Barcelona Clúster Nàutic is a non-profit group of companies and institutions which
works to transform the nautical and yachting sector into an economic driving force for
Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. Founded in 2013 by ten organizations (Barcelona’s
Town Hall, Barcelona’s Port, UPC, MB92, Marina Port Vell and the Fishermen’s Guild,
among others), it currently has close to 90 members, including public institutions and
private companies, from all the subsectors of the maritime, nautical and yachting
The mission of the Barcelona Clúster Nàutic is to favour and promote the development
of economic and business activities that boost competitiveness in the yachting sector
and permit generation of wealth and job creation at a high level.
The Cluster works on four different lines of action: promotion and internationalization,
business opportunities, training and R+D+I and legal environment.
The main objective of this association is to attract superyachts to Barcelona, since each
of these yachts represents one million euros for the city where it is moored and nine
new jobs. For this reason, the promotion of the city as an international destination is
one of its most important lines of action, along with the promotion of business
opportunities, training and the improvement of the legal framework.
The City Council of Barcelona, the Port of Barcelona and the Diputació de Barcelona
are the sponsoring institutions of this association, which is also financed by the
contribution of its nine sponsors (Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Marina Barcelona
92, OneOcean Port Vell, Marina Vela, Vilanova Grand Marina, Varador 2000 - Mataró
Marina Barcelona, Jotun, DB Schenker and Costa Brava Yacht Ports) and the
membership fees, which are almost 90 currently.
The Barcelona Clúster Nàutic represents a sector that is an economic engine for the
city of Barcelona, in Spain. According to a study carried out by the Chamber of
Commerce of Barcelona, the 305 companies in Barcelona related to the marine
industry generate a total of 836 million Euros of direct, indirect and induced economic
impact and up to 8,300 jobs.
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