Certified Marina Manager (CMM)

Certified Marina Manager (CMM)


Achieving the internationally recognised Certified Marina Manager (CMM) designation is the assurance that your future can be both financially and professionally rewarding.

It is a major step toward international recognition as a senior marina manager, who has distinguished himself or herself as an outstanding professional.

CMM's span the globe with over 300 active CMM's worldwide. The Global Marina Institute (GMI), an educational partnership between the British Marine and Marina Industries Association (MIA), offer the CMM programme in Australia, UK and Europe.

The CMM programme is characterised by the open sharing of experiences, ideas and information. It forms a community of professionals whose networking opportunities are unmatched.

CMMs represent the elite in the marina and recreational boating industry. They value true personal and professional excellence and strive to maintain the highest levels of ethical and moral conduct in their commitment to the marina industry.

CMMs have a deeply-rooted respect for the environment and recognise their role in keeping it safe for boaters and the communities that support them. CMMs are marina professionals who have completed an extensive training and certification process and embrace the continuance of education and training for themselves and those who work within the marina industry. Marina owners and investors see CMMs as being qualified, professional, and committed to a career within the marina industry.

CMMs are recognised as being most up-to-date in the latest procedures, techniques, industry regulations, and requirements. CMMs have one of the tightest professional networks in the world and regularly share tips and information with one another, ensuring that each is up to speed with the latest technologies, processes, and regulations. The knowledge a CMM receives through this network makes him/her a highly qualified, respected, and able manage

To become a CMM is an application process only.

  • Greater earning potential
  • More employment opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Job satisfaction and ability
  • Networking
  • International professional recognition

  • At least 5 years marina management experience, with three of these years being the immediate past three years.
  • Currently manage a marina with:
  • An annual turnover of at least £600,000 / €750 000/ Aus $1000 0000
  • at least 100 berth/moorings and/or dry stack
  • manage at least 6 (FTE) employees.
  • be an active member of a marine related membership organisation
  • have completed the Advanced Marina Managers School within the last 2 years.
  • can demonstrate management experience in all six core functions and at least three non-core functions - see application form.


Tony Browne CMM

“The Certified Marina Managers accreditation employs a rigorous set of criteria and a robust application process that ensures candidates have met the high standards required. This results in a very credible accreditation which is immediately recognisable across the industry, providing enhanced employment and career progression opportunities.

The IMM and AMM courses as a lead up to the CMM application not only deliver a fundamental global overview of marina management best practice, but also open the door to invaluable peer to peer networking opportunities.

I would strongly encourage anyone looking at furthering their career to start the process by reading the relevant material and enrolling in an IMM course.”


Andy Savill, CMM
(Marina Manager, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa in Dubai)

“A few years after completing my IMM & AMM I achieved my Certified Marina Manager which was a great accomplishment and allowed me to position myself in my chosen career industry. The IMM & AMM courses offer a great 360 degree perspective into the foundations for a safe, environment friendly and financially rewarding marina operation. One of the best points of these courses are the networking benefits and the strong working relationships with other marina operators.

The rigorous application process for the CMM allows your proven achievements to be on display and opens them up to criticism or merit depending on your level. The CMM ensures a very high standard across the board and allows employers and owners of marinas an element of security when sourcing the correct people to operate their marinas.”

CMM Application Form

CMM Reference Form

CMM Application Handbook

CMM Annual Re accreditation

Certified Marina Managers are expected to continuously improve and are expected to annually submit a record of their continuous professional development to the GMI.

The requirements for re-accreditation are:

  • Continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Continuing employment in the Marina Industry

For further information, please contact Kitty Judd on +44 (0)7923 250 650 or at kjudd@britishmarine.co.uk

New Courses for 2024  

CMM/ CMP Continuous Professional Development Webinars

British Marine in partnership with the Global Marina Institute are proud to announce a suite of new webinars for the Continuous Professional Development for Certified Marina Managers (CMM) and Certified Marina Professionals (CMP). These courses will also be open to IMM and AMM’s (Intermediate and Advanced Marina Managers).

