Azimut | Benetti Group, the first global leading private Group in the yachting sector, and D–Marin, the selection of premium marinas, will begin work on Livorno marina, set to be one of the Mediterranean’s most prestigious yachting destinations, built on a shared desire to foster the growth of nautical tourism.

Read on to find out more!

Livorno Marine

When Was This Announced?

During the press conference attended by VIPs and key stakeholders, held on 28th March in collaboration with the Livorno Mayor’s office, D–Marin and Azimut | Benetti Group revealed that construction will begin at Livorno Marina in April 2024.

The joint venture with Azimut | Benetti Group and D-Marin will deliver to the city of Livorno one of the most notable marinas in the Mediterranean, designed by Archea of Florence. The entire project is expected to be completed in June 2026, while the first parts of Livorno Marina will be available to customers ahead of schedule. There will be 815 berths in total.

How Much Will It Cost?

The expected investment is approximately 14 -15 million Euros. The project includes the renovation of the docks, meeting spaces, premium leisure and entertainment amenities. More than 220 m2 of the site will be reserved for restaurants, 60 m2 for bars, and 250 m2 dedicated to offices.

Livorno Marina’s environmental credentials will be achieved through Azimut | Benetti Group’s and D-Marin’s strong commitment to creating sustainable marinas for present and future generations. The marina will use natural elements such as trees and hedges in place of fencing, solar panels to produce a significant portion of energy, and recover rainwater for the irrigation of the green areas.

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A Few Words

Luca Salvetti, Mayor of the City of Livorno, comments: 

“Livorno is delighted to have its own marina. After 16 years, the procedure to effectively grant the concession was finalised. As a result, work will soon begin on the construction of the Marina, enriching a part of Livorno that connects the city centre to the seafront. This represents another milestone in the development, growth, and transformation of the city, which will benefit from the boost to the local economy in terms of both tourism and employment.  Our thanks go to all those who have worked to achieve this goal, and not least the Livorno yachting industry, which has obtained a 20-year concession with 450 berths”.

Paolo Vitelli, Founder of the Azimut | Benetti Group, declares: 

“We have been working for 20 years with institutions and the local community to materialise the Porta Mare project. Today we are proud to launch the final version of the plan approved and appreciated by all the stakeholders involved.  The Livorno marina will be a state-of-the-art realisation: the historical Medici harbour is incorporated in a modern, beautiful, eco-friendly marina open to the town and to international visitors. To further strengthen the project, we have recently partnered with D-Marin, the largest and most successful marina operator in the Mediterranean. This collaboration will ensure the provision of high-quality management and innovative services to national and international boat owners arriving in Livorno.”

Nicolo Caffo, General Manager of D-Marin Italia, explains:

“D-Marin believes strongly in Livorno. It will be one of the most prestigious marinas in the Mediterranean, built on shared values aligned on premium customer experiences, commercial excellence, sustainability commitments, and innovations. In partnership with Azimut|Benetti Group, D-Marin will ensure Livorno Marina flourishes and becomes the renowned yachting hub we know it can be”.

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