Search marinas by country, city or name.
Posted: 30th August 2017 | Written by: David Clarke
Some believe that having standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place can actually reduce the level of safety onboard yachts. I believe this can be true, but only if you blindly follow a checklist without giving any thought to the outcome. Most seafarers have a level of training that allows them to think but we're all human and, when we stop thinking, mistakes happen. So as fallible beings, how do we prevent mistakes from happening?
Posted: 24th August 2017 | Written by: John Wyborn
I have watched the growth of the superyacht industry over the last 27 years and in my opinion it's one of the most exciting and stimulating careers at sea that anyone could have. But I also believe that we don’t train people properly for working in superyachts. Much of what we nautical schools teach starts to fade within days of the final exam and most of it is never revisited. So how did we get to this position?
So you’ve planned your trip and you know which ports you’re going to visit. Now you need to book a berth for your yacht, find local services or suppliers, and get the low down on the best restaurants and local attractions. Instead of trawling through books and websites trying to find the local information you need, we have a better solution. We’ve taken the sweat out of it and done the work for you. Introducing our port and marina directory.
At the top of the page, you’ll see two drop down menus: one to select the country you plan to visit and another (optional drop down) to select the city. If you have more knowledge of the local area, you can also refine your search by entering keywords or a port name.
Once you’ve narrowed things down, click ‘Search’ and we’ll come straight back to you with a list of all the ports and marinas located in the area you’ve specified.
If you want to know more about a particular port or marina, simply click the orange ‘Enter port’ button and you will be directed to that port’s full listing, where you’ll find detailed information including:
- Full address
- Contact telephone number
- Emergency telephone numbers
- The port’s own website
- VHF channel(s)
- Maximum length, draft and beam
- Latitude and longitude coordinates
- Port plan
- Google map
For each port or marina, you will also find detailed information on the following:
- Port services (berth rates and bookings, facilities, bunkering, port regulations,
- Berths for sale
- Shoreside – a local directory of businesses in and around the port
- Local reviews and promotions
- Useful maritime and leisure apps
Using our port and marina directory couldn’t be easier, it’s a great resource and we hope it helps to make your upcoming trip run smoothly.