Leisure Marine Sector in Poland

An Expert's View about Pleasure and Sporting Boats in Poland

Posted on: 5 Oct 2010

As the population’s wealth increases, leisure boating will undoubtedly gain in popularity creating growth and opportunities for those servicing the leisure marine industry.

Emerging European Marine Markets Report 2009 Poland Poland Summary & Overview 25-26 Statistics & Data 27 Leisure Boatbuilding 28-30 Leisure Boat Imports 31-32 Marine Equipment Distribution 33-35 Marine Engine Suppliers 36 Charter Industry 37 Ports, Harbours & Marinas 38 Repair & Refit Yards 39 Boat Shows 40 Media 41 Challenges for British Exporters 42 General Guidance & Advice and Useful Contacts 43-44 2 Poland (Polska) SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. Since 2004 Poland has been a full member of the EU, ushering in a new era for a country with a turbulent political history. EU membership has had a major effect on the strength of the economy, opening the door to the enormous EU economic zone to Polish businesses. However, unemployment is high at 11 per cent, the highest rates being to the east of the country. Entry into the EU initially caused a drain of skilled labour from Poland into other member countries, but the tide seems to be turning. Many migrant workers have become disillusioned and are seeing the potential within their own country, prompting a return home There is 500km of Baltic Sea coastline, most of which is not ideal for boating as it is exposed with little shelter from the prevailing winds. There are only around 60 marinas and harbours on the coast, providing a total of 2,500 berths/moorings. Most coastal activity takes place in the large bay around the second city of Gdansk. However, the majority of Polish boating takes place on the country's thousands of lakes, and rivers. Sailing on the thousands of Polish lakes was popular even during Communist years, with many sailing clubs linked to state-owned factories, sailing being more popular than power due to the availability and cost of reliable marine engines and fuel. However as the population?s wealth increases, leisure boating will undoubtedly gain in popularity creating growth and opportunities for those servicing the leisure marine industry. The total number of boats in Poland is estimated to be around 80,000, a very high percentage of which are located within the lakes and inland waterways, sailboats outnumbering motorboats by around 7:1. Virtually all of those are below 8.5m (28ft). There are estimated to be another 1,000 sailing boats and 500 motorboats on the coast. Picture: CIA World Factbook In the north-eastern part of Poland, in the middle of the Mazury Lakeland area lies the largest series of lakes in Poland - The Great Masurian Lakes. This is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of Poland. There are over 3000 large lakes here and a countless smaller lakes. This is why people often speak of the ?Land of Thousand Lakes? or ?Polish Finland?. 3 The centre of this region is District Gizycko with its 20 marinas, more than 30 charter yacht companies with around 350 sailings boats, and more than 110 lakes. The Great Masurian Lakes are popular all year round with leisure boaters and anglers. In the winter, ice yachting is popular. Domestic marine leisure activity exists, particularly for sailing on the lakes. Business for a handful of Polish boatbuilders is excellent. Most of them contract build for the likes of Brunswick EMEA (formerly) Marine Power Europe and Group Bénéteau. A few small sailboats and motorboats are built for the local market, but the export percentages tend to be well over 90 per cent. With all this OEM activity there is good business and hence opportunities for UK equipment suppliers exporting to the country. As for imported boats, the market is currently very small with only a handful of boats coming in each year as consumer-spending power in the country is way behind the rest of Europe and marina places and cruising destinations are few and far between on the coast. 