The boat becomes a second home in the heart of the real Sardinia
More and more boat owners are deciding, thanks to the restrictions on movement outside national borders, to bring the boat back to Italy from abroad for the winter season. This situation is coupled with the other trend, that of deciding to move the boat from the usual port near the place of residence to moorings that are more attractive from a tourist point of view.
The boat thus truly becomes a sort of second home to be used throughout the year. One of the Italian regions that best lends itself to this solution is Sardinia, well equipped with excellent tourist ports, well protected and equipped with all the necessary services. In addition to being a land that makes you feel on vacation, far from everyday life.
The second Italian island also has the advantage of having a transport network to and from the continent well served with three airports: Olbia in the north east, Alghero in the north west and Cagliari in the south, in addition to the sea connection service with departures from Genoa. , Livorno, Piombino, Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo.
The advice out of the chorus
Where to keep the boat in Sardinia? The network of marinas is one of the best equipped in Italy with about thirty real marinas that are safe even in winter and over 20,000 berths.
We collected two tips this summer from two owners who have decided to bring the boat to Sardinia for years and keep it all year round in unusual places. They are “gems” out of the chorus, inhabited all year round and which are the “real” Sardinia.
Marina di Baunei, Santa Maria Navarrese. 10 km from Arbatax where ferries also arrive, the port of Santa Maria Navarrese is a delightful medium-sized marina with 375 berths that can accommodate even large boats up to 40 meters. 150 km from Cagliari airport and 160 km from Olbia airport. Located on the central eastern coast, it is in the Ogliastra area, in the territory of Baunei, 40 km of ramparts and limestone cliffs interspersed with small coves overlooking the sea and charming villages rich in history. Tel. 0782614020. www.portosantamaria-baunei.it
Cagliari, Marina Piccola and Motomar Sarda in the port of Cagliari. Marina Piccola is the tourist port of Poetto, the beautiful 6 km long beach of Cagliari. The marina with 350 boats up to 22 meters is a small gem just a few minutes from the city center. The company that manages it, Motomar Sarda, also has a quay in the harbor in the city center with 108 berths for boats up to 35 meters. Here there is also a shipyard that carries out all types of storage and refitting work. Those unfamiliar with Cagliari will be amazed by its beauty, by the welcome it reserves and by the mix of contemporary and ancient that makes it an unusual half. Tel. 0706051901, www.motomarsarda.com