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MARKET UPDATE: LATVIA, LITHUANIA & POLAND Smiltyne Yacht Club runs one of just a few marinas in Lithuania. Although challenged by the need for a breakwater, the marina sees increased custom year on year and has modern infrastructure, a hotel, restaurant and events space. some berths and other infrastructure in 2011. The port was also actually opened a few years ago for one regatta that ended up as a nightmare. Several boats were stuck in the narrow entrance channel that a few days later completely filled up with sand. Some yachts were not able to leave the port. The port has remained closed since 2012. All work on the project was estimated to cost around €70 million but the then Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas said in June 2017 that the actual cost might go down to €35- 40 million. The first work is expected to start this year with a grant from the European Union. What yachting infrastructure is planned is yet to be announced. A new yacht marina is set to be built in the Curonian Spit, said Vidmantas Bezaras, a spokesperson for the local government. The present number of leisure boats already exceeds the capacity of the yachting infrastructure in this part of Lithuania. In this regard, the Lithuanian Government has embarked on a project of re-building the passenger sea port that has been in existence since before the Second World War. The new sea port and marina should be built in the city of Juodkrante, Bezaras said, although the project launch date is still unknown. “If you want to make a profit [in Lithuania] you have to have a big marina. At least 250 berths. We are small and there is no chance to make a profit just from the harbour. Therefore we have a 3+ stars hotel with 65 rooms, restaurant, events places and so on. In this way it is possible to make a profit. But it is important to understand that we are Nordics so the season is really short, only three to four months,” commented Karolis Dobrovolskas, director of Smiltyne Yacht Club. Smiltyne Yacht Club runs one of the few marinas in the country and provides a range of services. It has two fully renovated basins offering 65 berths for vessels of 3 to 15m (10 to 49ft). The depth of the basins varies from 2.5 to 3.5m (8 to 11ft) but the entrance is 3.8 m (12ft) deep and there are no limitations on the height of yacht masts. “Every year the number of boats [in Lithuania] is growing. At our marina our main challenge is the lack of a wave breaker. We need this but the problem is money and location. Our marina is on the Curonian Lagoon, which is very narrow. In the same area we have a national port which is one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe, and the largest in Lithuania. It serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport so we can’t construct anything we want because the national port is our neighbour,” Dobrovolskas said. Poland enjoys rising demand The best marinas in Poland are in Szczecin, Trzebiez, Leba, Gdynia, Gdansk and Gorki Zachodnie, where historically there have been considerable local sailing communities. There are especially good municipal marinas and four yacht clubs in Gdynia, and a good marina in Gdansk on the Motlawa River in the city centre. Just like on other parts of the Baltic coast, Polish marinas are experiencing rising demand for their services. “In our opinion the marina industry is constantly developing in Poland. In recent years we have noticed increasing numbers of boats. Obviously that’s causing higher demand for our services. During the summer season our marina is usually fully booked. I would like to also mention that our marina hosts many events and shows,” commented Przemysław Marynowski, a spokesperson for the Gdynia Sports Centre, which operates a marina with 260 berths for vessels up to 20m (65ft). Cruising in Poland is basically limited to the two sailing areas around the ports of Szczecin and Gdynia. Sailing north brings certain challenges because Poland is separated from Lithuania and Latvia by Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. While Poland, Latvia and Lithuania exercise no custom controls with each other, Russia, obviously, is a different story. Local businesses believe that this brings certain problems for the development of the marina industry in the region. “I would say that there are not so many boats coming from the east. The problem is that there is a need to cross the Russian border, plus there are no marinas in Kaliningrad Oblast of European standard. It would be good to have some sort of a political agreement with Russia so the sailing infrastructure along the Baltic coast could be developed equally with no legislative obstacles,” commented a spokesperson for a Polish marina who wished not to be named. In total, there are 13 companies registered as running marinas in Poland. There is no state aid aimed at improving sailing infrastructure in the country, Marynowski said. Additional information on marina infrastructure in the Baltic states (Market Update: Estonia) was published in Marina World July/August 2017 (Issue No. 102). www.marinaworld.com - July/August 2019 53

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