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How Nautica Assistance Can Offer 360° Support for Superyachts Visiting Sardinia

31 May 2023 By Emma Bamford

Who is Nautica Assistance?

Nautica Assistance is a leading superyacht agency and supplier based in Sardinia. The company prides itself on its “unwavering commitment” to being the connection point between the island and the yachting community.

Founded in 2001 as a technical repair service for yachts and shipyards, it soon expanded to offer complete support to captains and crew. Now, its large multilingual team provides a full repertoire of support, from concierge and logistics to provisions and ship’s chandlery, as well as technical assistance, and more.

“Nautica Assistance is indispensable,” says marketing manager Federica Tilocca. “Beyond orchestrating all the essential elements for a successful cruise, we offer a gateway to discover our culture and traditions through a team that deeply values our environment and respects our surroundings. What truly sets us apart is our unparalleled approach to customer service.”

With headquarters and a chandlery in Olbia, and offices in the marinas in Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, and Cagliari, the agency is ideally placed to support superyachts throughout their time in Sardinia.

How Nautica Assistance Can Help Captains and Crew When in Sardinia

The agency provides full support to superyachts visiting Sardinia and Corsica. The 24/7 NA Agency & Concierge department can help crew best serve both the yacht and guests by making berth and fuel bunkering reservations, booking limos and helicopters, planning yacht itineraries, arranging permits for La Maddalena national park, setting up inland tours and onboard parties, or securing ticket reservations.

Meanwhile, the NA Interiors service helps interior crew find anything they need, from appliances to flowers, newspapers to pharmacy items, gym equipment to baby toys, and more.

For chefs, NA Provisions can source fresh, high-quality food on the island, along with a wide selection of national and international wines and drinks, and exclusive international brands. Provisions are delivered to the boat, and packaging includes eco materials for better sustainability.

The company prides itself on being able to “seamlessly integrate” with the yacht crew.

“We function as a terrestrial extension of a crew’s expertise,” says CEO and business development manager Alberto Cadeddu. “Our collective mission is to ensure that guests on board experience the pinnacle of enjoyment throughout their journey, wherever it may take them.”

Captains and engineers can turn to NA Tech for any technical solution, from quick repairs to refit project management. In Olbia, the Depot holds in stock the most extensive range of marine spares on the island and can source parts in short time from its global network of suppliers.

In addition, Nautica Assistance arranges courier and shipping to and from the yacht, while NA 4Crew provides crew services, including visa and medical assistance, and NA Charter can manage, support, and monitor charter itineraries.

“We assign a dedicated representative to each captain, yacht, and head of department on board,” explains Cadeddu. “The representative soon becomes a trusted point of contact. This professional and friendly approach positions Nautica Assistance as the go-to reference, ensuring that solutions are always attained, even for issues unrelated to the Sardinian territory.”

Where to Go in Sardinia

Say “superyacht” and “Sardinia” and thoughts naturally turn to the playground of Costa Smeralda. But the island has so much more to offer away from the glitz. Nautica Assistance specialises in devising itineraries that showcase Sardinia’s wilder spots, which give a rare chance to get close to nature while remaining right in the middle of the Med.

The company’s “profound passion” for the island allows visitors to “delve beyond” the traditional yachting hotspot of Costa Smeralda. “We inspire exploration of the authentic, untamed, and hidden gems of our coastlines and territories, delving deeper into our traditions and embracing also a new different focus from the glamour of the international jet-set scene,” says Gioia Serra, south Sardinia office agent.

The experienced Nautica Assistance team recommend a six-day itinerary south from Santa Maria Navarrese in the east to Oristano in the west. This itinerary offers varied scenery, from the dramatic 40 kilometres of rocky ramparts and limestone cliffs of Arbatax to the white beaches of Capo Carbonara, the city backdrop of Cagliari, the archaeological Phoenician-Punic and Roman remains at Pula and Chia via Nora, and the juniper-dotted sand dunes of Porto Pino and UNESCO-listed Piscinas.

Take guests snorkelling in the turquoise waters off the Rocce Rosse (literally red rocks), scuba diving on shipwrecks watched by nesting shearwaters and bobbing turtles in the Capo Carbonara marine protected area, and swimming at Tuerredda, named one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in the world, with talc-like sand and water two degrees warmer than anywhere else on the island. For out-of-the-ordinary experiences, introduce them to breeding flamingos in the Chia Lagoon, enjoy a beach dinner on the glorious sands of Porto Pino, or arrange to join local fishers bringing in the catch of the day in Carloforte.

Continuing up the west coast, don’t miss the UNESCO World Heritage mineral mining area where the Porto Flavia loading terminal is cut right into the cliffs; the majestic Pan di Zucchero seastack, named after its resemblance to Brazil’s Sugarloaf Mountain (a great spot for a memorable breakfast); the 8th century ruins of Tharros city; and the chance to sample Malvasia wine in the picturesque medieval city of Bosa.

Nautica Assistance can provide detailed itineraries including recommended anchorages and activities for both on the water and ashore so that superyacht charter guests can experience the very best that the beautiful, varied and historic island of Sardinia has to offer.

“While Nautica Assistance encompasses the services expected of a premier agency, we embody a vision that extends far beyond convention,” adds Cadeddu. “We are resolute in providing a full-package experience for our clients that seamlessly blends luxury, personalisation, and a profound reverence for our surroundings. Every service is executed with much attention to detail, including concierge, technical, provisions and interiors supplies, itinerary creation, private events, and more.”

To learn more about Nautica Assistance, please contact the team.


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