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2017 May June Marina World

The magazine for the marina industry


THE CENTRAL PLATFORM FOR THE GLOBAL MARINA & YARD INDUSTRY MEET THE WORLD IN AMSTERDAM The Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) features the world’s largest concentration of equipment suppliers and serves as a meeting place for marina owners, operators, developers and suppliers from around the world. In 2017 the MYP will feature the Marina Symposium organised together with the HISWA Holland Association, offering the perfect platform to learn about and discuss the latest developments worldwide. Taking place as part of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show Exhibitors Marina &Yard Pavilion 2016: 64 Number of visits METSTRADE Show 2016: 23,700 The Marina & Yard Pavilion is an event of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the marine equipment industry. ORGANISED BY POWERED BY OFFICIAL MAGAZINE SYP OFFICIAL MAGAZINE MYP OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

MARINA PLANNING & DESIGN Yachting icon on Amalfi Coast Marina d’Arechi has become a new yachting icon on the Italian Amalfi Coast and a symbol of how new enterprise can succeed in southern Italy despite the impact of global economic crisis. Finally completed at the end of 2016, the marina ranks as one of the most important tourist facilities ever built in the region and is a planning and design success story. Situated in Salerno within a UNESCO World Heritage site, Marina d’Arechi is a destination in its own right and an ideal homeport or base from which to explore some of the world’s finest cruising locations. It offers excellent access to Positano, Capri, Ischia, Ravello, Pompeii and Naples. Enjoying a backdrop of some of the finest scenery in Italy, the marina is a modern architectural masterpiece with an impressive sweeping 1.2km (0.7mi) breakwater and arched restaurant buildings. The choice was made to build the harbour as an island connected to the mainland by a bridge and the design is eco-friendly thanks to the use of natural materials such as the mosaic style rock breakwater; recycled wood pontoon decking; and sophisticated water and waste recycling systems. With 1,000 berths (80 of which are for superyachts of 25 to 100m [82 to 328ft]) set within a 34,000m² (366,000ft²) water basin, Marina d’Arechi caters for sail and motor yachts of 10 to 100m (33 to 328ft) and prides itself on providing the ultimate lifestyle for vessel owners, with luxury and comfort at its core. Little touches and attention to detail make for exceptional service, and the marina team is dedicated to making yacht owners, captains and crew feel both ‘at home’ and on holiday. The concept for the marina was the With a perfect geographical location and the latest ecologically friendly amenities, Marina d’Arechi is a symbol of success in southern Italy. brainchild of Agostino Gallozzi, chairman of both shipping business specialist Gallozzi Group and Marina d’Arechi. The group, which is the majority shareholder in the marina (68%), invested €120 million in the project, €80 million of which was concentrated on the marina infrastructure; and the expense was in part due to passion. “For anyone living in Salerno, sailing and yachting on the Amalfi Coast is the ideal way of enjoying weekends and holidays with friends and family throughout the year. From the age of 15 sailing the Mediterranean waters I visited so many marinas, none of which really satisfied me 100%,” Gallozzi said. “Over time, I developed the idea of building the ultimate marina: the amalgamation of all my nautical experiences, the result of my passion for the sea, in my own town – where the sunset is breathtaking and summer never ends. It had to be an amazing marina, beautiful and perfect, safe, comfortable, friendly and enjoyable every day of the year, state of the art in technology, the place where you want to be all the time.” Although the project began in 2000, it took a decade for the first stone to be laid. A series of complex administrative and legislative procedures and the economic crash intervened. But by summer 2012 – two years later – the first berths were inaugurated and the first yachts welcomed. In just four further years, a 1,000-berth marina with a complex surrounding infrastructure was in place. Facilities include a Friendly, efficient and multi-lingual, the marina team aims to make all visitors feel ‘at home’ when on holiday. - May/June 2017 21

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