Somewhat south of Pula, the largest city on the Istrian peninsula in northern Croatia, is Marina Veruda. Sport skippers who moor here benefit from good all-round service, a location perfectly protected from all winds, and SeaHelp presence. SeaHelp members can also save money: who books a day berth for 2022, pays 30 percent less.
Pula, with a good 55,000 inhabitants the largest city in the County of Istria in Croatia and located near the southern tip of the peninsula of the same name, is highly rated by sports skippers. Just one of the many reasons to visit this area are the sights of the city conquered by the Romans in 177 BC.
One of the main sights and at the same time the landmark of the city, the Pula Amphitheater, dates back to this period; it was built under Emperor Augustus and extended under Emperor Vespasian. The facade, preserved in large parts up to the original height of 32.5 meters, is also Augustan, according to recent views.
Pula is popular with sports skippers; main sight is the amphiteater
Another well-preserved Roman monument is the Arch of Sergius, built between 29 and 27 BC to commemorate Octavian’s victory in the Battle of Actium. Also worth seeing are the Temple of Augustus (2 BC to 14 AD) and the Market Hall in the center, a former railroad station built in 1903; in addition, countless cafes and restaurants offering local and international cuisine invite you to visit.
Many sports skippers who want to see the ancient city traditionally tie up their lines at Marina Veruda just south of Pula. The advantages of the marina, which stretches for 1,500 meters along the shore, are obvious: it is extremely safe to moor here, because the exceptional location between the offshore cape Verudica (approach red beacon) and the eastern mainland near the town of Veruda provides excellent protection from all winds as well as in strong swells.
In Marina Veruda you are well protected in strong winds and swells, SeaHelp members save on day berths
Another advantage: the Marina Veruda, “Gateway to the Adriatic”, is open all year round. The total of 19 top-renovated jetties are equipped with electricity (220 and 380 V) and water connections, and can accommodate a total of 630 yachts up to 40 meters in length; even mega yachts, i.e. yachts up to 100 meters in length, can moor here.
In the marina, which has two cranes (ten and 30 tons lifting capacity) and two lifts (up to 30 tons), ship hulls can be high-pressure cleaned; in addition, yachts can also be accommodated on land (250 places) or in their own dry dock with 50 places. Furthermore, in cooperation with professional service partners, antifouling painting, hull polishing and repairs of hull, deck, mast and sails can be ordered on site.
SeaHelp members save cash at the marina: those who book a day berth for 2022 pay 30 percent less.
Since July 2022, an additional SeaHelp response boat has been available at Marina Veruda
Since July 1, 2022, an additional eight-meter service boat from SeaHelp has also been available at Marina Veruda. The proven Pischel RIBLine 8.0 is fully equipped for professional use as a rescue boat and can be at the scene in the shortest possible time due to its high speed potential.
The new Sea-Help base on the eastern shore of Veruda Bay was chosen because there is already very good cooperation with the marina management here, says SeaHelp managing director Wolfgang Dauser. In addition, an average arrival time of the rescue boats of less than 20 minutes in Istria can be guaranteed. SeaHelp’s response boat can be called in an emergency from Pula by calling 00800 112 00 112 or 0043 50 43 112, or by using the handy SeaHelp app.