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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaKornati archipelagoŽut
43°51.710'N, 015°18.820'E Chart icon.png
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Žut (Yellow in Croatian) island lies seven miles off the mainland coast of Croatia, 20 miles S of the city of Zadar. The second largest island in the Kornati archipelago group, it is separated from the island of Kornat by a two mile wide channel, the Žutski Kanal. In spite of its proximity to Kornat Island, Žut is not included in the Kornati National Park and may therefore be visited without a permit.

There are four principal anchorages, all on the NE-facing coast of the island in the bays of Luka Žut and Uvala Hiljaca and a 120-berth ACI marina, Marina Žut, at the western end of Luka Žut. Ashore, the island is largely barren and uninhabited except for the marina and restaurant staff during the season.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Zadar is the nearest all-year port of entry. In summer only, Sali on Dugi Otok is also a port of entry.


There are five principal berthing options on Kornat Island, the marina of Marina Žut in the bay of Luka Žut; two additional anchorages in the same bay and two further anchorages in the bay of Uvala Hiljaca two miles to the SE.



Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Marina ŽutMarina Žut/wiki/Marina_%C5%BDut Marina icon – marina |
    - The ACI-operated Marina Žut is based in the bay of G on the NE coast of the island. It provides 120 berths for yachts up to 40 metres in depths of up to 4.0 metres.


Luka Žut

Luka Žut is a much-indented and deep bay over a mile wide located on the NE side of the island.

The approach is largely free of dangers, although there are numerous islets and reefs in the approaches to Žut Island generally and care is needed. There is a small islet, Maslinjak/wiki/%C5%BDut#MaslinjakIsland icon Maslinjak [[Žut#Maslinjak|Maslinjak]] 43°53.154'N, 015°18.578'E , in the entrance to Luka Žut, which can be passed on either side.

At the western end of the bay is the Marina Žut.

The bay of Luka Žut from the S

U. Žečnja Zmorašnja

U. Žečnja Zmorašnja/wiki/%C5%BDut#U._.C5.BDe.C4.8Dnja_Zmora.C5.A1nja
Anchorage icon U. Žečnja Zmorašnja [[Žut#U. Žečnja Zmorašnja|U. Žečnja Zmorašnja]] (U. Žečnja) 43°52.51′N, 15°17.75′E

Just under a mile to the SE of the marina is a small cove, which offers good protection in most weathers. Shelter here is very good in all conditions except strong N or NE winds. No facilities ashore.

Anchor in the inlet in 5.0 - 6.0 metres or less if your draft allows. The holding is good in sand and weed.

U. Žečnja Južna

U. Žečnja Južna/wiki/%C5%BDut#U._.C5.BDe.C4.8Dnja_Ju.C5.BEna
Anchorage icon U. Žečnja Južna [[Žut#U. Žečnja Južna|U. Žečnja Južna]] (U. Babin Bok) 43°52.53′N, 15°18.17′E

This anchorage is situated half a mile E of U. Žečnja around a small headland and consists of a small cove open only NE. Shelter here is very good in all conditions except strong winds from N round to E.

Depths here are greater than in U. Žečnja and you will be anchoring in 8.0 - 10.0 metres, with a line ashore if required. The holding is good in sand and weed.

U. Strunac

U. Strunac/wiki/%C5%BDut#U._Strunac
Anchorage icon U. Strunac [[Žut#U. Strunac|U. Strunac]] 43°52.59′N, 15°19.06′E

U. Strunac lays at the far E side of the bay, here is a small quay at restaurant Bain with laid moorings.

Room for 5 yachts, depth at the quay 3 meters. Very flat sandy bottom.

More to the north 8 mooring buoys.

Small shop and restaurant.

Uvala Hiljaca

The bay of U. Hiljaca lies on the NE coast of Žut Island, three miles around a long headland from the bay of Luka Žut. The bay is sheltered on its E side by the islet of Gustac/wiki/%C5%BDut#GustacIsland icon Gustac [[Žut#Gustac|Gustac]] 43°52.226'N, 015°19.979'E .

