About Us

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about portofino

Portofino Marine Services is an Industrial LLC license for boat and shipbuilding and repair.
Founded in 2008, we have been operating in the industry in the U.A.E. and middle east region for more than 13 years.
Through our expertise, we deliver top-quality Italian products, management and manpower to your boat.

The Founder

Captain Raffaele Rognoni, master IMO 3000GT has been at sea for almost 40 years.
Attending sailing institutes since the age of eight in Italy (his country of origin), he developed a passion for sailing as a young child, which would determine his career path.
He spent his life on boats ever since, gaining experience on both sailing and motorboats of various sizes.
By collaborating with important shipyards and brands, he developed refined skills in project management and consultation, as well as technical expertise in engineering.
He arrived to perform his work on boats of over 40 meters, as well as working as a consultant for companies of high significance in the nautical industry.
After moving to Dubai, he established Portofino Marine Services – an assistance centre for leading brands in the nautical sector, a boat servicing centre, and installation assistance for companies of important nautical accessories.


Years in Dubai

years at sea