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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

Cristina Guedes

Legal Secretary
Palma de Malorca (ES)
+34 673 844 062
cg(at)marine-project.com

Nico Wild

Charter Fleet Manager
Palma de Malorca (ES)
+34 635 361 563
nw(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 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

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

Miloš Jakšić

Products & Innovation
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 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
Meet Our | Representatives

Ninos & Associates Realestate

Representative Greece
Sygrou 122,
Athens 1174, Greece
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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

    WE ARE ACQUIRING MARINAS
    MARINE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (SPAC)

    MARINE PROJECT pursues the objective of sustainably increasing the value and yield of its own portfolio. To this end, the market cycles of the marinas are used with an active purchase, optimisation and, if necessary, sale strategy. We invest both in profitable marinas with long-term leases and in vacant marinas with significant optimisation opportunities. Our own portfolio management combines capital and expertise to sustainably increase the asset and income value of marinas after acquisition.

    Requirements profile for Mediterranean Marinas

    We are continuously looking for highly profitable marinas in the Mediterranean Sea and marina property portfolios that meet the following criteria:

    LOCATION

    Spain, France, North Italy, Greece, Turkey others depending on offer

    INVESTMENT VOLUME

    € 0,5 million – € 15 million per marina property, in individual cases also above, portfolios up to € 30 million.

    MARINA CONDITION / CONCESSION

    Concession for at least another 15 years. Refurbished, partially refurbished, purely refurbished properties, marinas and yacht harbours of all ages.

    RENTAL RETURN

    From 6%

    OCCUPANCY RATE

    Fully rented, partly vacant and also completely vacant

    OTHERS

    In principle, all Marina locations are eligible, there is no interest in turnkey projects, empty plots, part ownership.

    Requirements profile for North America Marinas

    We are continuously looking for highly profitable marinas in North America and marina property portfolios that meet the following criteria:

    LOCATION

    Florida

    INVESTMENT VOLUME

    € 0,5 million – € 15 million per property, in individual cases also above, portfolios up to € 30 million.

    MARINA CONDITION / CONCESSION

    Consession still at least 20 years or ownership. Marina should be in good condition.

    RENTAL RETURN

    From 4%

    OCCUPANCY RATE

    Only almost fully rented (80%)

    OTHERS

    Basically all marinas in Florida are eligible, no interest in turnkey projects, vacant lots, fractional ownership.

    Requirements profile for Marinas in Australia

    We are continuously looking for highly profitable marinas in Australia and marina property portfolios that meet the following criteria:

    LOCATION

    Only locations in conurbations and large metropolises

    INVESTMENT VOLUME

    € 5 million – € 15 million per object, in individual cases

    MARINA CONDITION / CONCESSION

    Consignment still at least 20 years or ownership. Only in a good condition

    RENTAL RETURN

    From 10%

    OCCUPANCY RATE

    Only almost fully rented (80%)

    OTHERS

    Requirements profile for Marinas in Africa and Asia

    We are continuously looking for highly profitable marinas in Africa and Asia and marina property portfolios that meet the following criteria:

    LOCATION

    Currently only Seychelles

    INVESTMENT VOLUME

    € 1 million – € 5 million per marina

    MARINA CONDITION / CONCESSION

    Consent for at least 20 years or ownership. Refurbished, partially refurbished, purely refurbished properties, buildings of all ages.

    RENTAL RETURN

    No restrictions

    OCCUPANCY RATE

    No restrictions

    OTHERS

    No restrictions

    Requirements profile for Global Marina tenders

    We are continuously looking for Marina tenders that meet the following criteria:

    LOCATION

    We participate in tenders worldwide but only for existing marinas.

    INVESTMENT VOLUME

    Without restrictions

    MARINA CONDITION / CONCESSION

    Without restrictions.

    RENTAL RETURN

    Without restrictions.

    OCCUPANCY RATE

    Without restrictions.

    OTHERS

    Without restrictions.

    Do you want to invest in Marinas? Acquisition Structure and Strategy for Marina Investors

    The acquisition of a marina, or participation in public tenders to acquire it, requires proof of qualification in the marina management sector and proof of financial capacity to successfully operate a marina. The structure and strategy outlined below achieve both for our Investors – Marine Project’s required experience and the investor’s financial capability are combined to meet these basic requirements for the purchase of a marina.

