RINA Launches Yacht Marina Certification

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

International certification company RINA Services has launched a new certification scheme for yacht marinas. The MaRINA Excellence scheme focuses on the quality of the marina, sustainability and risk prevention.

Marinas and dedicated yacht harbors are a key part of the tourist infrastructure. RINA has always placed great importance on environmental and sustainability issues. In the field of marinas it provides services that are indispensable for reducing the environmental impact of facilities.

As a yacht marina is the place that welcomes the yachtsman and the contact point with the surrounding territory, particular care and attention are required to succeed in making it functional. At the same time it must be respectful of the environment and tourist resources so as to preserve its particular attraction.

MaRINA Excellence certification will be issued after an audit by specialized auditors who will score the marina on a scale from 1 to 5. The results will be subject to validation by a committee, appropriately established and dedicated to the issuing of the MaRINA Excellence certificate.

The overall judgement for the assigning of the MaRINA Excellence certification is based on the average of the evaluation of three macro-areas:

  • Port services: evaluation of the quality level and diversification of the relative services of a marina, such as berthing facilities, fuel supply, availability of accommodation for permanent yachtsmen and those in transit, provisioning, boat storage and repair yards.
  • Tourist services: evaluation of the tourism-related opportunities that the marina and the immediately surrounding area can offer. In this context, the marina is not considered as a stand-alone facility but as a port of access to the territory. RINA will verify the marina’s capacity to put its clients in contact with hotels and restaurants, sports and leisure facilities, archaeological sites and natural parks.
  • Sustainability: audit on the sustainable approach of the activities performed by the marina, and the commitment to environmental protection and safety.


The evaluation criteria are based on a points system assigned to various items on the checklist which are weighted in terms of criticality. A set of regulations guarantees objectivity in judgment in order to make the assigning of the final score absolutely independent and transparent.

The marina may publicize the results of the audit so as to give visibility to the quality level of the marina, enabling service users to choose their port on the basis of objective data.

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