The two main liveabroad marina's in Sicily are Licarta Homepage - Marina di Cala del Sole
and Marina Di Ragusa Marina di Ragusa
. Both are cheap
(if staying in the water) and safe. Both have good live abroad communities.
Licarta is in a all year round town so has lots going on even during the winter. MDR on the other hand is really a summer town and is very quiet in the winter.
Licarta suffers from very bad fouling and we do mean VERY bad. MDR does not suffer from this.
Licarta does not have it's own boat yard how ever there is one in the harbour next to the marina. MDR has it's own boatyard with travel hoist etc. However, you cannot live aboard whilst the boat is on land nor can you carry out work on your hull
. The boat yard must do that. Work anywhere else on boat you can do but not the hull
out & storage
on land in both yards is expensive.
MDR is probably the most popular. We spent last winter there and have no problems in recommending it. We visited Licarta (by car) and would say that MDR is the better of the two.