two convenient peninsular units, a solution that allows one to fully exploit this section even as a large bar area that also opens onto the dining and living areas. Walking towards the bow, the dining area is located to starboard and is furnished with a large C-shaped sofa and an extendable glass table seating up to six people. On the opposite side is a second sofa, behind which the TV has been installed, which can also be concealed upon request.

Flybridge

The sporty design of the flybridge draws inspiration from that of the most recent models in the Ferretti Yachts range. A new aerodynamic support bracket for the radar and satellite systems has been installed aft. The alternative version can be fitted with a very aerodynamic, thin, bronze-shade hard top which shelters the sundeck in its entirety, including the large sunbathing area. In the central part, starboard, is the second pilot station, with the co-pilot sofa on the left. Behind it, the bar area has been arranged, featuring a grill and a sink; aft, the C-shaped sofa and the large table can seat up to eight people. Another spacious sunbathing area can be found at the extreme bow, on the wheelhouse.

Engines

The Ferretti Yachts 650 is equipped with Caterpillar engines, more specifically with a pair of CAT C18, a type of highly reliable engines ensuring very consistent performances, which in the standard engine configuration - a pair of 1015 mhp C18 engines – allow the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 30.5 knots. The optional engines (1150 mhp), in turn, can push the yacht to a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 33 knots.

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The sporty design of the flybridge draws inspiration from that of the most recent models in the Ferretti Yachts range.


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Building on the astounding success of the 68’ Ego, the Riva 68’ Ego Super takes the stunning craft to new levels of luxury and comfort. Presenting herself as the ultimate blend of design, comfort, performance and reliability, the 68’ Ego Super is the luxurious evolution of the Riva world. The pure lines which led 68’ Ego to win three of the most prestigious awards in the nautical world (European Powerboat of the Year, the Millennium Yacht Design Award and Croatian Powerboat of the Year) have not been altered in the Super version. However, new solutions have been chosen for the interior and exterior layouts, making the yacht even more luxurious. An accurate, in-depth study of every detail and solution has accompanied the harmony of shape and elegance of volume of the 68’ Ego Super. The astonishing results are fully in keeping with the Riva tradition – elegant and innovative. In the cockpit, the reclining sofa enables those on board to be seated in two positions, facing either the stern or the salon, and the layout is considerably different to that of the previous model in this area. In the bow, a teak table and another large sofa can accommodate up to six people, creating an open-air salon. This new relaxation area can also be protected against the sun’s rays by means of an innovative, electric awning. The attention paid to technology, a feature which has accompanied Riva yachts from the shipyard’s very origins, can also be found in the on-board systems. The 68’ Ego Super is equipped with the PLC technology-based Gi8, which is applied to the entire set of on-board systems, and it controls, manages 24

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In the bow, a teak table and another large sofa can accommodate up to six people, creating an openair salon.

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and monitors all the services. This system is particularly suitable for sporty models like the 68’ Ego Super. The interiors have been completely reexamined, according to owners’ experiences and requirements. The cabins on the lower deck have been enlarged and the deck flooring raised, guaranteeing higher ceilings for the rooms which ensures greater liveability. The primary new feature is that the main salon has been transferred to the upper deck. Closure of the cockpit by means of a crystal door ensures total privacy for owners and their guests in the living area, where there is also office space. The large side windows and one sunroof that can be opened in the bow guarantee maximum natural lighting both in the upper and lower salons, also thanks to the large, rectangular glass set to the left hand side of the dashboard, directly above the steps. The lower deck is accessed by means of a central ladder, leading to an open space area comprising a salon and the well-equipped

galley. The large windows and light colours of the durmast and the ivory-coloured upholstery means the cabins are particularly well lit. The lacquering, which takes up the Desert Sand colour of the deck, and the Dark Brown coloured leather inserts create a pleasant colour scheme which gives the environment movement and softness. The full beam master cabin is set astern, and the VIP cabin to bow. Both have ensuite bathrooms and were built following ergonomic studies to optimise the space available to the utmost. The twin-bedded guest cabin allows direct access to the day bathroom and is located in the middle of the yacht, starboard. Lastly, there is a totally independent crew cabin set astern, providing direct access from the cockpit, and equipped with a private bathroom. The racy, harmonious profile of the 68’ Ego Super brings together the features of the unmistakeable Riva style, its elegance, uniqueness, total absence of ostentation, eccentricity and show off design solutions.


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itama 45 The Essence of Freedom They call this the classic of the classics – one that promises comfort and liveability and maximum enjoyment of the outdoors.

Itama, a brand of the Ferretti Group, popular for the unique style of its open yachts, reaches another important objective with delivery of the first Itama 45 yacht tender in Lebanon. Entirely constructed at the shipyards of the Ferretti Group in Forlì, the new 45 model, a further evolution of the best selling Forty is again a creation of Marco Casali. Keeping in line with tradition, the new 45 breaks new frontiers, thanks to the new aft sweeping stern, and large view windows for the cabins. The 45 however is all about added features from the invisible hydraulic gangway is integrated into the hull, and bathing platform which can lower in the water. The Itama 45 also features a removable free standing shower aft, as seen on other Ferretti Group models. The predominantly white colour scheme, generous windows and airy, light-filled spaces lend the interiors a vital and dynamic look. The new Itama 45 can be built with one or two guest cabins, while the master cabin is always at the bow, and furnished with a walk-around double bed. In the two-cabin version the dinette – which can 28

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be converted into two comfortable berths – is on the port side and the galley is to starboard, while the second cabin is located aft. Talking about power – it’s derived from twin Cummins 480hp engines with traditional line shafts, which takes the classic deep V-hull shape up to a maximum speed of 33 knots. The Itama 45’ is more than 13 metres long and is one of the models that best represent the DNA of the brand, featuring a timeless elegance, a sporty soul and a unique ‘Made in Italy’ style. This model features sleek and essential lines, typical of the Itama tradition, and a 22° V hull, guaranteeing a perfect sea-keeping performance, also thanks to the propulsion of two 480 hp Cummins engines. Furthermore, Itama 45’ boat features two absolute innovations for the brand: The retractable passage gangway, integrated in the hull, and the aft swimming platform, which can be lowered to the water to launch and haul the tender – providing a unique and more direct experience of the sea. The interiors, in line with the main principles of the brand’s philosophy, feature relevant style innovations, such as the Hadag Magazine

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If you want a classic no-frills design, heavy build and a good seakeeper – this is undoubtedly the classic of classics.

strong prevalence of the white colour, i.e. white lacquered wood, with blinds and teak flooring, in contrast with the colour black of the helm station, and a higher comfort of spaces, which better cope with the needs of each single owner, with an unparalleled liveability. This perfect expression of the pure essence of the brand boasts timeless charm with a sporty soul, unmistakable ‘Made-in-Italy’ style and cutting-edge technology. The cockpit is designed to make the most of all available space, enhancing the comfort and liveability of the outdoor areas. An inviting sofa, extendable table and roomy sun-pad allow maximum enjoyment of the open air. The new lighting also lends a chic and modern touch to the cockpit. Incomparable modular layouts, flexibility and liveability: the ideal solution to meet the needs of every yacht owner. If you want a classic no-frills design, heavy build and a good sea-keeper – this is undoubtedly the classic of classics, and the improvements made make sure she will last for another decade and more. And if going out at sea with a reassuring boat is your thing, the Itama does not disappoint – thanks to a perfect balanced hull and a classic deep ‘V’ that slices the water in perfect manner. www.itama-yacht.com

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of the WATERs Bahrain’s Coast Guard plays a vital role in maintaining the security of the Kingdom’s coastline, from towing stricken pleasure craft back to shore to fending off unwanted ‘guests’ from international waters. As an island Kingdom, a well equipped and highly trained Coast Guard is hugely important to the security of the country. Their roles are many, but their overall goal is the maintained security and safety of Bahrain’s waters. More than a few boat owners (ourselves included) have been grateful for the assistance provided by the Coast Guard when their engines have broken down or their propellers have been damaged, being glad of a friendly tow back to shore. They also do their rounds in popular boating and fishing areas to make sure safety and security regulations are being followed, and the required permits are held. However, these are but some of the more trivial activities the Coast Guard carries out. On a more serious level, they keep a watchful eye on the horizons for potential threats and unwanted incursions that might be detrimental to Bahrain’s security. They monitor all vessels on the water for nefarious activities, and they work with other local and international security forces such as the police and the BDF to ensure high levels of training and cooperation.