    Marine Project acts as a consultant, SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle), and business (marina) developer. Marine Project identifies suitable acquisition candidates and secures the acquisition of the target marina. After the transaction, Marine Project takes over the interim management of the marina as a consulting company. After a successful takeover and mostly necessary transformation or optimization of the marina, it is resold to a suitable investor.

    Investment Committee

    FIX & FLIP | Method of building equity in which cash flow generation plays no role.

    The Fix & Flip method is particularly interesting for many investors, as it offers the possibility of a fast exit and to achieve disproportionate profits in the short term.

    In the classic marina investment, a marina is built in order to operate it in the long term (buy/build and hold). In this case, the investor plans to hold the property in his own portfolio for the concession period in order to generate a continuous cash flow through rental and further lease income. Any financing costs are usually covered by the regular income from the operating business.

    The Fix & Flip method is different. Here, the aim is to generate maximum profit in the shortest possible time. However, a considerable amount of know-how and market experience is necessary for the success of such marina investments. In this scenario, the profit is generated from the difference between the purchase price of a marina with good development potential and the subsequent sale price of the restructured marina after the optimisation process has been completed, and the creation of a corresponding added value.

    The following points are essential in this respect. On the one hand, the investor must find high potential and at the same time moderately priced targets in preferred locations, which are undervalued with regard to the realistically achievable market price after maximisation of turnover and enhancement of the processes. On the other hand, one should have comprehensive knowledge of the yacht and marina business in order to be able to correctly assess the condition of the property and the necessary restructuring and marketing costs. In addition, knowledge in the area of concession law is equally important and in principle indispensable.

    A so-called balloon loan is suitable as financing for the purchase of the marina and, if necessary, the planned restructuring costs. In this case, the entire loan amount is only repaid at the end of the loan term (e.g. after 1 to 5 years). The shares of the corresponding MP regional company (SPV) serve as collateral for the investor. The investor concludes the corresponding loan agreement with MP Development Holding, which manages the loan and passes it on to the regional company as required. After the eventual restructuring and resale of the marina regional company, the realised profit is shared between the investor and MP Development Holding in the ratio x/y%.  If the investor takes over a marina into its own portfolio, MP Development receives x% of the total volume of the transaction as a success commission.

    The individual steps for a flawless and successful acquisition:

    1. The investor contributes the required transaction capital via a balloon loan to MP Development, which creates a corresponding client account.
    2. The money is directly credited to the individual client account
    3. MP Development establishes a regional company in the target country and provides it with liquidity.
    4. MP Regional identifies a target marina. After a final „go“ from the MP Development investment comity, MP Regional acquires the marina or participates in the tender required for this purpose. Immediately after acquisition, MP regional starts the restructuring process of the target marina and thus prepares for a possible resale or takeover under own management by the investor.
    5. Profitable sale to a suitable buyer (Marina Operator). The proceeds of the sale, together with the profit made, flow to MP Regional.
    6. MP regional transfers the sales proceeds back to the investor’s individual account with MP Development, with the agreed success commission retained. The commission is transferred to MP Development at the same time (6a). With the payment of the credit balance of the investor’s account to the investor, the loan would be repaid in full.

    If instead of a profit commission, a profit share was agreed in the event of a successful sale, MP regional transfers the proceeds of the sale back to the investor’s individual account with MP Development, with retention of the agreed profit share.

    ACQUISITION MODEL

    Investment Yes or No? Every decision follows our investment philosophy and strategy. Due diligence is made for selecting and monitoring investment options. Our IPS includes benchmarks for performance plan.

    WE MAKE IT PERSONAL. IT IS ALL ABOUT OUR CLIENTS

    DARIUS WOZNIAK, CEO MARINE PROJECT

    Since our founding, Marine Project has grown because of the trust we have earned from our investors.

    As we continue to grow and expand, we remain committed to building upon that trust as we apply our proven and family investment approach. We use the family office approach, we take the pain out of investment and make it easy for our clients.

    We make it personal. It is all about our clients

    Christian Hausser
    Marina Senior Consultant

    Palma de Malorca (ES)
    +34 661 680 277
    ch(at)marine-project.com

    Cristina Guedes
    Charter & Legal department

    Palma de Malorca (ES)
    +34 673 844 062
    cg(at)marine-project.com

    Aleksa Luković
    Marina Consultant

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

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