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    • Sand People Communication for D-Marin Press Report August – October 2013 Media launch: D-Marin world program 2013 Editorial value pay-back This is the report on economic return on value over the ration PR costs and editorial value back (if you got advertising on the listed media) Web: 12 articles, value of 12.000 Euros Print: 8 articles, value of 29.000 Euros Total overall: 41.000 euros-(value back-adv gain) Ratio 1.500(press office)/41.000(value back-adv gain) = 3.658 Comments Web: we had Robb Report online which it the main luxury lifestyle media in the world along with Elite Traveller Print: Superyacht World, ShowBoats and Boat Owner Middle east are important international magazine and B.O.M. one of the local middle east relevant. Suggestions for future steps We did a lot of control on print and web articles - even in the past months - and we realise that D-Marin, even with normal press bulletins you mentioned does not appear so much if not very few. What so we suggest is to better control the normal communication to let it be more regular even if "normal", even if seems to be poor. We suggest to set up regular based editorial update - every 20 days - on what's up D-Marin and distribute over our 3,500 editors mailing lists. This is the only way to build a repetitive image of D-Marin. I'm sure that after 4-6 months that editors are in that loop they can react positively to DMarin messages. With such a kind of approach we can assume to get around 200-300 articles per year. Regular communication is the base to develop stronger and stronger messages. PR needs time. Press Clipping from August to today 7Nov 2013 for D-Marin at the following pages. Kind Regards Gianluca Poerio Sand People Communication SAND PEOPLE di Gianluca Poerio Press Office, PR, Events, Image&Communications
    • Farevela | D-Marin, le nuove offerte per gli ormeggi tra Grecia, Turchia e Croazia search... 06/11/13 11.51 Search Home La Rivista Piccoli annunci 0 The SailBook Calendario Like Abbonati o acquista Pubblicità 0 Contatti Regate Coppa America Volvo Ocean Race Eventi Speciali Tecnica Barche Navigare Oceano Archivi FV Video Gallery D-Marin, le nuove offerte per gli ormeggi tra Grecia, Turchia e Croazia Navigare, Porti, PORTI E CROCIERE | Maselli | ottobre 31, 2013 11:31 am Istanbul, Turchia- Forte dei suoi dieci marina distribuiti fra Turchia, Grecia e Croazia (per un totale di circa 9.000 posti barca a disposizione del diportista), la società D-Marin Marinas Group continua la sua http://www.farevela.net/2013/10/31/d-marin-le-nuove-offerte-gli-ormeggi-grecia-turchia-croazia/ Pagina 1 di 8
    • Farevela | D-Marin, le nuove offerte per gli ormeggi tra Grecia, Turchia e Croazia 06/11/13 11.51 opera di miglioramento e ampliamento dei servizi offerti agli armatori che scelgono di svernare o semplicemente transitare nelle loro strutture. Tre i programmi annuali preparati dal management: Passenger, Explorer e Conqueror a cui si aggiungeranno presto altri come Plus 1, D-Cat Club e Superyacht Freedom. Vista aerea del marina Flisvos, uno dei 10 porti tra Grecia, Turchia e Croazia gestiti dal gruppo DMarin Con il primo di questi pacchetti, che prevede la sottoscrizione per un anno in uno dei marina del gruppo, l’armatore potrà beneficiare dei servizi offerti negli altri porti senza pagare alcuna tariffa per un massimo di 30 giorni. La formula Explorer consente invece al diportista di affittarsi annualmente più posti barca nei marina di suo gradimento con la possibilità di scegliere anche il periodo di attracco in ciascun luogo, assicurandosi così l’ormeggio nel periodo di interesse ed evitando allo stesso tempo di pagare più tariffe. Infine, sottoscrivendo l’abbonamento annuale Conqueror, l’armatore si assicura di poter navigare tranquillamente nel Mediterraneo potendo attraccare in qualsiasi dei marina del gruppo in ogni momento e rimanere lì per tutto il tempo desiderato. Non serve dunque pianificare il viaggio con largo anticipo né tantomeno pagare tariffe supplementari. Plus 1 consente invece all’armatore di ospitare nel suo D-Marina un amico con la sua barca e, qualora quest’ultimo decidesse di sottoscrivere un abbonamento annuale nello stesso marina, all’armatore verrebbe regalato un mese di attracco gratuito al momento di rinnovare l’abbonamento. I porti gestiti dal gruppo D-Marin sono: Turgutreis, Göcek e Didim in Turchia; Mandalina, Dalmatia e Borik in Croazia; Flisvos, Zea, Gouvia e Lefkada in Grecia. http://www.farevela.net/2013/10/31/d-marin-le-nuove-offerte-gli-ormeggi-grecia-turchia-croazia/ Pagina 2 di 8
    • NAUTICALweb Press - D-marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program -sail with the Privileges of D-marin World 24/10/13 14.50 Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:50:35 MAIL home info Sponsor: ISTITUTO IDROGRAFICO DELLA MARINA ▶ FEED boats FORUM shipyards yachtmarket charter Converse Chuck Taylor All Star … weather magazine Converse Ctas Mono Hi, Sneaker … EUR 30,76 EUR 55,00 EUR 23,64 EUR 130,00 sites Converse AS Hi 1J793, Sneaker … EUR 40,62 EUR 75,49 Privacy SHARE THIS PAGE Online archive of all news and press relases from the nautical world NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES TELL A FRIEND LATEST NEWS Total press releases: 45640 Updating 2013/10/24 13:50:18 RSS v2.0 feed available Yachting news Search the whole archive Year All years Nautical events Site news Nautica RSS feeds NOTE This text is published for historical purposes only: all information may have been updated, modified, cancelled or corrected in subsequent press releases or other communication means. Possible reported opinions do not necessarily coincide with Nautica Editrice Srl's ones 2013-10-17 15:24:02 D-MARIN MARINAS GROUP 2013 WORLD PROGRAM -SAIL WITH THE PRIVILEGES OF D-MARIN WORLD Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal … EUR 30,76 - EUR 55,00 NOL:2013100209-W Privacy Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal … EUR 30,76 - EUR 55,00 Privacy http://www.nauticalweb.com/press/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program-sail-with-the-privileges-of-d-marin_2013100209.htm Pagina 1 di 3
    • NAUTICALweb Press - D-marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program -sail with the Privileges of D-marin World 24/10/13 14.50 D-Marin Marinas Group goes full speed ahead with its programs, privileges and network which make the Do!u" Group company a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. With a network of 10 marinas located across three Mediterranean countries that are well known for the beauty of their coastlines - Turkey, Greece and Croatia -, DMarin's overall capacity reaches almost 9,000 berths, which makes it the largest international chain of marinas in the said regions. Offering a unique experience at distinguished marinas, D-Marin gives its customers the freedom to cruise and discover new destinations within the network with all the privileges of D-Marin World. After joining any of the annual programs - named Passenger, Explorer and Conqueror -, a yacht or superyacht owner can benefit from noteworthy berthing options, bespoke advantages and unrivalled rewards. There are other advantages programs like Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon) which enable to enjoy seasonal benefits not to be missed. The Passenger program enables the customer with an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to experience other D-Marin marinas within the program for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. By giving the power to choose, the Explorer program allows owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package securing a berth at multiple D-Marin marinas. One annual fee enables the customer to choose the duration at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with peace of mind. The Conqueror premium annual package will allow the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas any time, for as long as the owner wants and with the highest priority. The freedom of the Conqueror package gives access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the voyage in advance. The said Plus 1 program enables an owner to invite a friend to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a 'Plus 1' with his yacht. If he signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. D-Marin World destinations are: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey); DMarin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). Do!u" Group - one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey, with a portfolio around 180 companies -, entered the marina industry in 2003 with DMarin Turgutreis (Bodrum) and continued afterwards with the construction of the Didim and Göcek facilities, after which came, respectively, the acquisition of the Croatian and Greek marinas. Flisvos, located a mere 6km from the centre of Athens, is Greece's first exclusive marina to offer a large-scale mooring capacity for megayacht owners. It features 303 berths, 50% of which accomodate yachts with a length in excess of 35 metres. Its acquisition dates back to December 2012 and was followed, early this year, by that of the remaining Hellenic marinas. Also located near Athens, Zea Marina represents another starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and Crete, and is the natural home of large-sized yachts. The two remaining facilities are both ideal ports of departure for cruises in the Ionian and the Adriatic seas: Lefkas is situated right in the heart of the enchanting Ionian archipelago, while Gouvia, on the island of Corfu, is the largest marina in Greece in terms of berth capacity (with a total of 1,235 moorings plus 520 dry berths). The overall in-the-water capacity of the four Greek marinas is 2,828 yachts (3,626 including the dry berths). The Group is actively evaluating acquisition and development of prestigious marinas in throughout the Mediterranean in order to build a marina network which will also grow the benefits of D-Marin World. SHARE Close-up SUZUKI FILAVIA SAIL MATTIA S.R.L. MOLO MORO MINICAT Other advertisers... SEND PREVIOUS LATEST 7 DAYS LATEST 15 DAYS 30 RELEASES 50 RELEASES LIST Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 303 284 295 381 557 495 586 235 594 283 2012 247 318 433 565 607 519 578 253 443 507 273 214 2011 236 297 443 499 587 577 499 248 570 434 439 340 2010 225 351 543 497 683 635 567 421 595 400 410 262 2009 369 374 391 465 519 678 526 209 564 456 373 192 2008 354 312 417 465 617 599 535 186 694 340 361 324 2007 228 223 308 451 450 529 499 89 476 382 398 251 2006 214 173 324 304 529 552 466 109 370 223 206 140 2005 162 190 183 208 334 302 260 55 301 178 272 135 2004 19 19 31 28 159 255 230 23 125 122 126 128 2003 57 85 76 62 116 60 53 18 33 38 32 10 2002 48 54 68 93 116 101 112 40 51 81 89 73 2001 135 101 83 75 83 88 106 33 74 65 61 40 2000 56 72 31 44 87 131 176 104 117 90 85 103 1999 34 11 14 12 10 26 32 57 51 Overall number of press releases divided into years and months Boatshow Brand new boats Used boats for sale Used boats classifieds Navigation tests Power boats Sailboats Inflatables and ribs Marine engines Yachting information Articles and docs Notice to mariners Nautical events Tide prediction Sun and moon ephemerides Pilot book Laws and regulations Ports and Marinas Ports in Liguria Ports in Tuscany Ports in Lazio Ports in Campania Ports in Basilicata Ports in Calabria Ports in Puglia Ports in Molise Weather Daily report Meteomar Meteomed™ Local forecasts Charts Wave charts Observed conditions Meteosat Shopping Nautica Magazine Nautica backissues Digital magazines Nautica International Superyacht Nautica Store http://www.nauticalweb.com/press/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program-sail-with-the-privileges-of-d-marin_2013100209.htm Services Latest news Site news RSS feeds Discussion Forum Advertisers directory Newsletters archive Mailing list Links Pagina 2 di 3