History

The very first seeds of Bahrain’s modernday Coast Guard were planted towards the end of the 1930s. The first team had a Nokhitheh (Captain) and two sailors with a single vessel named ‘Hawar’, and it was based by Muharraq Bridge under the supervision of the Bahrain government police, receiving command from a government consultant. It remained that way for a few years, until in 1945 an additional four wooden ships were purchased, two under steam power, and two sailing ships, and they were used to transport goods and prisoners between Bahrain’s mainland and Jeddah, and the outlying islands such as Hawar. In 1958, two ships were purchased from the British Navy, and that year the Coast 32

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A view of Muhrraq.

20 metre searching a Dhow.


Escorting a visiting ship to Bahrain.

Maintaining one of the wooden boats.

Guard then consisted of a total of six vessels, a ‘Galbot’, which is a diving ship, and a total crew of 19. In 1961 the office was shifted from Bab Al Bahrain to Muharraq Furtha, and it became an independent unit operating under the command of the Bahrain government police. Government interest and support for this unit increased at the time, resulting in a total fleet of 11 ships, one ‘Galbot’ and a total crew of 39. Most of the ships were manufactured locally. In 1962, the Coast Guard Department moved to Mina Salman police station. The ongoing success of the Coast Guard’s operations resulted in the Ministry of Interior’s increased interest in developing their capabilities, and so in 1972 the Coast Guard was separated from the police and became a fully independent force responsible for the security and stability of

the Coast of Bahrain. In 1973, they were officially named the Bahrain Coast Guard. They continued to receive more modernised boats with improved speed, power and efficiency to overcome poor weather, storms and hurricanes, and the latest communication devices and rescue equipment. On the 21st of April, 1980, His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa patronised the opening of the new Coast Guard Base in Muharraq, and the base included many highly developed departments, including maintenance workshops, carpentry, electricity, a harbour and a lecture hall. Development didn’t stop at upgrading vessels and facilities – the Coast Guard sponsored Bahraini youth to be sent abroad to learn the latest marine sciences, as well as other training courses in Bahrain. They also trained with foreign coast guard services,

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Police aviation and coast guard training.

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gaining experience from other countries such as America, Great Britain and Pakistan. In addition, the Coast Guard offered their services to other departments and organisations in the country, expanding their scope of operations considerably and earning the respect of the country as a whole. With the rapid economic development of Bahrain and resulting investment in maritime infrastructure and increase in shipping activity, the Coast Guard built a second base to monitor the southern end of Bahrain in Bander Al Dar. This base incorporated many departments including a multi-million dollar radar control room covering the entire of Bahrain’s territorial waters. There is also now a third base located near to the King Fahd Causeway to Saudi Arabia to patrol the Western side of the island. In addition, there is a station in each ‘Furtha’ of Manama: Muharraq, Bander Al Dar North, Ras Ria, Muharraq Bridge, and Hawar Island, including five check points. The Coast Guard’s fleet now comprises more then 80 boats of varying sizes, from larger ships purchased from Spain, Turkey and the US to high-speed boats capable of intercepting almost any kind of vessel. Should you ever require the Coast Guard’s assistance, an emergency helpline has been established, which you can reach on 17 700 000. 36

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BAHRAIN SEEN FROM above

TWo SEAS

WIth Andrew Weaver

His new book ‘Above Two Seas’ showcases some of the most beautiful views of Bahrain, from the architecture to the wildlife, the neighbourhoods and the coastline, Andrew Weaver has captured and collated the splendour and diversity of this charming country. Hadag’s Shabana Adam caught up with the seasoned photographer to learn more about his latest project, his work process, and his inspirations…

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A boat moored on Jarada.

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A container ship entering the Khalifa bin Salman port.

- Andrew Weaver

When it comes to photography, Andrew Weaver has more than just skills. The photographer-extraordinaire is dedicated and downright daring, as we learn that for his new book Above Two Seas, Andrew was willingly harnessed to the side of a helicopter, hundreds of feet in the air, above Bahrain. And it is this intrepid approach to photography that led to so many stunning pictures of the country. “With it being such a small country, I think most people would wonder if there’s enough subject matter to actually shoot and put in a rather large book – actually there is,” Andrew explains. “It’s just that you have to be lucky enough to get up in a helicopter! “I think, generally, in Bahrain, there’s a lot more going on than people realise,” he says. “But also in terms of geography – it’s made up of more than 50 islands and interesting wildlife areas, so this is all part of surprising people with what there is here.” The book itself is divided up into four sections; Above the Skyline, which includes images of Bahrain’s architecture, infrastructure, city, streets, and neighbourhoods; Over the Sea, with photographs of fishing, boats, islands, watersports, and marine life; Beyond The City, a collection of pictures showing Bahrain’s communities, villages, landscapes, industry, and coastline; and lastly, Out of the Sand, celebrating the desert, heritage, leisure, nature, and wildlife of Bahrain. How’s that for plenty of subject matter? The Over the Sea section particularly caught our attention. Andrew highlights the importance, tradition and popularity of Hadag Magazine

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many water-based industries and activities, from the old school to the modern-day. There are images of everything from fishermen going out to sea, and people on jet-skis, the dhow harbour with line upon line of the traditional wooden vessels, the containers at Khalifa bin Salman port, and even the vast coastline surrounding the 5-Star Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel & Spa. We find out that Andrew uses a pretty standard SLR – the Nikon D3X – for his photography, yet the images in Above Two Seas carry the pristine qualities of a much complex camera. His secret? Being harnessed to the side of a helicopter.

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“I would hang out on the edge of the aircraft and after that it was all point and shoot,” Andrew says. “I don’t change lens very much at all and I don’t manipulate my images. The hardest part of it all was actually getting up in the air! “Of course, every picture in any book is edited to some respect,” he admits. “I edit to brightness, contrast and those sorts of areas in a picture where if it’s dark, I like to lighten it, so no manipulation just enhancements - the basics of Photoshop,” he smiles. When we ask Andrew about his photography inspirations, his answer is fitting to the impressive photos you can

A fleet of fishing dhows heading out to sea in later afternoon.


A rare sighting of a pair of orcas near Durrat al Bahrain.

Spectacular Coral Reefs in Hawar Islands.

An aerial view of dhow boats in Hala sea port in Muharraq.

see in the book. “Something nice, something unusual,” he simply puts it. “Generally I go for things that are beautiful and attractive, and maybe shooting things that are not beautiful and attractive, and making them look beautiful and attractive. “I’m guilty of always trying to make things look nice. There are great photographers out there who are good at showing the grunge and the pain - I’m more on the happy side!” We take a trip down memory lane and Andrew tells us about the first good photo he remembers snapping. “I remember taking a shot in my teens of a red rose in a milk bottle, and it had snowed, so there was snow on the rose. I took it for my mum and that was the first picture I put in a frame. “I didn’t think then that I could make a career of it, but I thought the shot was quite good,” he laughs. He’s come a long way from shooting with a Praktika (his first camera) and Above Two Seas not only represents the mesmerising landscape of Bahrain, but, also, celebrates a photographer who has well and truly made it! Above Two Seas is available to buy in all major book stores including Virgin Megastores and Jashanmal.

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On the seas

Incredible

Croatian

With a stunning coastline along the balmy Adriatic sea, thousands of scenic islands, picturesque medieval townships and a booming nightlife, Croatia is fast becoming the go-to destination and all-in-one holiday for fun-lovers around the world!