4 STATISTICS AND DATA Population 38,482,919 (July 2009 est.) Currency Zloty (PLN) Exchange rate (Euro : Zloty) 1 : 4.48 VAT 22% GDP per capita ?12,762 (2008 est.) Coastline 440 km Boat Park 80,000 Boat Ownership / capita 1 / 550 Source: ICOMIA (2007), CIA ?The World Factbook Other rigid Inflatable Domestic Motor boats inc. boats production per (inboard / outboard 2.5m+ annum Sailboat sterndrive) motorboats and 20kg+ Total 2.5m to 7.5m - - - - 7.5m to 12m - - - - 12m to 24m - - - - Totals 464 Source: ICOMIA (2007) Motor (inboard / Boat Import / Export Sailboat sterndrive) Total Import 120 310 430 Export 1060 1463 2523 Import - value in millions Euro 25.78 3.87 29.65 Export - value in millions Euro 51.43 30.59 82.02 Source: ICOMIA (2007) 5 LEISURE BOATBUILDING There are six main leisure boatbuilders in Poland, nearly all of which have at one time or another built under contract for Jeanneau, or Brunswick EMEA (formerly Marine Power Europe), or both and four of the six still do. Most of the building activity is small-boat oriented; principally between 10m (33ft) and 7m (23ft). In addition to the six main ones, there are a number of very small builders, in some cases producing no more than one or two boats per year for the domestic market. Poland still has relatively low labour rates compared to Western Europe, but benefits from an experienced and skilled pool of workers. The country has a very strong background in commercial shipbuilding. For these reasons and that the fact that it is an EU country with no trade barriers, Poland makes an attractive place for foreign companies to set up boatbuilding operations either through wholly owned subsidiaries or working with partner companies. For example, as well as Jeanneau and Brunswick?s operations, as mentioned previously, the German yacht builder Hanse Yachts has a moulding operation near Szczecin in the North West of the country close to the German border and Victor Boats, builders of the Luca Devotti Finn dinghy and the European license holder for the Melges 24, also has a production facility in Poland. AK Yacht Service ul. Nowogrodzka 38/28, 00-691 Warszawa, Poland www.trend27.pl stocznia@trend27.pl Contact: Andrzej Kula ? Type: 8.23m inland waterways traditional motor cruiser ? Models: Trend 27 ? Output: N/K AVA Sp. z o.o. ul. Stryjska 24 , 81-506 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 519 191 537 Fax: +48 519 191 537 ava@ava.gdynia.pl www.ava.gdynia.pl Contact: ? Type: Inflatables & RIBS up to 6m ? Models: Ava RIB ? Output: N/K Balt-Yacht ?arnowo Pierwsze 9b, 16-300 Augustów, Poland Tel: +48 87 643 17 00 Fax: +48 87 643 16 00 www.balt-yacht.com.pl balt-yacht@post.pl ? Type: Inboard and outboard motor boats and sailboats from 3m to 15m (build for Brunswick EMEA) ? Models: Quicksilver, Arvor, Balt ? Output: 2,000 boats per year Cobrey Boats ul. Bankowa 43, 05-220 Zielonka k Warszawa, Poland Tel: + 48 22 761 66 60 Fax: + 48 22 761 66 60 www.cobrey.pl info@cobrey.pl ? Type: Inboard sports cruisers and sport fishers up to 7.8m ? Models: Cobrey ? Output: N/K 6 Conrad S.A. ul. Sienna 45, 80-605 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 320 56 00 Fax: +48 58 320 56 01 www.conradshipyard.com conrad@conradshipyard.com ? Type: High quality steel and aluminium series production and custom sail and power yachts between 15m and 60m ? Models: One off / custom + Conrad 66, 85, Classic 50, 58, 63, 80 ? Output: 4 boats per year Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. (formerly Sportlake) Ko?ciuszki 6, 319-400 Olecko, Poland Tel: +48 87 520 30 37 Fax: +48 87 520 21 77 www.delphiayachts.pl delphiayachts@delphiayachts.pl ? Type: Motor boats and sailing yachts up to 15m (build for Brunswick EMEA) ? Models: Delphia 24 (Sport), 26, 28, 29.2, 33, 37, 40.2, 47, Cortina 480, 555 and 620, Quicksilver ? Output: 2,800 boats per year (2006 / 2007) Galeon ul. Starogardzka 5, 83-010 Straszyn, Poland Tel: +48 (58) 692 69 00 Fax: +48 (58) 692 69 02 www.galeon.pl galleon@galeon.pl ? Type: Inboard and outboard motor boats / yachts up to 20m ? Models: Galia range (outboard), Galeon Fly / HT range ? Output: 15-20 boats per year Imexus Yachts Sp. z o.o ul. Piaskowa 120-150, 97-200 Tomaszow Maz., Poland Tel: +48 44 724 45 60 www.imexusyachts.com info@imexusyachts.com ? Type: Sailing cruisers up to 9m ? Models: Imexus 24, 27, 28 ? Output: 9 to 12 boats per year Ostroda Yacht Sp. z o.o. (Jeanneau) ul. Spokojna 1, Ostróda 14-100, Poland Tel.: +48 (89) 646 07 00 Fax: +48 (89) 646 14 31 www.ostroda-yacht.com.pl info@ostroda-yacht.com.pl ? Type: Inboard and outboard motor boats up to 8m ? Models: Jeanneau - Cap Camarat, Leader, Merry Fisher, Runabout ? Output: 200 boats per year Parker Poland Sp. z o.o. Cz?stków Polski 171 05-152 Czosnów, Poland tel.: [+48 22] 785 11 11 fax: [+48 22] 785 09 99 parker@parker.com.pl www.parkerribs.com ? Type: RIBS up to 10m ? Models: Arrow, Baltic, Interceptor ? Output: 7 Skipper - Yachts S.A. ul. Kobyla?ska 30, 02-984 Warsaw, Poland Tel: +48 (22) 651 86 4 0 Fax: +48 (22) 651 86 4 0 wwwskipperyachts.pl skipper@skipperyachts.pl ? Type: Sailboats and motor boats up to 12m (produce for Comar (Italy) and Sunwind (Switzerland) ? Models: Arion, Skippi + Comar, Sunwind models ? Output: 15 boats per year J.W. Slepsk Boatyard Rajgrodzka 115, 16-300 Augustow, Poland Tel: +48. 87 6434773 Tel: +48 87 6431391 www.slepsk.com.pl slepsk@slepsk.com.pl ? Type: Inboard and outboard motor boats and sailboats up to 12m (build for Brunswick EMEA and Sea Ray) ? Models: Sea Ray, Commander, Fish, Pilothouse, Weekend, Arvor, Guernsey ? Output: 3,000 boats per year (2007) Sunreef Yachts ul. Doki 1, Hala 41A, 80-958 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 769 77 77 Fax: +48 58 763 55 42 www.sunreef-yachts.com ewa@sunreef-yachts.com Contact: Ewa Stachurska ? Type: Luxury sailing and power catamarans up to 50m ? Models: Sunreef Classic / modern, Single and Double deck, Power 60, 70, 80 Output: 15 boats per year TES - Yacht ul. Akacjowa 21, 05-079 Okuniew, Poland Tel: +48 602 346 392, Fax: +48 22 783 73 77 www.tes-yacht.pl info@tes-yacht.pl Contact: Tomasz Siwik ? Type: Swing keel sailboats up to 8m ? Models: Magnam, Master, Dreamer ? Output: 6-8 boats per year Yacht Service Sp. z o.o. ul. K. Makuszy?skiego 1, 13-300 Nowe Miasto Lubawskie, Poland Tel: +48 (0) 56 472 54 04 Fax: +48 (0) 56 472 54 24 www.yacht-service.com.pl haber@yacht-service.com.pl ? Type: Traditional composite and wood sail and power boats up to 8m ? Models: Haber, RB, Absolwent ? Output: 30 boats per year 8 LEISURE BOAT IMPORTS The total import value of motor yachts and sailing boats into Poland in 2008 was around ?30 million. This low figure reflects the relatively few high net worth individuals, and therefore potential customers, in Poland. For that reason not all of the major yacht builders have representation in Poland itself, preferring to extend the coverage of other European dealers. A.M.S.Boats Aleja Krakowska 12 a, 02-284 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 868 30 30 Fax: +48 22 868 44 88 www.amsboats.pl info@amsboats.pl Contact: Dealer for: Chris Craft, Four Winns, Glastron, Monterey Armator Yachts Sp.z.o.o. Podole 9, 05-600 Grójec, Poland Tel: +48 48 661 26 01 Fax: +48 48 661 26 01 www.armatoryachts.pl info@armatoryachts.pl Dealer for: Bavaria Yachts, Campion (Canada) EM Yachting Sp. z.o.o. Ul. Kopernika 133, 81-456 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 58 572 17 52 Fax : +48 58 572 17 52 www.emyachting.pl yachts@emyachting.pl Dealer for: Beneteau Sailboats Sunseeker Germany Stubbenhuk 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany Tel: +49 40 55 5050 Fax: 49 40 555 05150 www.sunseeker.de info@sunseeker.de Polish dealer for: Sunseeker Fairline Poland Hajogyari-sziget 606, Yacht Club, Budapest H-1033, Hungary Tel: +36 20 960 7305 Fax: +36 1 250 3950 www.fairline.com/#/poland poland@fairline.com Polish dealer for: Fairline Boats Kröslin Yachting GmbH Hafenstraße 9, 17440 Kröslin, Germany Tel: +49 38 370 25 1 0 Fax: +49 38 370 25 1 29 www.kroeslin-yachting.de info@kroeslin-yachting.de Polish dealer for: Elan Nordboat Cypryjska St. 52, 02-761 Warsaw, Tel: +48 22 4077793 Fax: +48 69 16 78 210 www.nordboat.com info@nordboat.pl Dealer for: Charger Norlin mark III 2.4mR (Finland) 9 Princess Yachts Poland Ul. Elblaska 79B, 80-718 Gdansk, Poland Tel : +48 58 320 69 20 Fax : +48 58 320 69 24 www.princess-yachts.pl info@princess-yachts.pl Dealer for: Princess Yachts Power Boats Poland Sp. z o.o. ul. Zegrzy?ska 7B, 05-126 Niepor?t, Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 774 88 99 Fax: +48 22 774 88 00 www.powerboats.p biuro@powerboats.pl Dealer for: Bayliner, Maxum, Cobalt, Meridian, Trophy, Azimut Yachting Poland Millennium Plaza Al. Jerozolimskie 123 a , 02-017 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 438 8762 Fax: +48 22 438 8763 www.yachtingpoland.com info@yachtingpoland.com Contact: Tomasz Mo?as Dealer for: Cruisers Yachts, Chapparal, Doral, Mastercraft, Marquis Yachts, Ferretti Group 10 MARINE EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION It is hugely advantageous for a foreign supplier wishing to enter the Polish market to appoint a local agent or distributor who knows where the opportunities are in the market, has a network of key contacts and can speak the language. Agents or distributors can usually offer a shortcut to gaining profile for your products within a given market. A numbers of British companies specialising in marine equipment are already present in Poland through their local representatives. Abakus Europe SP.J. ul. Harcerzy 2c, 84-300 Lebork, P.O.Box 181, Poland Tel: +48 59 863 74 38 Fax: +48 59 863 44 74 www.abakus-europe.pl info@abakus-europe.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Anchorlift, Sea-fire Aura Szczecin Przestrzenna 13, 70-800 Szczecin, Poland Tel: +48 91 461 39 92 Fax: +48 91 461 37 41 aura.szczecin.pl aura@aura.szczecin.pl Contact Jan Giers, Michal Krzyzanski Distributed products include: Barton, Lewmar, TackTick, Plastimo, Whale Centrum Jachtingu i SpCentrum Jachtingu i Sportow Wodnych Kluczy?ski Sails ul. Wybrzeze Gdynskie 2, Warszawa, 01-531, Poland Tel: +48 22 8395353 Fax: +48 22 8395353 www.kluczynski-sails.com.pl salon@jachting.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Raymarine CSV Kompozyty Pomorska 58-60, 70-812 Szczecin, Poland Tel: + 48 (0) 91 4321 974 Fax: + 48 (0) 91 885 18 04 www.csvkompozyty.pl kompozyty@csv.pl Contact: Slawomir Gajdzinski and Lukasz Sadlowski Distributed products include: Scott-Bader, Wolf Angel, Spheretex, Henkel, Hexion Echosonda.pl ul. Poleczki 29, Warszawa, 02-822, Poland Tel: +48 22 643 2202 Fax: +48 022 894 59 62 www.echosonda.pl echo@echosonda.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Eagle, Echopilot, Hummingbird Escort Sp. z.o.o. Zenon Markowski, ul. Grudzi?dzka 3, Szczecin 70-103, Poland Tel: +48 91 431 0400 Fax: +48 91 482 4777 www.escort.com.pl zenon.m@escort.com.pl escort@escort.com.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Plastimo, AdvanSea, NavSim, Northstar, Simrad 11 Jacek Wojkowski Przedstawiciel na Polske, ul.Gorczycowa 2A/6, 81-589 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 58 711 49 69 Fax: +48 58 711 49 69 jacekwojkowski@vp.pl Distributed products include: SF Marina System Januszewski ul. Slobecznikowa 18, PL-80-631 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 305 00 18 Fax: +48 58 305 00 18 www.januszewski.pl info@januszewski.pl Contact: Anna Januszewska Distributed products include: Rutgerson, Selden Harken Polska Sp. z o.o. ul. Lisa Kuli 4/1 , 01-512 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 561 93 93 Fax. +48 22 839 22 75 www.harken.pl polska@harken.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Harken Henri Lloyd Polska Sp. z o.o. Ul Mazurska 9, 87 ? 300, Brodnica,, Poland Tel: + 48 56 49 822 64 Fax: +48 56 69 714 24 www.henrilloyd.com.pl hlbiuro@henrilloyd.com.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Henri-Lloyd IMS Griffin Ltd. 70-656 ul Targowa 5, 70-634 Szczecin, Poland Tel: +48 91 46 237 12 Fax: +48 91 46 231 58 www.griffin.pl szczecin@griffin.pl Contact: Wojtek Ekstedt Distributed products include: Pains-Wessex Ma-Je-R Sp. z o.o. ul. Czarnieckiego 53, 01-541 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 869 93 60 Fax: +48 22 839 90 21 sails2@majer.com.pl www.majer.com.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Spinlock, Profurl, Trem, Goiot, Wichard, OH Marine Syste ul. Tetmajera no 3, 80-313 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 552 10 15 Fax: +48 58 552 10 15 www.marinesystem.pl office@marinesystem.pl Distributed products include: SF Marina System Mazuria 11-214 Galiny 2, Poland Tel: +48 8 976 12 165 Fax: +48 8 976 12 221 www.mazuria.com mazuria@ol.onet.pl Contact: Krzystof Zawistowski Distributed products include: Lofrans, Clamcleat, Selva, Gebo, Python drive, Lombardini 12 P.W. Mercato ("AQUA-SPORT") 10-409 Olsztyn, ul. Lubelska 50, Poland Tel: +48 89 532 03 02 Fax: +48 89 534 54 89 info@aqua-sport.com.pl www.aqua-sport.com.pl Distributed products include: Viadana, Nuova Rade, Luisi, Recambios Marinos, South Pacific, Ceredi, Hydrodrive Parker Poland Sp. z o.o. Cz?stków Polski 171, 05-152 Czosnów, Poland Tel: +48 22 785 11 11 Fax: +48 22 785 09 99 parker@parker.com.pl www.parker.com.pl Contact: Philip Scott Distributed products include: Quicksilver, Mercury, Cummins Mercruiser, Vetus, Uflex, Osculati, Simrad, Scanstrut Rossteam Marine Consultants Ul. Wolno?ci 9 , 81-324 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 058 711 44 67 Fax: +48 058 711 69 61 www.rossteam.com.pl krisr@rossteam.com.pl Contact: Kris Rostkowski Distributed products include: Tides Marine Sail Service ul.Sienna 45, 80-605 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 3 222 822 Fax: +48 58 3 222 802 www.sailservice.com.pl office@sailservice.com.pl Distributed products include: Andersen Winches, Gori Propeller, Skipper ul. Kobylanska, Warsaw 02.987, Poland Tel: +48(22)651 69 59 Fax: +48(22)651 86 40 www.skipper-yacht.com.pl skipper@cybersails.info.com Contact: Distributed products include: Marlow Ropes, Ronstan Smart sp. z o.o. Aleja Jana Paw?a II 5, 81-345 Gdynia Tel: +48 (58) 661 17 50 Fax: +48 (58) 660 46 82 Contact: Distributed products include: Zodiac, Crewsaver, Silva, Secumar Taurus Sea Power Dzwigowa 13a 80-414, Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 344 3050 Fax: +48 58 341 6762 www.taurus.gda.pl taurus@taurus.gda.pl Contact: Distributed products include: Yanmar, Antal, SidePower, Johnson, Evinrude, Liros, Jabsco, Ski-doo, Sea-doo, Sprenger (HS), Quick Windlass Tomatrik Mastervolt Poland ul. Kosciuszki 109, 26-120 Blizyn, Poland Tel: +48 412541693 Fax: +48 412-54-16-93 www.mastervoltpolska.pl info@mastervoltpolska.pl Distributed products include: Mastervolt 13 MARINE ENGINE SUPPLIERS CATERPILLAR ENERIA SP. ZO.O. IZABELIN DZIEKANOWEK 6 GMINA CZOSNOW, LOMIANKI, MAZOWIECKIE 05-092, Poland www.eneria.pl marine@eneria.pl MG PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO TECHNCNO-HANDLOWE UL JANKA WISNIEWSKIEGO 13, GDYNIA, POMORSKIE 81-338, Poland mg@box43.pl PHOENIX POLSKA SP. Z O.O. DEBOGORSKA 22, SZCZECIN, ZACHODNIOPOMORSKIE 71-717, Poland www.phoenix-poland.com info@phoenix-poland.com CUMMINS MERCRUISER DIESEL Parker Poland