The TransEurope network now extends to 85 members in 12 countries
TransEurope Marinas is very proud to report a significant geographic expansion up to Germany’s popular Baltic coast. This inland sea offers some accessible cruising with virtually no tide, relatively shallow waters and easy distances from one member to the other. Our 7 new Baltic members hail from the Marina Network Association, a group that prides itself on maintaining quality facilities and promoting good practice. Their marinas are well-serviced and spread conveniently along the length of the region, from the notable chalk cliffs of Wiek auf Rügen to Marina Lagunenstadt Ueckermünde, nestled inside the Stettiner Haff, a lagoon replete with two nature reserves.
With a wealth of charming details from pretty resort architecture and majestic medieval castles, to white sandy beaches and rich flora and fauna, the Baltic has delighted visiting international sailors who travel up to spend a languid summer, immersed in the gentle lifestyle and fascinating coastal culture. The TransEurope network is delighted to welcome these new members and embrace some constructive new ideas on how to improve our members’ boating experience:
- Sonwik Marina Flensburg
- ancora Marina Neustadt
- Marina Boltenhagen
- Marina Wiek auf Rügen
- Baltic Sea Resort Kröslin
- Naturhafen Krummin
- Lagunenstadt Ueckermünde
This year’s summer temperatures created spectacular conditions for being out on the water and visitor numbers were higher than ever. The network offers both a reassuring fraternity of established yacht harbours and of course the benefit of a cruising discount across a vast area that now stretches from the Baltic, around the British isles and down the French and Iberian Atlantic coast to the Canaries, up through the Med and all the way to the Adriatic and across to the Aegean, which is where this January’s other new member is located: Linariá Marina, on the south coast of the Greek island Skyros.
The mood in the group is positive, despite industry concerns about a declining boat-owner demographic. Tangibly prevalent is a strong conviction in the quality of a life connected with the sea, enriched by memorable voyages enjoyed with like-minded sailors. Ocean-awareness, skill development workshops, introductory sailing courses, easy flotillas and improved integration with charter activities are just a few of the ways where members are working both individually and collectively to foster more interest in boating.