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Adriatic cruises are now one of the country’s biggest tourism sectors, with thousands of visitors flocking to Croatia to board luxurious cruise yachts and island hop up and down the country’s coastline.

roatia has come a very long way since its bitter war of independence against former Yugoslavia in the early nineties. As an independent nation, it is now a member of the European Union, the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and is flourishing as a nation. And, because of its natural beauty, tourism has been a major factor in that success. Adriatic cruises are now one of the country’s biggest tourism sectors, with thousands of visitors flocking to Croatia to board luxurious cruise yachts and island hop up and down the country’s coastline. As a result, there are now many cruise operators offering these services, often tailored to the specific desires of different tourists. Are you on a cultural cruise, looking to take in the many heritage sights along the coast, or are you on a party pilgrimage, with a plan to stop off at every nightlife hotspot along the way? Or maybe you’re a family simply looking for a quiet, relaxing trip with calm seas and stunning views. The good news is that Croatia offers it all, but the bad news is that it can be hard to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want out of the trip. So, we’ve put together a guide to get you started. Hadag Magazine

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On the seas

Dubrovnik

Many coastal experiences in Croatia start in the city of Dubrovnik, not least because it has its own international airport. It also boasts a seaport from which many cruises depart and which many ocean liners visit. However, it is also a highly popular destination in itself, with the old walled part of the city surrounded by medieval battlements that are a favourite spot for romantic walks around the outside of the old town. A massive appeal for many visitors these days is that the medieval streets and walls of Dubrovnik were used for much of the filming of King’s Landing in the hugely popular Game of Thrones series, and there are now specialised tours of the shooting locations to enjoy.

Historical Sites

Within Dubrovnik, there are a number of great sites to visit, including the city’s Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, and the Gothic-Renaissance Rector’s Palace, and the St. Saviour Church. Also worth a visit is the city’s most popular church, St. Blaise’s, a Baroque cathedral built in the 18th century. And then there are, of course, the city’s famous walls. Elsewhere along the coast, Hvar island is perhaps even more popular as a tourist destination, boasting a wealth of historical sites, beautiful beaches, a prosperous viniculture and a lively nightlife in the port town of Hvar. Because of these reasons, the port is often full of luxury yachts during high season, and is a highly popular cruise destination. Also worthy of mention is Mljet Island, with a stunning National Park boasting a Benedictine Museum, and Cres Island, with numerous ancient towns and monuments. Towards the southern end of the coast is Croatia’s second-largest city, Split. Also a major tourist draw, the most famous of Split’s many historical sites is Diocletian’s Palace, and ancient palace built by Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century AD that is still in remarkably good condition, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 48

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Elsewhere along the coast, Hvar island is perhaps even more popular as a tourist destination, boasting a wealth of historical sites and beautiful beaches.


Party Destinations

One of the biggest attractions to Croatia is its vibrant nightlife, slated by many to be one of the best in the world right now. Islands up and down the Adriatic boast fantastic bars, clubs and parties to attract the many partycruises that sail along the coast. There are numerous operators that run party cruises, but one of the most prolific are Sail-Croatia.com. Their cruise departs from Split, where it stops at the islands of Vodice, Tisno, Zadar, Pag and Murter before returning to Split. On Tisno, the cruise takes in the Soundwave festival, one of the biggest in the country. The cruise also takes in the Zrce beach, on Pag island, which has become one of the biggest party spots on the coastline, and has become notorious for its hedonistic club scene. All along the cruise, however, there are other attractions such as waterfalls, bungee jumping and tourist sites, in case the partying becomes a little too much at any point! Although the breadth of choice can be bewildering, the good news is that most of the cruises will stop at enough destinations to satisfy even the most avid of travellers, and even if the hopping on and off gets tiresome, simply relaxing in the sunshine on the yacht itself for an afternoon or taking a dip in the crystal clear Adriatic waters is a great way to relax and unwind!

On Tisno, the cruise takes in the Soundwave festival, one of the biggest in the country. The cruise also takes in the Zrce beach, on Pag island.

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oral reefs are the forests of the oceans, providing food, shelter and a habitat for countless species of marine wildlife. Historically, Bahrain had one of the most abundant marine habitats in the Gulf, which is why it was a major trade port and why its pearling history flourished so much. However, in recent history, a combination of events and factors has had a hugely negative impact on Bahrain’s ocean habitats. The most significant of these was the a massive global coral bleaching event back in 1997, where a sudden spike in sea temperatures had a catastrophic effect on reefs around the world, not least Bahrain’s. That has since been combined with bad fishing practices, and the damage caused by dredging, land reclamation, industrialisation and desalinisation. The destruction of reefs, which can take hundreds of years to grow, has meant rapidly declining fish stocks and the decimation of ocean wildlife. It’s a problem that one sector of the Bahraini government is taking very seriously. The General Directorate for Protection of Marine Resources and Wildlife have been taking drastic, and often unpopular, measures to counteract this problem. Two of the first major steps were to call for a major survey of marine wildlife, and to introduce a legal requirement for environmental impact assessments to be completed before a large reclamation project was undertaken.

This is where Reef Arabia, or more accurately its parent company, Environment Arabia, came in. The company was set up in 2002 by Bahraini businesswoman Halel Engineer, in response to a government call for specialists to survey Bahrain’s waters. “So, Environment Arabia was primarily set up to do these environmental impact assessments and marine ecological surveys,” says Michael Aurora, one of the company’s expert divers and marine biologists. “But the logical progression from there, when you do an environmental study that show habitats have been or will be destroyed, is that you need to give something back to the environment, or compensate for the damage, and the thing we kept coming back to was artificial reefs.” Artificial reefs are structures made of a very durable marine grade concrete that can last hundreds of years in the sea, and which has 52

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fishermen are becoming increasingly desperate in their hunt for ever-declining fish stocks. “When we did one project, and we had a huge 150 tonne 155m long barge, which is something you can’t really hide, and we had a flotilla of fishing boats following us to find out where we were putting the reefs, which is a problem we face,” explains Michael. However, local fisherman are not the only culprits. Recreational divers armed with spear guns are becoming an increasing problem for the reefs too. “The recreational scuba divers, who will go out with their own fancy boats, scuba gear and spear guns, will wipe the whole population of a reef out in an afternoon. There are some people who are out there doing this weekend after weekend, and it’s having a really detrimental effect. These are adult fish who would otherwise be breeding and increasing fish populations, and now they’re being taken out of the equation, and this simply isn’t fair on anyone else using the oceans for fishing, whether by net or line.” In most marine wildlife enthusiast circles, fishing with both scuba gear AND spear guns is seen as cheating and unacceptable, as it gives a distinctly unfair advantage to the fisherman. Normally, spearfishing is only condoned for free divers. Eco-Tourism

Reef Arabia’s work is not just pioneering in Bahrain, but also in the rest of the world, as it is still a relatively new industry, and innovations are still being made.

a neutral pH level to allow for a varied range of species to flourish on and around it. The structures are built to imitate naturally-occurring coral, and provide a haven for fish and a habitat for marine life such as algae, seaweeds, barnacles, and the other building blocks of a thriving reef. “I had some experience with artificial reefs going back to the early 90s, so Halel and I decided to start a new company, and that’s where Reef Arabia comes in,” explains Michael. “It was set up to design, manufacture and deploy artificial reefs in the Arabian Gulf, and we set up a partnership with a company called Reef Ball Australia. They brought with them extensive experience in artificial reefs, and we brought the local knowledge and our own experts, and by combining all this expertise we could provide something tailored for the Arabian Gulf ecology.” Reef Arabia’s work is not just pioneering in Bahrain, but also in the rest of the world, as it is still a relatively new industry, and innovations are still being made. Their work with reef models made using 3D printers in cooperation with their Australian partners saw them featured in the US edition of National Geographic magazine last year. “The very first reefs of this kind in the world were set up in Bahrain by us, and this is something we’re very proud of,” says Michael. However, they face challenges on many fronts, not least through the overfishing of the country’s waters, and Bahrain’s enduring love for seafood. The highly competitive market and the granting of too many fisherman’s licences means that