    • Full Speed Ahead with D-Marin Marinas: New World Program Announced | Elite Traveler TRENDING HOME World’s Best Restaurants DESTINATION GUIDES LUXURY TRANSPORT World’s Best Jewelry FINEST DINING World’s Best Watches 21/10/13 10.46 Search World’s Top Suites 2013 SHOPPING & LIFESTYLE LUXURY TRANSPORT TRAVEL NEWS ELITE TRAVELER TV OCTOBER 18, 2013 FULL SPEED AHEAD WITH D-MARIN MARINAS: NEW WORLD PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Share D-Marin Marinas Group goes full speed ahead with its programs, privileges and network which make the Dogus Group company a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. With a network of ten marinas located across three Mediterranean countries that are well known for the beauty of their coastlines – Turkey, Greece and Croatia – D-Marin’s overall capacity reaches almost 9,000 berths, which makes it the largest international chain of marinas in the said regions. WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE READING The 10 Best Restaurants in Singapore Offering a unique experience at distinguished marinas, D-Marin gives its customers the freedom to cruise and discover new destinations within the network with all the privileges of D-Marin World. After joining any of the annual programs – named Passenger, Explorer and Conqueror – a yacht or superyacht owner can benefit from noteworthy berthing options, bespoke advantages and unrivalled rewards. There are other advantages with programs like Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon), which enable to enjoy seasonal benefits not to be missed. 15 High Profile Bugatti Veyron Owners The 13 Best Restaurants in Dubai The Passenger program enables the customer with an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to experience other DMarin marinas within the program for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. By giving the power to choose, the Explorer program allows owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package securing a berth at multiple D-Marin marinas. One annual fee enables the customer to choose the duration at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with peace of mind. The Best Whiskey in the World The Conqueror premium annual package will allow the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas any time, for as long as the owner wants and with the highest priority. The freedom of the Conqueror package gives access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the voyage in advance. The said Plus 1 program enables an owner to invite a friend to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a ”Plus 1” with his yacht. If he signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. The 19 Best Restaurants in Tokyo D-Marin World destinations are: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey); D-Marin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). Related http://www.elitetraveler.com/luxury-transport/d-marin-marinas-new-world-program-announced Pagina 1 di 3
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program | Bornrich t Expensive 21/10/13 10.47 Luxury Cars Motore pneumatico Modec Home of luxury www.modec.fr Fabbricante di motore pneumatico mondiale di alta prestazione MOST EXPENSIVE SHOPPING AUTOS WATCHES AUCTIONS ESTATES Mor e > > GADGETS Boats And Yachts D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program Bussole Vecchia Marina www.mobildoc.it strumenti nautici old england vendita minuto e ingrosso nautica Next Olivia R / October 19, 2013 D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program Why not take off and sail with the privileges of D-Marin World? It would be a way to get your mind off your troubles. Boat Charter Spain alquilavela.com Spain Sailing Vacations Charter our New Boats in Ibiza Related Articles 1$ Million a Week: Simon Cowell and his Chartered Yacht Taking a break from work on a $50 million chartered yacht is a privilege that is enjoyed only by a select few. But for 52-year old... WhyKo Company Signs New Construction for a 105 Benetti Sail Division There is big news when it comes to Italian ships. WhyKo Company, hailed as one of the most famous Italian yacht brokerage companie... Super Expensive Yachts you Need to Know About! The Yacht (initially spelled as J’acht)), was a lightlybuilt Dutch naval vessel used to trail pirates in low waters. However, i... Fantasy Toys for Super Rich: The Top Three Watch: Customize your Moto X For those who can afford, the world is full of ultra luxury items as watches worth $300,000 to floating islands that cost $6 milli... The D-Marin Marinas Group is charging ahead at full speed with its programs, privileges and networks. Thanks to these assets, the Marinas Group heralds the http://www.bornrich.com/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program.html Pagina 1 di 6
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program | Bornrich Do!u" Group company as a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. 21/10/13 10.47 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway D-Marin’s overall capacity reaches up to nearly 9, 000 berths… as such, it is the largest international chain of marinas in Turkey, Greece and Croatia. Along with a network of 10 marinas located across the aforementioned countries, D-Marin is internationally acclaimed. Customers have the luxury to zip around, unearthing different destinations thanks to the networks and associated privileges of DMarin. Buffett was born to Leila and Howard Buffett and was the second of three children. Starting from the career of a salesman in 1951 he became world's rich... Net Worth: 53.5 Billion Born Rich Mi piace Born Rich piace a 22.695 persone. Plug-in sociale di Facebook An owner, once he or she has joined any of the annual programs (such as Passenger, Explorer or Conqueror), can reap all the benefits from specific berthing options, enjoy rewards and take part in numerous advantages. Other bonuses include programs such as Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon). So what are these programs, exactly? The Passenger program allows the customer to sign an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to explore other DMarin marinas within the program… for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. Attività recenti Accedi Connettiti a Facebook per vedere cosa stanno facendo i tuoi amici. Born Rich - Home of Luxury and Most Expensive things 3 persone consigliano questo elemento. Born Rich - Home of Luxury and Most Expensive things Consiglia questo elemento prima di tutti i tuoi amici. Born Rich - Home of Luxury and Most Expensive things Consiglia questo elemento prima di tutti i tuoi amici. Plug-in sociale di Facebook As for the Explorer program, it allows the owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package, basically securing a berth at numerous D-Marin marinas. One annual fee permits the customer to choose the duration of stay at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with a guaranteed peace of mind. Who can say no to that? http://www.bornrich.com/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program.html Pagina 2 di 6
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program | Bornrich 21/10/13 10.47 Finally…. the Conqueror premium annual package. It will guarantee the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas at any time, for as long as the owner wants… as well as with the highest priority. The added benefits of Conqueror package mean access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the trip in advance. It is simplicity at its finest. What about the said Plus 1 program? It enables the owner to bring a friend along to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a ”Plus 1” with his yacht. If the owner signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive up to one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. Many owners have explored the Eastern Mediterranean at their leisure. For instance, owners have gone to D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey), D-Marin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia), Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). What is Do!u" Group? As one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey, the Group boasts a portfolio including around 180 companies. The Group jumped onto the marina industry in 2003. Flisvos is Greece’s very own first exclusive marina, providing mariners with large-scale mooring capacity. Located only 6 km from the centre of Athens, Flisvos features 303 berths, half of which accomodate yachts with a length measuring 35 metres or even more. Its acquisition dates back to December 2012 http://www.bornrich.com/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program.html Pagina 3 di 6
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program | Bornrich 21/10/13 10.47 and was followed, only early this year, by that of the remaining Hellenic marinas. Zea Marina is also close to the Greece city of Athens. It is hailed as another starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and Crete, and is the home of large-sized yachts. The two remaining facilities are both perfect ports of departure for cruises in the Ionian and the Adriatic seas. For instance, Lefkas is situated right in the heart of the captivating Ionian archipelago, whereas Gouvia, situated on the island of Corfu, is the largest marina in Greece in terms of berth capacity. Affordable Luxury Cars Top 10 Testosterone Pills Top 10 Diet Pills Collectibles Codex Leicester Top 10 Money Making Ideas Ansel Adams. Benefits Supervisor Sleeping Top 5 Stocks to Buy Luxury Travel Accessories Healthy Weight Loss owned by Bill Gates owned by Steve Jobs owned by Roman Abramovich Top 10 Money Making Ideas Top 10 Testosterone Pills Find Luxury Houses for Rent Affordable Luxury Cars Top 10 Diet Pills ads by Yahoo! Trending Offers and Articles ADVERTISEMENT ads by Yahoo! Follow these simple tips to lose weight and look great! How to build muscle fast. Avoid Bankrupting Your Family and Destroying Their Future With These Simple Tips on Life Insurance These are the tips your bank doesn't want you to know. Save Thousands in Credit Card Fees Essential Tricks to Help You Retire Early and With More Money. How to lose weight fast and keep it off! Add New Comment Add a comment... Comment using... Facebook social plugin Featured in past http://www.bornrich.com/d-marin-marinas-group-2013-world-program.html Pagina 4 di 6
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    • PREDSTAVLJAMO D-Marin Marine Group World Program D-Marin Marine Group ide punom parom napred sa svojim programima, privilegijama i mrežom koje čine Doğuş Group u istočnom Mediteranu i Jadranskom moru Krstarite sa privilegijama S mrežom od 10 marina, nalazi se u tri mediteranske zemlje koje su poznate po lepoti svojih obala - Turska, Grčka i Hrvatska. Ukupan kapacitet D-Marin doseže gotovo 9.000 vezova, što ga čini najvećim međunarodnim lancem marina u navedenim područjima. - Passanger, Explorer i Conqueror - možete imati koristi od značajnih mogućnosti vezivanja, ugovorenih prednosti i neotkrivenih nagrada. Postoje i druge prednosti, kao što su programi Plus 1, D-Cat Club i Superyacht Freedom (koji će biti predstavljen uskoro), koji omogućuju da se uživa u sezonskim pogodnostima. Nudeći jedinstven doživljaj kod uglednih marina, D-Marin daje svojim klijentima slobodu plovidbe i otkrivanja novih destinacija u mreži sa svim privilegijama D-Marin sveta. Nakon što se pridružite nekim od godišnjih programa Passanger program pruža mogućnost korisnicima sa godišnjim ugovorom sa D-Marin da drugu godinu u sklopu programa mogu iskoristiti i do 30 dana bez plaćanja dodatne naknade priveza. 56 NAUTIKA & TURIZAM Dajući moć izbora, Explorer program omogućuje vlasniku da stvori tailormade godišnji vez paket i da učvršćuje vez na više D-Marin marina. Jedna godišnja naknada omogućuje kupcu da odaberete trajanje priveza na svakoj marini i pruža zajamčeni vez u njima. Conqueror premium godišnji paket daje krajnju slobodu na krstarenju u istočnom Mediteranu. Conqueror je fleksibilan i omogućuje vez u D-Marin marinama u bilo koje vreme, za koliko vlasnik želi i uz najveći prioritet. Plus 1 program pruža priliku vlasniku da pozove prijatelje da se pridruže D-Marin Marine Group kao ‘’plus jedan’’ sa svojom jahtom. D-Marin su: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek i Didim (Turska), D-Marin Mandalina, Dalmacija i Borik (Hrvatska); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia i Lefkas (Grčka). Flisvos marina, nalazi se na tek 6 km od središta Atine, i to je prva grčka ekskluzivna Marina koja nudi veliki kapacitet za privez megajahti. Ima 303 veza, od kojih 50 smešta plovila dužine veće od 35 metara.
