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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.

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    New marinas to be built in Greece


    The Greek island of Leros in the eastern Aegean Sea is to host a new marina. A concession agreement to construct a marina in Ormos Alindon was signed by ex-Tourism Minister Thanassis Theocharopoulos just before the start of the recent Greek elections.

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    Yacht tourism takes centre stage in Greek elections


    Government must work harder at supporting the marine industry, SITESAP president tells political hopefulls

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    Green light for new Greek marina


    Approval involving a concession agreement to build a new marina on the Dodecanese island of Leros in Greece has recently been given by the Greek tourism minister, Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

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    3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum attracts strong crowd


    Development potential of the Eastern Med sets agenda for this year’s event

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    Greece implements new yacht cruising tax


    The Greek government has implemented its new cruising tax, also called the TEPAI, which was initially set to be introduced in early April. The news was issued by the UK-based Cruising Association (CA), many of whose members will likely be visiting Greek waters later this year.

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    3rd East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum returns to Greece


    The 3rd East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum will once again be hosted on May 30 at the Athens Plaza Hotel in Greece, bringing together superyacht industry experts from across Europe and further afield to discuss chartering, marinas, crew and related issues in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

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    Aktor Concessions wins Greek marina bid


    Greek company Aktor Concessions SA has been selected as the preferred bidder via e-auction for the right to manage and exploit Alimos Marina in Athens for a 40-year period, Greece’s assets fund (HRADF) announced at the end of April as part of its ongoing marina privatisation programme.

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    New minister in Greece assumes responsibility for boating and yachting


    Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, has appointed the President of the Democratic Left (DIMAR) party, Thanasis Theoharopoulos, as the new minister for tourism, following the resignation last Friday of Elena Kountoura, who will be running for a seat in European Parliament later this month on the SYRIZA ticket.

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    Three bidders in contention for Alimos Marina concession


    The 1,110-berth Alimos Marina in Greece, the largest in the Athens area, has selected three out of an initial 10 bidders to proceed to the next round of winning the 40-year privatisation concession for the facility. The news was announced by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), also known ...

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    Greek government approves marine tourism project


    New €40m marina planned for Santorini

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    Lalizas Convention attracts full house


    Lalizas, the Greek manufacturer and distributor of marine safety equipment, held its annual three-day staff convention at its headquarters in Piraeus last week.

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    Greek privatisation agency accepts bid for Chios Marina


    Greece’s privatisation agency, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), has accepted an improved bid of €6.21m for the 180-berth Chios Marina in return for a 40-year concession on the facility.

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    Greece third in superyacht ownership league


    Two recent reports by Bloomberg and Knight Frank indicate that Greece is third in the league of global superyacht ownership for vessels over 40m (131ft) in length. Greece is also the fourth most popular destination for such sized yachts to visit.

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    Conflict over Greek yacht cruising tax and sea tourism growth plans


    A new yacht cruising tax implemented by the Greek government last week which was originally due to be paid within 10 days has now been delayed until early April 2019. This action has been taken due, in part, to the intervention of the Cruising Association, the international body for yacht cruising

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    Boating e-registry system launches in Greece


    As part of Greece’s strategy to expand and better manage its marine tourist sector, the country this week launched a new electronic registration scheme. This scheme has been launched by the Greek Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

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    Headline Financials: Lalizas S.A.


    One of the main bidders in the acquisition for France's Navimo Group, family-owned and managed Lalisas S.A. manufacturers and distributes marine accessories, parts and safety equipment for the recreational boating industry. Products are distributed through an international network covering Europe, Turkey, the UAE, South Africa, Australia, Thailand and ...