BWA Yachting expands into North Africa with a new office in Tunisia
Monday, September 3, 2018 12:41 PM
The leading provider of marine agency services to superyachts around the world, BWA Yachting, is expanding its operations into North Africa by opening a new office in Tunisia.
This is the latest move by BWA Yachting and it adds to their strong presence in the Western Mediterranean, as they already have offices in Spain, France, Monaco, Corsica and Malta.
With its beautiful beaches extending endlessly along the Mediterranean and its guaranteed sunshine, Tunisia is an ideal yachting destination. But in addition to sand, sea and sunshine it has much more to offer: the fertile country in the north, the lonely hill and desert regions, the picturesque towns and charming villages of the interior, and in addition to all this, the traces of a long and eventful past.
Spearheading the operation in Tunisia as operations manager for BWA Yachting is Hatem Mrabet. As a member of the most reputable local shipping agency, he has over 20 years of experience in the nautical and hospitality sectors and is looking forward to exciting times ahead. Born and raised Tunisian, Hatem is confident that the new venture is a case of being in the right place at the right time. “Wherever yachts sail, we exist to accompany them with our wide range of quality services available in all Tunisian marinas. By using BWA Yachting Tunisia, our customers don’t need to book a harbour as clearance can be done in less than one hour at Sidi Bou Said anchorage. Easy bunkering can also be arranged with high quality fuel, either at Bizerte marina by truck, or at Marina Gammarth from dock or by truck.” Mrabet explained. “Tunisia might be just a slim wedge of North Africa but it has many exceptional natural sites, full of incredible Mediterranean history to explore. From North to South, from souks to desert, with so many scents and species, jasmine and sea breezes everywhere, this is the place to be for romantics, beach lovers and adventurers.” he continues.
Welcoming the move, the company’s CEO Paschalis Patsiokas said they were excited about the potential for growth in the area and were looking forward to being able to offer clients the full range of marine services from their base in Tunisia. “We spend a lot of time talking to our clients, we listen to them and this was a natural move for BWA Yachting; a company that builds scale for the benefit of its customers. We think that simplifying the lives of Captains in Tunisia and opening it up to yachting is truly important”, Patsiokas said.
BWA Yachting Tunisia’s main office will be at 76, Avenue De La République in La Goulette and the agency will cover all the main superyacht marinas such as Hammamet, Bizerte, Sidid Bou Said, Monastir, Tabarka, Gammarth, Sousse and Djerba.