    • D-Marine programa Tekst: Igor Georgiev / Foto: D-Marin Marine Group Takođe u blizini Atine, Zea Marina predstavlja još jednu početnu tačku na Egejskim ostrvima, Saronskom zalivu i Kritu, te je prirodan dom većine jahti. Dva preostala objekta su i idealne luke polaska za krstarenja u Jonskom i Jadranskom moru: Lefkas se nalazi u samom srcu prelepog Jonskog ostrvlja, dok je Gouvia, na ostrvu Krfu, najveća marina u Grčkoj u smislu kapaciteta vezova (s ukupno 1.235 vezova, plus 520 vezova). Ukupan kapacitet četiri grčke marine je 2.828 jahti (uključujući i 3.626 suvih vezova). NAUTIKA & TURIZAM 57
    • D-Marin - D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program - -Sail with the privileges of D-Marin World - VoilesNews 18/10/13 11.46 Port › D-Marin - D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program - -Sail with the privileges of D-Marin World Back to articles list Print Send this article to a friend Converter See comments Add a comments Subscribe to RSS Share on facebook Share on twitter × Converter Brasse 0 Pied 0 17/10/2013 D-Marin - D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program - -Sail with the privileges of D-Marin World D-Marin Marinas Group goes full speed ahead with its programs, privileges and network which make the Do"u# Group company a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. Article Photos DR With a network of 10 marinas located across three Mediterranean countries that are well known for the beauty of their coastlines - Turkey, Greece and Croatia -, DMarin's overall capacity reaches almost 9,000 berths, which makes it the largest international chain of marinas in the said regions. Offering a unique experience at distinguished marinas, D-Marin gives its customers the freedom to cruise and discover new destinations within the network with all the privileges of D-Marin World. After joining any of the annual programs - named Passenger, Explorer and Conqueror -, a yacht or superyacht owner can benefit from noteworthy berthing options, bespoke advantages and unrivalled rewards. There are other advantages programs like Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon) which enable to enjoy seasonal benefits not to be missed. The Passenger program enables the customer with an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to experience other http://www.voilesnews.com/News/Port/72865-D-Marin-D-Marin-Marin…p-2013-World-Program-Sail-with-the-privileges-of-D-Marin-World Pagina 8 di 13
    • D-Marin - D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program - -Sail with the privileges of D-Marin World - VoilesNews 18/10/13 11.46 D-Marin marinas within the program for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. By giving the power to choose, the Explorer program allows owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package securing a berth at multiple D-Marin marinas. One annual fee enables the customer to choose the duration at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with peace of mind. DR The Conqueror premium annual package will allow the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas any time, for as long as the owner wants and with the highest priority. The freedom of the Conqueror package gives access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the voyage in advance. The said Plus 1 program enables an owner to invite a friend to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a ''Plus 1'' with his yacht. If he signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. D-Marin World destinations are: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey); DMarin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). Do"u# Group - one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey, with a portfolio around 180 companies -, entered the marina industry in 2003 with DMarin Turgutreis (Bodrum) and continued afterwards with the construction of the Didim and Göcek facilities, after which came, respectively, the acquisition of the Croatian and Greek marinas. Flisvos, located a mere 6km from the centre of Athens, is Greece's first exclusive marina to offer a large-scale mooring capacity for megayacht owners. It features 303 berths, 50% of which accomodate yachts with a length in excess of 35 metres. Its acquisition dates back to December 2012 and was followed, early this year, by that of the remaining Hellenic marinas. DR Also located near Athens, Zea Marina represents another starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and Crete, and is the natural home of large-sized yachts. The two remaining facilities are both ideal ports of departure for cruises in the Ionian and the Adriatic seas: Lefkas is situated right in the heart of the enchanting Ionian archipelago, while Gouvia, on the island of Corfu, is the largest marina in Greece in terms of berth capacity (with a total of 1,235 moorings plus 520 dry berths). http://www.voilesnews.com/News/Port/72865-D-Marin-D-Marin-Marin…p-2013-World-Program-Sail-with-the-privileges-of-D-Marin-World Pagina 9 di 13
    • D-Marin - D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program - -Sail with the privileges of D-Marin World - VoilesNews 18/10/13 11.46 The overall in-the-water capacity of the four Greek marinas is 2,828 yachts (3,626 including the dry berths). The Group is actively evaluating acquisition and development of prestigious marinas in throughout the Mediterranean in order to build a marina network which will also grow the benefits of D-Marin World. Rate this article : (0 vote) Washington Whale Watching mayaswhalewatch.biz in San Juans. Our fast new boat is perfect. $75, plus taxes. West Side Your comment Author : Your name Email : Your email address Title : Comment title Message Digita le due parole New comment All comments are moderated before publication, to keep any objectivity, advertising are prohibited, and offenders will be black-listed. See all the news News » Dossier » Cours » Voyage / Expédition » http://www.voilesnews.com/News/Port/72865-D-Marin-D-Marin-Mari…p-2013-World-Program-Sail-with-the-privileges-of-D-Marin-World Pagina 10 di 13
    • ISSN 2282-1333 5 october 2013 Editorial Save the presidential yacht Williamsburg ■ Encounters The show restarts from its history ■ Ports&Marinas Turkey advances in yachting tourism ■ Technology The shore power connection ■ SailTech Marco Donati: Bound to be a sailor
    • Ports&Marinas The Dogus Group marinas Federica Ameglio 16 OCTOBER 2013 Turkey advances in yachting tourism Turkey is about to become the fulcrum of the Mediterranean in yachting tourism, and not only thanks to the harbours along its coasts T he growth this country is enjoying, in contrast to the struggling European economies, has liberated new energy and given rise to a policy of expansion that is rapidly changing the Mediterranean scenario in this sector. Dogus Group The Dogus Group, owned by Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk, is active in various sectors, from construction to tourism, from cars to financial services. From the year it was founded, the group has implemented a policy of diversification that has led it to broaden its activities through entrepreneurial initiatives in various compartments apparently not interconnected. In addition, thanks to its solid and consolidated position in international markets, which has earned it a BB rating from S&P and a Ba3 from Moody’s, Dogus has not felt the effects of recent political upheaval in the country, nor the consequent turbulence in the national economy, and has by now acquired the fame of a high level competitor in the tourist sector. History The Dogus group was formed in 1951 by Ayhan Sahenk as a construction company: among its first projects worthy construction of the large Kessiksu-Memetti dam and the building of other large infrastructures in Turkey, both ports and roads. Expansion into the financial sector and major construction work continued throughout the 80s, and in the 90s the group was making its mark on international markets: it founded the Garanti Bank International with headquarters in Amsterdam and began consolidating its position in tourism, with the construction and acquisition of big luxury hotels. At the same time it entered the automotive field, becoming the main distributor of cars and industrial vehicles(Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Scania) and the clothing sector (partnership with big fashion groups: Armani, Gucci, Loro Piana, Vogue). It built its first harbour in 1997, with the creation of the Dogus Didim Marina Company. Soon after it began another three initiatives in the tourist ports sector: in Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya. Meanwhile international consolidation continued, with important orders in bog area (the Sofia underground), Ukraine (Kyev airport) and Libya (Al-Tahadi University), in addition to its activities in Turkey. Tourism The tourist sector, with its $1,405 million of assets, represents about 4% of the group’s consolidated turnover. The subsidiary D-Marin Marinas Group, the main tourist company, today owns about 9000 berths in various tourist ports on the coasts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic, which makes it one of the biggest international tourist port management chains in the Mediterranean, and certainly the biggest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Initiatives and projects Besides the acquisition of Croatian marinas, in December 2012 the Dogus group completed the acquisition of 50% of the shares of Flisvos Marina, the megayacht port a few kilometres from Athens, with the creation of a joint venture with Lamda Development S.A., a company quoted on the Athens stock exchange. Prospects for the future are to begin developing other construction and tourist projects in collaboration with the Greek company, and perhaps also the purchase of the entire share capital of Flisvos Marina. For now, all that is known is that the deal with Lamda S.A. was concluded starting from a figure equal to seven times the value of the port. Also in 2012, through a partnership with the big Greek cruise group Kiriakulis, came the acquisition of 51% of Medmarinas, a company that manages the three tourist ports of Gouvia in Corfu, Zea in the Piraeus and Lefkas on the Peloponnese coast. In addition, a second agreement signed with Kriakoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping allowed the company to offer charter services in 28 locations in Turkey, Croatia, Italy, France, Malta and in the Caribbean. F © All Rights Reserved
    • 5 Organo ufficiale ASPRONADI - Associazione Progettisti Nautica Diporto ott2013 TECNOLOGIE NAUTICHE, MOTORI E ACCESSORI ISSN 1825-6155 - Bimestrale - Anno IX - Poste Italiane Spa - Spedizione in abbonamento postale - D.L. 353/2003 (conv. in L. 27/02/2004 n. 46) art. 1, comma 1, DCB Milano ITALWINCH by ORVEA: Qualità e innovazione in primo piano Verricelli salpa-ancora Verricelli da tonneggio Guida blocca catena Pulsantiere, radiocomandi, contacatena Contattori, invertitori Prodotto da: www.mzelectronic.com Incontri Pier Federico Caliari: Il Salone riparte dalla sua storia NT_2013_005_COP@001.indd 3 Tecnologia La prevenzione delle cadute in mare Hardware Innovazione tecnologica e design SailTech Costa Concordia: la progettazione della rimozione 05/09/13 12.13
    • Porti&Marina 40 OTTOBRE 2013 I marina del Gruppo Dogus La Turchia avanza nel turismo nautico L a crescita che sta interessando questo paese, in contrapposizione con l’arrancare delle economie europee, ha infatti liberato nuove energie e dato il via a una politica di espansione che sta modificando velocemente lo scenario del Mediterraneo in questo settore. E se all’inizio del 2000 il fenomeno si concretizzava prevalentemente nella nascita di moderni ed efficienti marina, costruiti lungo le coste turche per iniziativa di gruppi privati, oggi invece assistiamo a una serie di acquisizioni di porti turistici già esistenti nelle zone più attraenti del Mediterraneo, condotte in prima persona da società turche. Uno dei soggetti che sta sviluppando al meglio questa strategia di crescita è NT_2013_005_INT@040-043.indd 40 il gruppo Dogus, una holding privata con sede a Istanbul, nata nel 1951. Dogus Group Il gruppo Dogus, che fa capo al miliardario turco Ferit Sahenk, è attivo in vari settori, dalle costruzioni al turismo, dall’automotive ai servizi finanziari. Dall’anno della sua nascita il gruppo ha attuato una politica di diversificazione che lo ha portato ad ampliare le proprie attività attraverso iniziative imprenditoriali in comparti diversi e apparentemente non collegati fra loro. Inoltre, grazie alla sua solida posizione consolidata sui mercati internazionali, che gli ha garantito l’ottenimento di un rating pari a BB da parte di S&P e a Ba3 da parte di Moody’s, Dogus non ha risentito degli effetti dei recenti avvenimenti politici turchi, né dei conseguenti contraccolpi registrati nell’economia nazionale, e oggi ha oramai acquisito la fama di competitor turistico ad alto livello. D’altronde, gli ambiziosi programmi d’investimento del gruppo hanno raggiunto proprio in questi ultimi periodi notevoli successi, come dimostrato dalle recenti acquisizioni condotte proprio nel settore del turismo nautico. Attraverso la consorella D-Marin Marinas Group, infatti, Dogus Holding controlla oggi con quote pari al 100% tre marina croati (D-Marin Mandalina a Sebenico, D-Marin Dalmacija e D-Marin Borik presso Zara) ed ha acquisito una partecipazione pari al 6,92% in ACI Croazia, la più grande catena di gestione dei marina croati. Nel quadro di La Turchia si appresta a divenire il fulcro del Mediterraneo nel campo del turismo nautico, e non solo grazie agli approdi dislocati lungo le sue coste Federica Ameglio questa strategia di crescita nel Mediterraneo, la società turca ha inoltre stretto accordi e acquistato quote di capitale in Medmarina S.A., affiliata al gruppo greco Kiriakulis Group (la più grande catena di porti turistici greci) e in Lamda Development Group, che possiede e gestisce Flisvos Marina, il grande porto turistico situato vicino ad Atene. Ma le acquisizioni non si fermeranno qui: Dogus Group non nasconde infatti il suo obiettivo di diventare il leader della portualità turistica nel Mediterraneo. E l’Amministratore delegato di Dogus Group, Husnu Akhan, ha recentemente asserito che la società intende diventare una grande holding nel mercato dei marina con lo scopo di creare una piattaforma internazionale di porti nel Mediterraneo. 18/09/13 09.20
