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San Pietro

Do not miss this beautiful island. The scenery is beautiful and the town is pretty and quaint.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 22-Apr-2006

Sardinia Luxury Tax Repealed

According to the Triton the Sardinia luxury tax that cost visiting yachts up to 15,000 euros to dock has been repealed.


"Local authorities in Sardinia voted yesterday to cancel the tax, which was opposed by several tourism groups on the Italian island. The number of yachts visiting Sardinian ports since the tax went into effect in 2006 has dropped by 50 percent, according to the Consortium of Sardinian Tourist Ports.

“This is a very significant step forward for everyone who works in the yachting and luxury sector in Sardinia,” said Fulvio Luise, managing Partner of Luise Group, who shared the news with The Triton from Italy today. “Despite our best efforts in the past three years to help clients understand this tax, we faced enormous challenges and incurred a drop of approximately 20-25 percent each year in superyachts traveling to Sardinia.”

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 07-May-2009
According to noonsite.com, the controversial yacht tax introduced in Sardinia in 2006 has been ruled illegal by the Italian court and rates have been reduced in time for the 2008 summer season.  

The tax applies to all private yachts over 14 m LOA that visit the island between June 1st and September 30th, and sailing yachts pay only 50% of these fees. The new rates are roughly as follows:

LENGTH       MOTOR        SAIL
14-16m          €120              €60   per week
16-20m          €500            €250   per week          
20-24m          €750            €375   per week
34-30m        €1250            €625   per week
30-60m        €2500          €1250   per week
>60m            €3750          €1875  per week
Yachts under 14m LOA are exempt.

The tax applies per week for the first 5 weeks after which no more no tax is due.

Payments are made at the local post office within 24 hours of arrival or via online payment on the Regione Sardinia website.

Here is a Google translated version of the official page.

The rates used to be €1000 for motor yachts 14-16 meters to €15,000 for motor yachts longer than 60 m LOA.
See noonsite.com  for further information.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 22-Apr-2006



Howard [ Just Imagine ] 15-Oct-2009


Calasetta is a laid back, but pretty little town.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Jan-2008

Maddalena Archipelago

Porto Corallo (Marina)

VHF Ch 74.

Caution approaching Navionics charts which show the marina on land.

Campsite with Pizzeria onshore. Not much else.

Large marina with water and electric included but not many other facilities.

Marina office can call laundry to pick up.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

Arbatax (Marina)

VHF Ch9. English speaking. Good, clean lazy line moorings.

Dockage + electric and water ~€1/meter.

Washer/Dryer in marina €5/€3.

Long walk ashore.

Very quiet off season. Oil rig construction. Supermarket.

Town of Tortoli a few kilometers up the road is where it all happens.

Marina wifi=€10/hour but free in bakery in Tortoli.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

La Calletta (Marina)

VHF Channel 9 but little english spoken.    Go alongside the outer side of the visitors pier free (no water or electric)  or normal tailed moorings inside the marina (~€20/night for 14m).   

Quiet, run-down village of  modern construction.  Not a touristy area. Good beaches nearby. Prone to strong winds.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

Olbia Harbour (Town Dock)

Free harbour wall, aparently not quite as shown in Heikell.

Beware of the rough wall, the ledge at water level and the large mooring rings hitting your topsides.

No facilities on the wall.

Beware of unofficial charges from enterprizing locals for garbage removal or dockage.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

Cala di Volpe (Anchorage)

A lovely bay with a long beach in the outer bay, surrounded by eroded granite boulders. 

Hotel at the head of the bay. Luxury summer homes. 
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

Mucchi Bianchi (Anchorage)

See alanjoanhere.com for further details.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 02-Apr-2009

Teulada (Marina)

'If you build it they will come,.............. maybe'.

This is a nice little marina in the middle of no-where with no real reason to exist.

There is nothing around the harbour except some pretty hills. The town is some distance off, and when I inquired at the marina office about transportation to town, they looked at me strangely and asked why I would want to go there. Apparently the town has little more to offer than the marina, which is not much.

It is still a good stop over point along the coast in a pretty setting with nice new (hardly used) docks with lazy line moorings. The mooring lines were quite heavily fouled with sea grass when I was there in June.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 15-Jan-2008

Nora (Historic)

Nora, This abandoned Phoenician city is partly submerged, but there's a well preserved theatre, some mosaics, and a clear town layout to be seen.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 03-Apr-2009