The III Annual Congress "Investments in the construction of yacht clubs" was held in Moscow.
The congress organizer, the Investments in Construction magazine, closely monitors the dynamics of the development of this specific business in Russia, the relevance and investment attractiveness of which is only increasing every year, despite the legislative and technical difficulties that anyone who wants to build a marina in the waters of Russia and neighboring countries faces. .
There are no official statistics on how many yacht clubs exist in Russia yet. According to the calculations of various agencies and companies, there are about 30 of them in the Moscow region, the yachting infrastructure in St. Petersburg is relatively developed, and with the help of the Silver Ring of Russia program being implemented today, a new impetus will be given to its development. There are yacht clubs in Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh and other Russian cities. So far, the state of the yacht infrastructure on the Black Sea coast remains deplorable. There are predominantly conditionally equipped yacht ports with a total number of mooring places no more than 150. However, it is obvious that this situation may change in the next few years. First of all, this is due to the development of the city of Sochi, which the state, at the expense of its own and borrowed funds, turns into a resort of international level (Program "Development of the city of Sochi as a mountain-climatic resort (2006-2014). The Administration of the Krasnodar Territory has developed several projects of tourist and recreational In connection with the expected boom in the creation of new yacht clubs on the Black Sea coast and in other water areas of the country, the issue of readiness of our legislation for the deployment of such a large-scale construction on the banks of water bodies in Russia is becoming more relevant. the new Water Code of the Russian Federation came into force, which is undergoing a period of approbation in practice, and it is already obvious that not all of its provisions can provide answers to the questions that arise in the process of work of investors and builders. was to help the participants understand these issues x, as well as talk about the significance and enormous benefits that can bring to the development of the coastal regions of our country through the construction of marinas.
Dmitry Romashov, press secretary of the Russian Sailing Federation, was one of the first to make a speech. He told the participants about the bill being prepared in the depths of the Federation, according to which each yacht club will be obliged to open children's sections, libraries and cinema halls on its territory. He noted that each yacht club should be a cultural center and, referring to the age-old tradition of yacht clubs, outlined the need to develop their aesthetic and social role. In this issue, he highlighted several aspects: firstly, the yacht club should be a place where the younger generation will not only learn sailing, but also, thanks to the whole atmosphere of the club, which implies respect for maritime traditions, will join the spirit of camaraderie and high moral principles. Secondly, each yacht club can and even must become a place of cultural, business and friendly communication between people who are united by love for yachts.
The next speaker, Vladimir Abdulaev, chief engineer of the NovomorNIIproekt Institute (Novorossiysk), spoke about one of the most promising regions for the construction of yacht clubs in Russia - the Krasnodar Territory. There is an acute shortage of parking spaces for yachts and boats. According to Abdulaev, it is necessary to create a network of high-class marinas in the region at a distance of a day's sail from each other. He told potential investors about the climatic and natural features of the Black Sea coast. Named a list of necessary sections of project documentation required to start construction in this region. And, of course, he touched upon the sore subject of approval and requirements for marina builders by government agencies and gave practical explanations to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 30, 2007 No. 881 “On the procedure for approving standards for permissible impact on water bodies. It was interesting and useful for the guests of the congress to hear comments on the problems of registration of land plots in the form of a newly formed (created by alluvium or backfilling) territory.
On the subject of effective management of the yacht club, Bostian Véronique, CEO of the French company "Seatizenpro", which supplies effective electronic solutions for the management of the infrastructure of the yacht club in the best marinas of the world, spoke. He noted the following trend: in recent years, it has finally become clear on the European coast that berths and storage places for ships are only a platform for the development of an integral micro-system of resort recreation, and this system extends much beyond the coastal marina. Today, yacht clubs in Europe receive the main profit from the recreational component (bars, restaurants, hotels, saunas, rentals, etc.). On average, she brings in 60 % in profit. 30-40 % profits are provided by the rental of parking spaces for yachts and boats. The growing need for a return on investment in marina construction, coupled with rapid changes in the communications technology market, has opened the door to a new type of marina - marinas, which are not just berths, but large resort projects. In this regard, one of the key problems was the connection and integration of many control systems into one. It is the development of such systems that the Seatizenpro company is engaged in. Marinas equipped with such modern controls bring in many times more profit than marinas managed in the old fashioned way, Mr. Veronik summed up.
The next speakers, who spoke one after another, Sergey Ostroverkhy, Regional Sales Director of Astra Marinas Group and Alexander Valkov, founder of PlasticCO LLC, spoke about global trends and modern marina construction technologies. Thus, potential investors got acquainted with two views on this issue. On the one hand, they heard the opinion and got acquainted with the technical solutions for the construction of marinas, which were given by the representative of a large international company, Mr. Ostroverkhsky (Astra Marinas Group combines the companies Astra Project, Marinetek Russia, Astra Stroy and Astra Trade) On the other hand, a Ukrainian company, established in 2006 and today one of the leaders in the production of modern mooring systems in the CIS, offered its own technical solutions.
Olga Gradova, Senior Associate at Padva & Epshtein Legal Bureau, spoke about the problem of developing water filling stations in Russia, which is hindered by gaps in legislation. Abroad, a filling station for a small fleet is a very ordinary phenomenon. In our country, they still exist in very small quantities. The main problems in launching filling stations are licensing activities, requirements for personnel, and directly for the operation of a filling station (refueling, loading, unloading, etc.). The owner of the gas station needs to obtain a number of licenses, for example, for the handling of hazardous waste in inland waterway transport. The requirements for such activities are not directly adapted for the operation of a refueling complex for a small fleet. Such a license is now easily obtained only by bunkering stations that carry out refueling at specialized berths in ports. It is almost impossible for the owner of refueling on the water of small boats to obtain such a license.
Vladimir Abdulaev, Chief Engineer of the NovomorNIIproekt Institute, expressed his opinion on the issue of participation in financing the construction of state yacht clubs. He spoke about the fact that abroad the state is required to participate in financing the construction of yacht clubs. Thus, in particular, the construction of expensive hydraulic structures is carried out at the expense of the state. Entrepreneurs are supported in providing all kinds of benefits, especially land benefits. For the creators of yacht clubs, the allocation of a land plot is simplified, the necessary sections of project documentation are reduced. Russia needs to be guided by this positive experience of interaction between the state and marina builders. Also, according to the speaker, in our country it is necessary to adopt European standards for equipping marinas with fuel stations, to reduce the requirements of the regulatory framework to a reasonable minimum.