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From a unique marina chain in the Adriatic to efficiently organised regattas, which saw the participation of greatest sailing stars, to the ACI Marina Rijeka project – the highest investment in nautical tourism in the history of Croatia – ACI d.d. is a company that occupies the key position in Croatia’s tourism
The rise of social media popularity has introduced the word influencer into Croatian business jargon, a term denoting a person or a group of people who can influence business decisions because of their reputation, position or connections. Applied to ACI, it can be said that the largest chain of marinas in the Mediterranean has become a real influencer in the nautical sector over the last forty years.
1983 was a historical year for many reasons. That year, four decades ago, saw the invention of the Internet, the mother of all networks, without which the human civilisation has become unimaginable. Forty years ago, the first mobile phone – the device that would mark the digital revolution era – also came on the market. But 1983 was also the year when ACI d.d., the company that has left its mark on nautical tourism in the Mediterranean, was founded.
Innovation, vision and leadership are the words that have been describing ACI as a company for the past 40 years. From a unique marina chain stretching from Umag to Dubrovnik, whose founding father was the late Veljko Barbieri, to efficiently organised regattas, which saw the participation of greatest sailing stars, to the ACI Marina Rijeka project – the highest investment in nautical tourism in the history of Croatia. These four decades represent ACI’s epic journey towards becoming a reputable leader in the industry, which is firmly focused on the quality of services, sustainable development and promoting the attractions of the Adriatic coast.
Since its inception, ACI has occupied the key position in the nautical tourism of Croatia. Its mission of providing safe and modern landing places for boaters and sea lovers – or home away from home for many lovers of the Adriatic – started with strategically positioned marinas along the Adriatic coast. One of the most important factors to have contributed to ACI’s success is its dedication to provide first-class services. Whether you are a yacht owner or a marina visitor, ACI will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Not only does it offer excellent service, but the largest marina chain in the Mediterranean has also recognised the importance of environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable nautical tourism. Aware that nature is the most important resource, ACI has taken a large number of measures to reduce the impact on the environment and has invested heavily into modernising its infrastructure and introducing best practices to protect the marine ecosystem.