AL KOUT – the largest waterfront retail and leisure destination in Kuwait –announced today the launch of Marsa Al Kout Boat School. The Boat School will be organized in partnership with Maritime Concept Sea School and International Yacht Training, and will provide internationally recognized power-boating and yachting courses for residents of Kuwait free of charge.
The initiative will consist of a series of workshops starting from 17th September 2017 to 21st October 2017. Each course is a week-long and will cover a comprehensive power-boating curriculum that will take enthusiasts through power-boating basics from navigation, through all the standard on-board equipment, safety protocols to boating in difficult conditions and anchoring techniques. The hands-on sessions delivered by veteran seamen will offer in-depth learning experiences on specific topics as part of the theory session taking place inside a Diwaniya, as well as practice time on a beautiful yacht at Marsa Al Kout. Upon successful completion of the course, students will need to take a test following which they will be issued a recognized license and certification by International Yacht Training.
Spearheading the practical session is Captain Nawaf Alqahtani, the first Kuwaiti and GCC citizen to be certified as Yacht Master Instructor by International Yacht Training Organization. With over 25 years of experience and 20,000 nautical miles at sea cruising the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf in both motor and sailing yachts he has trained hundreds of trainees at various levels to be certified as Captains with internationally recognized certification.
Commenting on the initiative: Jumana Atallah, General Manager, Al Kout said: “We are very proud to be launching this unique initiative in support of Kuwait’s thriving boating and yachting community together with Maritime Concept Sea School. We thank Captain Nawaf Alqahtani for being a part of this boat school and ensuring the safety of all participants at sea. There’s no better place to set off on your nautical skills journey than Marsa Al Kout which opens up the whole stretch of Kuwait’s beautiful coastline to explore.”
The Boat school will inevitably add to the appeal of Marsa Al Kout for yacht and boat owners and water sports enthusiasts. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Al KOUT boasts a rich tapestry of retail and leisure experiences along a 1.6km stretch of immaculate beachfront, including Al Kout Mall with an eclectic variety of international brands, Souq Al Kout – the community hub of southern Kuwait with its performing fountains and stunning sea views, Marsa Al Kout – the luxurious, marina and yacht club that accommodates 150 boats and yachts, Nag’at Al Kout, the area’s traditional fishing wharf where local fishermen ply their trade, the 5-star Al Kout Rotana Hotel and Sahel Al Kout, the perfect setting for exercises, walks and relaxation offering beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf.