The 777 Pilot Book Series has been prepared in the tradition of the ancient portolans (pilot charts), that used to include charts, chartlets and also descriptions of harbours and shelters.
As a result, users today have an authoritative, comprehensive and useful tool to navigate in safety whilst maximising enjoyment.
Our strengths are:
- We personally visit all the moorings and anchorages, and their surroundings;
- We have a network of on-the-ground researchers to collect information and provide updates;
- We include suggestions of onshore itineraries and services useful to yachtsmen;
- We provide a telephone helpline for assistance;
- We provide video tutorials of the main ports and anchorages.
Our goal is to accompany our readers and provide them with faithful and up-to-date information.
Inside you will find:
OVERVIEW CHARTS: showing the main features, complete with lat. and long. grid, depths and other useful data (marks, lights etc.). Terrestrial features including main roads, residential areas and contour lines, to help predict wind conditions and appreciate the landscape.
MOORING AREAS: i.e. harbours and mooring buoys, the number and size of available spaces, draft, facilities, fuelling stations and related contact information.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: are described, from those suitable for just a swimming stop to those that provide good shelter in case of bad weather or to safely anchor overnight. Type of shelter, depths, rocks and the type of bottom are all indicated, together with the prevailing winds and currents, and suggestions regarding points of interest and the environment.
DETAILED NAVIGATIONAL INFORMATION including: coastal radio, weather forecasts, VHF, MF, NAVTEX, meteorology, harbourmasters, search and rescue, and much more.
INFOLINE: our helpline number for assistance, suggestions and advice to our readers before and during navigation. This service was designed with our knowledge of the difficulties that yachtsmen can face when looking for suitable mooring or anchoring options.
BACKGROUND HISTORY AND INFORMATION regarding the main towns and places around the coast.
SPECIAL LOCALITIES: a selection of destinations with detailed information and useful suggestions for yachtsmen.
ONSHORE ITINERARIES: with our selection of the best and most interesting places and events, including the ports that offer opportunities to explore inland.
APP: you can find all of our Pilot Books on Apple Store for IPhone and IPad and on Google Play for Android.
UPDATES: We personally visit the areas and continuously check the data and notices; any updates are available free of charge on the site listed in each box of ports suitable for transit. We remind you that, before leaving, it is advisable to always consult the updates of 777 Pilot Book, the official charts and the ordinances.
QR CODE: Video-tutorials, satellite images or pictures that allow a virtual visit of the port or anchorage before arriving. All the multimedia contents are free for 777 Pilot Book owners.
WEBSITES: we’ve highlighted and underlined the strategic ports, oriented to transit and to explore the hinterland. But we didn’t stop here! For each port we selected the Marinas that proved the most attentive to the yachtsmen’s needs and we added an easy web domain, which is always the same, for you to find the useful numbers.