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Located on the western extremity of Sicily, this is an attractive town, known for its Marsala wine. Although Mazara del Vallo or Trapani might be considered as alternatives when visiting the western end of the island.

Position 37° 47.15' N, 12° 17.07' E (harbour entrance)

Clearance

This is a Port of Entry.

Customs Office is in the western part of the port.

Last updated February 2017.

Docking

The harbour has been renovated in recent times, but is still exposed to southerly winds.

Pontoons A and B are cheaper than those run by Polaris Cantiere Nautico. They are run by Mr Vito (see comments below about his services).

Photo from Google Earth sent by Armando Addati

There are plans to expand berthing in the harbour and create a modern marina in the western half of the port, but this is likely to be a long time happening.

Last updated February 2017.

Polaris Cantiere Nautico
Via Vincenzo Florio, 29 - Marsala
Tel:+39 0923 999222,/ mob. +39 329 6719796 Fax:+39 0923 999222
Contact for berthing. The Polaris moorings are on the inner side of the eastern breakwater, with water, power, good showers, Wif. They are well protected from any weather.
Boatyard with 16 ton travel lift, 10 ton crane, shore storage and good range of repairs.
Port Authority
via Piemonte Lombardo 38
Tel:+39 (0)92 395 1184
Porto Di Marsala
Marsala, Sicilia
Tel:+39 (0)923 951 184 ,VHF Channel 16
The fuel berth is in the north western corner of the harbour. There is a crane, chandlery, launderette, several boatyards and various repair services.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 16, 2017 03:29 PM

Reported by Johan of SY ELENI:

On the 14th of September we entered the Marina Nautico Polaris. This is a very quiet marina with a very helpful staff. The downside is that it is very expensive, we paid 90 euros a day for a 52 ft boat.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 11, 2017 01:13 PM

Reported by Con Sprenger - SY Big Sky

We booked for one week, 2nd week of Sept. 2017 at Polaris Cantiere Nautico at a rate of 55 euro a day for a 14 meter boat, includes VAT, power, water and wifi. E-Mail communication was good, use google tranlate to make communication easier. We did try to make contact with the Mr. Vito metioned in other comments, without success. Upon arrival we spoke with the attendent on Pontoon "A", he quoted 60 euro per night for our boat. We found Polaris Cantiere Nautico profesional, good facilities and excellent wifi, both upload and download speeds. We chose Marsala over Trapani where rates were in the 90 euro range for our boat. It turned out a good location for exploring the western part of Sciliy, car rental form the nearby airport was inexpensive, getting there easy on the local train. Car rental company will pick up at the trainstation. Great supermarkets within walking distance of the marina, a Lidl requires bike or car. The old town of Marsala is pleasant to enjoy a glass of Marsala.

Armando Addati
Armando Addati says:
Jan 11, 2016 06:25 PM

Hello I have my boat in Marsala since two years. Polaris Cantiere Nautico is very expensive but you have other two alternatives on the floating docks ( A,B,C ). They are manage from different people (A and B) cost a lot less. In particular the floating docks A & B are manage by Mr. Vito and the counter part is that services are terrible. The good part is that the Vito is very flexible on any requests you have. At the end he gives you total freedom on how you want to handle your moorings. It is true nobody speaks english here but eventually you find someone to help you out with communication. We pay for all year berthing for my 39 foot boat 1600 euros comprehensive of electricity and water.
Marsala has most of service needed but the professional level is low and compensated by the will to satisfy you, just need to be kind with them. If you ever need advise for the south Sicily area you can contact me any time. I'll be happy to help you since I understand the difficulties that foreigners have when they pass by Italian shores and ports. Cheers to all.

Anduril
Anduril says:
Oct 06, 2015 06:20 PM

The Wifi in Polaris Cantiere Nautico is NOT mediocre, it is awful slow, Mail yes, but browsing does not work, to open a site lasts 5+ min.

Anduril
Anduril says:
Oct 06, 2015 06:15 PM

Polaris Cantiere Nautico is extrem expensive, they charged for 42" in Oct 2015 60€

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