DTM, if you mention my name they might give you the 10% discount even if you are not a member
of the Cruising Association (CA). Worth a try. Alternatively just join the CA. I find i get so much in discounts (marinas, chandlery, clothes, etc) that the discounts pay for my CA annual membership
fee. They also have various get-togethers (the Adriatic
one is in June somewhere in Croatia i think but i have to be in London in June so am not going ) and hold quite a lot of seminars on different subjects in the HQ in London. Coincidentally i met a guy w a nice Sweden
Yachts 45 in a CPN navigational seminar at CA HQ early last year and we were discussing what to do for the following winter, where to put the boat. We are now next door to each other in Certosa! The CA App runs a crowd-data section on a few thousand anchorages
, world-wide. Called Captains Mate but is only accessible by members. Very useful. Members visiting each of the places are invited to add a comment so it is the first place to go to when deciding where you go next, facilities, sand-bars, weed if any, tips where to anchor
away from a noisy night club, good restaurants, cheap
restuarants, places with free mooring
(+water & electr) provided you eat at the restaurant, and so the list goes on. More up-to-date than a local Pilot book.
Dont know what boat you have but there will be a weight limit on the crane for haulout in Certosa. It is a crane, not a travel-lift. My boat is about 13 tonnes including water
and is no problem. Also a number of Amel Super Maramu's (53ft/16m) in the marina who have each had a lift-out and i guess they weigh about 18-19 tonnes.
You will probably get a reply from one of the ladies, Sabrina or Alessandra. Both v efficient and speak English
, as do the CEO and the boatyard manager. The marina includes a bar, restaurant and hotel
so you can stay in the hotel
for a few nights when boat is out of the water. Sabrina runs the hotel and doubles up for the marina. If you have a late dinner in central Venice and miss "the last bus" (=vaporetto) the marina comes across with their own boat to pick you up. max 5 minute wait. Very efficient.