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Old 05-02-2017, 08:32   #106
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Re: Sardinia Squad

Hi Martin,

Bosa is definitely worth a stop. You can either anchor behind the breakwater, anchor in the southern "port" in front of the tower or go to the marina. However, you should take your dinghy and go up the river Temo in the old town (about 2 km). Very nice place to stay f.e. for dining.

Yes, there are mooring buoys in the lee of the Sinis Peninsula and in front of Tharros excavations. You have to use the buoys, don't use your anchor, Guardia di financia is controlling and charging!!!

Marina di Torregrande: I think it is not worth while stopping, chance that you have a problem depending of your draught, as I even occurred issues with my Bav 38. And Oristano is not a must see for my opinion ...

Are the ruins of Tharros worth visiting? - Yes you should go for Tharros, very nice and a fantastic mooring place.

If you have time and calm weather you can have an anchor stop in the southeastern tip of Mal di Ventre, but just for a walk on the island, don't stay here over night.

Between Tharros to St. Pietro there are no further stops, so - yes - watch out for the Mistral.

Have fun, and maybe we meet in the region.

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Hi Sardinia Squad,
We plan to leave our boat in Sardinia next winter (Nov-Apr) and have started looking at marinas with boatyards in the north / northwest part of Sardinia. We have quotes from Base Nautica Usai in Fertilia, Marina di Fertilia, and Porto Conte. Does anyone have any experience with these marinas for winter storage (out of water)? We're still waiting to hear from Castelsardo and Bosa Marina. Thanks for any information you can pass along !
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For Base Nautica Usai, Fertilia: I made very bad experience, and some of my friends also. Promises had never been kept, the old capo ist choleric, his daughter seemed not have a lot of influence. For Porto Conte: Are you sure to be on the hard in the winter? Generally, this marina doesn't give good protection. We keep our boat in Alghero, whole year in water, no problem.
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Nausika Shipyard in Olbia is fantastic! We've been using them for three years. PM me for details if interested.
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Hi Sardinia Squad,
We plan to leave our boat in Sardinia next winter (Nov-Apr) and have started looking at marinas with boatyards in the north / northwest part of Sardinia. We have quotes from Base Nautica Usai in Fertilia, Marina di Fertilia, and Porto Conte. Does anyone have any experience with these marinas for winter storage (out of water)? We're still waiting to hear from Castelsardo and Bosa Marina. Thanks for any information you can pass along !
Mareda - Please share the details of quotes you have and may get. Thanks in advance!
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Thanks, all, for your rapid replies (and to Ken for a great forum !). Olddream - thanks very much for the warning about Usai. I have heard similar things from others but only from people who left their boat in the water. I was hoping the hard-standing situation might be better. Porto Conte is possible for us because we have a lifting keel and can get to their crane area that only has 1.5 m of water. But when I look at areal photos, there doesn't seem to be much of a boatyard (and the "services" section of their web site mentions dancing ?!). Alghero is tempting but we really wanted to pull the boat out of the water this year. Is it safe in the water if we don't live aboard? Ken - I will PM you about Olbia. We have another friend who has left his boat there for the last 2 years (Tony on Ossian) and has been very happy with it, but I think it's much more expensive than the other options (although peace of mind is priceless, right?).
Here are the quotes we have so far (11.3 m, 3.75m wide, 1.1 / 2.2 m lifting keel, 7 tons):
Usai: 1576 euros for haul out, power wash, 6 months on cradle, relaunch. We can do the bottom paint ourselves.
Marina di Fertilia: 2000 Euros, cannot work on boat ourselves, asking 2500 with bottom paint.
Porto Conte: 1220 Euros for lift out, standing, relaunch; no info yet on bottom paint work.
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I got a few offers for haul-out, bottom paint (2 layers), anode replacement and haul-in:

Palau Frediani & C € 3700
La Maddalena C.N.C. € 2700
Porto Cervo € 4000
Poltu Quatu € 2700
S. Teresa di G. € 1900

Haven't asked if we can do the work ourselves.

