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Old 26-02-2011, 17:24   #16
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Re: Haul Out in Malysia or Thailand ?

A couple of comments on other posts:-
The commercial harbour option on Langkawi is no good for you. There isn't a crane large enough to lift you on the island. It would be possible but only if you bring over a crane specially or can ride piggyback on some other project requiring a suffiiently large crane to be brought to the island and you will have to go through the same rigmarole to re-launch.
Wavemaster, now Bousted Yachts, has the reputation, maybe not justified, of wanting your boat there and wanting your money but YOU are not welcome if you want to check ongoing work or do work yourself.
Batu Maung at the southern tip of Penang has a travel lift. I have used the yard three years ago and was happy, but I have heard that prices have now risen steeply.

At the end of the day, for haul out and relaunch and nothing else, one place is as good as another but if you need work, spares or skilled services, go to Thailand.

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Old 26-02-2011, 18:06   #17
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Re: Haul Out in Malysia or Thailand ?

Ratanachai, very good, very professional, they know what they are doing. Recommended.

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Old 26-02-2011, 18:54   #18
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Re: Haul Out in Malysia or Thailand ?

Mate, use rebak, if you want to store the yacht. a great yard and great eatery/pool/chandler/crew/manger/security.

Thailand, only 6 months for your boat and 1 month for you! Many problems re visas!

Malaysia, all good, boat can stay forever, you get 3 months on arrival, can be extended? No visa hassels!
Rebak has monkeys, still, big goannas, and termites, a real problem!
But very secure and long term rates are good.

I am using the "french yard" at asia-france marine, run by barry, near Kuah, but my yacht is only 39' and 11 tonnes, they can do great stainless and alloy work, but only use the local smallish crane. Getting a travel lift facility soonish?

Asia France Marine Ltd. (Co. No. LL 07133)

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Old 21-03-2011, 06:52   #19
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Re: Haul Out in Malysia or Thailand ?

I have used Rebak, which is excellent for storage but not necessarily the best place for extensive refitting because of the remote location.

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