Note that the marina is in the middle of a big industrial area, and the air is very polluted. The boat will be covered in soot by the time you leave.
Warning: wide entrance but watch out at night because navigational lights are misleading and not always has the same colours as described in charts. The marina has suffered damage during a storm in January 2018 and may take some time to repair. Therefore currently space for visitors is limited. You are advised to call ahead to book a berth. Entering should not attempted at spring low-water as the concrete blocks for the moorings are significantly lower than the depth between the pontoons.
Moor: the entrance is wide and well sheltered and safe to enter in all conditions; call the port captain on VHF Ch 11. You may or may not get an answer but proceed directly to the Yacht Club (two pontoons) who will try to make room for you.
At some point after your arrival (it could be a few hours or the next day), you will receive a visit from the Authorities. Formalities are reported to be relatively straightforward and the officials friendly and efficient. Some English is spoken here. Having copies of all your boat paperwork will help!
- The Port Authority will want you to fill out a set of documents.
- The Gendarmerie Royale (Surete Nationale) are tracking boats along the coast in their continuing fight against drug trafficking, they will take pictures of the boat.
The Police will stamp your passports.
Customs may or may not issue you a Temporary Import Permit for the boat, form D716.
The berthing fee also includes use of the yacht club nearby which has a pool. For boats between 10 and 20m there is also a port authority charge per day for the use of the port. The Port Authority offers a rebate if you stay longer than a week, but it has to be asked for before and paid in advance. They accept Dirahms or Euros.
Leaving the boat in Mohammedia is absolutely safe as the port is very well guarded (the Police will issue you with a shore pass). Day trips to Casablanca or further afield are possible by train.
Anchor: south of the breakwater in front of the beach in about 4-5m; good holding in sandy mud. The anchorage is large and sheltered in most conditions except N or NW winds. You will still need to visit the authorities. Anchored yachts can still use the yacht club's facilities for a small fee.
Tel:(+212) 670467414; Fax:(+212) 23 32 49 77 , VHF Port Control Ch: 11 & 16
Ashore: toilets ( no toilet paper), showers, good provisions shops and restaurants in the town.
No chandler but it is possible to source some parts and tools from the fishing port nearby. Mechanics can be found to perform work as well.
There is no laundry on site, however the cleaning crew can do it for a fee. Ask on the Yacht Club for contacts. Banks, shops, a Carrefour supermarket and a traditional market within walking distance (less than 3kms).
Don't miss: Casablanca and Rabat. The train to Casablanca (go to Casa Port) is 32Dh both ways and to Rabat (go to Casa Ville) 56Dh both ways.