The ICOMIA Marinas Group seeks to improve the sharing and exchange of information with respect to the development and best practice management of marinas, boat storage facilities, boating access and associated infrastructure throughout the world.

Mission and Objectives

The universal mission of the ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG) is to improve the quality of the recreational boating experience through the development of marinas, yacht harbours, boatyards and small boat launching ramps.


The Group was born out of ICOMIA`s recognition that ensuring boat owners a safe and convenient place to berth, moor or launch their boat is vital to the future of the sport and industry. To this end, the IMG`s goals are to provide international leadership and a forum for the exchange of relevant technical, environmental, and marketing information; to forge a partnership between marina interests and recreational marine equipment manufacturers for strength and unity in securing and preserving waterfrontage for boat access; to educate government to the economic importance and environmental compatibility of recreational boating facilities with a view to easing regulatory barriers; and to network with others in the recreational boating facilities field, pooling information for the common good.


Sub Committees

There are four IMG Working Committees that meet two or three times a year under the direction of the Marinas Group

* EU Marinas
* IMC Conference Planning
* Natural Disaster Preparedness
* Public Relations


IMG Outreach & Support
We have developed our Outreach & Support Program and welcome opportunities and invitations to share our expertise through any one of the following initiatives:


Current Projects

ICOMIA′s Clean Marinas Programme is intended to encourage the development of national or regional clean marinas programmes. Its qualification criteria sets out a minimum set of standards that such a programme should contain and will ensure the industry takes a global approach.



Accredited Clean Marinas Programmes


Clean Marina Program



FFPP Port Propres Clean Ports



International Marine

Certification Institute


Yacht Harbour Association Gold Anchor



Clean Marinas Programme




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Clean Marinas Programme








Gary  Groenewold
Vice Chairman Gary Groenewold
Peter Jansen
Secretary Peter Jansen
Sara Anghel
Member Sara Anghel
Julie Balzano
Member Julie Balzano
Ian McAndrew
Honorary Member Ian McAndrew
Daniel Natchez
Honorary Member Daniel Natchez
Ron  Stone
Honorary Member Ron Stone
Dennis Kissman
Associate Dennis Kissman
Trudie Bloomfield
ICOMIA Secretariat Trudie Bloomfield
Patrick  Hemp
ICOMIA Secretariat Patrick Hemp
Hazel Lewis
ICOMIA Secretariat Hazel Lewis