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Fomenting competitiveness in the nautical sector and positioning Barcelona as an international centre of attraction demands a favourable legal environment and optimum conditions for developing new businesses and activities. At Barcelona Clúser Nàutic the aim is to simplify legislation and advance towards regulatory environment the favours business development, proposing improvements in procedures that streamline formalities, making them more flexible.

The aim of this kind of developments is to standardize issues of legal security, like for example now, with visas and permits, current security formalities for boats, functions for practicing sport o regulation of “charters”, amongst others. These issues affect merchant shipping, customs and excise, as well as the national corps (The Police and the Civil Guard) and it is the Clúster’s objective to detect this critical points in the set of legal rules, with a view to establish clearer, simpler and more transparent criteria.

This line of action, given its complexity and range, will be developed with other entities and organizations, from both Catalan and Spanish fields, such as the Asociación Española de Empresas Náuticas (ANEN), the Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona and the Asociación Española de Grandes Yates (AEGY).



The Assembly of the Barcelona Clúster Nàutic has agreed this week to appoint Marcelo Penna as the new president of the association.

Penna has been a founding member of the Cluster, a naval architect and builder since 1984. He specializes in the innovation and design of electric propulsion and fleet electrification vessels.


Jordi Puig the new president of the Real Club Nautico

Jordi Puig Alsina (Barcelona, 1970) is the new president of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (RCNB). His relationship with the sea and sailing has been part of his life…[+]


The Barcelona Clúster Nàutic is joining forces with the SWITCHMED program, the Med BlueFASMA modular project and the MED BLUE GROWTH community to promote the Circular Economy in the Mediterranean.

On May 10, the three Mediterranean cooperation projects organized a hybrid event in Barcelona to promote and identify challenges in the circular economy, an emerging area of ​​the Blue Economy.…[+]

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