    • Dogous Group nasce nel 1951 per iniziativa di Ayhan Sahenk come società di costruzioni: fra le prime iniziative portate a compimento figurano la costruzione della grande diga di Kessiksu-Memetti e la realizzazione di altre grandi infrastrutture in Turchia, sia nell’abito portuale che stradale. Alla fine degli anni ‘70 inizia l’espansione del gruppo Dogus in altri settori economici, quali quello creditizio, con l’acquisto della Yapi Kredi Bank, e in quello alimentare, con la creazione della Filiz Gida. Il gruppo, inoltre, avvia anche una vivace espansione nelle attività di ricerca mineraria e nel settore turistico. L’espansione nel campo finanziario e l’impegno nella realizzazione di grandi impianti continua intanto per tutti gli anni ‘80, e negli anni ‘90 il gruppo è oramai affermato sui mercati internazionali: fonda la Garanti Bank International con sede ad Amsterdam e avvia il suo consolidamento nel settore turistico, con la creazione e l’acquisto di grandi hotel di pregio. Contemporaneamente entra nel campo automobilistico, diventando il principale distributore di auto e veicoli industriali (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Scania) e in quello dell’abbigliamento I Porti turistici creati o gestiti dal gruppo sono attualmente nove, di cui sei direttamente controllati dalla D-Marin Marinas Group. Il gruppo ha fra i propri obiettivi quello di presentare un livello dei servizi standardizzato e completo in tutte le sue strutture, posizionandosi nella fascia più alta del mercato. D-Marin Turgutreis Marina Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı No:26 Turgutreis/ Bodrum/ Muˇla g Turchia Situato a Bodrum, il Turgutreis Marina ha ricevuto dalla sua creazione a oggi svariati riconoscimenti internazionali. Offre tutti i servizi tecnici e amministrativi di un grande porto turistico. Capacità: 550 posti barca in acqua e 150 a terra Dimensioni: fino a 75 metri D-Marin Didim Marina Çamlık Mevkii 3.Koy Didim/ Aydın Turchia Situato a Didim, il D-Marin Didim è, in termini di area totale, il più grande marina turco. Dispone della più grande area coperta per il NT_2013_005_INT@040-043.indd 41 41 I marina OTTOBRE 2013 La storia rimessaggio (80.000 mq.) e offre una completa varietà di servizi di assistenza tecnica. Shopping e entertainment center, ristoranti e negozi di recente creazione. Spiaggia e impianti sportivi. Capacità: 580 posti barca in acqua e 600 a terra Dimensioni: fino a 70 metri D-Marin Gocek Marina Cumhuriyet Mh. Camtas Cd. No:12 48310 Göcek/ Fethiye/ Muˇla g Turchia Situato a Gocek, nel golfo di Fethiye, si trova a soli 22 chilometri dall’aeroporto internazionale di Dalaman. Offre un riparo sicuro ed è a soli cinque minuti dal centro città. Servizi di alto standard. È un marina altamente ecologico, con impatto ambientale contenuto. Villaggio 5 stelle, gallery, negozi e ristoranti all’interno del marina. Travel lift da 70 tonnellate e ogni forma di assistenza tecnica e cantieristica. Capacità: 380 posti barca Dimensioni: fino a 45 metri D-Marin Mandalina Obala Jerka Sizgorica 1 22000 Sibenik Croatia Situato presso Sebenico, è uno dei più sicuri ripari della Croazia grazie alla sua posizione naturale. Vicino agli aeroporti internazionali di Spalato e Zara, ha ricevuto molti riconoscimenti internazionali e offre tutti i servizi sia amministrativi che tecnici, ivi compreso il refitting. Travel lift da 50 tonnellate. Particolarmente adatto per barche a vela di grandi dimensioni. Capacità: 429 posti barca in mare (di cui 79 per superyacht), 50 posti barca a terra Dimensioni: fino a 140 metri D-Marin Dalmacija Ulica Elizabete Kotromanic 11 23000 Zadar Croatia Situato a 5km dall’aeroporto Internazionale di Zara, D-Marin Marina Dalmacija è la darsena più grande della costa est dell’Adriatico. Costituito da pontili fissi in beton, di lunghezza da 50 a 85 metri. Ogni ormeggio è dotato d’un armadietto con fonte d’energia elettrica secondo lo standard europeo e rubinetti d’acqua, a terra ogni assistenza tecnica e logistica. Capacità: 1.200 posti barca in acqua di cui 20 per superyacts fino a 60 metri. Dimensioni: fino a 60 metri (fino a 80 metri sul molo di transito) D-Marin Borik Obala kneza Domagoja 1 23000 Zadar Croatia Situato in una baia ben riparata nel’isola di Ugljan, vicino a Zara, di fronte al Kornati National Park. Offre tutti i servizi di un moderno marina. Capacità: 185 posti barca Dimensioni: fino a 40 metri Gouvia Marina Tzavros Town Corfu Grecia Situato a circa 6 km dalla città di Corfù e a 7 chilometri dall’aeroporto internazionale, rappresenta un comodo anello di collegamento tra l’Adriatico e il Mar Mediterraneo. Offre tutti i servizi, acqua ed energia elettrica ai pontili. Capacità: circa. 1.235 posti barca in mare e 550 posti barca a terra Dimensioni: fino a 80 metri Lefkas Marina East coast, 31100 Lefkada Grecia Situato a Lefkas, sulla costa nord del Peloponneso. Operativo dal 2002, è un porto ben attrezzato, offre tutti i servizi su un’area di 7.500 mq. con in più la presenza di ristoranti, uffici, negozi, hotel e impianti sportivi, oltre a un grande centro congressi. Capacità: 620 posti barca in mare e 300 posti barca a terra Dimensioni: fino a 45 metri Zea Marina Freatida 185 04 Piraeus Grecia Situato nell’antico porto del Pireo,è stato rimodernato in occasione dei Giochi Olimpici di Atene del 2004 e oggi è uno dei più moderni e attrezzati della Grecia. Circondato da palazzi pregevoli, centri culturali, impianti sportivi e un’area per lo shopping. Tutti i servizi con il più alto livello tecnologico. Capacità: 670 posti barca Dimensioni: fino a 80 metri (120 metri lungo il molo di transito) 18/09/13 09.20
    • Porti&Marina I marina del Gruppo Dogus la più grande nel Mediterraneo Orientale. L’attività nel campo della creazione e gestione di porti turistici è inoltre in grado di generare sinergie all’interno dello stesso gruppo: nel D-Marin Didim e in altri porti gestiti dal gruppo Dogus vengono progressivamente aperti outlet store e shopping complex per commercializzare i prodotti delle case di moda di cui il gruppo ha l’esclusiva. 42 OTTOBRE 2013 Le iniziative e i progetti (partnership con i grandi gruppi della moda: Armani, Gucci, Loro Piana, Vogue). Risale al 1997 la sua prima attività di costruzione di una darsena, con la creazione della Dogus Didim Marina Company. Poco dopo avvia altre tre iniziative nel settore della portualità turistica: a Bodrum, a Dalaman e ad Antalya. Prosegue intanto il consolidamento del gruppo sul piano internazionale, con l’acquisizione di importanti e commesse in Bulgaria (metropolitana di Sofia), Ucraina (Aeroporto di Kiev) e Libia (AlTahadi University), oltre alle attività sul territorio nazionale. Il Gruppo, dagli inizi del 2000 è diventato anche un rilevante esponente nel settore radiotelevisivo. Dogus Group oggi conta 30.000 dipendenti e 180 società operanti in sette settori: Servizi Finanziari, Automotive, Costruzioni, Media, Turismo, Immobiliare e Energia. L’attivo totale del gruppo NT_2013_005_INT@040-043.indd 42 ammontava a fine 2012 a 118 miliardi di dollari (31 miliardi su base consolidata). A dispetto della crisi economica globale, il gruppo ha conseguito nel 2012 un utile netto di 417 milioni di dollari, e negli ultimi anni ha registrato un reddito operativo costantemente superiore al 10% dei ricavi. Il turismo Il settore turismo, con i suoi 1.405 milioni di dollari di assets, rappresenta nel gruppo circa il 4% dell’attivo consolidato. L’affiliata D-Marin Marinas Group, la principale società del comparto turistico, possiede oggi circa 9.000 posti barca, dislocati in vari porti turistici sulle coste del Mediterraneo Orientale e dell’Adriatico, il che la rende una delle più grandi catene internazionali di gestione di porti turistici nel Mediterraneo, e sicuramente Oltre all’acquisizione dei marina croati, nel dicembre 2012 il gruppo Dogus ha perfezionato l’acquisto del 50% delle quote di Flisvos Marina, il porto per megayacht situato a pochi chilometri da Atene, mediante la creazione di una joint venture con Lamda Development S.A., società quotata alla Borsa di Atene. La prospettiva futura è quella di avviare lo sviluppo di altre iniziative immobiliari e altri progetti turistici in collaborazione con la società greca, e forse anche quella di puntare all’acquisizione dell’intero pacchetto azionario di Flisvos Marina. Per ora, si sa solo che l’entità della transazione conclusa con Lamda S.A. è stata stabilita partendo da una cifra pari a sette volte il valore del porticciolo. Sempre nel 2012 è avvenuta, tramite una partnership avviata con il grande gruppo crocieristico greco Kiriakulis, l’acquisizione del 51% di Medmarinas, 18/09/13 09.20
    • NT_2013_005_INT@040-043.indd 43 OTTOBRE 2013 comunque quello di Dalaman Yacht Marina, un porto turistico per yachts di tutte le dimensioni da costruire nelle vicinanze di Gocek, dove la società possiede già un grande albergo. Dalaman è una splendida baia situata a soli dieci minuti dall’aeroporto internazionale di Dalaman e il progetto, che prevede la creazione di 650 ormeggi, dovrebbe essere avviato nel 2014, una volta completato l’iter di autorizzazione all’esecuzione dei lavori. I terreni sono già stati acquistati dal Gruppo Dogus nel 2010. I primi impegni per creare un approdo nell’area risalgono a 15 anni fa, ma dal 2009 l’interessamento del gruppo Dogus ha portato alla stesura del progetto che ora attende le autorizzazioni ministeriali necessarie. Tale progetto definitivo è stato presentato alla municipalità e alla comunità a giugno 2012. F 43 società che gestisce i tre porti turistici di Gouvia a Corfu, di Zea nel Pireo e di Lefkas sulle coste del Peloponneso. In più, un secondo accordo siglato con la Kriakoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping ha permesso alla società di offrire servizi charter in 28 località situate in Turchia, Croazia, Italia, Francia, Malta e nei Caraibi. Fra i progetti già attuati dal gruppo turco rientrano inoltre gli ampliamenti dei marina croati e soprattutto di Mandalina Marina che, tramite l’inserimento di nuovi posti barca già attivi dall’estate 2013, ha potuto aumentare la propria offerta di ormeggi per megayachts con la creazione di 80 nuovi posti. Inoltre la recente partnership con Island Global Yachting e Nautical Center Pigrin permetterà di offrire all’interno della darsena di Mandalina tutti i servizi nautici di assistenza e riparazione. Il progetto più ambizioso rimane © RIPRODUZIONE RISERVATA 18/09/13 09.20
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News 20/09/13 09:56 Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News The new Palmer Johnson SuperSport Series Superyachts Yacht Charter Search Location Yacht Type Search advanced search Home | About Charter World | Testimonials | Charter Specials | Charter Search | Charter Locations | Boats For Sale | Contact Home > Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News Yachts You Have Viewed | Contact Us Price D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced September 19, 2013 D-Marin Marinas Group proceeds full speed with its programs, privileges, as well as network, which make the Doğuş Group company a regional powerhouse in the popular yacht charter destinations – the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. With a network of 10 marinas located across three Mediterranean countries that are well known for the beauty of their coastlines – Turkey, Greece and Croatia -, D-Marin’s overall capacity reaches almost 9,000 berths, which makes it the largest international chain of marinas in the said regions. Offering a unique experience at distinguished marinas, D-Marin gives its customers the freedom to cruise and discover new destinations within the network with all the privileges of D-Marin World. After joining any of the annual programs – named Passenger, Explorer and Conqueror -, a yacht or superyacht owner can benefit from noteworthy berthing options, bespoke advantages and unrivalled rewards. There are other advantages programs like Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon) which enable to enjoy seasonal benefits not to be missed. The Passenger program enables the customer with an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to experience other D-Marin marinas within the program for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. By giving the power to choose, the Explorer program allows owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package securing a berth at multiple D-Marin marinas. One annual fee enables the customer to choose the duration at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with peace of mind. http://www.charterworld.com/news/dmarin-marinas-group-2013-world-program-announced Pagina 1 di 4
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News 20/09/13 09:56 The Conqueror premium annual package will allow the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas any time, for as long as the owner wants and with the highest priority. The freedom of the Conqueror package gives access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the voyage in advance. The said Plus 1 program enables an owner to invite a friend to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a ”Plus 1” with his yacht. If he signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. D-Marin World destinations are: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey); DMarin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). Doğuş Group – one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey, with a portfolio around 180 companies -, entered the marina industry in 2003 with DMarin Turgutreis (Bodrum) and continued afterwards with the construction of the Didim and Göcek facilities, after which came, respectively, the acquisition of the Croatian and Greek marinas. http://www.charterworld.com/news/dmarin-marinas-group-2013-world-program-announced Pagina 2 di 4
    • D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News 20/09/13 09:56 Flisvos - a superyacht marina in the popular Eastern Mediterranean yacht charter location - Greece Flisvos, located a mere 6km from the centre of Athens, is Greece’s first exclusive marina to offer a large-scale mooring capacity for megayacht owners. It features 303 berths, 50% of which accomodate yachts with a length in excess of 35 metres. Its acquisition dates back to December 2012 and was followed, early this year, by that of the remaining Hellenic marinas. Also located near Athens, Zea Marina represents another starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and Crete, and is the natural home of large-sized yachts. The two remaining facilities are both ideal ports of departure for cruises in the Ionian and the Adriatic seas: Lefkas is situated right in the heart of the enchanting Ionian archipelago, while Gouvia, on the island of Corfu, is the largest marina in Greece in terms of berth capacity (with a total of 1,235 moorings plus 520 dry berths). The overall in-the-water capacity of the four Greek marinas is 2,828 yachts (3,626 including the dry berths). The Group is actively evaluating acquisition and development of prestigious marinas in throughout the Mediterranean in order to build a marina network which will also grow the benefits of D-Marin World. Superyacht News Related to "D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Partnership between D-Marin Marinas Group and Greece’s Largest Chain of Marinas Two superyacht marinas in Croatia acquired by D-Marin Marinas Group D-Marin Marinas Group to participate at Monaco Yacht Show Doğuş Marinas Group ready to welcome the megayacht owners Full loyalty program for clients launched by IPM Group Adriatic, Adriatic Sea, Croatia, D-Marin Didim, D-Marin Göcek, D-Marin Mandalina Marina&Yacht Club, D-Marin Marinas, D-Marin Turgutreis - Bodrum, Doğuş Marinas Group, Eastern Mediterranean, Flisvos Marina, Gouvia Marina, Greece, Lefkas Marina, Mandalina Marina, Mandalina Marina & Yacht Club, Marina Borik, Marina Dalmacija, mediterranean, Turkey, Zea Marina Turkey Sailing yacht MATINA is a 38.00m (124' 8") Gulet built in turkey in 2000. The large sailing yacht provides comfortable cruises for charter guests ... Mediterranean The sunny Mediterranean is unequaled in its natural beauty, cultural heritage, passion, glamour and style. Often conveniently split into two main ... Adriatic Sea How to get the most from your luxury yacht charter in the Adriatic Sea. Turkey Turkey has become one of the most popular areas for bareboat yacht charter holidays and flotilla sailing, in the Mediterranean. With more coastline ... Please contact CharterWorld - the luxury yacht charter specialist - for more on superyacht news item "DMarin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced". Quick Enquiry Name Email Phone SEND a Quick Enquiry http://www.charterworld.com/news/dmarin-marinas-group-2013-world-program-announced Pagina 3 di 4
    • http://tecnichenuove.byway.it/nl/l.jsp?8Q.L82.B7Eo.BpR.BD... Se non visualizza bene questa newsletter, acceda a questa pagina LA NEWSLETTER DI NAUTECH - OTTOBRE 2013 Nuovi progetti. Curiosità. Idee green. Vari e anteprime. Concorsi. Opportunità. Formazione. Incontri… dal mondo della nautica. SPONSORED BY Editoriale di Edoardo Napodano Essere o non essere? Ho un potenziale cliente interessato al restauro o refitting - non lo sa ancora nemmeno lui - di una navetta - nave - degli anni Cinquanta. Avete presente? Poppa tonda, fumaiolo, masconi alti? Il fatto di per sé è già da considerarsi una rarità: un anfitrione elegantissimo, un mecenate che scelga la bellezza invece della commerciabilità, per non dire la "noleggiabilità" del mezzo in questione. Continua a leggere 1 di 5 01/10/13 11:19
    • http://tecnichenuove.byway.it/nl/l.jsp?8Q.L82.B7Eo.BpR.BD... News I numeri della America’s Cup Sull’ultima e non priva di fascino edizione della Coppa America, con l’antico trofeo rimasto tra le grinfie dell’eccentrico miliardario americano Larry Ellison e i Neozelandesi rientrati in patria dopo aver subito una rimonta incredibile da parte di Oracle, è calato il sipario dell’ennesimo atto di questa antichissima sfida. Continua a leggere Nautech È online il numero di ottobre In questo numero: Primo Piano La Regione Toscana si riprende i porti Tecnologia La presa da terra Backer the Maker Equipaggi Grosseto: organizzati per attrarre In copertina Investire per crescere nella nautica Porti&Marina La Turchia avanza nel turismo nautico Università Un ponte per le relazioni internazionali d’oltre Oceano Progettazione La prevezione delle cadute in mare e i mezzi di risalita a bordo Focus Profondamente innovatore Hardware Innovazione tecnologica e design raffinato Inventato il tendalino “insegui-ombra” In darsena Un modello di porto turistico sostenibile In cantiere Coperture termoretraibili di qualità Nuovo Maxi Dolphin FC3 100’ Nomad IV: primo impianto Prodotti novità Spazio CNA Vigilanza sull’esercizio delle attività all’interno dei porti Spazio Ucina Il Salone Nautico 2013 Nautica & Fisco Operazioni intracomunitarie: onere della prova Formazione Sailing Yacht un’infrastruttura per la ricerca in ambito nautico Speciale vela Incontri Velista per forza Progetti Softwing, ovvero la vela alare per tutti In Evidenza Maniglie ecologiche, ma di design 2 di 5 01/10/13 11:19
    • http://tecnichenuove.byway.it/nl/l.jsp?8Q.L82.B7Eo.BpR.BD... News America’s Cup 2: Bob Oatley sfida Larry Ellison Il Hamilton Island Yacht Club è il nuovo challenge of record della prossima edizione. Come già anticipato da vari siti internazionali, lo Yacht Club australiano sarà lo sfidante di Oracle per la prossima edizione della Coppa America, da pochi giorni ancora saldamente in mano degli americani di Oracle. Continua a leggere News Stop and go per Tatoosh a Trieste Trieste attrae sempre di più i megayacht da tutto il mondo, conquistandoli con la sua naturale bellezza di città mitteleuropea e con le sue varie offerte mirate, tra cui logistica e servizi di refitting di primissimo livello. Così anche Tatoosh, il 93 metri a motore costruito dal cantiere tedesco Nobiskrug è arrivato con tutta la sua maestosità in banchina a Trieste presso Quaiat Yard. Continua a leggere News Varato il primo Volvo Ocean 65 Il primo Volvo Ocean 65 scende in acqua, si apre una nuova era nella storia del giro del mondo a vela. È stato come aprire una finestra sulla nuova Volvo Ocean Race lunedì, quando il primo esemplare del nuovo monotipo Volvo Ocean 65, costruito per le prossime due edizioni del giro del mondo in equipaggio, ha lasciato il cantiere Green Marine e ha toccato per la prima volta l'acqua. Continua a leggere In cantiere Nativa al Monaco Yacht Show Nativa è il primo yacht creato da Arzanà Navi con i suoi 48,15 metri di lunghezza e 280 tonnellate di stazza ha debuttato alla Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup a Porto Cervo, che ancora una volta è stato riconfermato come uno dei data più attesa del calendario sportivo della YCCS. Continua a leggere 3 di 5 01/10/13 11:19
    • http://tecnichenuove.byway.it/nl/l.jsp?8Q.L82.B7Eo.BpR.BD... Premi Benetti al Monaco Yacht Show 2013: doppio debutto con Ocean Paradise e Lady Candy Sua Altezza il Principe Alberto II di Monaco ha premiato, per le soluzioni adottate in tema di compatibilità ambientale, Ocean Paradise, l’ultimo yacht realizzato da Benetti e grande stella tra le novità in mostra al Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Continua a leggere Appuntamenti Genova città aperta Il biglietto d’ingresso del 53º Salone Nautico Internazionale di Genova, in programma quest’anno dal 2 al 6 ottobre, diventa “Enjoy Genoa Pass”: una card che assicura a tutti i visitatori un’accoglienza speciale in città. Continua a leggere Regate Grandi lotte e bene gli italiani alle Régates Royales di Cannes Cinque giorni di regate molto intense, con diverse condizioni, dal vento fresco a quello leggero, ma sempre caratterizzate da agonismo e grande spettacolo. Moonbeam of Fife III, conquista la vittoria fra i Big Boats con anticipo, ma in molte classi la classifica si definisce solo nell'ultima, combattutissima, giornata. Continua a leggere Libri Non seguire quella regola Se il successo negli affari è così semplice come seguire alcuni comandamenti e precetti stabiliti nel passato, perché allora i business non sono stati creati tutti uguali? La verità è che i "vincitori" plasmano le regole che tutti gli altri seguono in modo pedissequo e diligente. Continua a leggere 4 di 5 01/10/13 11:19
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    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News Biedermann test drives the SEABOB CAYAGO F7 Yacht Charter Search Location Yacht Type Price Search advanced search Home | About Charter World | Testimonials | Charter Specials | Charter Search | Charter Locations | Boats For Sale | Contact Home > Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News Yachts You Have Viewed | Contact Us D-Marin Marinas Brief D-Marin Marinas Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News D-Marin Marinas Group 2013 World Program announced September 19, 2013 D-Marin Marinas Group proceeds full speed with its programs, privileges, as well as network, which make the Doğuş Group company a regional powerhouse in the popular yacht charter destinations – the Eastern Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. 1 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas With a network of 10 marinas located across three Mediterranean countries that are well known for the beauty of their coastlines – Turkey, Greece and Croatia -, D-Marin’s overall capacity reaches almost 9,000 berths, which makes it the largest international chain of marinas in the said regions. Offering a unique experience at distinguished marinas, D-Marin gives its customers the freedom to cruise and discover new destinations within the network with all the privileges of D-Marin World. After joining any of the annual programs – named Passenger, Explorer and Conqueror -, a yacht or superyacht owner can benefit from noteworthy berthing options, bespoke advantages and unrivalled rewards. There are other advantages programs like Plus 1, D-Cat Club and Superyacht Freedom (to be launched soon) which enable to enjoy seasonal benefits not to be missed. The Passenger program enables the customer with an annual berthing contract with D-Marin to experience other D-Marin marinas within the program for up to 30 days without having to pay extra berthing fees. By giving the power to choose, the Explorer program allows owner to create a tailor-made annual berthing package securing a berth at multiple D-Marin marinas. One annual fee enables the customer to choose the duration at each marina, providing guaranteed berthing with peace of mind. 2 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas The Conqueror premium annual package will allow the ultimate freedom to cruise the Eastern Mediterranean. The Conqueror is flexible and allows yachts to berth at D-Marin marinas any time, for as long as the owner wants and with the highest priority. The freedom of the Conqueror package gives access to D-Marin marinas without having to pay extra berthing fees or plan the voyage in advance. The said Plus 1 program enables an owner to invite a friend to join D-Marin Marinas Group as a ”Plus 1” with his yacht. If he signs an annual agreement at the same marina, the proposer will receive one month free berthing at the time of the next annual contract renewal. D-Marin World destinations are: D-Marin Turgutreis, Göcek and Didim (Turkey); DMarin Mandalina, Dalmacija and Borik (Croatia); Flisvos Marina, Zea, Gouvia and Lefkas (Greece). Doğuş Group – one of the largest private-sector conglomerates in Turkey, with a portfolio around 180 companies -, entered the marina industry in 2003 with DMarin Turgutreis (Bodrum) and continued afterwards with the construction of the Didim and Göcek facilities, after which came, respectively, the acquisition of the Croatian and Greek marinas. 