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Old 16-02-2014, 15:20   #1
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We are planing to sail from Corfu to Croatia via Albania and Montenegro this summer. Are there any marinas or harbors that can accommodate a 2.2M draft safely?
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Old 17-02-2014, 02:12   #2
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We are planing to sail from Corfu to Croatia via Albania and Montenegro this summer. Are there any marinas or harbors that can accommodate a 2.2M draft safely?
You'll find a brief summary of harbours en route on this JimB Sail page,

Apologies though, the Montenegro harbours still haven't been entered!

Most harbours are designed for big commercial traffic rather than leisure yachts, so draft isn't a problem


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We are planing to sail from Corfu to Croatia via Albania and Montenegro this summer. Are there any marinas or harbors that can accommodate a 2.2M draft safely?
We're doing the same route in May/June and I will be updating the port entries for Albania and Montenegro on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki as we go (including depths). So if you are heading up to Croatia after (say) mid-June all the information will be on the Wiki for you.

From memory, you should certainly be OK for depth in Sarande and Durres in Albania and you should (with care) also be able to squeeze into the marina at Orikum. In Montenegro, Budva and Bar along the coast and Herceg-Novi, Tivat and Kotor in the Gulf of Kotor all have adequate depths. I'll be able to confirm this by mid-June (assuming you don't get earlier confirmation from someone who has been there recently).
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Get in contact with Capt. Irene, sail-albania.com
Her company is agent for Vlore and Orikum Marina and they are pleased to help in any way.

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We are planing to sail from Corfu to Croatia via Albania and Montenegro this summer. Are there any marinas or harbors that can accommodate a 2.2M draft safely?
Capt.Irene of sail-albania.com is owner of a Atlantic 61, draft 2,25m
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We're doing the same route in May/June and I will be updating the port entries for Albania and Montenegro on the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki as we go (including depths). So if you are heading up to Croatia after (say) mid-June all the information will be on the Wiki for you.

From memory, you should certainly be OK for depth in Sarande and Durres in Albania and you should (with care) also be able to squeeze into the marina at Orikum. In Montenegro, Budva and Bar along the coast and Herceg-Novi, Tivat and Kotor in the Gulf of Kotor all have adequate depths. I'll be able to confirm this by mid-June (assuming you don't get earlier confirmation from someone who has been there recently).
Thank you, we will be going later in the year, and would love to have the benefit of your experience. Best,
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You'll find a brief summary of harbours en route on this JimB Sail page,

Apologies though, the Montenegro harbours still haven't been entered!

Most harbours are designed for big commercial traffic rather than leisure yachts, so draft isn't a problem


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I've checked out JimB Sail Page, and it is useful. Thanks!
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thanks to all -- we will be watching also but we are headed from tunisia up to venice and then down the coast the other way before wintering over in tunisia again next year --

we will be looking for all the advice we can get -- and we hope to see you someplace along the line
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Lori,
You should buy the 777 Pilot on the Adriatic. It has a huge section on Albania.
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Old 23-02-2014, 07:49   #10
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In my previous post I attached an image. Can anyone see it? On my screen it only says "rotate Image". Odd as it showed the book on post preview.
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We are planing to sail from Corfu to Croatia via Albania and Montenegro this summer. Are there any marinas or harbors that can accommodate a 2.2M draft safely?

That whole coast is for the most part draft friendly. No problem except maybe finding a spot. Lots of boats
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Thanks for the 777 pilot image. I'll check it out!
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No problem Lisa. Though I must have a new problem with the forum as I still can't see the image posted. Very weird after 6 years.
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I am getting the same problem when trying to post some photos - never had a problem before
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I just got quotes from several agents in Albania and they all quoted me with 100 Euros per clearance meaning to enter and exit Albania it will cost 200 euros. When you add cost of marina Okilum and Durres it is another 100.
Since we are planning to return back from Greece to Montenegro it is around 600 Euros in total.
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