In 2013, Brodotrogir Shipyard (BS), the Croatian refit facility, was acquired by Kermas Energija, a Zagreb-based investment group, from the Croatian government. Since the acquisition and privatisation of the facility, BS has embarked on an aggressive investment plan that, among other things, includes the €50 million development a new marina in the Service Centre Trogir (SCT) and the improvement of its refit activity capabilities.
“SCT’s vision it to become a top-standard marina and servicing base offering first-rate servicing of all types of vessel, with a quality of service and staff expertise that meets the need of the modern nautical tourist,” starts Mateo Tramontana, a member of Brodotrogir’s management board.
The investment in SCT, which includes the development of the marina, nautical services and nautical tourism, is a three phase plan, of which approximately 50 per cent is currently completed. At its conclusion, overall investment in the project should reach a total of around €50 million.
“The first phase of the project was completed in July 2014 and Marina Trogir started operations at the time, offering 13 sea berths for ships from 12 to 60m long and 80 dry berths for ships from 10 to 24m long, while SCT provided the option of lifting vessels in the floating docks with a capacity of 800 and 8,500 tonnes and all the repair and reconstruction services,” explains Tramontana.
Phase two of the development, which began in 2014 and is expected to conclude at the turn of 2017/2018, already includes an additional dry berthing platform for the servicing of yachts up to 600 tonnes and 25 water berths for yachts up to 60m, as well as two basins for travel lifts, one of which has a 600 tonne capacity. Still to be completed in phase two is a 1000 l/min fuel dock, a quay, the building of a breakwater, a technical facility and a VIP facility.
The third phase of construction will include 25 – 30 berths for superyachts measuring 60 – 80m, as well as all the facilities that would traditionally accompany yachts of this size. “The marina is planned to be a first-category marina with sea berths and dry berths, as well as the option of yacht maintenance and servicing,” concludes Tramontana.