Sounds like completely astronomical figures to a Scandinavian but I guess that's Sardinia..
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I've used Nausika shipyard in Olbia for three years. First class, high security and great prices. Ask for Silvanna or Jada.
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Another quote just in for our 11.3 m boat: Nautica Pinna in Bosa at 2200 Euros for 6 months dry storage with lift out, wash, relaunch.

Question: most of the marinas want us to reserve in advance and pay 1/3rd of the total cost as a reservation fee. Is this really necessary? We plan to arrive in Sardinia the first week of September and won't need haul out until the end of October. But I realize the hard standing is very limited as well. What do you think?
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We have never paid in advance.
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Generally in Sardinia: if you want to get good prices for mooring, hard standing or any type of works, you have to negotiate personally, not by e-mail.

The east and north coast is generally more expensive, the west coast and the south less. Nevertheless - the guys in Bosa are not cheap, but they are doing a good job.

The price for the marina is usually asked in advance. The price for works shouldn't be paid upfront.
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We moved our Bavaria 38 Holiday from South of France first week in May. We are now berthed in Porto Torres, would have liked Castelsardo, but couldn't get a berth, still on waiting list!

We will return 1st July for two weeks sailing, then back again October. Any advise on places to stay, anchoring or reasonably priced marinas, do they exist in July?

Plan to sail the Madelinas, maybe over to Bonifaccio, maybe down part of the east coast, we only have two weeks in July.

Also, what are the rules around Sardinia on black water waste. Our boat currently does not have any holding tanks, although trying to get some fitted in Porto Torres before we return?

Thanks all for any advise

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I've never seen a pumpout station, best to pump out enroute to next anchorage or port. Please feel free to pm me anytime.

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Also, what are the rules around Sardinia on black water waste. Our boat currently does not have any holding tanks, although trying to get some fitted in Porto Torres before we return?
I have just completed a 13 day circumnavigation of Sardinia on a Bavaria 46 where the owner never closed his holding tanks, and in fact one holding tank had its valve seized in the open position and the boat is operated by a charter company when he isn't using her!

They do have rules, especially around the National Parks. In some sections of the Maddelana NP you are even supposed to switch off your automatic bilge pump but enforcement seems very lax.

Other than that it would appear that it is a case of dump it offshore.

Stintinto Marina was helpful when we needed to to an under sail approach with a duff engine but is a bit spartan on the facilities. If heading into the village there is a gate and path on the sea side of the Guarda Costaria building that cuts a fair bit off of the walk in.

We were warned off of Castelsardo by the charter company who said that they had a rat problem there, so you may need to take the appropriate precautions.

When you get east of Castelsardo you will lose the shelter from Isola Asinara and the sea state will probably pick up (it certainly did for us!)

Isolo Rosso marina seemed to be undergoing refurbishment and had no facilities (or power or water) available when we called in there a couple of weeks ago.

I have used the anchorage in Porto Pozzo for an overnight but haven't spent much time in the NE as the boat is based in Portisco and the owner has always wanted to go further afield.

On La Maddalena we have used the Cala Gavetta harbour for the last two years and it seemed reasonable as regards pricing but it is right next to the main road and can be a bit noisy.

My only trip out there in June / July was last year when we went up to Corsica and across to Elba so I don't have a lot of knowledge as to marina prices etc, but as a guide we paid between 40 and 125 euros a night for a 14 metre boat on that trip (the 125 euros was on Isola Capraia)

On the East Coast of Sardinia, get south of Olbia if you want a cheaper marina, the Costa Smerelda seems to be more like Costa Lotta...

La Caletta harbour had a freebie (alongside) mooring on the T end of the pier that I used once last year but it is exposed to the entrance so watch the weather if it has any east in it.

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There's a marina in Cannigione, close to La Maddalena, Palau and Porto Cervo. Nothings cheap in Costa Smeralda in July but Cannigione seems to be somewhat more reasonably priced. Well sheltered.
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