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Marinas and Berths in the Adriatic Sea

Marinas and Berths in the Adriatic Sea


The Adriatic is a sea separated from the rest of the Mediterranean by the Italian boot and the Strait of Otranto which is 40 nautical miles wide. Due to its position, stretching in a North-West to South-Est direction for 430 nautical miles (approximately), it has always been a channel between the Balkans and Italy, as well as a major maritime route between Central-Western Europe and the East.
The Growth of Boating and Yachting
The fall of the Iron Curtain and the end of the Balkan conflicts in the late 1990s lead to the development of tourism on the eastern coast, allowing boat owners to discover or rediscover the beauties of the Croatian and Montenegrin coasts, such as the multiple islands of Dalmatia and the various unspoilt marine protected areas. Just as it has throughout the Mediterranean, yachting has continuously grown and has been attracting more and more people to the Adriatic Sea over the years. It is not only the number of boats afloat or cruising to this destination that has grown, but also their size, meaning that the ancient harbours have not all been able to provide adequate berthing for all yachts. Whilst small picturesque marinas remain as they are, without major redevelopment works, and remain destinations to go to, over the past decades, various companies have invested to develop facilities and create more homeports in region, thus sustaining the growth of yachting in the Adriatic Sea as a whole.



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The Adriatic Sea


The Italian Coast
Italy has developed its yachting industry over more time than its Balkan neighbours and is the country with the longest coastline in the Adriatic. From San Bartolomeo to Otranto there are approximately 100 marinas of various sizes, as well as a variety of shipyards and yacht builders usually found in the North of Italy, one of the world’s leading yachting industries. Most Italian shipyards along this sea are concentrated in and around the regions of Trieste, Venice, and Ancona.



Marinas of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

The Balkan Coast
On the other side of the Adriatic, yachting found a new lease of life towards the end of the 1990s in the Balkan countries. Though Slovenia and Bosnia Herzegovina have coastlines, they are narrow corridors for these countries which would otherwise be landlocked. Therefore the eastern Adriatic coastline is predominantly Croatian, with the main yachting hubs being (from North to South) Rijeka, Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik. Further South, Montenegro has also been rising as a destination, just outside EU waters, thanks to its well preserved scenery and with the development of new marinas, responding to the needs of modern yachting, such as Porto Montenegro in Tivat and Porto Novi in Herceg Novi, located in the Gulf of Kotor (“Boka Kotorska”, the Mediterranean’s largest fjord with its natural shelter), as well the Dukley Marina located in Budva, further down the coast, heading towards Albania.


Port of Dubrovnik - Croatia - Adriatic Sea



Adriatic Wintering
Securing a safe and sheltered homeport is particularly important in the Adriatic, especially when wintering afloat. Though during the summers, the Adriatic has a very warm and attractive Mediterranean climate, winters can be much colder than in other parts, with very strong winds, such as the well-known and typical Boras, well known to sailors.


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>> Porto San Rocco - Trieste
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>> Porto Montenegro
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