ICOMIA Marinas Group Welcomes D-Marine as Member
Marina design and operations specialist, D-Marin, has joined the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Marinas Group.
D-Marin is a Doğuş Group company that was established to set a new benchmark in design and operations of marinas, a sector it believes has high development potential within the yachting industry.
By managing 10 unique marinas in the Ionian, Aegean & Adriatic Seas, D-Marin has created one of the largest international chain of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean, which promotes recreational yachting; provides critical waterfront infrastructure that allows community access to the natural waterways and develops sustainable businesses that encourage local employment and growth within the economy.
D-Marin started its operations in 2003 in Turkey with its first marina, D-Marin Turgutreis. In 2009, D-Marin Didim commenced operations as the second marina in the network, and furthermore, in 2010 D-Marin Göcek joined to the Group.
In 2009, D-Marin expanded outside of Turkey and entered Croatia through D-Marin Mandalina located in Šibenik. In April 2012, D-Marin Dalmacija, which is the largest marina in Croatia, and D-Marin Borik joined the Group. The group has increased its stake in Adriatic Croatia International ACI (Group) to 10.86% by 2014. In December 2012, entering into partnerships with Lamda Development and Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping resulted in adding a world class superyacht marina - Flisvos Marina, also three other premium marina destinations in Greece; Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea to its portfolio, D-Marin’ s total capacity increased to 8,270 berths.
The universal mission of the ICOMIA Marinas Group is to improve the quality of the recreational boating experience through the development of marinas, yacht harbours, boatyards and small boat launching ramps. The Group was born out of ICOMIA`s recognition that ensuring boat owners a safe and convenient place to berth, moor or launch their boat is vital to the future of the sport and industry.