Sp. z o.o. Cz?stków Polski 171, 05-152 Czosnów, Poland Tel: +48 22 785 11 11 Fax: +48 22 785 09 99 www.parker.com.pl parker@parker.com.pl Contact: Philip Scott MAN Marine Motor Service ul. Stogi 20, 80-642 Gdansk Tel: +48 (504) 13 66 31 Fax: +48 504 136 631 www.manmarine.pl front282@aol.com Contact: Andreas Kwiatkowski MTU PBP "ENAMOR" Sp. z o.o. ul. Morska 85 , 81-225 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 58 69 01 700 Fax: +48 58 69 01 701 www.enamor.com.pl enamor@enamor.com.pl SCANIA Scania Polska S.A. Al. Katowicka 316, 05-830 Stara Wies/Nadarzyn, Poland Tel:+48 223 560 100 Fax:+48 223 560 101 www.scania.pl scania@scania.pl VOLVO PENTA Volvo Penta Polska sp. z o.o.* ul. Prostok?tna 5a, 81-601 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 58 627 33 80 Fax: +48 58 627 33 90 marek.tunski@volvo.com www.volvopenta.pl Contact: Marek Tu?ski *Also distributors for ZF Marine Outboard engines are distributed through a network of general marine equipment distributors, as detailed above. 14 CHARTER INDUSTRY Poland now has around 100 charter operations. Around 80 per cent of those charters are within Poland, with the rest concentrating on charters elsewhere in Europe. As recently as 10 years ago there were no such companies. The biggest charter operator is Tiga Yacht, which has over 40 boats between 7m-9m (23ft-30ft) in its Polish fleet. Ahoj Czarter ul. Przemys?owa 10, 11-600 W?gorzewo Tel: +48 87 427 15 37 Fax: +48 87 427 15 37 www.ahoj.pl biuro@ahoj.pl Centre of Promotion and Tourist Information Wyzwolenia 2, Gizycko11-500, Poland Tel: +48 87 4285265 Fax: +48 87 4285760 www.gizycko.turystyka.pl infogizycko@post.pl Delphia Yachts Kot sp. j. ? Charter Division Ul. Pozna?ska 12/102, 00-680 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 622 13 86 Fax: +48 22 622 13 86 www.delphiayachts.pl delphiayachts@delphiayachts.pl T.I.G.A. Yacht S.A. Al. Jana Pawla II 11, 00-828 Warsaw, Poland Tel: +48 22 62 42 324 Fax: +48 22 65 48 322 www.tiga-yacht.com.pl tiga_yacht@tiga.com.pl 15 PORTS, MARINAS & HARBOURS In all there are more than 60 marinas and harbours suitable for leisure boating on the Polish coast, mostly located in the large bay around the second city of Gdansk. These provide an estimated 2,500 moorings in total. Poland has a number of private Yacht Clubs, many of which have marina facilities and services and welcome recreational boaters. Two of the most famous and prestigious of theseare: Yacht Klub Polski Gdynia Aleja Jana Paw?a II (b. Aleja Zjednoczenia) 11 81-345 Gdynia, Poland Tel: +48 (0) 58 620-17-01 www.ykp.sails.pl biuro@ykp.gdynia.pl Gdynia Yacht Club Marina Tel: +48 58 621 9366 Fax: +48 58 661 9429 The following is a list of recreational boat-friendly marinas and harbours by name: Cha?upy Jelitkowo Oksywie Ch?apowo Kamienica Elbl?ska Or?owo Ch?opy Kamien Pomorski Piaski Darlowo Karsibór Police D?bki Karwia Puck D?bki K?ty Rybackie Rewa Dziwnow Kolobrzeg Rewal D?wirzyno Krynica Morska Rowy Elbl?g Ku?nica Sopot Frombork Lubin Stegna Gdansk Leba Stepnica Gdynia* Mechelinki Suchacz Górki Wschodnie Mi?dzyzdroje Swarzewo Górki Zachodnie Mrze?yno Szczecin Hel Niechorze Sztutowo Jantar Nowa Pas??ka ?wibno Jaros?awiec Nowe Warpno Swinoujscie Jastarnia Ob?u?e Tolkmicko Trzebiez Unie?cie Ustka * Poland?s largest Marina Ustronie Morskie Wladyslawowo Wolin 16 REPAIR & REFIT There are many small repair yards in Poland, some of them inland. These small yards can also make repairs and refit on the big yachts, but we have included only yards with access to the water here. It is interesting to note that more and more small volume boat production yards are offering repair and refit services as a result of the current downturn. The likelihood is that these yards will return to their boat building activities as the market recovers. Bryt sp.j. PPH W. Graczyk R. Szumowski ul. K?pna 4 pomorskie, 80-635 