Thursday, 14 April 2022

ACI Marina's Operating Profit Thirteen Million Kuna Higher

April the 14th, 2022 - ACI Marina's operating profit has shot up when compared to last year's recorded revenues, not to mention the fact that there has been significant growth in terms of the amount of vessels.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, last year, this well known company recorded sales growth of 35.9 million kuna when compared to the previous year, as well as growth of physical indicators of 38,000 ship days, according to an annual report released on Tuesday. Based on the daily connection service, there was an increase of 22.6 million kuna or 67 percent when compared to the comparable period.

Moreover, the third quarter (in some segments) exceeded pre-pandemic 2019, the company pointed out. Last year, a positive gross financial result in the amount of 17.1 million kuna and EBITDA in the amount of 83.7 million kuna were also achieved, which is a marked increase of 13.3 million kuna.

"The results we managed to acheive for the year 2021 are above our expectations, especially given the uncertainty and unknowns that marked the previous year and with which we entered 2021. The modification and adjustment of business processes to these new circumstances and the results of our work so far primarily reflected on maintaining financial stability and ACI liquidity,'' said the President of the Management Board, Kristijan Pavic.

The extension of concessions is a prerequisite for further strategic investments and the expansion of ACI Marina's investment portfolio, which in 2021 amounted to a total of 44 million kuna. 23.5 million kuna was invested in the reconstruction of the breakwater in the ACI Marina Korcula, while 7.9 million kuna was invested in infrastructure works in the ACI Marina Dubrovnik.

Significant investments in infrastructure and services were realised at ACI Marina Vodice (2.9 million kuna), ACI Marina Skradin (1.5 million kuna) and ACI Marina Trogir (1.4 million kuna).

In the coming period, the largest investment in nautical tourism in the history of the Republic of Croatia will follow, ad together with partners it will start building the ACI Marina Rijeka.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

World's First ClubSwan 36 Sailboat Training Center to be Located in Split

October 15, 2019 - ACI Sail and Nautor Swan are bringing the first ClubSwan 36 training center in the world to Croatia, and precisely to Split.

HRTurizam writes that it is an ACI Sail project, which in collaboration with top sailboat manufacturer Nautor Swan, was officially unveiled at the Genoa Boat Show.

Namely, at one of the most respected sailing clubs in the world, Real Nautico de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) presented its new project ACI Sail, which will mark the future of sailing in the Adriatic and enrich the offer of complete Croatian nautical tourism.

It will be the only training center in the world for ClubSwan 36, a top-class sailboat by renowned Finnish manufacturer Nautor Swan. The center will be located in Split, and the project combines ACI's tradition of organizing regattas, the Adriatic as a great sailing destination, and the most modern ClubSwan 36 sailboats in a new way - all through a unique sailing experience in Croatia.

“After the Genoa Fair, the Nations Trophy Regatta is another great opportunity to showcase our innovative ACI Sail project. Nautor Swan, as a global brand, and ACI as a prominent Mediterranean brand, will offer a unique sailing experience in the Adriatic and the first ACI Sail ClubSwan 36 training center in the world. This project promotes ACI to the best of its ability as a company that strives for innovation, creating new values, enriching not only ours but a complete tourist offer and, of course, sailing and boating as our focus,” said ACI CEO Kristijan Pavić emphasizing that ACI is the first company in the world chosen by Nautor Swan to cooperate with and open a training center.


"In addition to the six state-of-the-art ClubSwan 36 boats, we will also get the Nautor Swan lifestyle. The world's first training center and charter services are just the beginning of our partnership with the strongest sailing and nautical company. With the slogan 'Sail to Future’, through the Swan regatta, we want to promote incentive tourism, i.e., business trips that aim to reward employees, partners, or clients. Sailing is recognized in the world as the ideal B2B platform for this type of service, and we will offer them the best service through ACI Sail. From a world-class sailboat to the highest level of services and experience that ACI and Swan require,” said ACI Sail project leader and one of Croatia's best sailors, Ivan Kljaković Gašpić.

Since 1966, Nautor Swan has been a symbol for sailboats pushing the boundaries in design, the use of innovative materials and technologies. Since 1998, it has been owned by Leonard Ferragamo, son of famed Italian fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo. A special feature of Swan is the many regattas formed at ClubSwan, which bring together sailboat owners in prestigious destinations around the world such as Porto Cervo, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, or Palma de Mallorca.

