Castellammare di Stabia

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Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

Castellammare di Stabia
40°41.85′N, 14°28.61′E Chart icon.png
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.


British Admiralty


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. 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 (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)


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.



Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


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.


Porto Davide

World icon.png 40°41.7′N, 14°28.7′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; fixed and mobile cranes; basic engine and electrical repairs; divers. Try calling on VHF channel 09 (0800 - 1900) or telephone: +39 081 8710107 or e-mail. Look at its Website.

Commercial harbour

World icon.png 40°41.85′N, 14°28.61′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




Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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Very limited.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the SE quay in the commercial port (0730 - 1330 and in summer 0730 - 2100) and in Porto Davide (0800 - 1900). Some water points on the quays. Water and electricity on the pontoons in Porto Davide.

Things to do Ashore


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.

How not to dress in Castellammare?

Grocery & Supply Stores

Good provisions shops in the town.


Numerous restaurants in the town.




Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

Some bins around the harbour.



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


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


References & Publications

See Italy.


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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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