3 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Flisvos - a superyacht marina in the popular Eastern Mediterranean yacht charter location - Greece Flisvos, located a mere 6km from the centre of Athens, is Greece’s first exclusive marina to offer a large-scale mooring capacity for megayacht owners. It features 303 berths, 50% of which accomodate yachts with a length in excess of 35 metres. Its acquisition dates back to December 2012 and was followed, early this year, by that of the remaining Hellenic marinas. Also located near Athens, Zea Marina represents another starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and Crete, and is the natural home of large-sized yachts. The two remaining facilities are both ideal ports of departure for cruises in the Ionian and the Adriatic seas: Lefkas is situated right in the heart of the enchanting Ionian archipelago, while Gouvia, on the island of Corfu, is the largest marina in Greece in terms of berth capacity (with a total of 1,235 moorings plus 520 dry berths). The overall in-the-water capacity of the four Greek marinas is 2,828 yachts (3,626 including the dry berths). The Group is actively evaluating acquisition and development of prestigious marinas in throughout the Mediterranean in order to build a marina network which will also grow the benefits of D-Marin World. World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors April 26, 2013 Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, the 8th annual World Superyacht Awards will be held in only ten days, presenting the winners during a glittering gala evening at the fabulous Çırağan Palace Kempinski, situated in the historic city of Istanbul, on Saturday, May 4, 2013. 4 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors: RMK Marine RMK Marine is a top class superyacht builder in Istanbul, Turkey for sail and power boats from 30m upwards in composites, steel and aluminum.RMK Marine has built numerous award winning superyachts and sets the benchmark for the Turkish Superyacht Industry with uncompromising quality and exceptional value. Superyacht Nazenin V was the beautiful 52m Sparkman and Stephens’ ketch given the accolade of the Judges’ Commendation at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards. Luxury yacht Karia, the 45m Ron Holland designed motor yacht and sailing yacht Sarafin, the Oyster 100 by Dubois, built by RMK Marine both received Judges’ Commendations in 2012. 45m luxury motor yacht KARIA by RMK Marine A special capability of RMK Marine is the in-house joinery workshop where craftsmen meticulously produce the joinery for these award winning superyachts with an appropriate blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern machinery and materials. Other in house facilities such as electrical and composites trades are also complemented by the in-house design department. On-site facilities at the yard also include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts. 5 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Many refits are undertaken each year as well as restoration of historical vessels. The yard has a lifting capacity of up to 700 tonnes. Proteksan Turquoise Yachts Founded in 1997, Proteksan Turquoise was established when two of the leading shipyards, Proteksan Yachts and Turquoise Yachts Construction joined forces together to combine their assets and solid yacht building experience. Today, Proteksan Turquoise enjoys a commanding position in the global superyacht industry, with two wholly-owned shipyard facilities in the vicinity of world-class city of Istanbul. The yachts begin their hull and superstructure building process at the 35,000sqm facility in the Kocaeli Free Zone which has a 120m dock capacity and upon completion transfer on the floating dock to arrive at the 25,000sqm Pendik facility with 110m dock space, for fit-out and commissioning. With four new superyachts launched in the last two years and two more yachts under construction (50m and 75m) quickly taking shape in the building halls, it is not surprising that Proteksan Turquoise is establishing its rank amongst the European superyacht shipyards. In 2012 Proteksan Turquoise delivered their largest yacht to date, the 73.2m mega yacht Vicky. Vicky superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise Camper & Nicholsons International Since 1782, the company has been synonymous with the world’s leading yachts. Today, it remains the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, specialising in the sale, purchase, charter, marketing, management and construction of the finest yachts in the world. Equipped with a team of dedicated sales and charter brokers, yacht managers and staff, all sharing a genuine passion for being at sea, it offers its clients an unrivalled blend of knowledge and expertise. With a history stretching back over five generations, a worldwide network of offices, expanding and evolving divisions and services, as well as first-rate experience in every aspect of luxury yachting, Camper & Nicholsons is the industry’s undisputed authority for over 230 years. D-Marin D-Marin Marinas Group is a Dogus Group company, offering a distinguished global network of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, setting new standards with unique customer services, technical infrastructure, outstanding social facilities and specialised staff. 6 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas The Group began its commitment to the industry in 2003 with D-Marin Turgutreis on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsular. In 2009, D-Marin Didim, and in 2010, D-Marin Göcek joined the Group. In 2009, D-Marin entered Croatia, with D-Marin Mandalina, and D-Marin Dalmacija and D-Marin Borik joined in 2012. Proving its commitment to the region, D-Marin acquired 6.92% of Adriatic Croatia International in 2012, the Med’s largest chain of marinas. Recent partnerships with Lamda Development and Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping resulted in adding a world class superyacht marina – Flisvos Marina, and three other premium marinas in Greece: Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea to its portfolio, increasing D-Marin’s capacity to over 9,000 berths. Flisvos Marina situated in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Greece D-Marin is rapidly creating a true superyacht marina network, linking many of the world’s most prestigious yachting destinations, creating the ultimate experience and opportunity for all yacht owners and guests. Yacht owners and the industry’s leading professionals from around the globe will attend the gala evening in Istanbul on 4 May, where the winners of the coveted silver Neptune trophies will be revealed. In addition to the anticipated prize giving, there are a number of additional events for World Superyacht Awards guests taking place in Istanbul on the days surrounding the gala evening. Planned activities include a Welcome Cocktail at luxury boutique Armaggan, the opportunity to take a tour of 2013 World Superyacht Awards finalist motor yacht M built by Bilgin Yachts, a traditional Turkish afternoon tea courtesy of D-Marin and a tour of the Rahmi Koç Museum, followed by a private lunch. Superyacht owners, designers and brokers will also have the opportunity to visit the shipyards of Proteksan Turquoise and RMK Marine, where 45m motor yacht Karia will be available for tours. Partnership between D-Marin Marinas Group and Greece’s 7 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Largest Chain of Marinas January 10, 2013 In order to become a regional powerhouse in the Eastern Mediterranean basin as well as Adriatic Sea, D-Marin Marinas Group, a Doğuş Group company, goes ahead full speed with its investments in the marina industry. Reaching a capacity of 5,143 berths in its superyacht marinas situated in the beautiful yacht charter destinations – Turkey, Croatia and Greece, D-Marin Marinas Group recently signed a partnership agreement with MedMarinas S.A., part of the Greek Kiriacoulis Group, the largest chain of marinas in Greece. Zea Marina to be co-managed by D-Marin Partnering up with Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping SA in MedMarinas S.A., shareholder and management company of the Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea marinas, by acquiring 51% of MedMarinas shares. D-Marin Marinas Group added a further 3,355 wet and dry berths to its total capacity. Declaring Doğuş Group as the owner of the largest international chain of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean basin and Adriatic Sea, CEO Hüsnü Akhan added that: “As Doğuş Group the marina industry is very dear to us and we are striving by the day in this industry to add value to our business. We are greatly proud to be spreading D-Marin’s quality and standards across the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea and flying the Turkish flag in international waters.” Continuing its rapid growth in the marina industry D-Marin Marinas Group added a new investment to its international portfolio by entering into a partnership agreement with Greece’s largest chain of marinas MedMarinas S.A. With a 51% share in MedMarinas S.A. Doğuş Group added three more marinas to its portfolio, becoming the largest international chain of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea. According to the deal, the following three marinas, which are among the top marinas in Greece will be co-managed by D-Marin: Gouvia in Corfu, Lefkas in Lefkas, and Zea located in the ancient harbour of Pireaus. 8 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Lefkas Marina D-Marin flags in three more marinas in Greece D-Marin Marinas Group continues to invest in other international markets that it targets, namely Greece. Recently establishing a 50%-50% partnership with Lamda Development SA, listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, which results in control of the Flivos Marina, D-Marin added an upscale, world class marina to its portfolio offering exclusive services to mega yachts. D-Marin entered into a second agreement in Greece with Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping SA, also listed on the Athens Stock Exchange. Managed by the Kiriacoulis Family Kiriacoulis Group offers charter services in sea tourism in 28 locations across Turkey, Croatia, Italy, France, Malta and the Caribbean in addition to its marinas. D-Marin’s capacity in three countries reaches almost 9,000 berths Signing a 51% partnership deal with Kiriacoulis Group, D-Marin Marinas Group added the Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea marinas to its portfolio, increasing its total capacity in the three countries where it has marina investments to 8,498 berths. While Gouvia has a total of 1,785 berths, 1,235 in the sea and 550 on land, Lefkas in the Lefkas region has 620 berths in the sea and 280 on land, totalling to 900 berths. Located in the ancient harbour of Pireaus, Zea has 670 berths, all in the sea. 9 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Gouvia Marina “D-Marin now owns the largest international chain of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea” Highlighting that Kiriacoulis Group operating in the tourism, construction and real estate industries is one of the reference companies in the region when it comes to the maritime industry, Doğuş Group’s CEO Hüsnü Akhan expressed that with this agreement the company has taken yet another important step towards its enlargement strategy targeting the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea. “D-Marin Marinas Group owns the largest international chain of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea,” said Akhan and added that “The marina industry is very dear to Doğuş Group and we are striving by the day in this industry to add value to our business. We are greatly proud to be spreading D-Marin’s quality and standards across the Eastern Mediterranean Basin and Adriatic Sea and flying the Turkish flag in international waters.” “We aim to begin constructing D-Marin Dalaman this year” “As Doğuş Group, we entered the marina industry for the first time in 2003 with D-Marin Turgutreis and continued our marina investments in Turkey over time with D-Marin Didim and D-Marin Göcek,” highlighted Hüsnü Akhan. Speaking of Doğuş Group’s recent activities Akhan added that: “We aim to begin constructing D-Marin Dalaman this year. Located only 10 minutes from the airport, our marina offers yacht owners the comfort of accessing their yachts in a mere 10 minutes after getting off the plane.” “Sea tourism is crucial for Turkey’s national income” Doğuş Group’s CEO Hüsnü Akhan drew attention to the fact that all coastline countries are interested in yacht and marina management, which are closely, linked to the tourism, maritime and transportation industries. “One of the main reasons for this is the economic income that it generates in various areas. Compared with other Mediterranean countries, Turkey is surrounded by three seas and therefore has the potential to become the top yachting region in the global sea tourism industry” said Akhan. “Sea tourism accounts for a significant part of tourism revenues, with yacht tourists spending 10 more times per capita than land tourists. Therefore, this industry is crucial in terms of its contribution to national income.” 