RB Marinas was established to actively invest in and manage marinas.
We completed our first investment in 2016, through the acquisition of a controlling stake in marina Portosole Sanremo, located in the region of Liguria, Italy. While our predominant focus continues to be the Italian coastline and the wider Mediterranean, we have the capability of leveraging our know – how on a global scale.
Italian boating sector
RB Italy’s acquisition of Portosole was predicated on the belief that the Italian marina and yachting industry offers an excellent investment opportunity with high development potential. The Italian boating sector recorded revenues of EUR 2.9 billion in 2015, registering significant growth of 17.1% after years of decline. This is still less than half of the record revenues posted in 2008, with the sector showing great potential for further recovery.