Boasting partnerships with Rolex and BMW, regattas have not only been event-oriented, but they have also become social events. According to ACI, the ACI Sail project will be presented at the largest nautical B2B fair in the world - ICE in Vienna. A fleet of 6 the ClubSwan 36 boats will arrive in Croatia in early 2020.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019

ACI Achieves Massive Revenue, Biggest Investment in History Completed

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 10th of April, 2019, Croatia's ACI has published its revised annual financial statements for 2018. The company's revenue growth trend thankfully continued in 2018, its total revenue grew by seven percent when compared to 2017, amounting to 216 million kuna, while the company's operating income increased by eleven percent to 211 million kuna.

Revenues have been growing in almost all of ACI's marinas, and the company's profit also grew by 54 percent to a massive 38.4 million kuna, while its EBITDA increased by 22 percent to 93.9 million kuna.

The largest single investment project in ACI's history was also completed. In March, a new license was issued for the new ACI marina in Rovinj. This is a project that in which over 150 million kuna has been invested and can be briefly described in just four words: beauty, luxury, innovative solutions and security. The new marina's categorisation is now underway.

The new ACI marina has 1,400 m2 of commercial space available, and special attention has been paid to providing high level services on the premises, including catering facilities, restaurants and café-lounge bars, grocery stores, wellness centres, world-renowned brands, reputable sales offices for luxury yachts, charter agencies, a service centre for boats, etc.

The Rovinj ACI marina is equipped with the latest generation of WiFi systems, and luxury boats are provided with the most advanced video surveillance and access control system available. Particular care was taken to protect the surrounding environment and maintain the purity of the marine environment, construction materials and energy systems that provide maximum energy efficiency were used during construction, and all the benefits of LED lighting technology and lighting management were properly and readily applied. The official opening of the marina will be at the end of April this year.

The modernisation of the business that ACI has been intensively pursuing over the last few years is primarily focused on raising the quality of its services, attracting new clients and exploring the market potential of the Adriatic region as a whole.

Back in 2018, the company first published its own ACI No1 magazine, both in print and in digital format. It is a magazine which combines an ACI marina catalog, information for boaters, exclusive reportages and lifestyle themes, and a 2019 issue is just been made available.

ACI also achieves excellent results in the area of ​​digital business with its own reservation system. From last season, boaters have also had ACI's mobile application that provides easy and quick access to information and booking links available to them. For the third year in a row, ACI has also been using a digital sailing system with the help of special applications and devices used by sailors.

Given ACI's steady growth, 2018 was also marked by market research and a look into the development potential of the company, following which, a decision was made to embark on the development of new products and services, which will contribute to the diversification of the company's business.

Business cooperation includes the purchase of six ClubSwan36 sailing boats, and a range of marketing activities aimed at creating a recognisable image, regatta organisation, promotion and the creation of a tourism product aimed at raising the quality of ACI's services and the overall image of the Republic of Croatia as the world's leading nautical destination.

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Monday, 3 September 2018

Does Croatia's ACI Have its Eye on Slovenia's Marina Portorož?

The value of the transaction is estimated at approximately 21 million euro, which allegedly includes 7.5 million euro of debt.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

ACI Continues Installing Electric Car Chargers at Marinas, Announces New Online Booking System

2018 has been a good year for ACI Marina - and they're just getting started. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

ACI Marina in Rovinj Putting on a New Dress for the Nautical Season

Parallel construction of the new Park Hotel and ACI marina Rovinj will ultimately achieve a harmony of exclusive complementary services

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Blue Flag Raised at Dubrovnik's ACI Marina for 19th Time

The internationally recognised Blue Flag takes its place at Dubrovnik's ACI Marina for the nineteenth time.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

ACI Marina Dubrovnik Introduces Golf Training Course and Miniature Golf

ACI marina has done it again!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Net Profit of ACI Marina is 33.2 Million Kuna, With the Most Successful Marina in Split

Company ACI Marina, in the first nine months of this year, had a net profit of 33.2 million kuna, which is 7% less than in the same period last year, the company reported on Monday.