Abu Dhabi-based MTM Marine LLC (MTM), affiliate of the Al Masaood Group of companies and UAE partner to a range of global premium recreational brand principals including BRP, Mares, Penn and Gurit amongst others today announces their entry as a jet boat manufacturer in the GCC region.
MTM through its affiliation with the Al Masaood group has for over 30 years developed many relationships throughout the Middle Eastern marine sector. These relationships have seen the provision of commercial products, materials supply, marine design, construction, together with premium service to its regional maritime customers throughout over this period.
In response to changes to supply and availability of products to the jet boat market, a growing and unique demand for specific designs and MTMs emerging relationship with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a strategic agreement has been entered into which comprises long term engine supply and high end technical support. This agreement in combination with MTM’s local and extensive boat manufacturing and design experience will see the launch of the first of a range of jet boats into the GCC region during the 2014 season.
The inaugural model to be launched in early 2014 it will compose a craft of 22ft hull and 7.9ft beam. It will carry up to 9 passengers, feature custom graphics, together with comfort and functionality uniquely suited to the Middle Eastern environment. A key feature of this new watercraft is BRP’s high quality Rotax 4-TEC 1503 jet propulsion system which will deliver a combined 500hp to the twin engine craft.
“The launch of the new range of MTM Sports boats will not only fill a growing market demand but importantly has been uniquely developed to build on local experience with ROTAX engines, our strategic agreement with BRP and importantly in close cooperation with our regional partners and customers. This will ensure our sport boats best meet the needs and interests of regional friends and partners” stated Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood, Chairman ,MTM Marine LLC.
“The agreement with MTM Marine for the supply of BRP’s proven Rotax 4-TEC Jet Propulsion System to power these new boats is in line with our continued international expansion” stated Chris Dawson, vice president and general manager, BRP International division. “It further strengthens our market presence in the Middle East.”