We understand the importance in providing consistent, relevant, and cost-effective training and to be able to upskill and not lose essential business hours.

CPD is about developing your professional practice. We want to help you to keep your skills and knowledge up to date; prepare you for greater responsibilities; boost your confidence; help you become more creative in tackling new challenges; enable you to make better decisions, or help you take your career further.

We have 3 courses that we are delivering in 2024 focusing on Maritime Law, Health & Safety and Finance. These webinars will be 90 minutes long with an hour of learning and 30 minutes for Q&A’s.

The first webinar will focus on Abandoned Boats and will be delivered on Wednesday 26th June 10:00-11:30.

These CPD webinars can be logged as part of CMM/ CMP reaccreditation. So don’t delay, contact Kitty- kjudd(at)britishmarine.co.uk for more information.

To book your place straight away, CLICK HERE

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Can Akaltan IC Cesme Marina Yatirim Turizm ve Isletmeleri A.S. Turkey
Ioannis Alexopoulos Astir Marina Vouliagmeni Single Member S.A. Greece
Stephen Arber Tingdene Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Kevin Baird Boatfolk Marinas Ltd. UK (Northern Ireland)
(Salim) Selcuk Balci D-Marin  UAE
Suzanne Bell Boatfolk Marinas Ltd. United Kingdom
Roddy Blair Adriatic Marinas doo Montenegro
Philip Blake IGY Marinas Miami, Florida, U.S.A
Nikola Banovic Portonovi Marina Management Company Montenegro
Mark Brimacombe Sutton Harbour Company United Kingdom
Tony Browne Adriatic Marinas doo Montenegro
Simon Bryan Island Global Yachting Europe
Debbie Burns Ocean Village Marina United Kingdom
Charles Bush Sailport Plc United Kingdom
Alistair Clarke Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd United Kingdom
Andrew Collumbell Premier Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Miguel  Contreras Yas Marina UAE
Mark Cookson Tingdene Marinas United Kingdom
James Cotton Yacht Havens Ltd.  United Kingdom
Spiros Dallos D-Marin  Greece
Antonis Drosos Kos Marina Greece
Peter de Regt Marina Port Zelande BV Netherlands
Maarten Desloovere VYNieuwpoort Belgium
Alison Downs Holy Loch Port/ Marina United Kingdom (Scotland)
Tony Dye TD Marina Consultancy Limited United Kingdom
Jon Eads Salterns Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Ingrid Fortunato Marlagos - Iniciativas Turisticas SA Portugal
Martinho Fortunato Marlagos - Iniciativas Turisticas SA Portugal
Jean Michel Gaigné Saint Quay Port DArmor France
Graeme Galbraith James Watt Dock Marina United Kingdom
Michael Glanville Marina Developments Ltd United Kingdom
Andrew Garland Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Pauline Gorley Maryport Harbour and Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Henk Gravestein Jachthaven Bruinisse BV Netherlands
Mustafa Gün D-Marin Turgutreis Marina Turkey
Faruk Günlü Teos Marina Isletme ve Ticaret A.S. Turkey
Simon Haigh Quay Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
John Harris Bray Marina United Kingdom
Lisa Harris Shepperton Marina United Kingdom
Barnaby Hayward Church Minshull Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Mike Hatch Premier Marinas Ltd  United Kingdom
Paal Janson Marina Marketing & Management Ltd  Ireland
Peter Jennings Lymington Yacht Marina United Kingdom
Philip Jones Orascom Marine Management Egypt
Stuart Jones Boatfolk Marinas Ltd United Kingdom (Wales)
Kenny Jones Island Global Yachting USA
Stavros Karnakis Athens Marina S.A. Greece
Stavros Katsikadis LAMDA Flisvos Marina S.A. Greece
Albert Khong Nansha Marina China
