The UK’s Princess Yachts International has appointed Alessio Tumbiolo as GCC area manager for Princess Yachts Middle East.

Tumbiolo, former chairman and co-founder of ART Marine, is one of the Middle East’s most knowledgeable yacht brokers with 36 years’ experience in the field. He will be based in Dubai, where he will be responsible for customer care across the entire Arabian Gulf.

“Alessio is a hugely talented and experienced man whose knowledge gives us and our customers a major advantage,” says Mohammad Chehab, dealer principal at Princess Yachts Middle East. “Alessio set up ART Marine, one of the biggest dealerships of its time and responsible for delivering some 200 vessels into the Middle East, and he must be the best connected and most capable marine expert in the region.”

Princess Yachts is one of the UK’s leading luxury boatbuilders. The company’s portfolio includes motoryachts, classic flybridge yachts, V Class sports yachts and the new M Class range of custom superyachts.

Princess Yachts Middle East has offices in Beirut, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In March, the company will be attending the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show with six models on display.