PhD Doctorate in Maritime Geotechnical Engineering (2005), MSc Graduated in Environmental Engineering (1999), Fabiana Maccarini developed an extensive record in ports, marina and waterfront developments, with specific expertise in superyachts facilities.
Since 2009 she is a member of the Recreational Navigation Commission (RecCom) of PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure.
From 2007 to 2009 she worked as development manager in Applied Technology and Management Inc. (ATM), at the Dubai Office, in the Marina and Waterfront Development Section.
From 2010 to 2014 she worked as international business developer at Impresa Pietro Cidonio S.p.A. (IPC), an Italian construction company of commercial ports and touristic marinas.
In 2013 she founded FABMAR, a consulting company specializing on planning, design, development and operation of marinas, maritime hubs and yachting destinations. Among the most important projects, FABMAR served as specialist consultant of the Port Authority of Rome (Italy) for the planning and development of the superyacht marina “Roma Marina Yachting”; and of DP World (Dubai, UAE) for the reconversion and development of Port Rashid as yachting destination and maritime hub (Mina Rashid Marina).
Since 2018 she joined P&O Marinas, a DP World company established to develop world class locations for the mooring of yachts and the hospitality of their owners, captains, guests and the local residents. In P&O Marinas, her role is research and developer manager for the acquisition, development and operation of worldwide yachting destinations within the company’s network.
Fabiana Maccarini has coordinated international publications, holds seminars on marinas and yachting hubs and publishes articles in national and international journals and conferences.