Crikvenica is a well-known tourist spot located on the coast of the Kvarner Bay, on the northern Adriatic. It is 35 km away from Rijeka, the regional centre and Croatia’s main seaport. The nautical port will be located in the centre of Crikvenica (Dubračine mouth) in an area that has hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, beaches, promenades and green areas. The marina will be connected to the D8 county road (also called the Adriatic Tourist Road), which runs from Rijeka- Dubrovnik to the border with Montenegro, with a total length of 644 km. The A7 motorway (Rijeka - Slovenia) is 15 km away, while the nearest airport, Rijeka Airport, located on the Island of Krk, is 20 km away.
The City of Crikvenica plans to develop a nautical port - marina with supporting facilities in the centre of the town with a possibility of additional expansion of the project, ie the construction of related facilities next to the port. The project foresees up to 200 berths with 5 anchors for ships up to 20 meters. The total size of the maritime domain (land and see) designated for the concession is 9,6 ha, including:
• The port and berths (LN1) on the area of 8,6 ha in the center of Crikvenica
• A dislocated service location (LN2) on the area of 10 ha
Part of the land involved (the maritime domain) in the port construction (LN1, LN2) is owned by the Republic of Croatia. The location permit has been obtained. The project has been planned in accordance with the spatial plans and Urban Development Plan (UPU) devised for the centre of Crkvenica. The plan foresees the construction of additional facilities next to the port (LN1) such as restaurants, bars, shops and a parking area with parking lots for 340 cars on the land owned by the City of Crikvenica. The selected investor will also have the option to expand the project adhering to the approval of the City, as it is the owner of the land plot.
This project will significantly change the face of the place as well as the tourist offer of Crikvenica. The project has great appeal and potential, as Croatia is a very popular nautical destination.
Project realization model
The concessioner of this project, estimated at 12 million EUR, will be selected within a public tender. The construction, the economic use of the nautical port Crikvenica and the maritime domain will be given in concession for a period of 30 years, running from the day of concluding the concession agreement. Under the conditions stipulated by the Act on Investment Promotion (OG 63/22) this project may qualify for investment incentives. The public tender will be announced by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure after receiving the Letter of intent.
Estimated value of the investment project
12 million EUR