According to Istanbul’s Hürriyet Daily News, the Turkish Doğuş Group has just acquired 100% of the shares of Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik from Croatian businessman Zdenko Zrilic, and plans to invest 17 million euros in modernising the marinas.
“Our aim is to develop an international chain of marinas under the umbrella of the D-Marin brand and to expand Doğuş Group service quality to a broader portion of the Mediterranean,” said Doğuş Group Chief Executive Officer Hüsnü Akhan in the company press release.
Doğuş Group already has a substantial investment in Croatia’s first dedicated megayacht marina – Marina Mandalina in Šibenik and owns a handful of successful marinas in Turkey.
Marina Dalmacija, next to the lovely village of Sukošan, near Zadar, is Croatia’s biggest marina, and one of its newer ones. It reminded us of a scene from thunderbirds when we first saw it. Marina Borik is also relatively new and tucked away in a tourist area just north of Zadar.
Having assisted in a few marina investment projects ourselves, we know the challenges foreign investors face when investing in the Croatian Marina industry and have nothing but admiration for Doğuş.
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Today’s picture is on Marina Borik