So what is the answer? Well, it could lie in Reef Arabia’s future plans for their company, which is a new division called Eco Arabia. A shift towards eco-tourism could be exactly what is needed. If resources currently being used for commercial fishing could be redirected towards a lucrative tourism industry instead, people don’t have to lose their jobs, and the oceans can still be protected. “There’s more than one use for these reefs,” says Michael. “The ones we’ve already done were for the fisheries, but there’s huge potential for eco-tourism, which is why we’re setting up Eco Arabia. These coastal tourism developments, like hotels, marinas and oceanfront residential projects, if you created a centre for diving, with underwater habitats and sculptures and so on, you could then bring tourists, school kids, take them diving, snorkelling, teach them about marine wildlife. It becomes a form of ecotourism, and a whole new activity for Bahrain. That’s where this new company, Eco Arabia, comes in, because we want to do just that. Something proactive, something educational.” This kind of tourism could also address the main issue, which is one of education. The reefs being created, as well as the fish that populate them, are part of a delicate ecosystem that is under serious threat, and it is the responsibility of everyone who uses the oceans, whether for livelihood or recreation, to protect them. The more children are exposed to this way of thinking the more hope there is that future generations will respect the oceans more. Hadag Magazine

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THE Sea Shepherds Of all the environmental organisations who aim to protect the world’s oceans, none have been more active, more determined and more controversial than the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. We talk to Samir, the organisation’s representative in Bahrain…

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) shot to fame following an Animal Planet documentary series called Whale Wars, which chronicled the organisation’s ongoing battle against illegal activities by the Japanese whaling industry. According to their charter, their mission is to “end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.” Their founder, Paul Watson, was a former council member of Greenpeace, but he was voted out for his aggressive stance on environmental protection that was not in line with Greenpeace’s peaceful protest ideology. After leaving Greenpeace, Watson founded the SSCS, and became increasingly active in countering whaling and dolphin fishing activities around the world. Their activities have not been without controversy, with numerous court cases and injunctions raised against them by various governments and organisations around the world for their aggressive methods. Whether you agree with their tactics or not, you cannot argue against the fact that the SSCS sends a powerful message on ocean wildlife conservation, and their stance has gained massive support from ocean lovers around the world. One such enthusiast has established a supporter’s group in Bahrain, and the only one in the Gulf so far. “My story with Sea Shepherd started three or four years ago, when I saw Whale Wars,” says Samir. “So I contacted Sea Shepherd global and said that maybe we could do something in this region, and they liked the idea. So, I became certified as a supporters representative, and they started sending me brochures and information packs on their activities.” However, the society is not officially registered as a charitable organisation in Bahrain, as there are very strict procedures to

follow in order to do so. “We’re in touch with the relevant ministries to get approved, and Sea Shepherd Global has sent the required letters to the Embassy of Bahrain in the US, but the process is long and complicated. We are working on it,” says Samir. In the meantime, the group holds social gatherings, raises awareness on ocean conservation and participates in events to spread the word. “If anyone wants to find out more, they can check out the Facebook group, Sea Shepherd – BHN. Here, it’s not an actual society, but more a collection of enthusiasts who appreciate the work that Sea Shepherd is doing, and want to help out. Our main focus is on educating people on how to protect the oceans and their wildlife.” And that’s something that we here at Hadag can fully support! Hadag Magazine

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The Catch stoy

ta l es at

Sea Tell us a little about yourselves …

We are a group of friends composed mainly of Ahmed Sanad, Ebrahim Fakhroo and Yaqoob Al-Muftah. Every now and then, we go out using a small boat about 16 feet in size. We normally go from Galali and then to Amwaj Islands to go fishing and diving.

A group of divers, who also go on frequent fishing trips, decided to go for a dive one day. But what seemed like a ‘normal’ day out at sea suddenly took a turn for the worse. Here we interview Rashed and Yaqoob AlMufta, who tell us their story…

What was the most difficult experience you’ve been through?

About a year ago, a day before the start of Ramadan, we decided to take a boat trip early in the morning. We went with a different group of people for the first time, and a boat, which was 25 feet which had a single engine – this was another thing new to us. Before going on the trip, we had some problems with the engine so we took it to a mechanic – who, after checking said it was in good condition. So moving forward with our plans, we took about a 45 to 60-minute cruise and after which we stopped and Yaqoob and Ahmed Sanad took a dive, with the three of us deciding to remain in the boat. That day the water current was opposite to the direction of the winds – causing a lot of water to enter our boat. Yaqoob came out of his dive and tried taking control of the situation. However, when he tried to start the engine it failed, and we didn’t carry any mobile phones with us, so we couldn’t call for help. By this time Ahmed had also come back up from his dive. One of the guys who came with us was a boat captain and full of experience but he also couldn’t do much at the time. The water kept on coming in, and due to lack of balance caused the boat to flip over on us and it sunk. Out in the water, everything else floated and Yaqoob grabbed whatever food and drink he could and stored them in the ice box. This happened at 12noon and we were located quite close to Qatar. It only took 30 minutes for all this to happen which was very surprising. From 12 noon until midnight we held onto a katra (a long inflated rubber log like which is attached to the sides of the boat. We tied the unused diving suits to one end of the log and the floater to the other end, to keep it afloat. We all held onto the log to keep us afloat but what really saved our lives was the waterproof flashlight that was in one of the diving suits. We would flash the SOS sign to seek help if there was any plane or boat passing by. 56

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Ebrahim Fakhroo pictured with their catch.


Yaqoob pictured, proudly holding the fish they caught.

We never used to carry mobile phones with us on our dives. Now we always do. Safety is now our number one concern; so we always bring life jackets and take more precautions.

We eventually saw blue light coming from far away, so we kept making the SOS sign using flash light, until we could see that the source of blue light kept getting closer and closer. They eventually found us – these were members of the Coast Guard which were sent to search for us. How have things changed after this event?

We never used to carry mobile phones with us on our dives. Now we always do. Safety is now our number one concern; so we always bring life jackets and take more precautions. Advice for all:

- Take precautions and always put safety first, the sea is unpredictable and being out in the water can be extremely dangerous. - Never act foolishly; it could cost you your life and those of others. - Ensure that your whereabouts are known – give the exact location of your trip, how long and where you intend to be, a list of names going on the trip, etc.

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The Catch

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1. Local name: Channad Known as: Narrow breed Spanish mackerel Grows to a maximum length 235cm. General Features: has a long compressed body from both sides covered with tiny scales which are almost invisible, giving the fish a slicked blue gray colour from the top along with silver specks and several irregular bars on the sides. Their Habitat: Commonly found near the shoreline or the beach areas east of Hayr Shutaya and Hayr Almayana and Hayr Abulthameh and Hayr Abo-Alkharab and buoy’s, located south of Bahrain Diet: Prey on other fish, especially Pelagic fish. Breeding Season: between spring and summer season – March to August. Fishing Equipment: Gill nets - Hook and line. Usual Catch Weight: Alkhbat 0.5- 1.5km and kingfish 2-6kg. Peak Fishing: January to March; October to December. Landing Site: Muharraq area – Western region- Northern region. Economic Value: High. 58

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2. Local name: Hagool Known as: Hound needlefish

3. Local name: Sils Known as: Spotted halfbeak

Grows to a maximum length 125cm. General Features: its long body is covered with scales and a circular dark green colour on its upper parts, while its bottom parts are silvery and dark blue lines appear on its sides. Their Habitat: Appears in shallow or surface waters such as those of Hayr Almayana area Alragay and Hayr Shutaya, Fasht Jarim (Gulaia), Jaww Sea and the Sea of Askar and Budaiya Diet: Small pelagic fish and shrimp. Breeding Season: February to May. Fishing Squipment: Algargoor- Gill nets Hook and line- Alhadra. Usual catch weight: 0.5- 3km Peak fishing: Year-round. Landing site: All around Bahrain. Economic value: Medium.