Gda?sk, Poland Tel: +48 58 307 36 19 Fax: +48 58 307 36 19 www.bryt.firmy.net brytsails@brytsails.com Conrad S.A. ul. Sienna 45, 80-605 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 320 56 00 Fax: +48 58 320 56 01 www.conradshipyard.com conrad@conradshipyard.com Complex Jacht ul. Przebendowskiego 9/12, 84-100 Puck, Poland Tel: +48 50 518 33 19 www.complexjacht.pl info@complexjacht.pl Stocznia Dar?owo M&W Sp. z o.o. ul. Conrada 1, 76-150 Darlowo, Poland Tel: +48 94 314 21 76 Fax: +48 94 314 13 48 www.stoczniamw.pl biuro@stoczniadarlowo.pl Gda?sk Shiprepair Yard "Remontowa" S.A. ul.Na Ostrowiu 1, 80-958 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 307 16 00 Fax: +48 58 301 25 32 www.remontowa.com.pl remontowa@remontowa.com.pl Stocznia Ustka Sp. z o.o. Westerplatte 1, 76-270 Ustka, Poland Tel: +48 59 814 43 52 Fax: +48 59 814 43 31 www.stoust.com.pl office@stoust.com.pl Sunreef Yachts ul. Doki 1, Hala 41A, 80-958 Gdansk, Poland Tel: +48 58 769 77 77 Fax: +48 58 763 55 42 www.sunreef-yachts.com ewa@sunreef-yachts.com Contact: Ewa Stachurska Us?ugi Szkutnicze ?Yacht Planker Service? Santocka 33/lok. 36, 71-083 Szczecin, Poland Tel: +48 91 452 47 16 Fax: +48 91 452 47 16 17 BOAT SHOWS Warsaw Boat Show ?Wind & Water? ? 11 ? 14 March 2010 Warsaw EXPO XXI Centre ul. Pr?dzy?skiego 12/14 Tel: +48 22 4567 100 Fax: +48 22 4567 111 Organiser: Yacht Expo Sp. z o.o. ul. Senatorska 13/15, 00-075 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 829 66 80 Fax: +48 22 829 66 81 www.wiatriwoda.pl biuro@wiatriwoda.pl Contact: Rafa? Chmielnicki (rchmielnicki@muratorexpo.pl) ? Visitors: 23,857 (2008)* ? Exhibitors: 333 (2008)* *Audited: Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry (2008) Gdynia ?Wind & Water Boat Show ? on Water? ? 6-9 August 2009 Organiser: Yacht Expo Sp. z o.o.. ul. Senatorska 13/15, 00-075 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 829 66 80 Fax: +48 22 829 66 81 ? Visitors: N/K ? Exhibitors: 82 (2008) (unaudited) Poznan Boat Show (Fair of Sailing and Water Sports) - 6-8 November 2009 ul. G?ogowska 14, Pozna?, Poland Tel: +48 42 637 12 15 Fax: +48 42 639 79 80 www.boatshow.pl grzegorz.wisniewski@boatshow.pl Contact: Grzegorz Wi?niewski Organsier: Interservis Ltd. ul. Piotrkowska 249/251, 90-456 ?ód?, Poland Tel: +48 42 637 12 15 Fax: +48 42 637 13 59 www.interservis.pl biuro@interservis.pl ? Visitors: N/K ? Exhibitors: 140 (2008) (unaudited) 18 MEDIA Zagle - Yachting Magazine Published by: Murator S.A. Kamionkowska 45, 03-812 Warsaw, Poland Tel: +48 22 590 51 75 Fax: +48 22 590 54 44 www.zagle.com.pl Yachting magazine 'Zagle' has been edited since 1959. This is the oldest and biggest magazine in Poland for water sports enthusiasts. Contents: technical tests of sailing yachts, power boats, equipment, cruising reports, international and local regatta news, etc. Sailnews.pl Bosma?ska 23b/20, 75-257 Koszalin, Poland Tel: +48 665 200 708 sailnews@sailnews.pl www.sailnews.pl Web site dedicated to sailing and provides news on competitions and gives practical advice Nasze Morze Published by: Okr?townictwo i ?egluga Sp. z o.o. Na Ostrowiu 1, 80-958 Gda?sk, Poland Tel: + 48 58 307 17 90 Fax. + 48 58 307 12 56 www.naszemorze.com.pl sekretariat@naszemorze.com.pl Maritime magazine about ships and Balticsea related issue Jachting / Jachting Motorowodny Published by: Twoje Media Sp. z o.o. ul. Saska 9a, 03-968 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 616 16 20 Fax: +48 616 16 12 www.twojemedia.pl www.jachting.pl www.motorowy.pl poczta@twojemedia.pl Covers general yachting topics, events and provides information on new equipment. Useful resources on techniques and practices at sea, the best tips, tests of new yachts and boats; interviews, reviews and sea stories 19 CHALLENGES FOR BRITISH EXPORTERS Import duty ? as a full member of the EU there are no import duties or additional taxes