GMBA expands global reach with Croatian appointment

Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA) has announced Boris Miškić has been appointed as its consultant in Croatia.

Miškić has considerable experience and networks within Croatia, having spent his entire working life in the nautical business, starting as a skipper and manager in an NCP charter company. As technical director in Refit Shipyard Šibenik, he participated in the transformation of the yard from an almost exclusively navy shipyard into a shipyard specialising in the repair and maintenance of superyachts. The refit yard in Šibenik targets the wider Mediterranean area and has become the backbone of an NCP Group nautical centre in Dalmatia.

As the director of the first Croatian marina for mega yachts, the Mandalina Marina in Šibenik, Miškić introduced new standards and elements in the design and construction of marinas in Croatia. Since 2005, he has participated in over 120 small and large projects of development, construction, expansion or reconstruction of ports and marinas in 15 Mediterranean countries. He also works as a consultant for the design and development of ports and marinas, working closely with the government and local authorities.

“I have known Boris almost 15 years, and would have to say that it is very difficult to find anyone in Croatia who is more knowledgeable about the marine business than him,” says Kai Malmivaara, GMBA representative in the Middle East. “His skills and experience are second to none and as a person he is always extremely helpful, reliable, and easy to deal with. His contacts will be extremely valuable to our GMBA clients.”

Miškić’s appointment extends the international presence of GMBA to 18 countries around the globe increasing the global footprint and expertise GMBA can offer to the marine industry.

GMBA has chosen to appoint in Croatia as the country, it says, continues to be a significant player in the yacht charter business despite the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions that have operated in Europe. GMBA believes that the Croatian government has handled the crisis well, with flexible and moderate epidemiological measures, balancing significant restrictions with free movement of people and like many countries working to keep their economy alive. Marinas in Croatia were open almost the entire time of the pandemic, with foreign and domestic ship owners and users having almost unimpeded access to their yachts and boats. Globally boating and yacht charter have been recognised and promoted as a safe and ideal way to spend vacation time with families.

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