Grows to a maximum length 25cm. General Features: Long and somewhat compressed body; with its lower jaw extended to resemble a long beak, silver and green colour appear on the top portion of its body, with white and silver on its sides. Their Habitat: Pelagic fish near the shorelines of areas such as Fasht Jarim (Gulaia), Jaww Sea and the Sea of Askar and Budaiya. Diet: Micronutrients, small fishes, floating green algae, crustaceans and fish larvae. Breeding season: February to May. Fishing equipment: Gill nets - Alhadra. Usual catch weight: 150-200gm. Peak fishing period: May to December. Landing site: All around Bahrain. Economic value: Medium.


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4. Local name: Jidd Known as: Barracudas Grows to a maximum length 80-150cm. General Features: has a long body and a large mouth; and its overall colour is silvery gray whilst its body is covered with small scales. Their habitat: Pelagic fish around coral reefs in the east of Bahrain such as Shutaya and Hayr Almayana and Hayr Abualthamh and around Buoy’s, as well as north of the country. Diet: Fish and Molluscs. Breeding season: March to August. Fishing equipment: Gargoors - Gill nets Hook and line - Alhadra. Usual catch weight: 150-300gm/ Alduwailmi 0.4-2kg / Aljidd 3-5kg Peak fishing: January to March; November to December. Landing site: Most areas of Bahrain. Economic Value: High.

Grows to a maximum length 20cm. General Features: Shrimps have a distinctive shape – they have elongated bodies which are typically divided into two major sections, namely the head and the thorax which are fused together forming the cephalothorax. Its second body section is a segmented abdomen. The female species are usually larger than the Male, it is easy to distinguish the male from the female. Their Habitat: Shrimps thrive in shallow waters and muddy as well as mangrove areas. They are usually found in sites such as Um Aldood Buoy and Um Jadom Area. Diet: algae and invertebrate organisms and plants; small crustaceans and other bacteria that reside in mangroves in shallow water. Breeding Season: December to March. Usual Catch Weight : 20-100gm. Peak Fishing Period: April to August. Landing Site: Muharraq area, north of Bahrain - Bahrain’s western region. Economic Value: High.

6. Local name: Sikin Known as: Cobia Grows to a maximum length 200cm. General Features: Its body elongated and its head is semi-cylindrical and broad; its thick skin is characterised black and brown spots on its head and sides, while its abdominal area is yellowish in colour, with two long lines of silvery white on the sides. Their Habitat: Pelagic fish near coral reefs and rocky shores, and prefers to live in clear waters found in Hayr Almayana, Fasht Alragay and Hayr Shutaya. Diet: Pelagic fish, crabs, shrimps and Molluscs. Breeding Season: December to March. Fishing Equipment: Gargoors - Gill nets Hook and line - Alhadra. Usual Catch Weight: 2 to 15kg. Peak fishing: Year-round. Landing site:Muharraq area - the area east of Bahrain. Economic Value: High. For more details:

All information for this feature is courtesy of the Agricultural & Marine Resources. Contact Tel. 1781 5881 Fax. 1772 8459 PO Box 20071 Manama, Bahrain

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How To cook it

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Spiced

King Fish

Baharat style The experts at Baharat, Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre puts their very own touch on this much-loved local dish.

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Ingredients Serves 4:

180 gm 100 gm 20 gm 3 gm 3 gm 50 gm 5 gm 3 gm 2 gm 2 gm 150 ml 100 ml 50 ml 20 ml 200 gm 5 gm

Local king fish Fresh potatoes, thinly sliced Black olives, chopped Ginger, chopped Garlic, chopped Onion, chopped Fresh coriander, chopped Cumin powder Salt Black pepper powder Whipping cream Fish stock Olive oil Lemon juice Jarjeer (local rocket leaves), chopped Red chilli, thinly sliced

Garnish:

Cherry tomatoes, halved Red and yellow capsicum cut into fine strips Fresh coriander leaves Fresh rosemary


Method: Potatoes:

Heat the oven to 165 °C. Mix the salt, black pepper, fresh coriander, garlic, and half of the olive oil together and pour over the sliced potatoes. Mix well to coat the potatoes. Put the mixture in an ovenproof dish and cook for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the olives and half of the whipping cream and combine everything. Season with salt and pepper.

Fish:

Mix salt, black pepper, cumin powder, lemon juice and garlic together and rub the fish fillets with the mixture. Pour some olive oil in a sautĂŠ pan, once hot add the marinated fish fillets and fry until golden. Fry the other side until cooked through. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Jarjeer sauce:

Heat a saucepan and place the chopped onion, garlic and half of the whipping cream in the pan. Simmer. Add the jarjeer, season with salt and pepper and blend everything together.

Plating:

Using a circular mould arrange the potatoes on a plate. Remove the mould and place the fish on top of the potatoes. Pour the jarjeer sauce around the arrangement and garnish with the sliced chillies. Garnish the fish with cherry tomato, capsicum, coriander leaves and rosemary.

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HAIL TO THE KING! With a buttery, silky Hollandaise Sauce, this wonderful dish is transformed into something truly special. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain’s Executive Chef Alfred Zuberbuehler shows us how... Ingredients Serves 4: 8pcs 30ml 500g 30g 10g

King fish tranche (skin on), cut into 60g slices Olive oil Carrots, peeled Red onions, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped

Hollandaise Sauce 325g 3pcs 25g 50ml 1pc 1g 1g 25ml 1g 25ml 3pcs 50g 20g

Butter Egg yolks and 1pc Egg Shallot(s) Dry white wine (white vinegar & water mix as alternative) Bay leaves Salt Cayenne pepper Lemon juice Sugar Vegetable oil Crushed black peppercorns Fresh coriander Olive oil

Method: Roasted Carrot Tartar

Cut 200g of the carrots in chunks, boil in salt water and process to purée; Cut remaining carrots into slices; season and grill until nice in colour and soft in texture; Finely chop the grilled carrots, heat the olive oil, sauté the onions and garlic, add the grilled carrots and continue cooking for 1 minute; Add the carrot purée and reduce while continuously stirring until the texture is firm. Season to taste, keep warm.

Hollandaise Sauce

Melt butter in a pan and filter through a cloth to clarify; sauté shallots in vegetable oil until glazed, add bay leaf and peppercorns and deglaze with white wine (white vinegar & water as alternative). Simmer for 3 minutes (to reduce); Whisk 3 egg yolks, 1 whole egg and the reduction in a metal bowl on a hot water bath (2 to 3 mins.). Stir the clarified butter (approx. 50°C/122°F), drop by drop and gradually, until an emulsion forms. Season with the spices and keep warm.

Coriander oil

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Red Mullet With Truffle Mash Ingredients Serves 4: 20pc 30g 30ml 500g 100ml 30g 10g 20ml 100ml 900g 12g 30g 60ml 60ml 10ml

Red mullet filets cleaned (skin on) Each filet Olive oil Red bell pepper Vegetable oil Red onions, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped Olive oil Cooking cream Potatoes Salt Butter Milk Cooking cream White truffle oil Nutmeg, black pepper for seasoning 400g Fresh green asparagus 20g Fresh sprouts for decoration 20ml Basil pesto for decoration Black pepper from the mill

Method: Bell pepper sauce

Roast the bell pepper in hot vegetable oil to loosen the skin from the flesh, set aside to cool. Clean the bell peppers by removing all skin, seeds and stem; cut into chunks. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, add bell pepper & sauté without giving colour. Add little water and reduce, add cream and cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and blend in mixer until smooth; season to taste.

Potato Purée

Peel and wash the potatoes and cut in even chunks. Boil the potatoes in light salted water until soft; remove from water to dry out. Bring the milk to boil, as well as the cream, butter and spices. Pass the potatoes through a potato press into the mixture and stir to get a smooth purée. Season with truffle oil. Keep warm.

