Puerto de Jos Bans

British Admiralty 3578, 773. Imray M11 French 4717. Spanish 454

Lights

0030 Groyne Centre Q(6)+LFI.15s10m5M Truncated masonry tower

0031 Dique de Benabolá elbow FI.R.3s7m4M Siren 60s Truncated masonry tower red lantern 4m

0032 Dique de Levante W head 36°29'.1N 04°57'.2W FI.G.4s13m8M Truncated masonry tower 9m

0032.2 E head Q(6)+LFI.15s10m4M Tower, yellow top 6m

Port communications

VHF Ch 9. Capitanía 'S 952 90 98 00 Fax 952 81 08 99 Email [email protected] url www.puertojosebanus.es

Upmarket marina

Ail up-market marina handling large and very large yachts, motor and sail, and correspondingly pricey. The enclave also contains apartments, shops boutiques, restaurants, night clubs, casinos and so forth, patrolled by armed security guards and protected from the outside world by automated barriers allowing the passage of selected vehicles. However, it has good repair facilities.

There is a hotel beach and swimming pool to W of the harbour which is available to yachting visitors. Entrance tickets from third floor office of the tower. It is worth escaping to Ronda by taxi.

Approach

The lone rocky-peaked mountain Pico de la Concha in the Sierra Blanca, called Sierra de Marbella on British charts, can be seen from afar. Closer in, some yellow tower blocks 2M to W and the very large Hotel Nueva Andalucía, the bull ring close E and a white flag-poled terrace are conspicuous. The old stone tower with a number of windows at the entrance and the mass of buildings around the harbour are also conspicuous.

GPS approach

Steer to -0-16 from southerly quadrant and steer for breakwater end (approx. 0.08M).

Anchorage in the approach

200m S of S head of Dique de Levante in 8m sand. Entrance

Approach the S head of Dique de Levante on a N course, leave it 50m to starboard and enter on an E course.

In a SW gale, the entrance could be difficult except for powerful vessels as it involves turning sharply across the waves in a restricted area of disturbed water.

Berths

Secure alongside E side of Dique de Benabolá near the fuel station for the allocation of a berth from the control tower.

Harbour charges

High. Facilities

Maximum length overall: 80m.

Two travel-lifts, 50 and 25 tonnes and a 5-tonne mobile crane.

Launching slipway at E of the harbour.

Most shipwright and electronic work possible.

Sailmaker on N side of harbour.

Two chandlers beside the harbour.

Water points on quays and pontoons.

Showers by the tower.

220v AC to berths and 380v AC to berths over 15m. Petrol.

Ice from fuelling point or slipway.

Yacht Club: Club Náutico Internacional Nueva Andalucía. Supermarket at the harbour but fresh food has to be obtained from Marbella, 15 minutes away by bus or taxi, or from San Pedro.

Laundry in port and launderette behind the house on Dique de Riberea.

Communications

5. PUERTO DE JOSE BANUS

¡-$-16 Puerto de José Banús 36°28'.9N 04°57'.4W

Metres

PUERTO DE JOSE BANUS

¡-$-16 Puerto de José Banús 36°28'.9N 04°57'.4W

Metres

PUERTO DE JOSE BANUS

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