Castellammare di Stabia

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Castellammare di Stabia
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Castellammare di Stabia
Situated at the SE corner of the Bay of Naples, 15 miles SE of Naples commercial harbour, Castellammare di Stabia is itself primarily a commercial port. Yachts in transit may find a berth in the commercial port on the private pontoons at the S end of the harbour or (more likely) in the small basin of Porto Davide to the E of the main harbour. The town’s chief claim to fame is due to its mayor, Luigi Bobbio, who in October 2010 announced a ban on miniskirts and other ‘revealing clothes’ in the town. Also on the proscribed list were sunbathing, the wearing of clogs, playing soccer in public places, and blasphemy. Signor Bobbio claimed that the new measures were an attempt to ‘restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence’. So, best not to visit if you’re a leggy, sun-worshipping, clog-wearing, football-crazy atheist.

Charts

British Admiralty
1908
908
Italian
914
10
127
130
95

Weather

Winds along the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy are generally light in the summer months. The most notable feature is a SW sea breeze that kicks in in late morning and blows at little more than Force 2 - 4 until the evening. Often in the Bay of Naples a flat calm can prevail for several days. 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 the Bay. 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 (computerized 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

See Mediterranean.

Islands

Communication

Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

In the approach from N, stay at least 300 metres offshore to avoid the dangerous underwater moles installed 200 metres off the beach to prevent erosion. The harbour is protected by a long breakwater oriented SSW/NNE. The harbour is entered from NE. Depths in the harbour range from 2.5 to 4.5 metres.

Berthing

Porto Davide

Porto Davide/wiki/Castellammare_di_Stabia#Porto_Davide
Harbour icon Porto Davide [[Castellammare di Stabia#Porto Davide|Porto Davide]] 40°41.783'N, 014°28.586'E

Porto Davide is a small basin to the E of the main harbour. It has 210 berths for yachts up to 30 metres. Berths are on pontoons with laid moorings. Facilies include: fuel station (0800 - 2000); water and electricity; WiFi, toilets, fixed and mobile cranes; basic engine and electrical repairs; divers.

e-mail info@portodavide.it e-mail; Tel: +39 (081) 871 0107; Fax: +XX (XXX) XXXXXX; VHF channel 09 (0800 - 1900)
Address:
Hours: 24 hrs

Commercial harbour

Commercial harbour/wiki/Castellammare_di_Stabia#Commercial_harbour
Harbour icon Commercial harbour [[Castellammare di Stabia#Commercial harbour|Commercial harbour]] 40°41.594'N, 014°28.382'E
The Commercial harbour is something of a lottery. The area of quay from the root of the main harbour breakwater running 230 metres to the east is reserved for leisure and fishing craft. The pontoons here are, however, generally packed with local boats and there is precious little space for visitors. You may be lucky enough to find a free space but check if the bertholder is returning before taking up extended residence. There are reportedly no facilities on the pontoons.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Water on the pontoons of Porto Davide
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons of Porto Davide
Toilets In Porto Davide
Showers In Porto Davide
Laundry ?
Garbage Some bins around the harbour
Supplies
Fuel
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Very limited
Internet WiFi in Porto Davide
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Good provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants in the town.

Transportation

Tourism

How not to dress in Castellammare?

Very little around the harbour. Also, sunbathing, street football, clog-dancing, and skinny-dipping are out (see above). As a base for a visit to Naples, see entry for Naples.

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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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 16:01, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

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