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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaPrvićŠepurine
43°44.011'N, 015°47.129'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.73351 | lon=15.78549 | zoom=16 | y
Harbour of Šepurine from WSW

Šepurine is one of two harbours on Prvić Island in Croatia (the other being Prvić Luka), lies on the W coast of the island facing the island of Tijat a mile to the W. Šepurine was the family home of the renowned Croatian scholar and inventor Faust Vrancic, often described as the Croatian Leonardo da Vinci, whose 17th century masterwork, Machinae Novae, described inventions as varied as tide mills, suspension bridges and the parachute. The family’s mansion survives today, although the scholar’s remains are interred in the parish church of Prvić Luka.

There is a very small and crowded harbour immediately S of the village, where a smaller yacht may be able to squeeze in alongside, and a jetty 200 metres S where a yacht can go alongside or stern/bows-to using the anchor. Shelter in the harbour is good in winds from N round to SE but poor with winds from NW round to S.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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Entrance to the harbour

There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Šepurine. Depths in the harbour entrance are only 3.0 metres and depths are similar on the jetty S of the harbour. Šepurine is thus unsuitable for large or deep draft yachts.


Šibenik on the mainland is the nearest year-round port of entry.


There are just two berthing options in Šepurine, the old harbour and the jetty 200 metres S of the harbour. There is also an anchorage at 'U. Kobila 500 metres S of the old harbour.

The harbour is very cramped

Šepurine harbour

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Harbour icon Šepurine harbour [[Šepurine#Šepurine harbour|Šepurine harbour]] 43°44.028'N, 015°47.186'E

The harbour of Sepurine, while the closest berthing option to the village, is both very cramped and quite shallow. Shelter in this position is good in all but strong W and SW winds.

The only berth suitable for a larger yacht is alongside the outer end of the breakwater at the entrance to the harbour, where there are two bollards and space for just one yacht.

Perhaps yet another berth could be found at the outer side of the SE pier, although that's quite uncertain.

Depths here and in the harbour entrance are 3.0 metres but quickly shoal to 2.0 metres or less once past the ‘elbow’. A smaller yacht may lie alongside on the S side of the harbour, although there is little to tie on to other than a lamppost. There are no facilities on the quay.
Yacht berth on the end of the breakwater, Šepurine

Šepurine jetty

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Harbour icon Šepurine jetty [[Šepurine#Šepurine jetty|Šepurine jetty]] 43°43.923'N, 015°47.200'E
There is room for 3-4 yachts to berth alongside (or more if stern/bows-to using the anchor) on the N side of the jetty 200 metres S of the old harbour. Depths here range from 2.0 metres at the root to 3.0 metres at the end. Shelter here is adequate in winds from N round to SE but poor in winds from NW round to SW. Berths here can be affected by the afternoon sea breeze, which blows from NW.

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Šepurine anchorage

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Anchorage icon Šepurine anchorage [[Šepurine#Šepurine anchorage|Šepurine anchorage]] 43°43.994'N, 015°47.161'E
Between the old harbour and the jetty. Depth 6 m.

U. Kobila

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Anchorage icon U. Kobila [[Šepurine#U. Kobila|U. Kobila]] 43°43.748'N, 015°47.309'E
It is about 500 metres S of the old harbour


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Near the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity Fair
Vehicle rentals N/A
Health Ambulance


  • Dia/wiki/%C5%A0epurine#DiaProvisions icon Dia [[Šepurine#Dia|Dia]] (Plus market) 43°44.069'N, 015°47.203'E A grocery shop at the main square (Mo-Sa 07:00-12:00, 18:00-21:00; Su 08:00-11:00)
  • Small provisions store
  • Fruit and vegetable market
  • Fish market

Eating out

Several restaurants and café/bars around the harbour.


Regular ferries to Šibenik and Vodice.


Church of St Rok, Sepurine

The town of Sepurine contains several imposing mansions from the 17th to 19th centuries, including the former family home of the renowned Croatian scholar and inventor Faust Vrancic. The 17th century Church of St Rok contains a flamboyant Baroque altar and nearby is a cemetery dating back to the 9th century, where a number of interesting archaeological remains have been discovered.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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