Other than the numerous islets around Žut Island, the only other danger in the approach is a shoal patch between the two small islets lying 400 metres SE of Gustac. An approach should be made either via the channels on either side of Gustac islet, where there are depths of 7.0 metres (W side) and 10.0 metres (E side) metres, or if arriving from S by leaving all the islands to starboard.

Anchorage of U. Hiljaca

U. Sabuni

U. Sabuni/wiki/%C5%BDut#U._Sabuni
Anchorage icon U. Sabuni [[Žut#U. Sabuni|U. Sabuni]] (U. Hiljaca W) 43°52.31′N, 15°19.52′E

The anchorage of U. Sabuni is in the NW corner of the U. Hiljaca and offers good shelter in all but SE winds.

Anchor in 5.0 - 8.0 metres; holding is good in sand and weed.

Alternatively, moor on one of the buoys provided by the restaurants if you intend to patronize them.

U. Pristanišče

U. Pristanišče/wiki/%C5%BDut#U.__Pristani.C5.A1.C4.8De
Anchorage icon U. Pristanišče [[Žut#U. Pristanišče|U. Pristanišče]] (U. Hiljaca S) 43°51.933'N, 015°19.530'E

The anchorage of U. Pristanišče is half a mile S of U. Sabuni and offers better shelter if there is anything S in the wind.

Anchor in the bight at the S end of the bay in 7.0 - 8.0 metres. Holding is good in sand.

Restaurants ashore.


Water In the Marina Žut/wiki/%C5%BDut#In_the_.5B.5BMarina_.C5.BDut.5D.5DWater icon In the Marina Žut [[Žut#In the Marina Žut|In the Marina Žut]] available in all berts 0800-1000
Electricity In the Marina Žut/wiki/%C5%BDut#In_the_.5B.5BMarina_.C5.BDut.5D.5DElectricity icon In the Marina Žut [[Žut#In the Marina Žut|In the Marina Žut]] available in all berts 0800 - 1200 and 1800 - 2400
Toilets In the Marina Žut
Showers In the Marina Žut
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins in the Marina Žut
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in the Marina Žut
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Marina Žut/wiki/%C5%BDut#.5B.5BMarina_.C5.BDut.5D.5DProvisions icon Marina Žut [[Žut#Marina Žut|Marina Žut]] minimarket.

U. Strunac and U. Sabuni/wiki/%C5%BDut#.5B.5B.23U._Strunac.7CU._Strunac.5D.5D_and_.5B.5B.23U._Sabuni.7CU._Sabuni.5D.5DProvisions icon U. Strunac and U. Sabuni [[Žut#U. Strunac and U. Sabuni|U. Strunac and U. Sabuni]] smal shop.

Eating out

Marina Žut/wiki/%C5%BDut#.5B.5BMarina_.C5.BDut.5D.5DEatingout icon Marina Žut [[Žut#Marina Žut|Marina Žut]] restaurant.

U. Strunac, U. Sabuni, and U. Pristanišče/wiki/%C5%BDut#.5B.5B.23U._Strunac.7CU._Strunac.5D.5D.2C_.5B.5B.23U._Sabuni.7CU._Sabuni.5D.5D.2C_and_.5B.5B.23U._Pristani.C5.A1.C4.8De.7CU._Pristani.C5.A1.C4.8De.5D.5DEatingout icon U. Strunac, U. Sabuni, and U. Pristanišče [[Žut#U. Strunac, U. Sabuni, and U. Pristanišče|U. Strunac, U. Sabuni, and U. Pristanišče]] restaurant ashore.


No public transportation.


There are no permanent settlements on Žut, the sparsely scattered houses being occupied seasonally by fishermen or other owners from the mainland or adjoining islands. Most of the summer residents consist of the restaurant owners and their families and the marina staff. There are no restrictions on walking ashore but bear in mind that most of the land is private property.


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


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