TransEurope Marinas: a community to be proud of!
With over 30 years of association, our network of selected marinas throughout Europe is a melting pot where member managers share experience, enthusiasm and innovative ideas. TransEurope Marinas is less a label and more a distinction – one of which we are justly proud. Our main objective is to enable our berth holders to spend more time sailing – encouraged by means of the reassurance of a warm welcome in international marinas and the advantage of discounted berthing. All this with a single motto: Lets keep it simple!
TransEurope Marinas comprises the largest marina group in Europe, spanning eleven countries and close to 45,000 berths. Originally created to help bolster smaller, independent and often family-run marinas, both sides of the Channel/La Manche, what was “Transmanche Marinas” evolved to incorporate members across the Iberian Peninsula, Ireland and the Netherlands before extending further south to countries such as Greece, Croatia and Italy.
The essence of the group is based on a convivial, low-cost membership system whereby marina members offer reciprocal discounts to their berth-holders, permitting them to enjoy a 50% berthing discount in over 82 other European marinas for up to five days in each facility. As far as possible, marinas are spaced at a minimum distance of 30nm or a days sail away, providing nocturnal refuge. Members are encouraged to meet service and safety standards corresponding to four or five Gold Anchors (TYHA); in this way, berth-holders can be assured of a similar level of service as a visitor in affiliated marinas.
Two meetings per year allow member marina managers to network and share ideas; many strong friendships having grown over the years. The lack of local competition keeps politics at bay and a better knowledge of services offered in overseas countries, is passed on to cruising customers as advice and recommendations.