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New projects and boats models by Smart Own from Dubai.

June 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Business Meetings on Water? We Have the Perfect Corporate Boat!

Can the location of a corporate meeting make a difference to its outcome? At Smart Own, we believe that being in direct physical contact with your products is essential to understanding the dynamics of your business and making sound, well-informed business decisions.In that spirit, we built the Sea Lounge 40 our luxury corporate boat.

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Dakar Senegal Boat
May 30, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Turn Senegal’s Capital Dakar into the Venice of West Africa — with Smart Own’s Passenger Boats

This is the first of two posts about opportunities for the water transport industry in the West African paradise of Senegal. This post focuses on Dakar, its islands, and surrounding areas. In a later post, we will address the many possibilities to operate passenger boats on the rivers, deltas, and coastal areas in the rest of the country.

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May 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Four Reasons Why Now is a Great Time to Enter the Passenger Boat Business

The secret is out: the passenger boat business is growing around the globe. The passenger boat business has been present in our world for as far back as civilization can remember. Long before we had vessels to travel overland with, boats provided the vital lifeline for travel and transport.

In some ways, the more things change, the more they stay the same. However, there is one major difference in the 21st century world of water vessels.

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February 20, 2016 | Comments Off on JAJI 31: The first water taxi specifically designed for Africa

We spent three years roaming around Africa’s waterways learning how to design the perfect passenger boat. JAJI 31 is the fruit of our extensive knowledge of the African water transport industry. Built in Dubai it is the first water taxi in the World that is designed specifically for the African market.

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January 3, 2016 | Comments Off on The complex task of shipping large boats like the Waveshuttle 56

A live example of shipping a Gulf Craft Waveshuttle 56 as bulk cargo on a geared heavy lift vessel from Jebel Ali in Dubai to Chittagong in Bangladesh.

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October 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Kenya navy inspects its first ASIS rigid inflatable boat

Sea trials in Dubai for the Kenya navy delegation showcasing the capabilities of the rigid inflatable boat model RIB 8.0 Law Enforcement

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October 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Smart Own and Gulf Craft blending with the Oil and Gas and Offshore Marine Experts

Smart Own and Gulf Craft made a debut at the Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East 2015. The high profile oil and gas trade exhibition and forum took place at ADNEC Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi from October 5th till 7th.

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September 17, 2015 | Comments Off on UAE Made Boats: A Compelling Buy

In addition to the exceptional quality of boat engineering and design offered by the UAE boat-building industry, there are other factors that make buying a boat made in the UAE compelling.

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August 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Metropolitan Waterways in Lagos servicing passengers in Nigeria on board the Touring 36

Congratulations to Metropolitan Waterways Concept LTD on the launch of their water transport services in Lagos, Nigeria. Metropolitan Waterways offers safe, reliable and efficient water transport services on board the World’s best selling passenger boat the Touring 36.

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August 5, 2015 | Comments Off on The emergence of the Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV)

An Unmanned surface vessel or vehicle (USV) is a boat that operates on the surface of the water without a crew. It is controlled remotely via radio or satellite connectivity. USVs come in different sizes, shape, and built materials, but they all provide the same purpose: to accomplish missions for us but without us. USVs are a better alternative to traditional manned boats in several situations.

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