The north communal port of San Pelagio was put into use in Rovinj mid September last year. It is located next to the Muccia peninsula on the northern coast of Valdibora and features a breakwater of unusual design that fits neatly into the protected area and shields four pontoon piers that boast berths for about three hundred small boats.
On the outside of the breakwater, apart from the admiring nice views of the old town, there is an area where you can sit and enjoy the sun or take the stairs that lead to the sea. It has been designed for the citizens and guests who, in this way, also benefit from the port.
The port is primarily intended for the owners of small boats until 8m in length and their personal use. Until now, the boats have occupied the old municipal port Andana and have been arranged in several rows that may look picturesque, but for the owners, hopping into or out of their boats that are back in the fifth row or getting out from the port for those whose berths are on the waterfront has been almost impossible, not to mention usafe.
The pontoons in the new port are equipped with electricity and water supply. There is also a hydro network in case of fire.
The construction costs were slightly over 53 million HRK. The town of Rovinj and the port authority invested 43 million whereas the rest was funded by the Ministry of the sea, transport and infrastructure and the County. In view of the fact that there are almost a thousand smalll boats of different sizes in Rovinj and that the large number of them will stay on the berths in the south city port, the City and the port authorities have already commenced the preliminary work on the construction of the north and then the south breakwater by the island of Sveta Katarina that should protect the port completely.