for goods transferring to or from the UK. User-licensing - there is a complex user-licensing structure. Sailboats with over 10m2 (176ft2) of sail require a licence, as do users of motorboats with 5hp or more engines. Beyond the basic sailor licence there are varying levels of competence, the top grades of which are very demanding and time-consuming. Licences are issued by the PZZ (Polski Zwiazek Zeglarski) Credit - for most companies, cash flow is tight, particularly in the current economic climate. Strict credit control is therefore essential for any company trading in Poland. All usual methods of payment and insurance of payment are acceptable. Most companies seek delayed payment (30-60 days normal). Infra-structure ? by UK standards the marine industry supply chain is still under-developed, although the situation has improved considerably over the past 5 years. However, it can still take a long time for goods to reach their final destination, so allowances must be made. Price sensitivity - as with most emerging economies, the market tends to be price sensitive rather than quality driven. Poland has a limited number of marina berths, which has restricted the rate of expansion of the leisure marine industry. Whilst there are programmes to address this with new marina development, progress is generally considered to be too slow. This is further exacerbated by the present global economic conditions. 20 GENERAL GUIDANCE & ADVICE FOR BRITISH EXPORTERS AND USEFUL CONTACTS Polish Yachting Association Chocimska 14 Street, 00791 Warsaw, Poland Tel: + 48 22 8480483 Fax: + 48 22 8480482 pyaoffice@pya.org.pl www.pya.org.pl Contact: Wieslaw Kaczmarek The Polish Chamber of Boating Industry and Water Activities Ul.Senatorska 13/15, PL-00-075 Warszawa, Poland Tel: +48 22 829 66 94 Fax: +48 22 829 66 94 izba@polskiejachty.com.pl www.polskiejachty.com.pl Contact: Marek Slodownik (Secretary) Centre of Promotion and Tourist Information Wyzwolenia 2, Gizycko11-500, Poland Tel: +48 87 4285265 Fax: +48 87 4285760 www.gizycko.turystyka.pl infogizycko@post.pl UK Trade & Investment www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk More Detailed Sector Reports Research is critical when considering new markets. UKTI provides market research services which can help UK companies doing business overseas including: ? Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). Bespoke research into potential markets, contacts and support during your visits overseas. ? Export Marketing Research Scheme. Advice on market research and help to contact subsidised market research administered by the British Chambers of Commerce on behalf of UKTI UKT&I?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) can help eligible UK businesses take part in overseas exhibitions. Attendance at TAP events offers significant benefits. UKTI?s International Trade Advisers can provide you with essential and impartial advice on all aspects of international trade. Every UK region also has dedicated sector specialists who can provide advice tailored to your industry. You can trace your nearest advisor by entering your postcode into the Local Office Database on the homepage of the UKTI website. UKTI Warsaw Slawek Morawski Senior Trade & Investment Adviser slawek.morawski@fco.gov.uk British Embassy Commercial Section Warsaw Corporate Centre ul. Emilii Plater 28 00-688 Warszawa 21 Tel: +48 22 311 0214 Fax: +48 22 311 0250 www.britishembassy.pl For new and inexperienced exporters the UKTI Passport to Export process will take you through the mechanics of exporting. An International Trade Adviser will provide professional advice on a range of services, including financial subsidies, export documentation, contacts in overseas markets, overseas visits, translating marketing material, e-commerce, subsidised export training and market research. 22 23
Posted: 05 October 2010