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    Superyacht capsizes and partially sinks at Greek yard


    A £65m superyacht owned by a Saudi prince capsized and partially sank while awaiting repairs at a shipyard in Greece.

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    Greece to simplify yacht legislation


    Greek yacht legislation is expected to be simplified over the coming month. For now, the main measures include: Pleasure yachts registered under the EU Flag Yachts will be free to sail in Greece with less bureaucracy, and formalities will be available through online platforms. DEKPA, the certificate for ...

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    Greek charter firm hosts annual party


    Greek charter firm Istion Yachting recently held its 2020 ‘W-way’ celebration party at a privately booked event, featuring numerous guests from the Greek yachting community, delegates, friends and affiliates.

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    Dates set for 7th Mediterranean Yacht Show


    MEDYS is returning to the port of Nafplion in Greece from May 2-6

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    1st Olympic Yacht Show to be held in Greece


    A new Greek yacht show is set to take place later this year, courtesy of Ondeck Events and Olympic Marine SA.

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    Greece to introduce fines for rescue operations


    Greek authorities are putting into effect a law under which people using boats for recreation, if they disregard severe weather warnings and trigger a search and rescue operation, will be liable for the incurred costs as well as a fine.

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    Marinas and yachting contribute 1.41% to Greek GDP


    Further marina privatisations anticipated to add another 1%

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    Kiriacoulis Mediterranean buys Greek marina


    Majority shareholder acquires remaining 40% stake in Kalamata Marina

  • Flisvos Marina

    Dogus sells 50% stake in Greek superyacht marina


    The 50% stake in the Athens superyacht facility, Flisvos Marina, owned by Turkey’s Dogus Group has reportedly been sold to Lamda, owner of the remaining 50% share. According to Greek newspaper Kathimerini , the sale was achieved through an agreement that Lamda had with Dogus, giving the former a first ...

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    D-Marin to be acquired by private equity fund

    2020-01-17T10:45:00Z By David Robinson,

    A multimillion-euro deal of undisclosed value has been made by the Luxembourg-headquartered private equity business CVC Partners to buy the D-Marin arm of the Turkish Dogus Group. D-Marin, which is registered in the Netherlands, operates 15 marinas in five Mediterranean and Middle East countries. This transaction will be finalised upon ...

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    6th Athens International Tourism Expo attracts diverse crowd


    Following the success of the Athens Boat Show in December, the 2019 Athens International Tourism Expo – held from December 6-8 at the city’s Metropolitan Expo – attracted a broad audience, although yachting and sea tourism were the dominant sectors.

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    1st Greek Yachting Awards Gala to be held next week


    Athens is preparing to host Greece’s first-ever Yachting Awards Gala, a unique event that will honour the leaders of the country’s yachting and marine tourism sectors. Organised by Ondeck Media, the event will take place at the historic Zappeio Mansion in the centre of Athens on Thursday 12 December.

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    Greek government makes maritime tourism a strategic priority


    The Greek Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Ioannis Plakiotakis, recently inaugurated the 16th Athens Boat Show, which ran from 27 November to 1 December in the former Olympic Fencing Centre in Ellinikon on the Athens Riviera Coast.

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    Turkish builder appoints Greek dealer


    Dromeas Yachts, a Turkish builder of high-performance boats, has chosen Labea Yachting to serve as its exclusive dealer in Greece.

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    Greece prepares for slate of upcoming shows


    The 2019 Athens Boat Show opens its doors from November 27 to December 1 at the former Olympic Fencing Centre in Ellinikon on the Athens Riviera Coast. Each year the show attracts thousands of enthusiasts from across Greece and abroad, looking for information about the latest products and services on ...

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    Greek government to convert small harbours into marinas


    The Ministry of Tourism in Greece and Minister Harry Theoharis recently decided to investigate a plan to develop the country’s peripheral marinas, especially those on some of the smaller islands.


    Tender call for Greek marina concession


    Greece’s Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) today invited invitations from interested parties for a concession of at least 35 years at Itea Marina through an advertisement in The Financial Times . It is the latest move in the country’s privatisation plan for a number of marinas and tourist ports. ...

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    Greek fleet grows under National Strategic Reference Framework


    This summer saw the first wave of a fleet of generously subsidised yachts in Greece. This is the result of a highly controversial political choice by the previous government to include the yacht market in the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) in times of economic crisis.

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    New approach to Greece’s utilisation of marine infrastructure


    Greece has announced a new model for privatisation of 10 regional ports

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    Greek government pledges 10-year strategic plan for tourism


    New Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Ministry of Tourism recently to discuss plans for the next decade. Tourism is the largest sector in Greece, and it is one where Greece has unquestionable – and to some extent untapped – competitive advantages.