Marina di Carrara

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Marina di Carrara
44°01.681'N, 010°02.539'E Chart icon.png
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The harbour of Marina di Carrara

The commercial harbour of Marina di Carrara lies some five miles SE of the Gulf of La Spezia and two miles east of the shallow entrance of the Bocca di Magra (Magra River). As its name implies, the harbour was built and is used for the shipment of the highly prized Carrara marble quarried in the hinterland. Generations of masons and sculptors have used Carrara marble since Roman times (the Pantheon and Trajan’s Column in Rome are made of it). Michelangelo’s world-renowned sculpture of David was also crafted from Carrara marble. At the northern end of the harbour is a small 190-berth marina run by the Club Nautico di Carrara which receives yachts in transit.


British Admiralty
1998 - Nice to Livorno


The prevailing winds along the Tuscan coast are from NW or W and are mostly moderate, rarely rising above force 5. Close inshore, a yacht will often encounter SE or even S winds, especially around the offshore islands, or long periods of calm. A depression passing to the N along the line of the Alps will sometimes cause a libeccio, a strong SW wind that occasionally reaches gale force and causes a heavy swell. In winter, the tramontana is a very strong N or NE wind that blows down off the Alps and can affect most of the NW coast of Italy.

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)


See Mediterranean.


  • Isola Palmaria
  • Isola del Tino


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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The cranes of the harbour are conspicuous on the approach, as are the breakwaters of the commercial quays, where there are usually ships loading. The harbour is entered from SE between the breakwaters when the pontoons of the Club Nautico will be visible to starboard. Depths at the pontoons range from 3.5 metres at the root to 5.5 metres at the southern end.


Try calling Club Nautico di Carrara on VHF channel 74. Alternatively, approach the pontoons and await instructions.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The pontoons of the Club Nautico

Club Nautico di Carrara

Club Nautico di Carrara/wiki/Marina_di_Carrara#Club_Nautico_di_Carrara
Marina icon Club Nautico di Carrara [[Marina di Carrara#Club Nautico di Carrara|Club Nautico di Carrara]] 44°02.049'N, 010°02.381'E

The club has a total of 190 berths for yachts up to a maximum of 30 meters. Full service. Fuel dock, water, electricity, WC, showers, laundry, WiFi. etc.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0585) 785 150; Mob: +39 (331) 460 0630; VHF channel 74
Address: Viale Cristoforo Colombo 2, 54033 Carrara MS, Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see [XXX Price Listing]


Isola Palmaria

Isola Palmaria/wiki/Marina_di_Carrara#Isola_Palmaria
Anchorage icon Isola Palmaria [[Marina di Carrara#Isola Palmaria|Isola Palmaria]] 44°03.241'N, 009°50.779'E
Sheltered in winds from NW round to SW.


Water On the pontoons of Club Nautico
Electricity On the pontoons of Club Nautico
Toilets At Club Nautico
Showers At Club Nautico
Laundry At Club Nautico
Garbage Bins at the Club Nautico
Fuel Fuel station at the Club Nautico (0830 - 1930)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Boatyard. Mobile crane (150 T). Hard standing. Some engine and electrical repairs. Sail repairs.
Internet WiFi at Club Nautico
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

  • Bar and restaurant at the Club Nautico
  • Several trattorias near the harbour


List transportation (local and/or international.)


List places of interest, tours, etc.


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)



See Italy.


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