Superyachts area

La Rochelle : more than a marina !

Latitude 46°08’40" N - Longitude 001°10’04" W

A strategic location on the route from England to Spain, between Ré Island & Oléron Island. We receive Yachts and Superyachts in the “Bassin des Chalutiers”, a comfortable wet basin close to the Old Harbour of the historical city center (up to 50m long and 15m max beam - for longer yachts : on demand and reservation). Under 12m long and 2.20m draft, you will be welcome in the Marina “Les Minimes”).

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Our goal: to make your technical or touristic stopover a pleasant stay !

Superior comfort for superyachts in the “Bassin des Chalutiers”


• 4 piers

• Maximum length: 100 m (booking is highly recommended)

• Maximum beam: 16 m

• Draught: 5 m maximum

• Lock opening: by VHF or by telephone, from 2h00 hrs before high water and up to 1.30 hrs after high tide.

Yachts until 40 feet long and 7 feet draught will be priority moored in the basin of les Minimes, unless specifically requested by captain for an “Old harbour stopover” ( depending on the lineal moorage availability).


Available upon request to Christian LEMOINE (GSM: +33 (0)6 03 54 00 57).


• Drinking water

• Electricity:

o 220V/380V

o Electrical power on pontoons : 16-ampere three-phase current (1 125-ampere socket and 1 63-ampere socket on the Bassin des Chalutiers dockside upon request)

• Wi-Fi for a fee

• Refuelling facility (private provider for superyachts: OCEDIS Company (Tel.: +33 (0)546 421 212)

• 1 travel lift (150 tons)

• Rubbish containers at the entrance of each pontoon

• Waste oil and water recuperation (upon request at the Harbour’s Office)

• Handling and storage ashore

• Surveillance:

o Cameras covering piers and access ramps

o Night service (contact 24/7: +33(0)5 46 44 41 20)

o Night and day police patrols of the whole Marina area

o 24/7 surveillance: possible service with a private security firm

• Sanitary facilities (WC/shower for a fee)

• 615 places pay parking (Saint Nicolas)


ABB&A- « More than a Butler… a One Stop Shop! ». 1 rue Jean Torlais - Parc d’activités Technocéan 17000 La Rochelle Tel.: +33 (0) 892 492 392 (24/7 - 0.56 €/min) - +33 (0) 517 810 811


• 615 places pay parking (Saint Nicolas) • Tourist Office of La Rochelle (Tel.: +33 (0)(546 411 468) • Train Station • Drugstores • Transport means: bus, car or bike rentals, cabs

How to get to La Rochelle

By road: Paris at 467 km (less than 5 hour journey, access by the A10 motorway, exit 33 – Charente-Maritime La Rochelle)

By plane: the Airport of La Rochelle-Ré is situated within a 5-min drive of the Atlantic Port of La Rochelle and less than 10 mins from the city centre. Business aviation and VIP reception desk, taxis, regular bus services, car rental. 200 capacity paid-parking.

• Regular direct Domestic flights (itineraries and trip duration):

o Paris Orly – La Rochelle: 0h55 (flights all year round)

o Lyon – La Rochelle: 1h55 (flights all year round)

o Ajaccio – La Rochelle: 2h (flights from April to September)

• Direct international flights (itineraries and trip duration):

o BELGIUM - Brussels Charleroi – La Rochelle: 1h30 (flights from March to October)

o IRELAND - Cork – La Rochelle: 1h10 (flights from May to July)

o IRELAND - Dublin – La Rochelle: 1h50 (flights from March to October)

o PORTUGAL - Porto – La Rochelle: 2h (flights from April to October)

o UK - Bristol – La Rochelle: 1h20 (flights from May to September)

o UK - Birmingham – La Rochelle: 1h35 (flights from May to September)

o UK - Edinburg – La Rochelle: 2h (flights from June to August)

o UK - East Midlands – La Rochelle: 1h30 (flights from March to October)

o UK - Leeds Bradford – La Rochelle: 1h45 (flights from May to September)

o UK - London Stansted – La Rochelle: 1h25 (flights all year round)

o UK - London Gatwick – La Rochelle: 1h35 (flights from July to September)

o UK - Manchester – La Rochelle: 1h55 (flights from May to September)

o UK - Southampton – La Rochelle: 1h20 (flights from March to October)

o Switzerland - Geneva – La Rochelle: 1h20 (flights from June to August) By train (TGV):

• Paris Montparnasse – La Rochelle: La Rochelle: 3 h journey (6 trains a day)

• Other direct destinations from major surrounding cities (Bordeaux, Poitiers, Tours, Toulouse…)

The technical stopover of choice on the Atlantic Coast

The professional organization Pôle Refit La Rochelle, which is one of the Marina of La Rochelle Partners, gathers yachting professionals, united with the same spirit of excellence. It aims to provide you unmatched skills and know-how for your boat maintenance or refit. The organization currently counts almost 20 specialised companies. All of them are renowned for refurbishing and transforming ships, from pleasure-boats to super yachts. These skilled professionals, complementing one another offer a unique diversity in terms of engineering, services and know-how: • Engineering and project management

• Shipyards for sailing boats, motor yachts and classic yachts

• Painting, surface treatment and coating

• Sail makers, rigging and hardware

• Stainless steel and aluminium works (structural, piping, interior and exterior)

• Carpentry, joinery, cabinet-making, wood production and layouts (decks, interior and exterior)

• Naval electricity and electronics

• Upholstery and lining

• Mechanics and engine technology

Alizée Boutaud, your main contact at Pôle Refit La Rochelle Whether you have a question, need advice, or have a specific need for a refit operation on your boat, do not hesitate to get in touch with our Development Manager Alizée Boutaud. Alizée will be happy to help you find the appropriate professional who will be able to support you through the definition and the completion of your project.

Contact Pôle Refit : Tel. : +33 (0)5 46 28 85 63 GSM.: +33 (0)6 22 98 42 80 E-mail: alizee.boutaud

Contact - Marina

Old Harbour’s office : 0033 (0) 603 540 057 – fax : 0033 546 413 804 vieuxport

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