Mr. Mohammed Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, at the unveiling of the massive new island development in Malaysia‘s Malacca, called "The Melaka Gateway".
Mr. Mohammed Alshaali commented, “I am extremely pleased to see the launch of the project which will provide much needed additional berths and service support facilities for large yachts in Asia, an area that we are actively targeting”.
This project will boast one natural and two man-made Islands spanning 609 acres, including the largest superyacht marina in the fabulous yacht charter destination – the Southeast Asia, with more than 600 berths and 100 superyacht berths.
The Melaka Gateway’s maritime zone comprises of three of the most modern maritime facilities for ocean travellers. First, the Melaka International Cruise Terminal will have around 900m berthing length to welcome more than 6,000 cruisers from around the world from with the capacity to hold 3 mega carriers at any one time. Furthermore, convenient bus access, highways, and a state-of-the-art monorail will link the terminal with the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the rest of Gateway Melaka; allowing massive volumes of passengers to travel to their desired destinations with ease.
Second, the Melaka Ferry Terminal provides 290m of berthing space to ferries passing and stopping by the Melaka with other ports in the region, especially neighbouring countries that share the Straits of Malacca.
Finally, the Gateway Marina is poised to be the largest private marina in Southeast Asia with more than 600 berths and 100 Super Yacht berths. These shall bring in the true mariners who live in the spirit of ocean adventure but seek a place that both they and their beautiful vessels can call home.