D-Marin partners with Azimut Benetti to expand marina business across Med

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Marina chain D-Marin has partnered with luxury boat manufacturer Azimut Benetti to expand D-Marin’s marina business by improving the growth of nautical tourism in the Mediterranean. 

The formation of the alliance will see D-Marin add three new marinas to its current network of 20 marinas, adding a further 1,800 berths in total across the Med. The two firms promise to bring an ‘elevated yachting experience’ to marinas across the Mediterranean and create a marina network that facilitates yachting in the region. 

D-Marin has acquired a significant stake in Marina di Valletta in Malta and in Porto Mediceo in Livorno, Italy, as well as initiating operating a commercial integration with Marina di Varazze in Varazze, Italy. The acquisition of the stake in Marina di Valletta and in Porto Mediceo in Livorno is subject to the required regulatory authorisations and consents.

“The core values of Azimut Benetti and D-Marin are perfectly aligned to provide an enjoyable yachting experience,” says Paolo Vitelli, founder of the Azimut Benetti Group. “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 be able to welcome the owners of the Azimut Benetti Group yachts in a privileged way.”

Marina Di Valleta
Marina Di Valleta

Oliver Dörschuck, CEO at D-Marin, adds: “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.”

D-Marin’s marina network currently extends across 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.

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