Marina Punat has been declared the best marina in Croatia in the category of the large marina during the annual hospitality conference Days of Croatian Tourism in Šibenik.
Renata Marević, the CEO of Marina Punat, was proud to accept the Croatian Chamber of Commerce award, “The Flower of Tourism – quality for Croatia 2022”, and in her speech, she said:
This is a wonderful award for the Group and all our business partners, since the service we provide to our sailing clients is a joint effort. At this moment, on behalf of the Group members and the Management Board, I would like to shout out a loud “Thank you!” to all the employees of Marina Punat Group and the related companies, as well as to all the employees at our cooperative and business partners.
Marina Punat is a frequent awardee at the Days of Croatian Tourism – it is the first and oldest marina in Croatia. Over nearly 60 years, it has led the innovation and development of nautical hospitality, a topic for which it has already received awards on three occasions. Further to this, it was been declared “Marina of the Year“ five times, and this is the 7th win in the category of large marinas.
These awards are the consequence of consistency in quality, achieved by continuous, systematic investment in infrastructure and sustainable development, as well as curating employee satisfaction. To preserve its leading position in yachting hospitality, Marina Punat continues to invest and grow within its limits, according to its Development Strategy 2030. Currently, a complete reconstruction of the Restaurant Marina is ongoing, parallel to the expansion of the travel lift basin to be completed with the purchase of a new travel lift, allowing them to lift vessels of up to 500tn and 16m beam, a unique offering on the east coast of the Adriatic.
The largest marina of the northern Adriatic is home to over 1400 vessels, most of which are there all year round, either in wet or dry berths. Due to the excellent road and airline connections, Marina Punat is very popular among the boat-owners of Central Europe. Though it is not a closed nautical club, there is a waiting list for the annual berth and their membership card.
Marina Punat Ltd. is a member of the Marina Punat Group Ltd., along with the Shipyard Punat, MP Hotel & Resort, Marina Commerce nautical and spare parts shops etc. Partnered with numerous local businesses and certified services licensed to work in the marina, they provide the largest selection of yacht maintenance services and a comfortable stay at the marina. According to the words of many resident sailors, Marina Punat has become their second home.
Days of Croatian Tourism is the largest hospitality industry conference in Croatia, and it took place in Šibenik on 06.-08. October 2022, after a 2-year break due to pandemics. Over a couple of days, the industry leaders wrap up the tourism and hospitality happenings in Croatia, discussing the opportunities for future development and better positioning of Croatia in the world travel market.
Part of the programme is the live broadcast of the award ceremony, with medals distributed in 40 hospitality categories. Distinguished individuals, best-in-class institutions and destinations, and companies can earn the prize with excellence in quality and outstanding results. The annual hospitality awards of Croatia are a joint venture of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. They were established to encourage competitive strength, innovation and sustainable development and to promote excellence in hospitality products and services.
The Flower of Tourism – Quality for Croatia is awarded by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce to the best-in-class hospitality businesses in six categories: hotel, camping, marina, yacht charter, travel agency and restaurant.