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Location

This large city is both an important fishing port and a popular holiday resort. It lies about 250 miles south of Buenos Aires.

Position 38º 02’S, 57º 32’W.

Clearance

For full details on clearing into and out of the country see Argentina Formalities.

Prefectura Naval require notice of ETA on VHF Ch.16 prior to arrival. Boats should proceed to the marina, where both Yacht Club Argentino and Club Nautico are located. Either Club will help with formalities.

Yachts are cleared by Customs, Prefectura Naval and Immigration. If arriving from a foreign port, Health Control must also visit the boat (fee charged for this service).

When clearing out, the captain must again visit the Prefectura Naval office.

The Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval), Customs (Aduana) and Immigration are all housed in the same street (turn left out of YCA or Club Nautico, follow curved road, bear left at end of truck park, pass entry to fishing dock, and buildings you need are about 300m on the right).

Last updated February 2016.

Docking

Following dredging works, there is now at least 8m of depth at the harbour mouth.

The two Yacht Clubs which accept foreign yachts, share the inner basin of the large harbour (Puerto de Yachting). Visiting sailors are very welcome at both clubs and offer a week's free berthing.

The facilities in this large fishing port are very good, including excellent provisioning. There are good repair facilities but limited haulout options. This is the best place to prepare the boat for a southbound voyage and it is also a good base from which to visit inland Argentina as it has frequent flights to Buenos Aires and other destinations.

If arriving at night, when the swing bridge is closed, call CNMdP on VHF channel 71. They will send out a launch to guide you in.

There are waiting buoys outside the bridge.

Last updated February 2016.

Club Nautico Mar del Plata
Espigon C. Puerto , Mal del Plata 7600 , Argentina
Tel:+54 223 480 03 23 Fax:+54 223 480 07 97 ,VHF Channel 71
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00
All services including hot showers and a restaurant, fuel. Hard standing and a mobile crane for up to 40 tons available.
Puerto Mar del Plata Marina
Mar del plata 7600 , Argentina
VHF Channel 71
38˚ 02.5' S 57˚ 32.2' W Boatyard, 40 Tonne travel lift, drinking water & electricity on all pontoons, fuel berth, showers/laundrette. Bars/Cafe/Restaurants : Quayside Travel lift :

Yacht Clubs

Club Nautico Mar del Plata
Espigon C. Puerto , Mal del Plata 7600 , Argentina
Tel:+54 223 480 03 23 Fax:+54 223 480 07 97 ,VHF Channel 71
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00
All services including hot showers and a restaurant, fuel. Hard standing and a mobile crane for up to 40 tons available.
Yacht Club Argentino
Playa Grande - (7600) Mar del Plata , Argentina
Tel:+54 223 480-0242 Fax:+54 223 451 87 08 ,VHF Channel 71 (24hrs)
All facilities, boat lift, workshops and a boat building yard nearby. Fuel is supplied at the motor boat club jetty, Motor Nautica Mar del Plata (check the depth alongside the fuel berth). Known for its hospitality and good restaurant.
Omar Sanchez
Omar Sanchez says:
Feb 03, 2016 10:08 PM

Dredging works are completed, there are now at least eight meters in the harbor mouth.
Omar Sanchez, Wetdoc, from Buenos Aires.

Omar Sanchez
Omar Sanchez says:
Jul 15, 2014 02:32 PM

In the coming months: dredging the port access.
Passing vessels is released every three hours, prior call to Naval Prefecture (L2U)
Omar Sanchez, Wetdoc, from Buenos Aires.

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