The Azimut Benetti group has formed an alliance with D Marin. Its aim is to develop an integrated network of marinas and foster the growth of nautical tourism throughout the Mediterranean.
Together they plan to bring an enriched yachting experience to marinas across the Mediterranean. This with the aim of fostering the growth of nautical tourism.
The vision of D-Marin and the Vitelli family is to create, innovate and facilitate yachting in the Mediterranean. They plan a marina network which sets new standards.
Azimut Benetti, guided by the strategic vision of the Vitelli family, has for over 30 years recognised the importance of marinas as essential infrastructure for the development of the yachting industry.
D-Marin was founded in 2003 and is based in Greece. It operates 23 marinas in Greece, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Spain, Croatia, Italy, and Malta. With almost 12,000 berths and dry dock facilities they can accommodate over 2,000 vessels. D-Marin is dedicated to providing enriched yachting experiences to its clients. They will be delivering outstanding standards of quality and the highest level of customer service to private customers and business partners.
The formation of the alliance enriches the current 20 premium marinas of D-Marin by a further 1,800 berths. This is across the 3 new marinas. D-Marin acquires a significant stake in Marina di Valetta and in Porto Mediceo in Livorno. As well as initiating operating a commercial integration with award-winning Marina di Varazze.
The acquisition of the stake in Marina di Valletta and in Porto Mediceo in Livorno is subject to the receipt of the required regulatory authorizations and consents.
Paolo Vitelli, founder of the Azimut Benetti Group, explains the rationale of the alliance. “The core values of Azimut Benetti and D-Marin are perfectly aligned to provide an enjoyable yachting experience. D-Marin brings its strive for premium customer experience, the network offering, commercial excellence, sustainability commitments, and digital innovations to further enhance the already world-class luxury marinas of Azimut Benetti and our family. This vast service-rich network of marinas will welcome the owners of the Azimut Benetti Group yachts in a privileged way.”
Oliver Dörschuck, CEO at D-Marin, comments. “We are thrilled to be working with the Vitelli family on these beautiful marinas, supporting the properties to flourish even further with our marina expertise. This is an exciting partnership for us and one we can’t wait to embark on. We are keen to grow nautical tourism in the Mediterranean and offer a premium marina service at every step of a voyage.”
With an extensive selection of D-Marin marinas, yacht owners can travel seamlessly across the Mediterranean. They can enjoy premium marina services at each stop of a voyage in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Spain, Italy, and Malta. The partnership with Azimut Benetti follows five D-Marin marina acquisitions since August 2022 in Spain, Italy, and Greece.