The Middle East’s largest boat distributor, ART Marine, is to offer 16 yachts for charter during this year’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place on Yas Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, in November.

Yachts will include the Benetti Tradition, Benetti 85, Azimut 100 and various flybridge and sports models from the Azimut, Atlantis and Riviera range. Most of the yachts will be available for charter during the event and will be managed by the ART Marine Luxury Charter division.

“Demand for chartered yachts during the race week is high,” says the company. “Seeing the race and attending the events from a private yacht is a unique and exciting experience and we are very pleased to be able to offer that.”

Founded in February 2005, ART Marine is an exclusive distributor of Azimut-Benetti for Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, the Seychelles and the UAE. The group also serves as sole dealer of the Australian Riviera line of fishing/flybridge yachts.

ART Marine’s Charter division has been operating since March 2006.