General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Ernesto Martínez De Carvajal Hedrich

Teaching languages

  • Spanish


Specific skills
  • Establish maritime and logistics business projects that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the structure, organization and management of ports -sport and state-of-the-art- where the traffic of people and goods, nautical leisure, fishing and tourism coexist, emphasizing cruises


Know the different types of companies and activities that exist and are interrelated in marinas in general, and in the Maresme in particular.



Learning outcomes


E.1. Establish business projects and nautical activities in the field of sports and recreational boating that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas for this.

E.2. Demonstrate ability to communicate fluently in Spanish, Catalan and English orally and in writing in the environment of companies and nautical activities in the field of sports and recreational nautical.

E.3. Show knowledge and skills for the coordination of the purchasing, supply, production and distribution departments of a product in any company or nautical sports activity, analyzing different types of techniques.

E.4. Adequately manage companies and nautical sports activities through specific computer applications.

E.5. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, organization and management of marinas where a multitude of companies and nautical sports activities coexist.

E.6. Show knowledge about sports boats and their hiring as a charter modality either with or without a skipper and for different activities (walking, fishing, practices, etc.)

E.7. Identify the basic economic concepts, as well as the microeconomic and macroeconomic functioning of the companies and activities that take place in a marina in the Maresme area.

Working methodology

1.- Theoretical sessions

1.1.- Lectures: Lecture sessions based on the teacher's explanation in which all students enrolled in the subject attend.

1.2.- Conferences: Face-to-face or streaming sessions, both in university classrooms and within the framework of another institution, in which one or more specialists present their experiences or projects to students.

1.3.- Presentations: Multimedia formats that support face-to-face classes.

2.- Directed learning

2.1.- Debates and forums: Face-to-face or online conversations. The debates have a start and end date and are facilitated by the teacher. The participation, the content of the contributions and the correct observation of the rules of use will be taken into account.

2.2.- Case study: Dynamics that start from the study of a case. The objective is to contextualize the student in a specific situation. The teacher can propose different activities, both individually and in groups, among the students.

2.3.- Role playing: Dynamic simulation in which each student takes on a role specified by the teacher. As a "role", he will have access to specific information and must "play" his cards, according to the rules of the game, to solve or experience the reference situation of the dynamic.

3.- Autonomous or group learning

3.1.- Resolution of exercises: Non-presence activity dedicated to the resolution of practical exercises based on the data provided by the teacher.

3.2.- Critical reading of articles: The students start from a working hypothesis that they will develop, following the phases of the research methodology, among which the critical reading of articles.

3.3.- Tutorials: face-to-face and non-face-to-face. In the latter, the students will have telematic resources, such as electronic mail and resources on the ESCSET intranet.

3.4.- Group work: cooperative activity in which each group of students works on a particular topic. In the final phase they proceed to their presentation, opening a small debate.


Topic 1: Tourism, marinas and nautical stations

               1.1.- Tourism in marinas

               1.2.- The Marinas and their area of ​​influence

               1.4.- Marinas and the Environment

               1.5.- Sports ports of the Maresme

               1.6.- Official Bodies

Topic 2: Business Management and Management of Sports Ports and Nautical Stations

               2.1.- Business areas of the Sports Ports

               2.2.- Human resources

               2.3.- Material resources

               2.4.- Events

                              2.4.1.- Competitions

                              2.4.2.- Fairs

                              2.4.3.- Social events

               2.5.- Specific management software

Topic 3: Physical Sports Activities

               3.1.- Types of activities

                              3.1.1.- Navigation by motor

                              3.1.2.- Sailing

                              3.1.3.- Regattas

                              3.1.4.- Sports fishing - Modalities

                              3.1.5.- Water skiing

                              3.1.6.- Rowing

                              3.1.7.- Diving

                              3.1.8.- Other activities

               3.2.- Sailing Schools

               3.3.- Rowing schools

               3.4.- Diving schools

Topic 4: Inspections, Insurance and Regulations

               4.1.- Technical inspection of boats.

               4.2.- Experts and Commissioners of Averías

               4.3.- Nautical insurance

Topic 5: Nautical Services and Businesses

               5.2.- Sailboat yards

               5.3.- Motorboat shipyards

               5.4.- Purchase / Sale of sports boats

               5.5.- Compare sale and management of moorings. concessions

               5.5.- Management

               5.5.- Varaderos

               5.4.- Workshops

               5.5.- Spare parts and nautical equipment shops

               5.6.- Charter companies.

               5.7.- Wintering areas

               5.8.- Gas station

               5.9.- MARPOL station

               5.7.- Other services (Catering, cleaning, etc.)

               5.8.- Nautical Businesses and economic cycles

Topic 6: Qualifications and training

               6.1.- Sports nautical qualifications

               6.2.- Professional departures

               6.3.- Nautical sports qualification schools

               6.4.- Nautical and Sports Professional Qualification Schools

Topic 7: Sporting events: Sponsorship and Organization

               7.1.- Types of sporting events

               7.2.- Sponsorship

               7.3.- Organization

Learning activities

1.- Group work: nautical business proposal

Areas of business, structure, personal resources, material resources, service offer, business activities, sports activities, strengths, weaknesses, influence on your environment, climatology (seasonality), complementary offer, marketing, typology of users, improvement proposals, etc. .

Evaluation system

1.- Continuous evaluation

The following percentages apply:


Participation in planned activities, both inside and outside the classroom.

In order for this percentage to be taken into account, 80% of the sessions must be attended.


Work and oral presentation in teams.


Final exam. (Minimum grade required: 4)

In the event that the final exam grade is lower than 4, or the sum of the percentages does not reach a 5, you can opt for recovery, as long as you have taken the Final Exam.


2.- Recovery


Recovery exam




Guide to marinas of the Diputación de Barcelona

Ministry of Development. Qualifications of the Merchant Navy

Mataró Marina

Generalitat de Catalunya: Nautica deportiva. Nautical fishing qualifications

Guide of good environmental practices for nautical companies

Puerto Deportivo "Marina Badalona"