Asparagus

Remove the stem and keep the asparagus heads about same length that’s slightly longer the fish filets. Blanch in salted water and cool down immediately to keep the colour and crunch. Sauté in little olive oil once plating the dish.

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Hadag Rides Luxury rides

Maserati Ghibli

The Ghibli achieves the impressive task of introducing a more accessible Maserati sedan without compromising on power, style or luxury.

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Maserati is an exotic brand, and as such, a purchase of one is not driven by the mind, but by the heart. It is never a ‘sensible’ choice to buy an exotic Italian brand, simply because they’re luxury goods, and therefore very expensive. It is therefore of the utmost importance that a Maserati appeals to the senses and the emotions above all else, because it is by winning over these that they will win over customers. I’ve driven several Maserati models over the years, and each and every one of them has been stunning it its own way, but each has also been let down by imperfections that a car of its calibre shouldn’t have. For example, a few years ago I drove a Quattroporte, and while I was impressed by its looks, its power and its ride comfort, I was equally unimpressed by a slightly dated looking interior and a very dated infotainment system. More recently, we drove a drop-dead-gorgeous metallic blue GranTurismo Sport, which was


beautiful in every single way except for, once again, the dated infotainment system. Maseratis of today, however, have addressed all of these issues, and the Ghibli is no exception. Once again, the infotainment system was the least impressive thing about the Ghibli, but not because it is dated, or poor quality. It is, in fact, extremely good, with intuitive controls, a modern looking interface, and really nice graphics on the satnav. No, the reason why the infotainment system on the Ghibli is the least impressive thing about it is because the rest of the car is so damn good! It is beautiful both without and within. From the outside, it manages to accomplish the same delicate balancing act that the Quattroporte does, boasting that classic Maserati styling whilst still looking like a car of this day and age. With smooth, sweeping lines and an aggressive stance, the car exudes an aura of power and speed, and is a pleasure to behold. Inside, the beauty continues – it is one of the best-looking interiors I’ve ever seen, with smooth, curving lines and plush leather surfaces wherever you look, and not a harsh angle in sight. It screams luxury, and makes the driver satisfied that it is worth every penny of the many thousands they’ve spent on it! To drive, it is as sublime as the rest of the Maserati fleet, combining a smooth, refined ride with impressive handling and power on tap to create a car that is truly a joy to drive. Our particular model was the standard Ghibli, boasting a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 with 330hp and an impressive 500Nm of torque. It’ll propel the Ghibli from standstill to 100km/h in jut 5.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 263km/h. Figures for the Ghibli S are even more impressive – the same engine is tuned to 410hp/550Nm, and it will hit 100km/h in 5 seconds, and top out at 285km/h. The Ghibli is, without a doubt, the most complete Maserati I’ve had the pleasure to drive so far, although I haven’t driven any others of the most recent Maserati range. I think that just means I’ve got a lot to look forward to!

Maserati Takes to the Seas Exotic Italian automaker Maserati strengthens its ties with the glamorous world of yachting through partnerships with sailing legend Giovanni Soldini, and the superexclusive new Monaco Yacht Club.

The principle reason we picked the Maserati Ghibli as our featured luxury vehicle this month is its new partnership with one of Europe’s most exclusive new facilities, and an ongoing partnership with sailing legend Giovanni Soldini. The relationship between Maserati and Giovanni Soldini began in 2012, when the Italian yachtsman, who was already a solo round-the-world winner, skippered the 70 foot Maserati to set the time reference for the “monohull” category in the Cadice-San Salvador run, covering the distance in 10 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes and 2 seconds. Subsequently Soldini and his international crew, again on board Maserati, set the new record for the “Golden Route” from New York to San Francisco, rounding Cape Horn, a distance of some 13,225 nautical miles, in just 47 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 29 seconds, slashing the previous record. And this year, on the 14th January 2014 Soldini and Maserati were first across the finishing line in the 14th edition of the Cape2Rio race. Yacht Club de Monaco

At the inauguration of the new Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM), designed by Lord Norman Foster and already hailed as the new symbol of the Principality of Monaco, the partnership with Maserati, which this year celebrates its centenary, and one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, was officially announced. Maserati will be official partner of YCM from 2014 to 2016 as well as the sole automotive sponsor of events organised by YCM. The YCM has 1300 members from 60 nations and many of the world’s most prestigious private yachts fly the Monaco Yacht Club’s burgee, testimony to its unique position on the international yachting scene. “The Monaco Yacht Club and Maserati share the same values of exclusivity, elegance and sport and they represent the excellence that has made both icons of excellence at an international level,” said Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati. Hadag Magazine

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Gibbs

Quadski We here in the Gulf love our quad bikes. We also love our jet skis. So what if you were to take two of the region’s favourite pastimes, and combine it into one? Well, it looks like we’re soon to find out…

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Coming soon to the region (as soon as all the dealers clamouring for them can receive stock) is the Gibbs Quadski, an amphibious personal vehicle/watercraft that can transform from quad bike to jet ski within a matter of seconds! This ingenious contraption caused a stir worldwide when it was featured in the famous BBC motoring series Top Gear, when it raced an Alfa Romeo 4C around lake Como in Italy. Amphibious vehicles are no new thing, having been around since the 1800s, and they had entered into widespread military use by WWII. However, in terms of amphibious craft for personal use, this has only started to creep into the market over the last few years. And never before has an amphibious craft been so accessible as now, with the Gibbs Quadski combining the versatility, mobility and sheer enjoyment of both a quad bike and a jetski! The vehicle is based on a monocoque dual skin composite hull that also works as a chassis. It uses a version of BMW Motorrad’s four-cylinder 1.3 litre motorbike engine, as seen in the K1300, that has been customised for marine use. On land, it has a rearwheel-drive configuration, but on the sea it’s powered by Gibbs’s patented jet drive. In its amphibious form, the engine will produce 140hp on the water, but only 80hp on land, although this still translates to commendable speeds of up to around 72km/h on both land and water! You’ll get around two hours travel time on the water, but a range of around 600km on land, so it’s also perfect for applications like close shore search and rescue too, and is already being adopted by lifeguard services in the states.

What this vehicle is NOT, is a desert stunt bike, so won’t be any good for launching off sand dunes at high speeds. People who’d want to own this vehicle are those who live on or near the beach, who want to be able to ride to the beach and enjoy some water sports whilst there. Currently, the only dealership for these crafts in the region is in Jeddah, but we’ve heard that they’re planning to offer them across the region in the immediate future, so watch this space! To find out more, log on to www.gibbssports.com.

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Water Toys! Alongside the usual line up of supercars, adventure accessories and luxury gadgets at Big Boys Toys 2014 will be some fantastic marine leisure products as well. Big Boys Toys is already well known for being a wife’s ultimate nightmare. A millionaire’s playground packed with the sort of hardware that brings out the inner child in even the most serious man – a thousand things that every man wants, but nothing that any actually needs. From ATVs to aerial drones, and supercars to superbikes, it’s the ultimate trove of toys for grown ups! The show provides a platform for exhibitors across each category to showcase the latest one-of-a-kind luxury and unique products including interactive offerings like simulation, archery, shooting, gaming and RC zones. Meanwhile, the outdoor arena will allow the visitors to witness live demonstrations and entertaining water adventure experiences. The categories include drive, lifestyle, marine, aviation, digital, wellness, adventure, off-road, ride and fashion.

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And this year there are some superb waterbased products on display too. Among the products that a few lucky visitors will have a chance to experience are the Triton Submarines, the world’s deepest diving submersible equipped with a transparent pressure hull for a visually captivating underwater view. Other marine products to be showcased include the Seabreacher, a diving machine that can jump up to 90 degrees out of water; C-explorer 5 Submersible, the world’s first underwater limousine; Zapata Racing Flyboard, the ultimate gadget for freestyle stunts; Jetovator, a gadget that turns a jet ski into a flying machine, and Deep Trekker, an innovative remotely operated underwater camera. If you want to take it to the beach, there’s a great range of ATVs on display too, including Rage Buggies, the ultimate offroad vehicles tested by World Rally and Formula One drivers. “The Middle East is one of the 10 largest luxury goods markets with sales 68

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exceeding US$7.77 billion. Out of these, Dubai accounts for 30 per cent of the regional luxury market according to Bain & Company’s 2013 report,” said Biju Jayaraaj, Chief Executive Officer of Artaaj Events. “With the region’s strong affinity to luxury brands, Big Boys Toys is best positioned to target affluent residents across the Middle East, particularly in Dubai, with an array of extraordinary, unique and luxurious products across various segments such as specialty cars and bikes, along with custombuilt off-road and underwater vehicles and gadgets.” The must-attend event in the region, which will have exhibitors from various countries including the USA, Europe, Far East and the Middle East is set to draw over 40,000 visitors, which includes a majority of highnet-worth individuals. ‘Big Boys Toys’ new playground, Skydive Dubai is located at the base of The Palm Jumeirah, between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residences, will also provide ease of access to visitors through ample parking spaces and proximity to public transport facilities such as Dubai’s new tram. Big Boys Toys 2014 will be open from 3pm to 10pm on 3rd October, and from 1pm to 10pm on 4th and 5th October, 2014. The tickets are priced at AED100 per day.

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To find out more about the event or the products what will be on show, log on to www.bigboystoysuae.com.

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MARINA MODA

SEAMASTERPLOPROF 1200M OMEGA

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Able to withstand the crushing pressure divers experience while exploring the ocean’s depths, the Seamaster Ploprof 1200M combines enhanced modern technology with an iconic timepiece. The black bi-directional rotating bezel, with its numerals and diving scale painted with white Super-Luminova inside the sapphire bezel ring, is mounted on a 55 x 48 mm stainless steel case made with a “Sharkproof ” stainless steel bracelet. It is water resistant to 1200 metres/4000 feet / 120 bar, and boasts a screw-in crown, automatic helium escape valve and bezel security pusher.


SEA TITANIC DNA Romain Jerome

A nod to the legendary Titanic, this masterpiece is from an era of the epitome of power and elegance. Its signature oxidised bezel is made of an extraordinary amalgamation of original steel from the hull of the Titanic along with modern shipbuilding steel plate from the Harland & Wolff shipyards where the most luxurious ocean liner was built a century ago.

YACHT MASTER II Rolex

Designed to meet the needs of professional sailors, this regatta chronograph features the world’s first programmable countdown with a mechanical memory. It provides precise synchronisation with the crucial starting sequence of a yacht race. Its oyster 44mm case, is done in steel and everose gold. The sport watch’s movement is perpetual, mechanical and self-winding, with a flat three-piece link bracelet.

CHRISTOPHE COLOMB Zenith

A tribute Christopher Columbus, ZENITH proudly presents a modernday horological accomplishment stemming from over five years of intense development. The hand-wound 45-jewel, 36,000 VpH Academy 8804 manual winding movement with 50-hour power reserve, features a unique gyroscopic system ensuring perfect horizontal positioning of the regulating organ. This system consists in a cage composed of 166 parts, 10 conical-geared wheels (with 6 spherical wheels) and 6 ball bearings.

SUPEROCEAN CHRONOGRAPH STEELFISH Breitling

This watch is designed for a high degree of underwater legibility, with its broad, unidirectional ratcheting bezel punctuated by black, rubberincrusted numerals and indices. The dial also features large Arabic numerals with luminescent coating and an extra-sized day-date display in a window at 3 o’clock. Its 44mm stainless steel case, combines a satin-brushed finish on its surfaces with a polished finish on its sides. Hadag Magazine

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The Guide Top Engines Whether two-stroke or four-stroke, here’s our pick of outboard marine engines for this season...

557 Seven Marine This 557-hp, V-8 6.2L outboard engine is fuel-injected and is known to be the most powerful engine on the planet. With electronic shift/throttle control, it is quite impressive and can go from 0 to 60mph in 3.9 seconds. www.seven-marine.com

F 200 Yamaha With a 2.8L displacement, a variable Camshaft Timing and a responsive 16valve DOHC powerhead, it maximises volumetric efficiency to optimise power, giving the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. www.yamahaoutboards.com

df300ap Suzuki The world’s first outboard engine combines standard and counterrotation operation into the same lower unit. Two-way low water pick up inlet provides engine cooling. www.suzukimarine.com

VERADO Pro FourStroke Mercury This features an Outboard Motor with Cylinder Configuration: Inline 6, 24-valve direct acting double overhead cam (DOHC) and SmartCraft PCM Digital Inductive ignition. marine.mercurymarine.com

GPS and Sonar Systems Many sonar systems are coupled with GPS navigation that offer imagery, functions, and unparalleled overall performance - here are some of the best...

GPSMAP 547xs Garmin A 10Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver with Easy visibility, day or night. Whether it is flat, flush or swivel-mounted, it will be the focal point of your helm. It includes their hallmark user-friendly interface. www.garmin.com

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a77 w Raymarine A 7” touchscreen colour LCD with a Built-in GPS, it includes Navionics Gold cartography, Builtin Sounder Module Wide, and a range of optional network features. www.garmin.com

Elite-7 HDI Lowrance A 250 Watt 83/200KHz with 7” LCD and 455/800KHz Down Scan Imaging technology and a Built-in GPS/chartplotter with Navionics Gold cartography. Includes a transom mount 83/200KHz transducer. www.lowrance.com

Dragonfly Raymarine Delivers crisp details of CHIRP DownVision sonar in an affordable package. The split-screen display shows both DownVision and conventional sonar simultaneously. 50-channel GPS. www.raymarine.com


A Must-Have

Scuba Masks LifeProof LifeJacket Life proof The LifeProof LifeJacket provides buoyancy and enhanced shock protection for your iPhone 5s, 5c, or 5 that’s in a LifeProof case. Now you can take your iPhone into the pool, fishing by the lake, sailing offshore, or exploring caves–without worrying that it will sink. www.lifeproof.com

Dive Regulators

Venom Dive Mask Atomic Aquatics German Schott Superwite glass allows even more light to penetrate than Ultra clear glass. Ultra-wide panoramic-view tear drop design. Integrated easyadjust swivel buckles. Reinforcing internal frame molded beneath the silicone rubber skirt. www.atomicaquatics.com

These superbikes of the ocean let you explore marine environments with a lot more fun and convenience…

Carbon 52 Mares Extreme performance and light weight, its second stage case has 100% carbon superior thermal conductivity with Double DFC system and ensures superior performance at any depth even when two divers are breathing simultaneously off the first stage. The Natural Convection Channel (NCC) system increases the performance in cold water by enhancing heat exchange. www.mares.com

Omega 3 Oceanic Truly one of diving’s most unique regulator valve designs. It delivers airflow that is proportional to your demand without the sudden rush of air at depth or fluttering when you’re shallow. Unlike other regulators, the Omega 3 has no need for an inhalationeffort adjustment knob. www.oceanicworldwide.com

Legend LUX Aqua Lung The Legend Lux is a head-turner, with its gold accents and sculpted gold port plugs. The second stage is smaller and lighter than earlier versions, and equipped with Aqua Lung’s new Master Breathing system knob that both controls the direction of air and adjusts breathing effort. www.aqualung.com

vrt iceberg oct Oceanic A solid performer in the lab, the Iceberg’s work of breathing at the test level most closely representing recreational diving was rated Excellent. As depths and breathing rates increased, the Iceberg soldiered on, well into muscle reg territory. Sceptical test divers quickly turned into fans, giving it Very Good scores in every ergo test category. www.beuchat.com.au

Panoramic Mask Cressi This mask features 100% silicone skirt with side windows for increased vision. Designed and created using innovative and patented manufacturing. www.cressi-sub.it

EXCEL Tilos The tempered glass and frameless low volume design makes for better visablility and easier clearing. The soft nose is for easy equalising and the 1-window style, for a large view. The soft hypoallergic silicone skirt and adjustable strap makes it longlasting. www.tilos.com

Frameless Mask Cressi Made 100% silicone skirt with tempered glass lenses, this mask was designed and created using innovative and patented manufacturing technology. It includes a 2-year warranty www.cressi-sub.it Hadag Magazine

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Portable Speakers Whether rugged and smaller, bigger or sleeker, these speakers are designed to follow your watersports fun wherever you go...

