It was in 1996 that, thanks to the great strategic vision of entrepreneur Luciano Lotti, the marina called Porto Lotti first opened up the entire district to the yachting fraternity. For many years, the area which was to accommodate the new marina was home to the Lotti ship-breaking yard; its conversion from an industrial to a leisure area was a lengthy process and the outcome was only achieved through constant, determined commitment. The project was launched in 1985; work began in 1990 and the marina was officially opened in 1996.
Its success was immediate and big names in finance, business, sport and show business chose to moor their yachts at the new marina’s quays. This success has continued uninterrupted, because investment and innovation have never ceased, also encouraged by Porto Lotti’s unique geographical location, surrounded by an area rich in art, history and traditions, with its “dolce vita” atmosphere where harmony and wellbeing can be enjoyed with full respect for privacy and environmental safeguards. One of the world’s very few private marinas entirely financed by private capital (a factor which provides a sound financial base), Porto Lotti celebrates 20 years’ uninterrupted operations in 2016.
Its distinguishing features are privacy, security and excellence: this is why Porto Lotti is the marina where every Master and his crew feel at home.
Having followed her father, Luciano Lotti, throughout the construction of the marina, today Olivia Lotti divides her time between managing Porto Lotti and Tenuta la Ghiaia, a vinicultural business in the Sarzana countryside that produces the famous D.O.C. wines served in the marina restaurant.
An experienced yachtsman passionate about sailing and game fishing, Andrea Lotti is also an expert yacht broker and the importer of the prestigious Tiara Yachts brand in Italy and Monte Carlo.
Paolo Jasson is active in the marine sector as the importer of Johnson and Yamaha engines, and Hatteras and Boston Whaler boats.