IMCI Blue Star Marina Certification
What is the program?
- Quallity and service star rating system for marinas worldwide similar to the system used by hotels, restaurants and campgrounds
- Designed for all marinas regardless of size and/or location (coastal or inland)
- An assessment in regards to water tourism
Who designed the program?
- German Tourism Association (DTV), Bonn, Germany
- Association of German Marinas (VDSH), Cologne, Germany
- German Boating Association (BVWW), Cologne, Germany
- German Automobile Club (ADAC), Munich, Germany
- International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI), Brussels, Belgium
Who steers the program?
- The IMCI Board of Directors
- All founding members through the Marina Committee
- Other stakeholders on request or invitation through the Marina Committee
What are the main criteria?
- External presentation
- Sanitary installation and hygiene
- Food avalability / Leisure and amenities
- Management, environment protection and disposal
- Storage options
What are the Tourist's Benefits?
- Stars as familiar symbols promote transparent comparability of marinas
- Quality expectance is met by marina services without "surprises"
- Minimum quality is assured
- Cost-performance ratio is fulfilled
- Comprehensive travel information is available by internet
What are the Marina Operator's Benefits?
- Systematic self-assessment and additional 3rd party control by trained IMCI Inspectors
- Manageability of product/services
- Boosted commercialisation
- Client's satisfaction
- Media appearance always actualised
* Note: This assessment does not evaluate or insure marina safety standards compliant to national legislation
National Marine Manufacturers Association
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