• The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute
  • The Global Marina Institute

Certified Marina Manager

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.

Am I ready to become a CMM Candidate?
You have 5 years Marina General Manager experience, during the five years you must have done all of the following

  • Manage a marina operation with an annual turnover of at least US $100 0000/ £ 600 000 / € 750 000/ Aus $ 1000 0000
  • Manage a marina business with at least 100 berth/moorings and/or drystack
  • Spend at least 60% of your time on, financial planning, marketing and customer relations and people management
  • Manage at least 6 employees
  • Be an active member of a trade association
  • Completed the Advanced Marina Managers School within the last 5 years
  • Can satisfy the review committee that your marina management experience passes the 18 point test (see CMM Applicant Handbook)


Dan Hughes CMM, Chairman of the European CMM Group:“I would strongly urge those who have reached the standards and criteria set for the CMM and CMP qualifications to attend the course and make an application. The benefits of being recognised as one of an elite group of marina professionals goes well beyond the qualification itself; the sharing of knowledge and best practice, the support and networking opportunities, career enhancement and the making of life-long friends is something quite unique in our industry. It may seem a significant undertaking, but we are all here to help steer you through the process to success”

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.”

For further information and start the application process please select your region: