Focus Groups

In line with Yachting Malta’s mission to develop, foster and grow yachting and maritime related initiatives, Yachting Malta will be organizing a number of focus groups aimed at gathering perspectives, insights and opinions about current and new events, projects and initiatives.

This is part of Yachting Malta’s role as a consultative base which aims to ‘listen’ to all yachting stakeholders.  The objective of these Focus Groups is to improve on existing services and develop new ones to ensure that the potential of yachting in Malta is tapped into.

Some of the planned Focus Groups will include the following topics:

  1.             Super Yacht Nautical Academy
  2.             Chartering
  3.             Super Yacht repair facilities
  4.             Yachting Taxation Strategy
  5.             International Training & Events Centre
  6.             Yachting Apprentice Scheme
  7.             Skills Gap Analysis
  8.             Marinas & Break Waters
  9.             Environment
  10.             Corporate Social Responsibility

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Yachting Library

Yachting Malta is building a comprehensive library of yachting related publications and magazines which will be made available upon request.

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Visiting Yachts


It is at the discretion of the owner/master of yachts arriving from EU ports/countries whether to inform the customs authorities or not. If one decides to inform the customs officials to carry out an inspection, the following are required:

  1. • Crew list
  2. • Ship’s store declaration
  3. • Crew’s effects declaration
  4. • Health Declaration

Customs process for yachts arriving from non EU ports/countries is compulsory and this should be carried out immediately upon berthing. The crew list must be submitted while the rest of the documents as mentioned above are completed by the customs official on board the yacht.  In certain landing places, customs officials may impose fees for their visit.

Notice to Mariners

The Ports & Yachting Directorate, Transport Malta regularly issues Notices to Mariners to assist in the safety of navigation and related matters.

Harbour Master / Valletta Port Control

Valletta Port Control (Valletta Radio) transmits on VHF Channel 12 (24hrs) Tel: +356 22914491/2.

The Port of Valletta, a natural deep-water harbour, extends for about 3.6 kilometres inland. Its two-arm breakwater renders it a safe, all-weather port throughout the year, open on a 24-hour basis, although entrance may be restricted during strong Easterly winds. The Port of Valletta is a multi-purpose port equipped to offer a large spectrum of maritime services

Yacht Marinas

Malta is located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily. The Maltese archipelago consists of mainly three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is well served with harbours, the main international ports being the Valletta Grand Harbour and the Port of Marsaxlokk. The second largest island is Gozo which has one port – Mgarr.      


35° 53.5’ North – 14° 30.9’ East

In the heart of the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour Marina offers a stunning base in historic Vittoriosa, Malta. With berths for yachts up to 100m (325ft) in length, the marina offers all the world-class facilities. 


35o 53’.43 North – 14o 31’.47 East

Situated in the picturesque Kalkara Creek within Malta’s Grand Harbour, the Marina is surrounded with historical buildings, well within one’s vision while at the marina, namely the majestic Valletta bastions, Vittoriosa’s Fort St Angelo, and Ricasoli situated in Kalkara.


35° 55.3’ North – 14° 29.7’ East

Portomaso Marina has space for 110 full berths. It shares the area with the five-star Hilton Malta Hotel, an excellent casino, a beach club, a conference centre, shops and a supermarket, and a health and fitness centre besides the apartments.


35° 53.328N | 014° 30.451E

Laguna Marina is an exclusive, boutique yacht marina on the Valletta waterfront and its location is within a historical and sheltered port. Laguna Marina offers an all weather marina with safe and secure moorings thus extending the owners usage time of the yacht through the warm winter months.


35° 53.75’ North – 14° 30.0’ East

The Msida Marina is situated in the innermost part of Marsamxetto Harbour. The building of a breakwater across the entrance has produced a very safe and well sheltered marina. Berthing is provided on 15 lines of floating pontoons, providing 700 berths up to 18 metres in length on double mooring lines. Water and electricity is available at every berth off apposite modern service modules.


35° 54.10’ North – 14° 30.4’ East 

Manoel Island Marina is situated to the South side of Manoel Island and about half a nautical mile from the main entrance to Marsamxetto Creek in Malta.         


The Mgarr Marina consists of 208 berths. The Marina provides a perfect stop-over for anyone visiting Gozo or cruising around the Maltese Islands. The island is a third of the size of Malta, but greener and more rural. Its landscape has hills and deep valleys as well as rugged cliffs, which give natural protection to the island’s small harbours and inlets.


35°90’06  N; 14°49’95

Roland Marina is conveniently situated in Ta’ Xbiex creek within the sheltered Marsamxetto harbour. The marina is located in the main yachting service centre of Malta, where yachtsmen can find yacht chandleries, stores, supermarket and grocers, bars, restaurants, hotels and guesthouses, yacht yard, yacht service companies, medical and dental clinics, banks and also within walking distance from Malta’s prestigious shopping centre, Sliema.


35°53.85’ N; 14° 30.05’ E

Situated right on the Club’s waterfront, the Marina can accommodate up to 65 boats from 6m to 20m in length on two floating pontoons supplied with water and electricity services on a pre-paid system. It operates seasonally from the beginning of May until the end of October.


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