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By Chris | December 31 2007
Whether seeking style or convenience, we have selected the finest marinas in Sardinia and Corsica
Maximum length: 230ft (70m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m): 26
Draft: 20ft (6m)
Port Xavier Colonna is Calvi’s sole marina and is sheltered by the town’s huge citadel overlooking the old town.
The marina is equipped with all the basic services needed at the beginning of a cruise, including fuel and water supplies as well as a yard for basic repairs. Nearby are a wide range of dining options – including the Michelinstarred La Table de Bastien, which is just a quick drive or a short walk away.
Bernard Mariani, Manager
+33 49 565 1060
Port Xavier Colonna, Calvi, Corsica
Maximum length: 97ft (60m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m): 30
Draft: 13ft (4m)
Port Tino Rossi is situated next to Ajaccio’s beautiful citadel and old town, which was built by the Genoans in 1492 and is fascinating to walk around.
The marina is approximately four miles away from Ajaccio Airport making it a useful port for those desiring to cut short their itinerary.
Jean Louis Colonna, Manager
+33 49 551 5543
Marina Tino Rossi, Port de Plaisance, Quai de la Citadelle, Ajaccio, Corsica
Maximum length: 164ft (50m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m):12
Draft: 13ft (4m)
The marina of Porto-Vecchio is a small but glamorous gateway to Corsica’s most popular resort as well as the beautiful Gulf of Porto-Vecchio.
Though the marina may be small, the Gulf offers a variety of safe anchorages. The famous beach, Palombaggia, is just around the headland to the south along with many more of Corsica’s famous east-coast sands that can be explored in the yacht’s tender. The award-winning restaurant, Casadelmar, is on the southern edge of the Gulf and Cala Rossa lies on the northern headland.
+33 49 570 1793
Capitainerie, Porto Vecchio, Corsica
Maximum length: 246ft (75m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m): 45
Draft: 18ft (5.5m)
Porto Rotondo lies at the southern end of the Costa Smeralda and therefore attracts a variety of superyachts every summer.
The ease of access to the moorings and the range of facilities available make it one of Sardinia’s most popular nautical destinations, not to mention the fact that some of the island’s most beautiful beaches are just a stone’s throw away.
Giacomo Pileri, Marina Director
+39 078 934 203
Marina di Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy
Maximum length: 264ft (75m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m): 50
Draft: 19ft (5.8m)
Bonifacio is not merely a safe anchorage or sheltered marina, it is one of the Mediterranean’s most iconic harbors.
The sheltered natural harbor has accommodated various navies for centuries and its iconic citadel, perched atop the cliff, guards the harbor’s narrow entrance. Today, each summer sees Bonifacio’s long harbor channel fill up with yachts, their owners and guests curious to witness one of Corsica’s main attractions.
Michel Mallaroni, Manager
+33 49 573 1007
Port de Plaisance, Quai Noël Beretti, Bonifacio, Corsica
Maximum length: 375ft (114m)
Draft: 6.5ft (2m)
Porto Arsenale is one of the Mediterranean’s newest superyacht marinas offering a luxury hub to explore the exotic Maddalena Islands.
Though the final project is due to be completed in 2012, yachts that moor at Porto Arsenale can already benefit from a full range of superyacht maintenance facilities including a shipbuilding yard that can satisfy any repair request. Guests can step ashore to dine in the futuristic Momento Restaurant at La Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club or relax at its Essenzia Spa.
+39 078 979 4225
Porto Arsenale, Piazza Faravelli, La Maddalena, Sardinia
Maximum length: 360ft (110m)
Number of berths over 80ft (24m): 80
Draft: 16ft (5m)
Porto Cervo is without doubt one of the world’s most famous superyacht marinas.
Every summer it attracts the most ostentatious yachts from around the world along with a small crowd of onshore admirers. Built for this very purpose, the small town has a wealth of facilities for guests, crew and yachts alike, and as it is just a short distance from Olbia Airport Porto Cervo has become a popular start or end to many itineraries.
Michele Azara, Director
+39 078 990 5111
Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia