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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

Christian Hausser

Marina Senior Consultant
Palma de Malorca (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

Samanta Đirlić

Yacht Charter
21218 Seget Donji (HR)
+385 99 2123 230
sd(at)marine-project.com

Krešimir Landeka

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

Nico Wild

Fleet Manager
Palma de Malorca (ES)
+34 673 843 992
nw(at)marine-project.com

Aldo Mordo

Consultant
Turkey (TR)
+380 95 153 55 65
+90 533 154 13 90
ma(at)marine-project.com

Luca Ricagni

Consultant
Ancona (ITA)
+39 333 2829267
lr(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

Miloš Jakšić

Head of IT
Novi Sad (SRB)
mj(at)marine-project.com
Meet Our Team | Marine Project

Marine Project Inc.

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

Marine Project 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 Ltd

Seychelles | Africa & Asia
Angel Fish Marina
POB 1452 Victoria
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    Marine Project legal advisors:

    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

    Recently Sold Marinas

    SOLD Marinas in the Mediterranean Sea and Worldwide

    Emerging attractiveness of the marina sector for investors

    Marina of Chios
    Greece / Chios
    Mediterranean Sea
    200
    SOLD / COMPLETED
    Marina Portisco
    Itlay, Sardenia
    Mediterranean Sea
    589
    SOLD / COMPLETED
    Marina Corfu
    Greece / Corfu
    Mediterranean Sea
    96
    3.600.000 €
    Marina of Alimos
    Greece / Alimos
    Mediterranean Sea
    1000
    SOLD / COMPLETED
    Marina Port Blanc
    Spain / Valencia
    Mediterranean Sea
    203
    SOLD / COMPLETED

    Why are investors increasing their interest in marinas?

    Even though marinas are infrastructure investments, they are seen by investors as a “real estate” asset. This perception is driven by their high recurrent margins, with relatively low Capex requirements, especially when compared to other port infrastructure. The previous is mainly derived from long standing lease contracts with upfront payments.
    In this context, marinas are becoming increasingly attractive for investment funds and banking, private equities, etc. At the same time, the current high fragmentation of the market is encouraging a consolidation process that implies attractive investment opportunities.

    Why are investors increasing their interest in marinas?
    Investors are increasing their interest in marinas, which are seen as real estate assets that provide interesting risk-reward ratios, for the following reasons:
    Low entry barriers: The marina sector is a highly fragmented and mature market, in local and national operators’ hands due to historical regulations (over 3000 marinas in the Mediterranean Sea, accounting for 20% of the world total). In this context, a consolidation process has begun, providing great opportunities for investors to enter this market in a competitive manner and to increase their presence in a relatively rapid manner.
    Long-term lease contracts with customers: A significant part of the berth plan is usually allocated by operators to long-term lease/ concession contracts. The rationale of this approach is to benefit from a stable long-term revenue stream with significant upfront payments to reduce financial exposure. The percentage of the total berths used for long-term leases vs rental agreements varies according to the business strategy of each marina.

    High recurrent margins: The marina business is characterized by high profitability compared to other maritime businesses. In fact, marina EBITDA margins range between 30%-50% depending on the marina strategy and offering: berth distribution plan by LOA, pricing and tariffs, additional value-added services, etc.

    Marinas offer interesting opportunities for investors interested in getting attractive returns with limited investment exposure. Nevertheless, the marina sector is characterized by complex dynamics, sometimes local (small, all-year-round, and long-term occupancy marinas), sometimes competing with marinas very far away (especially for winter marinas or marinas focus on mega-yacht segment). A detailed comprehensive strategic analysis of the asset, entailing the assessment of several aspects driving the business, is the key step to ensure a successful investment. Specially to understand demand drivers, defining the appropriate value proposition in order to maximize profits and returns.

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