10 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas D-Marin Gocek Superyacht Marina Two Time Winner at the 2012 Skalite Tourism Awards December 20, 2012 D-Marin Gocek superyacht marina has received the prominent 2012 Skalite Tourism Award in the marina management category. The prize was given by Skal International Istanbul, the Turkish arm of Skål Club, as well as the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals in the world. The 15th Annual Skalite ‘Quality in Tourism’ Awards were presented at a ceremony at Hilton Convention Centre in Istanbul on 13 December. 2012 Skalite Tourism Award for D-Marin Gocek superyacht marina. L-R: Onur Ugan: D-Marin Gocek Marina Manager, Erdem Altan: D-Marin Board Member of Directors, Matthew Bate: D-Marin Marinas Group CEO, Ali Erkan Bezirgan: D-Marin Board Member of Directors and Coordinator D-Marin Göcek’s second accolade was for quality in marina management, going home with the ‘Quality Management Award’ from the Professional Hotel Managers Association established to highlight the importance of quality management in the tourism industry. The prizes did not stop there with D-Marin Turgutreis marina becoming the Turkish superyacht marina network’s fifth time Skalite award winner, scooping the award with the Classical Music Festival in Skal Turkish Regional Clubs category. “These valuable awards are a testament to D-Marin Group’s strongly held belief in quality of service,” said Matthew Bate, CEO of D-Marin Marinas Group, during his acceptance speech. “It’s not the buildings and docks that make a successful marina but the mutual and efficient relationships built between the marina team and customers. We will redefine the industry’s standards by increasing the 11 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas number of our premium marina destinations as well as delivering a marina experience that lives up to the highest quality standards.” D-Marin Gocek superyacht marina situated in a popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Turkey D-Marin Göcek, part of the D-Marin Marinas Group, has a capacity of 378 berths and 150 dry docks. Located 22 kilometres from Dalaman International Airport, D-Marin Göcek is also known for its outstanding environmental credentials. Awarded with the coveted, rigorously assessed Five Gold Anchors from The Yacht Harbour Association it has also completed a complete overhaul of its yard and environmental services equipment to ensure yachters can enjoy the clean waters of Turkey’s beautiful south coast, whilst preserving the precious ecosystem. D-Marin Göcek and Turgutreis are part of D-Marin Marinas Group, an international network of superyacht marinas with operations in Turkey and Croatia, progressing to become the Mediterranean’s leading marina developer. D-Marin Marinas Group to participate at Monaco Yacht Show September 18, 2012 D-Marin Marinas Group is pleased to announce its presence at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 (MYS). This Doğuş Group company was established 9 years ago to set a new benchmark in design as well as operations of marina destinations. 12 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Mandalina Marina - a luxury superyacht marina situated in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Croatia The luxury marinas group, with six marinas in Turkey and Croatia, and with a growing global portfolio, will this year sponsor The Superyacht Owners’ Lounge (TSOL) at MYS. This exclusive venue for owners, VIPs and elite partners of TSOL’s hosts, will provide a strong platform to communicate the major strides taken by D-Marin in 2012. Foremost of these is the Group’s recent acquisition of two marinas, Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik, Croatia. D-Marin Dalmacija is the highest capacity marina in the Eastern Mediterranean basin with 1,200 berths in which 40 cater for superyachts up to 60m. D-Marin Borik, a charming, boutique marina has 177 berths with a maximum capacity for yachts up to 40m. D-Marin will be unveiling plans to upgrade these strategically located marinas in line with D-Marin’s exceptional standards of luxury, technical facilities and emphasis on hospitality. D-Marin has pledged considerable injection of capital to achieve this. A phenomenal €17 million has been projected for D-Marin Dalmacija alone. The second major announcement for Monaco is the appointment of Matthew Bate, CEO of D-Marin. Bate, brings extensive knowledge and experience in the development and global operations of marina and luxury waterfront destinations. Looking ahead to Monaco, he said, “I am excited to be representing D-Marin at Monaco Yacht Show in such a significant period of the company’s growth.” “Our goal for D-Marin is to provide all sectors of the industry with unique and world-class facilities that combined create an international network of marina destinations under the luxury D-Marin brand. With nearly 5,000 wet and dry berths within our portfolio we are well on our way to achieving this. 13 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas I’m looking forward to sharing D-Marin’s vision to industry leaders at Monaco in preparation for our major splash on the international stage.” Last year at Monaco, D-Marin gave a preview of a major marina expansion at D-Marin Mandalina, Croatia. Since then, this expansion which saw 79 new berths added for superyachts up to 140m has been up and running successfully since spring and D-Marin will be pleased to report a tremendous first six months of operation. More on this will be unveiled at the show. Two superyacht marinas in Croatia acquired by D-Marin Marinas Group May 15, 2012 Following the Sibenik Mandalina Marina acquisition, one of Turkey´s biggest investors in Marina operations, Doğuş Group, has now acquired other two superyacht marinas in Croatia. Marina Dalmacija as well as Marina Borik were officially taken over by the Group at a ceremony taking place in Croatia, where the Group signed a share takeover agreement. Marina Dalmacija in Croatia Becoming both the shareholder, developer and operator of the marinas in Zadar, the Group acquired the shares from one of the region’s prominent businessmen Zdenko Zrilic. Regarding the acquisition, “With our signature today, we are delighted to place Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik under the roof of the D-Marin Group of Marinas. Our goal is to create an international chain of marinas under the D-Marin brand and extend Doğuş Group’s concept of service quality to a 14 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas larger area in the Mediterranean” said Doğuş Group CEO Hüsnü Akhan. A total of €17 million worth of additional investment will be made in Marina Dalmacija, Croatia’s biggest marina, entailing modernisation, and construction of commercial and tourist facilities. Doğuş Group first moved into the marina industry in 2003 with D-Marin Turgutreis Marina. In line with its goal of growing in the marina industry, it made D-Marin Didim operational in 2009. In the third quarter of 2010, the Group acquired Port Göcek and added it to the D-Marin Group of Marinas under the name of D-Marin Göcek. The construction of D-Marin Dalaman, in project design phase at the moment, is scheduled to start within this year. While abroad, following its partnership agreement with Nautical Centre Prgin (NCP) in 2009, it took over the operation of Mandalina Marina in Sibenik, Croatia which has a very crucial position and potential in the Mediterranean basin. Upon the Group’s acquiring 76% of the shares of the marina and becoming the main shareholder as of September 2011, the marina started serving under the name D-Marin Mandalina. Doğuş Group continues to develop its expertise acquired in marina investments and operations with its projects in Croatia. Marina Dalmacija acquired by Doğuş Group has a berthing capacity of 1200 in-water slips and 500 dry dock berths on land while Marina Borik has 200 in-water slips and 50 dry dock berths on land. The Group will develop and renovate the existing marinas in Zadar and will be operating the entire marina complex. Along with these two new investments, Doğuş Marinas Group’s total berthing capacity in Croatia has exceeded the capacity of marinas in Turkey. D-Marin flag will be flying in Croatia’s biggest marina Doğuş Group will be making additional investment for modernisation and the construction of commercial and tourist facilities in the Marina Dalmacija marina, the highest capacity marina in the Eastern Mediterranean basin with a total of 1700 in-water slips and dry dock berths on land. In this project where the additional investment is planned to be €17 billion, the entire investment will be undertaken by Doğuş Group. Only 5 km from the Zadar International Airport, Marina Dalmacija is at an advantageous position due to this feature. Doğuş Group CEO Hüsnü Akhan: “We are moving forward with determined strides toward our claim and goal of being a regional player.” In a statement he made regarding the issue, Doğuş Group CEO Hüsnü Akhan has said the new investments they have undertaken in Croatia are the most concrete evidence to their strategy of becoming a global player in the region in the marina and yacht industry. “Croatia is the world’s most dynamic market in the area of marina and yacht industry. Its influence is increasing more and more in the Mediterranean basin and it is a very strong player as regards its experience and potential in this area. Our new investments in Croatia are testimony to our successes in the international arena as is the case with D-Marin in Turkey. As Doğuş Group, we are moving forward with determined strides toward our claim and goal of being a regional player” added Akhan. Stating that they were delighted to bring Dalmacija and Borik marinas under the roof of D-Marin Group of Marinas, “Our goal is to create an international chain of marinas under the D-Marin brand and extend Doğuş Group’s concept of service quality to a larger area in the Mediterranean. Croatia is a very appropriate location for our goals. We will continue to watch for new investment opportunities in this region” said Doğuş Group CEO Hüsnü Akhan. 15 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Mandalina Marina – the first Croatian marina to hold 5 Gold Anchors September 13, 2011 Mandalina Marina, which has been operating for the past two years in Croatia under the partnership of Doğuş Group with D – Marin Marinas Group, and Croatian NCP (Nautical Center Prgin) has been awarded with 5 Gold Anchors by the The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) after a comprehensive jury evaluation. Mandalina Marina became Croatia’s first TYHA member and 5 Gold Anchor Marina, making this the fourth for D -Marin Marinas Group being awarded a 5 Gold Anchors after their marinas in Turgutreis, Didim and Göcek. Mandalina Marina - one of the stunning charter destinations in Croatia and the first Croatian marina to hold 5 gold Anchors It is predicted that the success of Mandalina Marina, which is operated by the experienced staff of D-Marin Marinas Group adhering to international standards, in line with a modern operation philosophy, will be beneficial for other marinas in Croatia as well. Mandalina Marina – operates in accordance with the Code of Practice declared by the British Marine Federation, which is a fundamental standard for international marinas, which Mandalina Marina successfully implements with the knowledge and expertise of D-Marin Marinas Group’s experienced staff. 16 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • D-Marin Marinas — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News http://www.charterworld.com/news/tag/d-marin-marinas Doğuş Holding, having become the shareholder, developer and operator of Mandalina Marina, in Sibenik, with the partnership agreement signed with the Croatian company NCP in 2009, now carries its quality of service to the Dalmatian coast with Croatia’s first Mega Yacht Marina, Mandalina Marina. The foundation for the Marina was laid last year. Mandalina Marina expands every day with the investments that will be made in tourist facilities, hotel and retail sale points. Quick Enquiry Name Email Phone SEND a Quick Enquiry Search for: Search Superyacht News: Email Your Yachting News to: news @ charterworld.com Latest Luxury Yachting News Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR receives 2013 MYS/Baccarat “Prix Du Design” Lantic to equip first Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport series Yacht NISI 1700 XPRESSO Yacht nominated for IY&A Awards 2014 17 di 21 01/10/13 08:28
    • THE INDUSTRY SHOWS ITS GENEROSITY AND DIGS DEEP FOR CANCER RESEARCH, page 18 OCTOBER 2013 www.dockwalk.com ESSENTIAL READING FOR SUPERYACHT CAPTAINS AND CREW LEARNING CURVE A to Z advice for new crew ITINERARY INGENUITY Taking advantage of an area’s best assets FULL THEME AHEAD Planning the perfect theme night aboard DESIGN DILEMMAS Building to MLC, 2006 standards Home Sweet homeport Choosing the perfect port to call home PLUS: The 2013 Fort Lauderdale show preview: p59 Racing nirvana – the Newport Bucket: p30
