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Marina World HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, UK Editor Carol Fulford T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 E: Deputy Editor Charlotte Niemiec T: +44 (0) 1945 881018 Advertisement/Commercial Director Julia Hallam T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: Administration Manager Corinna Francis T: +44 (0) 1621855 890 E: Finance Manager Magdalena Charman T: +44 (0) 1403 733678 E: Advertisement Production Nick Hing T: +44 (0) 1323 490384 E: NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE Sales Director Americas Philippe Critot PO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759, USA T: +1 323 660 5459 F: +1 323 660 6030 E: FRENCH OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Catherine Métais T: +33 6 60 17 75 81 E: ITALIAN OFFICE Advertisement Representative Ediconsult Internazionale srl piazza Fontane Marose 3, 16123 Genoa, Italy T: +39 010 583 684 F: +39 010 566 578 E: ASIA PACIFIC OFFICE Publisher’s Representative Suzanna Kovacevic T: +61 438 22 46 09 E: Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. The 2020 US annual subscription price is 0. Airfreight and mailing in the USA by agent named WN Shipping USA, 156-15 146 th Avenue, 2 nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA. Periodicals postage paid in Jamaica NY 11434. US Postmaster: Please send address changes to MARINA WORLD, WN Shipping USA, 156-15, 146 th Avenue, 2 nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA. Subscription records are maintained at Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, School Farm, School Road, Terrington St. John, Cambridgeshire PE14 7SJ, United Kingdom. Air Business Ltd is acting as our mailing agent. Marina World is available on subscription at the following cost: 1 year (6 issues) - £80.00 Sterling (0) 2 years (12 issues) - £140.00 Sterling (0) No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, the copyright owners. Upon application, permission may be freely granted to copy abstracts of articles on condition that a full reference to the source is given. Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2020 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Celebrating 20 years FROM THE EDITOR At Issue 120 – Volume 20, No. 6 – Marina World July/August completes 20 years of publishing. We are marking this with a two-part retrospective, running in this issue and continuing in September/October. The focus in these pages has been to return to base with a resumé of Issue 1 (September/October 2000) and highlight two specific aspects of marina development: the increasing trend for building large berths for superyachts; and the regeneration and, often, expansion of established marinas. In September/October, we will feature a selection of marinas around the world that have been built from the ground up over the past two decades. It has been a fascinating experience for me to read through 119 issues and put together the editorials, and a trip for my memory as I recall so many marina tours over the years. I thank everyone who has helped to organise and host these special visits. Over the past 20 years, we have seen Italy lead the way as the fastest growing Mediterranean country in terms of new marinas and marina extensions. The USA, as the first country in the world to built serious marina infrastructure, has inevitably become the first to require regeneration and reconfiguration projects. Many of these have been complex and challenging. New nautical markets have emerged or strengthened, and continue to build, in Montenegro, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Sharper focus has been placed on protecting the environment. This, on one hand, has made the planning and approvals process more difficult, time-consuming and expensive, but, on the other, has led to proactive Clean Marina initiatives and adoption of new technologies, alternative materials and green energy. We have seen greater use of composite decking and the introduction of solar panelled docks. Wifi is now the number one customer priority at the marina in a world that, as the last two decades progressed, has traded landlines for mobiles and fax numbers for email addresses. Drystack continues to gain ground in many market areas and to offer more efficient and exclusive service and broader lift and launch options. Boat sharing concepts and boat clubs are on the rise. Pump-out has become a norm rather than an option and is more frequently to be found as an in-slip offering, and dockside power pedestals are now built to deliver the increased amounts of power required by larger boats and are functional designer accessories tailored to suit new-style upmarket marinas. An increasing amount of attention is being paid to attempting to secure a more level playing field for marina lease and concession fees and greater emphasis placed on gathering vitally important marina statistics. We have more credible, accurate and detailed data on our industry than we had 20 years ago. Perhaps the biggest driver of all has been to deliver better customer service and broader amenities and to create destination-within-a-destination appeal; making the marina a special attraction for visitors that complements and boosts the local town or region and the local community. There have been, and continue to be, many challenges: weather systems; economic hiatus; an ageing boating population; and now the COVID-19 pandemic – an ongoing crisis with many potential knock-on effects. But the marina industry is blessed with many fine minds, entrepreneurial spirit and a growing desire to share and cooperate at an international level. This will help drive us positively - through the next 20 years! Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Carol Fulford Editor - July/August 2020 5

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