Amantea

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Amantea
39°03.25′N, 16°05.52′E Chart icon.png
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Amantea harbour from the E

The small harbour of Amantea lies on the Calabrian coast of Italy, along the instep of the peninsula, confusingly some seven miles S of the town of the same name. The harbour is only suitable for smaller yachts in view of its shallow depths, tendency to silt and limited space to manoeuvre. It provides a total of 283 berths for vessels of up to 15 metres on its pontoons and quays. Shelter in the harbour is good, although strong winds from W round to SE cause a swell.

Charts

British Admiralty
1976
Italian
915
12

Weather

Winds along the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy are generally light in the summer months. The most notable feature is a SW seabreeze that kicks in in late morning and blows at little more than Force 2 - 4 until the evening. Thundery conditions are not infrequent during early Spring and Autumn, and associated winds can sometimes reach gale force and kick up a substantial sea. In winter, gales can blow from both NW and S and entry to and exit from some of the harbours along the coast can become hazardous.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerised voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

In the approach from N, the town of Amantea, dominated by the ruins of a Byzantine castle, is conspicuous. The rough outer breakwater of the small harbour, oriented N/S, is clearly visible on the approach. The harbour is entered from SSE. The entrance is subject to continual silting and has at present (December 2010) reported depths of around 4.0 - 5.0 metres. The deeper water is to the port side of the entrance channel. Entry is difficult and potentially dangerous in strong winds from NW round to SE.

Berthing

There are three pontoons and a quay in the harbour, providing berths for up to 283 vessels, of which 20 are ostensibly reserved for yachts in transit. Maximum length 15 metres and mazimum draught 2.7 metres. Depths on the pontoons are from 2.5 - 4.0 metres. There are some water and electricity points on the pontoons. Toilets and showers.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.

Repairs/Yards

Fixed crane (25 T). Hard standing. Engine and electrical repairs.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

No fuel station. Some water and electricity points on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The town of Amantea, while tolerably picturesque beneath its ruined castle, is some seven miles N. The harbour is in a very remote position and only suitable as an overnight stop in settled weather.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Very little around the harbour
  • Good provisions shops in town of Amantea, but seven miles away

Eateries

Very little near the harbour.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

None.

Garbage Disposal

Some bins around the harbour.

Transportation

  • SS18 passes the harbour

Friends

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

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

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Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Amantea and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 12:43, 18 December 2010 (UTC)



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