Environment-friendly Marina

Since 1998, we have been awarded the BLUE FLAG in a row, as international recognition of our excellent waste management practices, excellent sea cleanliness and quality, the ecological principles we abide by and the rational use of natural resources.

Sustainable development

Marina Punat is proud to carry the name of an ECO marina in Croatia. Sustainable development is reflected in appropriate environmental protection policies through the protection of sea and water, air and soil. Controlled supervision of technological processes that could threaten the environment is implemented in the marina. Punat was the first marina to receive the prestigious ISO 14001 international standard for environmental protection management, which it has held since 2010.

Foundation for Environmental Education  - the international environmental training program, primarily aimed to ensure sustainable seawater and coastal zone management, has awarded the marina with the diamond international BLUE FLAG award for consecutive twenty years of loyalty to the programme. We were happy to be the first marina in Croatia to hoist the Blue Flag, and we are proud to see it flutter every year since 1998.

Marina Punat was the first nautical address in Croatia to receive the five golden anchor mark in 2014, issued by the British marina association THYA. That was the confirmation of the highest quality of services provided and the rigid ecological standards followed by the top-level nautical destinations of Europe.
Moreover, the leading german automobile club, the ADAC, recommends Marina Punat to its members ever since 2014.
From its founding in 1964, Marina Punat pioneered the nautical business with technological innovations mainly focused on safety, sustainable development, and ecology.

Since 2013 we contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by approximately 13 t per year by generating our own electrical energy in the solar power plant on top of the service hall. One hundred forty-four solar modules with a total surface of 26 m2 and absolute power of 30kW are a reliable, long-lasting and soundless source of electricity.

We have also reduced the light pollution to a minimum, with night lighting from the electrical cabinets directed towards the floor.

Here we have the separate collection and recycling of communal waste for years, and we apply rigid hazardous waste management procedures. All boat washes have special wastewater separators, and rainwater from the marina surface is collected and purified in separators along the shoreline. We regularly sample and analyse the composition of technological waters in the marina. The construction of piers is ecological, made of old railway tracks with wood cladding. This construction method enables unobstructed sea circulation and contributes to sea cleanliness and quality that we monitor constantly. The pier construction is easily removed once it deteriorates, and the waste materials (tracks and wood cladding) are non-hazardous waste that can be recycled or reused.

We have participated in the sea clean-up activities of Puntarska Draga (the Bay of Punat) for a number of years. In addition, our divers regularly clean the seabed of the marina and service waters. The marina team is ready for emergency interventions in case of environmental pollution and has dispersers and floating dams at its disposal to prevent any spread of any pollutant.
In 2010, the marina contributed finances and equipment in experimental works to excavate a section of the seabed at the entrance to Puntarska Draga. That was an experimental undertaking that has significantly increased seawater circulation in the bay. Following the first attempt in 1913, this successfully deepened the entrance section of the Bay of Punat.

We highly appreciate nature and the environment, and we value ecological principles. Therefore we invest significant effort into the cleanliness of the underwater and rational use of natural resources.  That has brought us the title of the first Eco marina in Croatia, for which we are proud, and it allows us to fly the Blue flag for more than 25 years in a row.

Environmental policy
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