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  • WorldMarinaSeptember/October 2012 www.marinaworld.com Issue 73

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    Essential reading for marina and waterfront developers, planners and operators

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    Tank testing of our new 6 meter wide breakwater is now concluded andfirst project is signed. SF Marina. Redefining floating breakwaters. Again.

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    MarinaWorld

    CONTENTS

    September/October 2012 Vol.13, No. 1

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    Front cover: Located near the old harbour on the beautiful Dodecanese island of Kos, Kos Marina offers berthing for vessels of 7-50m and an extensive range of technical services. The marina hosts a wide range of events and has retained its Blue Flag environmental award since opening in 2001.

    Marina World

    World News 9

    Market Focus: Aegean 17The beautiful waters of the Aegean, much favoured by recreational boaters, are ripe for continued marina investment. Donatella Zucca reports

    A-Z Guide to Pontoon & Breakwater Manufacturers 23Our annual guide to key specialists around the world

    Dockside Power & Lighting 36New equipment and recent installations, manufacturer and marina operator input on safety issues

    Events/Products 57

    Products & Services 59

    Products/People 62

  • Keeping Dreams Afloat.With ever increasing world class references, new pontoon solutions and an impressive array of associated products and services, Marinetek looks forward to the future, armed with its new company values of passion, commitment and hard work. Marinetek has 56 distributors working in over 40 countries and production plants in 12 countries. To date, we have over 2 000 top marina references in no fewer than 35 countries; an impressive track record that is a testimony to the quality of our products.

    Irrespective of the size of your project and your choice of materials, Marinetek will provide a tailor-made solution. Contact us direct or via our global network. We are ready to help you keep your dreams afloat.For more information please see www.marinetek.net

    Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAA state-of-the-art Marinetek concrete floating pontoon system is complemented by a comprehensive array of amenities. Thoughtfully designed and impeccably serviced, Palm Harbor Marina offers the best facilities in the USA.

    marina world 2011.indd 1 23.02.2011 17:12:38

  • Keeping Dreams Afloat.With ever increasing world class references, new pontoon solutions and an impressive array of associated products and services, Marinetek looks forward to the future, armed with its new company values of passion, commitment and hard work. Marinetek has 56 distributors working in over 40 countries and production plants in 12 countries. To date, we have over 2 000 top marina references in no fewer than 35 countries; an impressive track record that is a testimony to the quality of our products.

    Irrespective of the size of your project and your choice of materials, Marinetek will provide a tailor-made solution. Contact us direct or via our global network. We are ready to help you keep your dreams afloat.For more information please see www.marinetek.net

    Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida, USAA state-of-the-art Marinetek concrete floating pontoon system is complemented by a comprehensive array of amenities. Thoughtfully designed and impeccably serviced, Palm Harbor Marina offers the best facilities in the USA.

    marina world 2011.indd 1 23.02.2011 17:12:38

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  • www.marinaworld.com - September/October 2012 7

    HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS & SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIESLoud & Clear Publishing Ltd, 3 Brownlow Rd, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6AW, United KingdomEditorial DirectorCarol FulfordTel: +44 (0) 1737 769175Fax: +44 (0) 1737 773241Email: carolfulford@marinaworld.co.ukAdvertisement/Publishing DirectorJulia HallamTel: +44 (0) 1621 855 890 Fax: +44 (0) 1621 855 867Email: juliahallam@marinaworld.co.ukAccounts ManagerMagdalena CharmanTel: +44 (0) 1403 733678Email: accounts@marinaworld.co.ukAdvertisement ProductionNick HingTel: +44 (0) 1323 490384Fax: +44 (0) 1737 773241Email: ads@marinaworld.co.ukNORTH AMERICAN OFFICEPublishers RepresentativePhilippe CritotPO Box 29759, Los Angeles, CA 90029-0759Tel: +1 323 660 5459 Fax: +1 323 660 6030 Email: pcritot@marinaworld.comFRENCH OFFICEPublishers RepresentativeCatherine MtaisPARIS RAI, 67 avenue Andr Morizet, 92100 Boulogne, FranceTel: +33 1 46 10 47 50Fax: +33 1 46 10 47 51Email: c.metais@parisrai.comITALIAN OFFICEAdvertisement RepresentativeEdiconsult Internazionale srlpiazza Fontane Marose, 316123 Genoa, ItalyTel: +39 010 583 684Fax: +39 010 566 578Email: genova@ediconsult.com

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    Marina World (ISSN 1471-5856) is published bi-monthly by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, 3 Brownlow Road,

    Redhill, Surrey RH1 6AW, United Kingdom.The 2012 US annual subscription price is $100. Airfreight and mailing in the USA by agent named Air Business Ltd, c/o Worldnet Shipping Inc., 156-15 146th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA.Periodicals postage paid in Jamaica NY 11431.US Postmaster: Please send address changes to MARINA WORLRD, Air Business Ltd, c/o Worldnet Shipping, Inc., 156-15, 146th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA.Subscription records are maintained at Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd, 3 Brownlow Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6AW, UK. Air Business acts as Loud & Clear Publishings mailing agent.Marina World is available on subscription at the following cost: 1 year (6 issues) - 50.00 Sterling ($100)2 years (12 issues) - 80.00 Sterling ($160)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 2012 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd

    COMMENT

    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.

    Taxing problemsChasing luxury boat owners suspected of tax evasion in Italy has created a climate of fear according to Roberto Perocchio, president of Italian marinas group Assomarinas. It has also led to a mass exodus of boats, unprecedented marina raids by the Guardia di Finanza and fraudulent insurance claims for vessels that are more likely to be sold than sunk.

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Montis crackdown on tax evasion will doubtless reap some direct financial benefit. According to recent press reports, of 963 vessels (mostly 9m or longer) checked at Bari on the Adriatic, for example, nearly a third were owned by people with suspiciously low tax returns or no tax returns at all. The coffers will, however, be likely rebalanced as the super-rich seek different yachting waters, jobs are lost in the nautical sector and mid-size boats find new berths in countries like Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Montenegro.

    According to UK national newspaper The Guardian of 19th August, motor racing tycoon Flavio Briatore has threatened to close down Billionaire, his famous Costa Smeralda nightclub, claiming: Italy is now a country where, if you own a yacht and tie up in a port, you are either a bandit or a thief.

    Perocchio describes the situation as the worst crisis in Italian boating history.While Italy pursues tax evaders, leading owners to hide rather than flaunt

    their boats, and the yachting industry in Spain continues to battle with its 12% matriculation tax on boats of 8m and above, Gibraltar makes the bold decision to boost its marine related economy by reducing taxation.

    On 9th July Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, announced the abolition of import duty for vessels over 18m in length and a reduction from 12% to 6% for vessels under 18m.

    The move is expected to stimulate growth in the superyacht sector and encourage longer term berthing in marinas like Ocean Village.

    Ros Astengo, business development manager at Ocean Village, welcomes the move. Due to our strategic location at the gateway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, we have always attracted an endless stream of superyachts but they spend little time in Gibraltar, she said. By reducing the duty and exempting it above 18m, the government is sending a clear message that there is no longer an incentive for resident vessel owners to keep their yachts outside Gibraltar.

    If Gibraltar attracts even just a small percentage of the long-term berthing required by the superyacht sector, we will receive economic stimulus in a sector that, despite competitively priced berths, tax-free fuel and Cat 1 Red Ensign Group status, remains relatively untapped, she added.

    No one should condone flagrant tax evasion. But scare tactics often have a habit of backfiring.

    Carol FulfordEditor

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