In ancient times, people believed that the sea was the end of the world. Today, sea lovers like us at ACI know that all our discoveries, all our challenges and all our visions begin and end with the sea.
Being a visionary means having the ability to see opportunities that no one else sees, to think outside the box, and to have the courage to come up with innovative ideas, trends or concepts ahead of one’s time. The sea, a source of eternal inspiration, is an integral part of ACI’s DNA and helps us create new values and conceive projects that will mark the future of boating on the Adriatic.
Having a vision was the guiding principle in planning the ACI Marina Rijeka project, the largest investment in the history of the Croatian boating industry, which, carried out in partnership between ACI and GITONE, will offer the highest quality of service not only for boaters but for all residents in the very centre of this beautiful Croatian city. We believe that this exclusive marina with a 5-anchor rating will breathe new creative energy into Rijeka and put Kvarner on the map of prestigious world yachting destinations.
The result of a vision developed four years ago and turned to reality, our magazine presents inspiring stories of people who have used their ideas, projects, thoughts and products to help make this planet a better place to live in. One of them is First, Different, Unique Jean-Claude Biver, a genius who has completely changed the rules of the game in the watch industry and transformed Swiss watchmaking giants such as Omega, Blancpain and Hublot. It has been a great pleasure to talk to one of the most distinctive persons in the world’s boating industry, Enrico Chieffi, the Vice President of Nautor’s Swan, who shared his thoughts on the hedonism of the sea and great ships that push the boundaries of design and modern technology.
The new edition of ACI No. 1 in four languages also brings interviews with the world-renowned artist Mirko Ilić, a Basketball Hall of Fame member Toni Kukoč, the world rally champion Sébastien Ogier and the legendary Formula One car designer Gordon Murray, as well as many other interesting people and topics along with a complete catalogue of all our marinas.
Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has participated in this year’s edition of the magazine. Their trust, knowledge, skill and passion, and love of the sea and boating were crucial in achieving excellent results in accordance with ACI’s reputation and vision.
We wish all our guests and boaters on the Adriatic fair winds and smooth sailing.
Navigare necesse est.
Kristijan Pavić, Chairman of the Board
Adriatic Croatia International Club d.d.
Adriatic Croatia International Club,
za djelatnost marina d.d.
Rudolfa Strohala 2, 51000 Rijeka
Tel. +385 (0) 51 271 288
Fax. + 385 (0) 51 271 824
Kristijan Pavić / Chairman of the Board
Josip Ostrogović / Board Member
Ivan Herak, PhD / Board Member
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