Ivaylo Kishkov Al Qana Marina Abu Dhabi
Haris Koureas Ayia Napa Marina Cyprus
Ioannis Koutsodontis Zea Marina S.A. Greece
Phillip  Langley Aqueduct Marina United Kingdom
Russ Levett Marina Projects Ltd United Kingdom
Konstantina Leontsini D-Marin Zea Marina Greece
Ben Lippiett Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd United Kingdom
Tom Lord Limassol Marina Cyprus
Hollie Luff Premier Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Tiago Marcelino CNALGES SA Portugal
Luke Machin Berthon Marina, Poole United Kingdom
José Massapina Albumarina - Soc. Gestora de Marinas S.A. - Marina Portugal
B. Renata Marevic Marina Punat d.o.o., Croatia Croatia
Angus  Maughn Overwater Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Dan McKiernan Marina Projects Ltd United Kingdom
Simone  Morgan Whitehaven Marina Ltd. United Kingdom
Harold Mc Loughlin Department of Agriculture Food and Marine  Ireland
Richarno Marie Yas Marina United Arab Emirates
Jonathan O'Connor Moneley Carlingford Marina Ireland
Robert Parton Church Minshull Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Mark Pearce Tingdene Marine Ltd. United Kingdom
Martin Plas Not working for IGY Marinas now (06/03/23) KJ France
Simon Porritt Jersey Marinas United Kingdom
Mark Phillp Premier Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Will Rahder Yacht Haven Quay Ltd United Kingdom
Colin Ralph Jeddah Yacht Club - Sela Saudi Arabia
John Paul Rebollini Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club United Arab Emirates
Emanuele  Rinaldi ESEAR Marina Management Solutions Italy
Mark Ring Royal Cork Yacht Club Ireland
Jon Roberts boatfolk - Conwy Marina United Kingdom
Ian Rodger Holt Leisure Parks United Kingdom (Scotland)
Carmine Sanna Marina di Porto Cervo Italy
Philip Sather Dubai Marina Yacht Club United Arab Emirates
Bruno Santori Marina di Pescara Italy
Neil Salter Mylor Yacht Harbour United Kingdom
Andy Savill Dubai Harbour Marinas  United Arab Emirates
Matt Simms Boatfolk  United Kingdom
Zandra Sissing D-marin St Vincent and The Grenadines 
Gareth Stephens Canal & River Trust United Kingdom
Alberto Sonino Vento di Venezia Italy
Paul Swain Portland Marina United Kingdom
Paul Tetlow   United Kingdom
Vassilis Tefas Cleopatra Marina Greece
Mike Townshend Boatfolk Marinas Ltd. United Kingdom
Evertt Ucat Aldar Marinas LLC - Al Bandar Marina United Arab Emirates
Onur Ugan Marin Operations and Marina Consultant Turkey
Jose Antonio Valbuena Alcaidesa Marina Spain
Mieke Vleugels Jachthaven Wetterwille B.V. - Interboat Holland Netherlands
Robert Vrancken Holding Waterrecratie Maasplassaen bv Netherlands
Rupert Wagstaff Yacht Havens Ltd United Kingdom
Alison Wakelin Emsworth Yacht Harbour Ltd United Kingdom
Jonathan Walcroft Shamrock Quay United Kingdom
Nicola Walsh Premier Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Chris Windsor Dover Marina United Kingdom
Wyndham  Tops Abu Dhabi Maritime UAE
Stavros Katsikadis LAMDA Flisvos Marina S.A. Greece
Andrew Collumbell Premier Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
Kevin Baird Boatfolk Marinas Ltd. UK (Northern Ireland)
Robert Parton Church Minshull Marina Ltd United Kingdom
Simon Haigh Quay Marinas Ltd United Kingdom
José Massapina Albumarina - Soc. Gestora de Marinas S.A. - Marina Portugal
Jose Antonio Valbuena Alcaidesa Marina Spain
Onur Ugan Marin Operations and Marina Consultant Turkey
(Salim) Selcuk Balci D-Marin  UAE
Dave Hewitt Largs Yacht Haven Scotland (UK)
Kerrie Gray Poole Harbour commissioners  UK  
Carmine Sanna Marina di Porto Cervo Italy
Dan Lewis ABC Leisure Group  United Kingdom
Richard Birch Tingdene United Kingdom