D-Marin, Tyde and Madinat Jumeirah have showcased their shared commitment to sustainability with an exclusive display of THE ICON, the world’s first battery-powered, emission-free yacht which emits zero noise or pollution. It is currently showcased at Marsa Al Arab, the state-of-the-art 82-berth luxury marina operated by D-Marin.

Brought to the Gulf by The Silent Power, THE ICON is a spectacular 13.5 metre, 100 per cent sustainable watercraft that has been brought to life by Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group and TYDE. The vessel operates with up to 80 per cent energy savings compared to conventional yachts, while maintaining a luxurious ride experience.

Residents of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, the Presidential or Royal suites at the resort’s four hotels, or Jumeirah One members, are invited onboard THE ICON to experience a luxury cruise from the Marsa Al Arab Marina exploring the spectacular sights of Marsa Al Arab, Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah. This experience is paired with THE ICON’s only noise output – an orchestrated suite of ambient sounds and music, composed by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer.

Marsa Al Arab Marina is dedicated to D-Marin’s commitment to creating sustainable marinas for present and future generations. D-Marin recently received the silver award for a consecutive year by EcoVadis, which ranks D-Marin in the top quarter of leisure companies worldwide for its ESG programme. In line with this sustainability commitment, Marsa Al Arab marina has eliminated plastic usage, uses responsible waste management practices, invests in clean energy and technology, and supports marine conservation through charitable donations to WWF.

Selcuk Balci, Managing Director of D-Marin Dubai, said: “Sustainability is key to all our marinas. D-Marin is driven by a commitment to providing sustainable marinas and building the foundations for a future where the marine industry aligns with environmental sustainability. This experience, based on three companies’ shared passion for the environment, is testament to this sustainability commitment.”

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