    • A PORT FOR ALL SEASONS THERE ARE MANY FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE RECOMMENDING A HOMEPORT TO THE OWNER. THESE 14 MARINAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD OFFER A GOOD BALANCE OF LOCATION, AMENITIES AND SERVICE TO MAKE A GREAT LONG-TERM BASE. BY JANE CODY   SUPERYACHT MARINA HAS TO EXCEL AT EVERYTHING to be a great Courtesy of Old Porto Montenegro homeport. Perhaps most important, it has to be in the right location. It should have an easily accessible, safe, deep harbor, be close to good cruising grounds, have easy transport connections, excellent yachting facilities and, preferably, be in the center of a vibrant cultural destination full of charm, history and local amenities. Good weather all year round helps, too. Porto Montenegro DOCKWALK.COM OCTOBER 2013 87
    • Courtesy of Old Port Cove Marina Old Port Cove Marina Grand Harbour Marina on year, but how easy will it be to sell that lease if necessary, and who reaps the rewards of using the berth for short-term transits when it’s unoccupied? What are the relative costs for electricity, water, bunkering and pump out? What is the tax situation and how stable is the economy and exchange rate of the vessel’s chosen homeport country? Prices, and therefore value for money, depend on supply and demand and risk. New marinas often offer special deals, sometimes before the marina is even built, to attract those all-important early investors who are prepared to take a risk and perhaps live with subsequent building phases for a few months or years. Existing marinas with spare capacity, in perhaps less popular locations, have to be more competitive than full marinas with waiting lists in established locations. Beware of comparing prices online. Some facilities quote per meter/foot per day, per month, per season or per annum; many prefer to provide a quote on enquiry. Rates may be inclusive or exclusive of various taxes and additional services, some marinas throw in extras for longer-term stays or annual berths, and some marinas, particularly the newer ones, have attractive introductory offers. The United States Billy Black Once the location has been settled, it’s down to the experienced developers, craftsmen and technical experts — the berth size and mix must be optimized and every bit of technology, from security systems to high-speed bunkering, has to meet exacting demands. Essential facilities and amenities that don’t come with the location itself have to be part of the design. On top of all that, the best homeports need to provide the best customer service and instant access to every conceivable kind of home comfort and provision. Those that put the needs of captain and crew equal to those of owners and guests are likely to score even higher. And while price may not be the first priority, value for money is important. Do your homework before recommending a marina to the vessel’s owner. While value for money is highly subjective, there are bargains available if the owner is prepared to make sacrifices on location or on nonessential facilities and amenities. Head farther away from the most popular destinations, for example in Europe, farther east to Cyprus and Turkey, and you are likely to get similar high standards at a reduced cost. But base in wholly undiscovered locations with big savings and you may risk finding that the owner misses the comforts and amenities of established locations or finds the culture shock too great. There’s also the possibility that any savings on berth prices may be swallowed up by the additional costs of getting there and then sailing from the base to favored cruising destinations. The financial considerations are complex: a long-term berth lease may be cheaper year Courtesy of Grand Harbour Marina A Port for All Seasons Newport Shipyard The vast choice of great homeports in the U.S. makes it a challenge to choose a few as illustrations of the constant innovation required to meet ever more exacting demands in traditional superyacht strongholds. In North Palm Beach, Florida, Old Port Cove Marina may have been established for 40 years but barely a year seems MARINAS Blue Haven Marina Turks & Caicos Islands +1 649 946 9910 www.bluehaventci.com Marina Port Vell Barcelona, Spain +34 934 84 23 00 www.marinaportvell.com Newport Shipyard Newport, Rhode Island +1 401 846 6000 www.newportshipyard.com D Marin Mandalina Marina Šibenik, Croatia +385 22 460800 www.mandalinamarina.hr Miami Beach Marina Miami Beach, Florida +1 305 673 6000 miamibeachmarina.com Old Port Cove Marina North Palm Beach, Florida +1 561 626 1760 www.opch.com Grand Harbour Marina Vittoriosa Wharf, Birgu, Malta +356 21 800 700 www.ghm.com.mt Nansha Marina Guangzhou, China +86 20 3907 8888 www.nanshamarina.com Port Adriano El Toro, Mallorca, Spain +34 971 232 494 www.portadriano.com 88 OCTOBER 2013 DOCKWALK.COM Port Louis Marina St. George’s, Grenada +473 435 74312 www.cnmarinas.com/ marinas/port-louis Porto Montenegro Tivat, Montenegro +382 32 660 900 portomontenegro.com Port Tarraco Tarragona, Spain +34 638 526 636 www.porttarraco.com Red Frog Beach Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama + 507 757 8008 www.redfrogbeach.com Stock Island Marina Village Key West, Florida +1 305 294 2288 stockislandmarina.com
    • Blue Haven Marina and Resort Courtesy of Porto Montenegro Jose Hevia Port Adriano Courtesy of Blue Haven Marina A Port for All Seasons Courtesy of D-Marin Mandalina Marina D-Marin Mandalina Marina Courtesy of Port Tarraco Port Tarraco Courtesy of Port Louis Marina Porto Montenegro Port Louis Marina 90 OCTOBER 2013 DOCKWALK.COM to go by without some new improvement, facility or service. This year it’s a new marina office and Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant & Bar, a brand-new clubhouse offering lunch and dinner in a casual setting. The “Boater’s Building” also has been remodeled to include a comfortable lounge with flat screen TVs, a business center, fitness center, modern restrooms and updated laundry facilities. Just south, in the heart of Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Marina provides a full range of services and amenities, including a spa, restaurants, a high-speed diesel fuel pump, weather service and a heated swimming pool, but the real standout point is the location. With quick access to the Atlantic via Government Cut, it’s a 15-minute drive from the international airport and walking distance from the lively South Beach scene. In the yachting hub of Newport, Rhode Island, there are plenty of marinas to choose from to make the most of the picturesque harbor, lively regatta circuit and charming town. Newport Shipyard regularly hosts major yachting events and combines plenty of dock space with a full-service yard, ship store, restaurant and fitness center. A new 500-ton Marine Travelift, a rare piece of equipment in New England, has recently come into operation after being transported from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on 17 trailer-trucks. Europe A few decades ago, when yachts were smaller in size and number, the most popular homeports in Europe clustered around the most popular Mediterranean coastal resorts, for example, the South of France and Monaco. However, the possibilities for modernization and extensions were limited, so some marina developers looked elsewhere to make gains on facilities, berth sizes and to meet the increasing demand for berths. Camper & Nicholsons’ Grand Harbour Marina, Malta has managed to keep up a regular program of improvements and extensions, while giving up very little on location. Some might argue that being away from the overcrowded, traditional yacht bases, yet still offering an established shipbuilding industry, good transportation connections, a vibrant cultural scene, pleasant year-round weather, reasonable cost of living, the rich history of UNESCO-protected Valletta and widely spoken English, is a distinct locational advantage. Similar considerations apply to Italy and Spain where a number of excellent and relatively new superyacht marinas have selected the best endowed natural locations and added any missing links to make them attractive homeports. The revamped Port Adriano, just over five miles from the city of Palma de Mallorca, a discreet distance from
    • Courtesy of Marina Port Vell Courtesy of Red Frog Beach Marina A Port for All Seasons Red Frog Beach Marina the main resort area, was fully up and running in spring 2012 with an ever-increasing number of shops, cafés and restaurants now filling out the 43,000-square-foot commercial area. French Designer Philippe Starck has extensively remodeled the original marina, which was built in 1992, and the technical area, including a shipyard equipped for handling larger yachts, now covers more than 100,000 square feet. Port Tarraco in Tarragona, Spain, close to a private airport that can take large passenger planes as well as private jets, also has a team that knows what it takes to make a great homeport. The dedicated concierge service not only helps with the more standard requests, but also helps organize tailor-made activities and assists with translations for doctor’s appointments and other personalized support for captains and crew. The importance attached to modern facilities is reflected in the recent installation of a 6.6 kV onshorepower system. Sister company Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) enables small or large works on yachts, either at Port Tarraco or up the coast at MB’92’s yard, and, as a bit of history, the Romans identified Tarragona back in 218 BC as an ideal winter base for its troops. Two Adriatic superyacht marinas have received The Yacht Harbour Association’s highest accolade — the 5 Gold Anchor Award — only given to participating marinas with the most comprehensive facilities and highest standards. Porto Montenegro is still investing heavily to ensure its homeport facilities are inclusive and appealing. The opening of the repair and refit yard across the bay is scheduled for 2015 and the near doubling of berthing capacity is expected to be complete by 2014. A natural deep-water harbor, the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Kotor 92 OCTOBER 2013 DOCKWALK.COM The future Marina Port Vell and the warm culture and history of the area are just some of the natural assets. Modern waterfront residences, hotel and resort, sports club, Lido pool and delicatessen complement what the destination already provides. A little farther north along the Adriatic Coast is D-Marin Marina Mandalina, Croatia’s first dedicated superyacht marina. Next door to a well-established refit and repair center for larger yachts and in between the international airports of Split and Zadar, the marina is near the stunning historic town of Šibenik and its UNESCO-protected cathedral. There’s plenty to do on shore all year round, and at sea, there’s more than a thousand of Croatia’s islands, islets and reefs to discover. The Caribbean The Caribbean area may not be the obvious choice for a year-round home base, but it has some superyacht marinas very worthy of consideration for a long-term stay. IGY’s Blue Haven Marina and Resort in the Turks and Caicos is a brand-new marina in a resort setting with marina guests having access to many of the resort facilities. A 15-minute drive and three-hour flight away from Miami, there’s plenty to do once you’ve arrived, including deep-sea fishing, diving, all manner of watersports and golf. Outside the hurricane belt is Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina, Grenada, a popular low-season homeport, 15 minutes away from the international airport. The marina is near a number of small shipyards, technical services and chandleries and can accommodate superyachts up to 300 feet in length. Grenada is investing into the expansion of the marina and yachting industry, and its hospitality is already legendary. Red Frog Beach Marina, Bocas del Toro, Panama, is another IGY marina where guests also have access to resort amenities. Its location in a sheltered, deep-water lagoon, well outside the hurricane belt, together with modern docks and good security, make it a popular long-term base in the region. Part of a luxury rainforest resort, activities include forest jungle hiking, jungle canopy zip line, snorkeling trips, scuba diving trips and fishing. Future Players If you’re looking ahead, watch out for Marina Port Vell in Barcelona, Spain, where transformation of the existing marina into a superyacht marina is rolling out in phases, with the first phase due for completion as we go to press. Also coming soon is Stock Island Marina Village in Key West, Florida. Phase one completes in October, featuring 128 new floating concrete docks, high-speed fuel system, captains’ lounge, community garden and dog park. Phase two, scheduled for completion in 2015, includes waterfront restaurants, an interpretive nature trail, bird observation platforms and an 80-room boutique hotel. And if China seems like an attractive new location for a home base, Nansha Marina has plenty to offer. The Nansha waterway is just 38 nautical miles from Hong Kong, and Nansha itself is a rapidly developing district of Guangzhou City, the capital of Guangdong (also known as Canton), in the south of China. There are already 20 superyacht berths among a total of 100 berths, with the total due to increase to 352 when all phases are complete. Wherever the boss decides to base, you can be sure that the best superyacht marinas will do their best to make it feel like home. DW