Our new boat
is currently in Lignano Sabbiadora to the east of Venice. The Marina Punta Faro is nice and has a decent range of services, but the travel costs each time I go out are mounting up - mostly the car hire needed to get there. I'm also finding the services there a little disjointed - dealing with the marina for berthing, another company for haul in/out and antifouling, and then separately with any mechanics or other specialists.
We are aiming to start cruising Italy
and onwarda from July and have a fair bit to organise so I'm expecting to be out quite regularly between now and then. I'd ideally like to find somewhere with easier transport to the (or a) airport
, and where the services are a little more connected so we're dealing with less people.
We need to lift
out for a bottom paint
or replacement of a seized seacock, and a thorough checking of all the other seacocks. Ideally we'd also like to get checks of the rigging
and gas installation
- all other survey
recommendations we can handle ourselves.
Am currently looking at Marina Vento di Venezia on Certosa in Venice. It ticks a lot of boxes in that it is an easy move from where the boat
currently is, is very easy to get to from Venice airport
(can get the Alilaguna direct from airport to Certosa), my flights to Venice are pretty cheap
, it has a yard, and there's plenty to do nearby.
Any drawbacks to Certosa, or alternative suggestions?