The largest world boat show returns after two years
The world’s largest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, has once again opened its doors to the public, after a two-year break. Among the most relevant representatives of the nautical sector was also ACI, the largest marina chain in the Adriatic. At the fair, the company ACI d.d. has announced some very important news in the world of boating – the construction of the future ACI Marina Rijeka, which will be the 23rd marina in ACI’s chain. The new marina in Rijeka will be the technologically most advanced and modern marina in Europe, and perhaps in the world as well, with the aim to turn Rijeka from a transit port into a tourist and nautical centre of the Mediterranean, focused on visitors with higher purchasing power.
Croatia undoubtedly has something to boast about
After two pandemic years, the world’s largest boat show has brought together all of the world’s leaders in the nautical and maritime industry. ACI has been one of the exhibitors at the fair, announcing the key news about its business activities and attracting special attention by presenting the project of the future ACI Marina Rijeka, which is to be built in Porto Baroš. In this way, the highest investment in nautical tourism in the history of the Republic of Croatia, worth about €50 million, has come to the international attention. In addition, the partnership between ACI and GITONE Kvarner has also been presented to the public. The partnership resulted in the establishment of the joint company ACI-GITONE, which was granted a 30-year concession contract to construct and operate the new marina in Rijeka. The capacity of the future ACI Marina Rijeka, as well as the luxury and technological features it will boast, will cause the marina to stand out among other marinas in the entire Mediterranean, which is the key item in expanding the portfolios of the two companies.
Ideal place to present the future state-of-the art marina in the Mediterranean
The Düsseldorf fair, which expects as many as 200,000 people during its nine-day run, has become the ideal platform for ACI to announce the largest project in the company’s history. Participation at Boot Düsseldorf focuses on the importance of ACI Marina Rijeka for the national competitiveness of Croatia in the sectors of tourism and economy, but also on the importance the marina will have in changing the cityscape of Rijeka and improving the life for the local community. Apart from the new Rijeka marina, the value of which will also be visible in the increasing tourist indicators after it starts operating, ACI – one among 1,500 exhibitors – has also presented its annual magazine, ACI No. 1, and its eponymous application to the visitors. They had an opportunity to obtain all information they were interested in, including that about berth availability, which also involved informing them of the possibility of making online enquiry immediately sent to desired marinas.