With navy school background and as an offshore racing and cruising yachtsman, Oscar Siches has broad experience in the boating industry. He has skippered sail and power yachts in South America, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Partner and manager of two marinas in Mallorca (Spain) for nearly 20 years, Oscar is a consultant for design and operations of marina projects in various countries, and a designer of customized marina elements. His latest “baby” is the Marasi marina at the Dubai canal, which was completed in November 2017.
He is a Certified Marina Manager, honorary Certified Marina Professional, one of the founding directors of the Global Marina Institute and member of ICOMIA’s Marinas Committee, PIANC RecCom, Spanish expert in yacht harbors at the ISO organization and founding member of the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association. He is also a marina inspector for the International Marine Certification Institute.
Oscar Siches has given more than 40 speeches in marina conferences and seminars in more than 10 countries, including the last four World Marina Conferences and is a contributing writer for Marina World and the Mallorcan Nautical magazine Gaceta Náutica, where he has his column “Messages in a Bottle”.