Marina di Policoro

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Marina di Policoro
40°12.31′N, 16°43.98′E Chart icon.png
Marina di Policoro under construction

Marina di Policoro is a brand new, luxury residential and marina development some 35 miles SW of Taranto on the W side of the Golfo di Taranto. Constructed in its own private lagoon by the Marinagri Resort company and situated four kilometers east of the town of Polidoro, the development will eventually provide, in addition to residential units, a total of around 750 berths for vessels of up to 30 metres. In addition to marina berths, the development also includes a boatyard capable of undertaking most repair and maintenance tasks.


British Admiralty


During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE seabreezes. In spring and autumn northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the lee of high mountain ranges. Winds in summer are generally light from the Straits of Messina until reaching the Golfo di Squillace between Rocella Ionica and Le Castella. With anything W in the wind, it tends to funnel down here over the mountains of southern Calabria, bringing strong gusts and raising an uncomfortable sea. The conditions to avoid, however, when cruising this part of the Ionian coast are strong southerlies. The harbours here are few and far between and none of them are really safe to enter in such conditions. Further east in the Gulf of Taranto local seabreezes predominate during the summer, although a light to moderate northerly is not uncommon.

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 Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily)


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The coastline to either side of the marina entrance is largely flat and featureless. The marina entrance is identifiable by the two short curved breakwaters protecting the channel. Entrance is from SE. Depths in the entrance and in the basins are 3.5 metres. Shelter in the marina is excellent.

Plan of Marina di Policoro


Call Marina di Policoro on VHF channel 74 prior to entry. For advance reservations telephone: +39 0835 960302, fax: +39 0835 960300, Email. Address: Marina di Policoro, Via S. Giusto, Marinagri 75025, Policoro (MT), Italy. Website. Visiting yachts are normally directed to moor in the first basin, where berths are on pontoons with mooring posts for bow/stern lines. Maximum length 30 metres. Depths on the pontoons are 3.5 metres. Berthing assistance (24 hr). Good security (24 hr). Water and electricity (prepayment system) at all berths. Toilets and showers. Yacht club. Bars and restaurants. Shopping centre (including supermarket). Hotel. Bank. Fitness centre with swimming pool and spa. Hairdresser. Wifi. Heliport. Note: some of the above facilities may still be in the process of development. Price for typical 13 metre yacht (December 2010): Euros 39 (summer); Euros 21 (winter).

Marina di Policoro in June 2010

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Yacht club



Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores



Yard with hard standing and travel lift 100 T). Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. All hull repairs. Hull painting and anti-osmosis treatment. Upholstery repairs.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in the first basin on entry (0730 - 2000). Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore


There is little of interest in the immediate vicinity of the marina, but with hired transport it is worth exploring some of the hinterland and its picturesque mountain villages. The World Heritage site of Matera is around 60 km to the north of Policoro.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Minimarket in the marina.


  • Restaurants, pizzeria and wine bar in the marina.


Yes (a charge is made).


In the marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

  • Car, scooter and cycle rental in the marina.

Garbage Disposal

  • Bins near the pontoons.



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 form web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 12:02, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

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