Croatia-based Marinetek NCP, now renamed Marinetek Adriatic to better reflect its expanding market reach, has much to celebrate. Further to achieving a record year in 2017, it has undertaken various projects this year including a full re-build of Marina Agana, its 100th project to date.
Situated halfway between Split and Sibenik in a sheltered bay in the picturesque village of Marina, Marina Agana offers boaters a safe and peaceful base from which to explore the island-studded Dalmatian Coast.
Quality is important to the marina operator, and the marina infrastructure was in need of an upgrade. “We followed the situation in Marina Agana for several years as the existing floating piers were very worn out,” explains Marinetek Adriatic director Boris Miškić. “Our biggest task when the contract was confirmed was to dismantle the old pontoons and anchoring system in a very short time before the upcoming season and replace them with new Marinetek elements without disturbing the regular activities of the marina.”
Marinetek replaced all existing pontoons, cleats, fenders and access bridges. Standard concrete anchor blocks were used in deep water and geotechnical anchors installed in the shallows. The anchoring system was positioned in parallel with the fixed breakwater and secured by a series of galvanised steel supports with diagonal Inox cables that absorb longitudinal forces.
The completed marina has six piers totaling 470m in length to give 134 berths for vessels up to 25m. Marinetek also installed completely new infrastructure for shoreside and pontoon power and water and all berths have new service pedestals. The result, says Miškić, is to make Marina Agana “one of the best equipped and most modern marinas on the coast.”
Marina Agana director, Sven Delić, agrees. “At Marina Agana we are very focused on achieving and maintaining a high level of service and customer satisfaction. That’s why we chose Marinetek Adriatic, a leading company in pontoon technology, to be our partner during the marina reconstruction. In just four months, Marinetek delivered new pontoons to give our customers safe and stable moorings. We are completely satisfied with the service, competency and efficiency offered,” he says.
Celebrating a 100th project is a marker event for Marinetek Adriatic. And this important new reference follows a bumper 2017 that included completion of Portonovi Marina in Montenegro and the delivery of pontoons to marinas such as Vrnaža Bay in Sibenik, Marina Bakarac in Kraljevica, and Mali Lošinj and Kornati Marina in Biograd.