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Meet our Executive Team. Specialists in Yacht-Charter, Sales and Marinas
Meet our Executive Team. Specialists in Yacht-Charter, Sales and Marinas

Darius Wozniak

CEO & Founder
Marine Project GROUP
Marine Project Inc
dw(at)marine-project.com

Christa Wild

CTO & Founder
Marine Project Inc.
+49 152 54637257
cw(at)marine-project.com

Nataša Farkić

Deputy CEO
Marine Project (SRB)
+381 60 3354 449
ns(at)marine-project.com

Nico Wild

Charter Fleet Manager
Palma de Malorca (ES)
+34 635 361 563
nw(at)marine-project.com

Francois De Lafontaine

Office Seychelles
Mahé, Victoria (SYC)
+248 2514469
seychelles(at)marine-project.com

Xavier Jacqueline

Lloyd's Marine Survey
Palma de Mallorca (ES)
Victoria (SYC)
+34 692 090 097
+248 251 44 69
xj(at)marine-project.com

Christian Hausser

Marina Senior Consultant
Palma de Mallorca (ES)
+34 661 680 277
ch(at)marine-project.com

Aleksa Luković

Marina Consultant
Belgrade (SRB)
Miami FL (USA)
+381 63 276 589
al(at)marine-project.com

Mag. Krešimir Landeka

Marina Consultant
Croatia (CRO)
+385 91 200 6457
croatia(at)marine-project.com

Ioannis Ninos

Representative Greece
Greece (GR)
+30 6932 567474
greece(at)marine-project.com

Aldo Mordo

Representative Turkey
Turkey (TR)
+90 533 154 13 90
ma(at)marine-project.com

Miloš Jakšić

Products & Innovation
Novi Sad (SRB)
mj(at)marine-project.com
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Marine Project Inc.

USA | North & South America
990 Biscayne Blvd Office 503
33132 Miami, Florida

Marine Project Charter S.L

Spain | Western Mediterranean
Carrer de Bartomeu Rosselló-Porcel, 2c
07014 Palma Balearic Islands

Marine Project Charter d.o.o

Croatia | Eastern Mediterranean
Baotic Marina Don Petra Špike 2a
21218 Seget Donji (Trogir), Croatia

Marine Project Seychelles Ltd

Seychelles | Africa & Asia
Eden Island Marina
POB 1452 Victoria

Marine Project Marketing & Management

Marketing & Management
Bulevar Evrope 36
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Ninos & Associates Realestate

Representative Greece
Sygrou 122,
Athens 1174, Greece
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    We also have in-house legal advisors, allowing us to respond quickly, independently, and cost-efficiently to any legal questions and issues from reviewing tender contract clauses. Our lawyers always speak the national language as well as English or German.

    Specialized Local Lawyers permanently working for Marine Project in:

        Portugal Lisboa
        Spain Palma
        Italy Sterzing
        England London
        Croatia Split

        Greece Alexandroupoli
        USA Miami
        Turkey Istanbul
        Seychelles Victoria

    MARINE PROJECT AT EVENTS & BOAT SHOWS

    ITALY | 2021 MARKET UPDATE

    ITALY

    Real GDP growth (2021 est) 5.0%
    Real GDP growth (2022 est) 4.4%
    Number of Adults 49.7 million
    Number $ Millionaires 1.48 million
    Consumer Confidence
    (Jul 2021 | change from Jun) +116.6 pts | +1.5 pts
    New Car Sales (change Jun ’20 – Jun ’21) +12.6%

    What a difference a year makes, and what a year. The Italian marine industry, Europe’s first major boating market to feel the negative impact of Covid in 2020, has been one of the big winners as time revealed a major upside for the leisure marine industry from a pandemic that forced people to seek out safe spaces, while poignantly reminding them that life was for living.

    In mid-July, Stefano Pagani of Italian nautical association, Confindustria Nautica, confirmed, following the association’s AGM at the end of June, that confidence was at an all-time high among the majority of industry sectors. Though the figures are not yet official – those will be revealed at the Genoa Boat Show in September – 40% of those members canvassed from across the boat and yacht manufacturers – were predicting strong turnover growth of over 20% for the year ending August 31, 2021. Another 30% expected healthy turnover growth somewhere between 10-20%, while 24% reckoned on decent growth below 10%. Just 3% predicted a decrease in turnover.

    ”Confidence is at an all time high among the majority of industry sectors.”

    “If you think about what’s happened last year in Italy, our industry lost two months because of the manufacturing shut-downs, but we will see no decrease for the year overall – so the result will be on par with 2019 – so in the other 10 months our builders and manufacturers were strong, so this is really good news.”

    Despite Covid challenges, Italian builders did not hold back on investment in new models

    The dealer network tells a more nuanced picture, mainly down to supply. 66% saw stable turnover for the period August 2020-21, with 17% expecting a modest decrease (less than 5%), while the same number are predicting bigger losses from -5% to -15%.

    “Last year all the yachts and boats in the Italian market were sold,” explains Pagani. “Though people wanted to come back to boating, all the available boats in the market, even the second-hand ones, were sold. So obviously the situation cannot be better than last year because dealers cannot sell boats that they do not own. If they were able, they would sell more than what they are selling today, but the market is stable.”

    ”Our superyacht builders are happy. They all have orders for the next two or three years.”
    Stefano Pagani, Confindustria Nautica

    Equipment and engines builders are enjoying strong sales too, says Pagani. “Especially for the outboard engine segment; not only has there been an increase in sales of new boats with outboards, but Italian boaters have been looking to update old outboards too. If we look at the situation for all the services… so marinas, charter and all the related services for boaters, the situation is radically changed today with respect to last year. They are all at peak, nobody thinks that the turnover will decrease.”

    Celebrating it’s 60th anniversary in 2020, the Genoa boat show was one of the few Autumn events in Europe to proceed, with restricted attendance but a full range of product on display.

    The overall picture however bodes well for the Genoa boat show in September. “The show is sold out, there is no more space for boats” confirms Pagani, adding that this year’s safety protocols are likely be the same as was used in 2020’s edition, though Pagani hopes the allowed visitor numbers (10,000-12,000/day) may be allowed to be higher, depending on how the Covid situation develops.

    In terms of challenges, Pagani notes that CN members would like to increase production to meet demand, however supply issues are hindering those ambitions. “I hope that the situation will be better in the next month, but for the current season, I think that they will not have the possibility to increase the volume. Hopefully the situation will better, but not at this moment.”

    Pagani also notes the hurdle currently faced by the luxury charter segment through the Med, because of restrictions on international travel. “It’s difficult for an American person or somebody coming from Asia to get to Italy to go on a charter, whether it’s a superyacht or other kind of yacht. But I think that general situation is really, really good. Our superyacht builders are happy. They all have orders for the next two or three years.”

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