Big Blue Party Brookstone Its four full-range speaker drivers deliver powerful 360° sound. Take it anywhere, decks or even the beach. The rechargeable battery lasts more than 4.5 hours per charge. Wireless. Water-resistant. www.brookstone.com

pdx-b11 Yamaha Whether at the beach or at a bar be que, the PDX-B11 wireless speaker is the perfect companion for your music for any season. Wirelessly stream and enjoy the freedom of music without cables. www.yamaha.com

SoundLink Mini Bose Listen to music on the go, as this fits in the palm of your hand and connects wirelessly to your smartphone. Enjoy your music, videos or games anytime, anywhere. www.bose.com

BRV-1 Braven Gives action sports and outdoor enthusiasts 12 hours of music to enjoy at the beach or anywhere. It’s IPX5 certified water resistant, shock absorbent and compact. www.braven.com

Onyx Harman Kardon It’s the first of its kind from the brand renowned for its acoustic innovation. Combining power, precision, and style, with built-in Bluetooth, it connects to all your mobile devices. www.sony.com

Pocket Tools Whether you need a sharp edge, a screwdriver, a corkscrew, or another tool to make a quick repair, here are some of the most useful tools available…

OHT Leatherman With more than 15 functions, it combines some of the most needed features into one functional tool. It fits in a pocket or clips onto your pack. www.leatherman.com

PowerAssist Sog The first multi-tool in the world that houses not just one but two assisted opening blades. Also includes the new gear covers, hex bolt construction, V-Cutter, and built-in crimpers www.sogknives.com

multi tool Victorinox The blade has a safety lock system, can opener and cap lifter with scewdriver, corkscrew, key ring, reamer, punch, toothpick, tweezers and more. wwww.victorinox.com

SLP2 Tool Logic This amazing 3-inch, stainless steel with satin blade bead blast finish comes with a brilliant white LED flashlight and fire starter and a loud emergency signal whistle. www.toollogic.com

Guppie Crkt With more than 8 functions. It’s a really hardworking carabiner tool with dozens of everyday uses. Made with high-carbon stainless steel blade. www.crkt.com

Power Adapters You never know when you need one, these are helpful for when you need to recharge any equipment.

1500 Power Inverter Energizer This heavy duty Power Inverter connects directly to a 12 Volt DC battery to power any home electronics and small appliances on your boat. www.energizer.com 80

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Lighthouse 250 Goal Zero Great for emergency preparedness and the perfect light for any backup kit. It comes with a USB and a Power Hub to light up any situation. www.goalzero.com

INVERTER 1500 Duracell It converts DC battery power from the boat into AC power to operate appliances, tools and electronics such as: refrigerators or any home appliances. www.duracell.com

Lighthouse 250 Goal Zero Portable power for unexpected outages. It allows you to live life off the grid and power through an outage without the noise and fumes of traditional back-up generators. www.goalzero.com

Pro-B4 Profoto It’s the most precise battery generator on the market. At lower power settings, it’s mainly for photography whilst the recycling time on full power is less than a second. www.profoto.com


UMT PROUDLY DESIGNED AND BUILT DURRAT MARINA FLOATING JETTIES

Our latest achievement is to Design & Build in 2014/2015 a 10 Million US Dollar marina in Qatar

A LEADING COMPANY IN MARINA DESIGN, FLOATING PONTOONS, BOAT & JET SKI LIFTS, SWIMMING POOLS, COMPOSITE DECKING, WITH MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN BAHRAIN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE REGION

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Classified Boating Equipment

Al DHAEN group Sitra and Arad Tel. 1773 7111 Part of the Al Dhaen Group, Al Dhaen Craft not only caters to the wide range of boat lovers and users all over the globe, but are distributors of worldclass marine products, spare parts and accessories including; Beuchat, CressiSub, Garmin, Jobe Sports, Kohler Power Systems, as well as global brands like Jensen, Marlin, Jabsco, Halco and Z-Guard.

Engine Repairing

Fiberglass Repair

Nada Marine Services Sitra Tel. 7715 6561 The workshop is located inside Sitra harbour next to GPIC, Nada Marine do lots of services like mechanical works, smart antifouling solutions and more.

Rek repairing Muharraq Tel. 3923 0250 The workshop is located inside Muharraq harbour, their services are repairing all types of fibreglass problems.

Al Amwaj Boats repair Muharraq Tel. 3351 7626 The work shop is located inside Muharraq harbour, this work shop services, repairs and paints all types of boats including jetskis.

Yacht Rental

Potter MArine Muharraq Tel. 3996 4626 The work shop is located inside Muharraq harbour. Potter Marine is known for maintaining engines.

Propeller Repair 2000 marine store Sitra Tel. 1774 2777 The work shop is located in Sitra just after the harbour entrance, 2000 Marine are the sole agent for Britax, Polyform, VDO, Beuchat, Cressi-Sub, Johnson and more.

Gulf Marine Sitra, Riffa and Muharraq Tel. 1773 1990 In each branch of Gulf marine you’ll find amazing accessories for your yachts or boat, and its the sole agent of Johson Pumps, DHR lights, Attiva Paints and Dan Fender.

Maher workshop Arad Tel. 1767 3308 The work shop is located in Arad next to the Toyota Centre. Known for repairing propellers and all kinds of metal, and also its known for the best iron, steel and mechanical repairs in town

Upholstery Services

Fishing Equipment

freddys leather Hidd Tel.6999 0066 The workshop is located in Hidd Investment Wharf. Freddys is famous for its professional work on different leathers and materials for yachts, boats and cars.

Blue ocean Muharraq Tel. 1734 3858 The store is located on Halla just after the new hospital and its known for selling fishing tackle, lures, reels, rods, catalogues and tackle boxes in Muharraq.

Fatema upholstery Gallaly Tel. 3389 5045 The work shop is located in Gallay behind the Airport. Fatema upholstery do leather and all the other materials for yachts, boats and cars.

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Al-Dhaen Yacht Rental Hidd Tel. 77055005 Part of the Al Dhaen Group, Al Dhaen Yacht Rental is located in Shaik Khalifa park in Hidd where you can rent a yacht for you and your family for great trips around the island

Jetski Rental Bahrain Marina Club Manama Tel. 1729 1527 The Marina Club offer jetski rental, superb Marina facilities and services such as berthing, boat parking, launching, recovery, valet services, underwater inspection, 50 tonne hoist & diving.

Al-Dhaen Yacht Rental Hidd Tel. 77055005 Part of the Al Dhaen Group, Al Dhaen Yacht Rental is located in Shaik Khalifa park in Hidd where you can rent a yacht for you and your family for great trips around the island

Yacht Services

Intercol Marine Solutions Department Manama Tel. 1772 8691 Their repair and installation capabilities provides, installs and covers the maintenance of marine generators, marine fire fighter systems, propellers, advanced marine engine systems, waterjet propulsion units, marine industrial engines, air-conditioning units, electrical installations and pleasure boats.

Marina Bay Bahrain Sitra Tel. 3880 7050 Repairs all marine engines as well as marine equipment, speakers, stereo, GPS, fish finders and more. They also fix all related electrical boat parts like trim taps, engine electricity, and more.

BEAUCRAFT W.L.L. Sitra Tel. 1368 0601 The first national company specialising in providing complete marine leisure services such as managing and operating marinas: importing, exporting, selling and leasing boats, yachts and jet skis providing internal maintenance for ships; and provision of advisory and development services as well as logistical support to waterfront real-estate developments.


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