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Old 24-05-2007, 18:59   #1
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Where Can Catamarans Haul Out ?

Having cruised the West Coast of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez for the past year in our FP 43' cat, I have become keenly aware that haulout facilities capable of handling multihulls are few and far between. In the three years we have owned our cat, we have been hauled at Delta Marine in Seattle, Port of Astoria, Oregon, and now Marina Seca, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

With help from fellow board members, I would like to compile a database of places multihulls can be hauled out. I will be house sitting this summer instead of cruising so I'll have time to put something together that may be useful to other multihull owners. The number of replies I get will determine how I package and publish the information.

If you have had your multihull hauled out and would like to provide data for this effort, please reply to this posting with the information below. (Suggest you copy the text below into your reply and then fill in the appropriate info).

Date hauled:
Location:
Contact info for yard:
Beam of boat:
Type boat (cat, tri, other):
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail):
Remarks:

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 24-05-2007, 21:04   #2
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Not owning a 2-hull'er, I can't provide the data you ask for. I can, however, say with certainty that Napa Valley Marina, on the Napa River in Northern Cal (drains into SF Bay) can haul cat's. "Profligate", the 60-something cat belonging to the editor of Latitude 38, hauls here sometimes.
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Old 24-05-2007, 21:34   #3
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Beam of boat: 21
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
Remarks: Great service, very professional, not cheap but fair
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Old 24-05-2007, 22:58   #4
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Not owning a 2-hull'er, I can't provide the data you ask for. I can, however, say with certainty that Napa Valley Marina, on the Napa River in Northern Cal (drains into SF Bay) can haul cat's. "Profligate", the 60-something cat belonging to the editor of Latitude 38, hauls here sometimes.
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That's where I haul out my cat as well. It has a great rail system so you don't have to use slings.
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Old 25-05-2007, 01:34   #5
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Alwoplast, Chile 35t Travelift with 9m internal clearance.

Shelter Island Marina, Richmond B.C. (near Vancouver), 150T travelift with 29 max beam

Gulf Harbour Marina, Auckland NZ
two travelifts available at all times and a capability of lifting vessels up to 110 ton and 7.9 metres beam

Lauderdale Marine Center, Ft Lauderdale FL

Marina Ixtapa, Mexico

Baja Naval Ensenada Mexico, 75 t travelift, 22' beam

Mackay's Boatyard, Queensland, Oz
'Cat' trailers that can take up to 9t approx.28'ft wide.
Tri' trailer that can take up to 50ft.
Heavy trailer that can haul out up to 28t and up to 60ft long vessels, also for big, wide 'Power Cats'


Phuket Marina Services at Phuket Boat Lagoon
Marina is a full-service yard offering 60 and 80-ton
travelifts and a hard-stand area where repairs and major
refits are commonplace. Then there's Ratanachai Slipway Co.,
Phuket's main commercial shipyard, which also offers full
repair and maintenance services, and slips boats utilizing
railway cars for vessels up to 45 meters and 180 tons. We
decided to go with Ratanachai because we prefer to slip Imani
on rails rather than use a travelift. Ratanachai is also a
better fit for our haulout budget


marine railway in Neiafu, capital of the Vava'u Group of Tonga.

Marina on Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, near Bay Bridge (sorry I don't know the name)

Those are what I have in my files.
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Old 25-05-2007, 04:50   #6
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i personally would follow the wharram approach of minimalism and just beach it at high tide
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Date hauled: 2006
Location: Noank Shipyard, Noank Connecticut
Contact info for yard:
Beam of boat: 21'
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): Travelift

Remarks: lift well is 22' wide, yard is pricey


Date hauled: 2003
Location: Hinkley yard in Stuart FL
Contact info for yard:
Beam of boat: 21'
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): Travelift
Remarks: lift well is very large and can handle wide beam multis, great service and reasonable prices
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Old 25-05-2007, 07:09   #8
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Beam of boat: 21
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
Remarks: Great service, very professional, DIY
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Old 25-05-2007, 07:53   #9
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Location: Peake's Trinidad
Contact info for yard: 868 634 4427
Beam of boat: beam of slip 28'
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
Remarks: a bit pricey, but good service


Location: spice island marine grenada
Contact info for yard: 473 444 4257
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Beam of boat: beam of slip 24'
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
Remarks: i found labor charges to be high but just the haulout was quite resonable
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Old 25-05-2007, 10:40   #10
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Port Townsend, WA

Date hauled: 6/07
Location: Port Townsend, WA - Boat Haven
Contact info for yard: Port of Port Townsend, Washington
Beam of boat: 23' 6" (travellift will take beam up to 30' 10")
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
Remarks: Sometimes dusty and windy, but a great facility with lots of local resources including the in-yard Port Townend Brewery.

I think this is a very good idea and would like to have a copy of the final compiled list.
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Contact info for yard: PLEASURE COVE MARINA
Beam of boat: 23' 4" (travellift will take beam up to 24ft)
Type boat (cat, tri, other): cat
How hauled (e.g. Travelift, trailer, marine rail): travellift
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Old 25-05-2007, 17:17   #12
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Thanks to everyone who has replied so far. This is really good info.

Now I just need to figure out how to present it in a user friendly manner. I'm thinking spreadsheets for major regions (i.e. West Coast USA, East Coast USA, Mexico, Caribbean, South Pacific, etc) sorted by width capability of hauling facility.

What does everyone think?
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I fail to put Thunderbolt Marine Service in Savanna, GA, in my reply
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Old 25-05-2007, 19:10   #14
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John, i really appreciate your work. i'm building a 46' wharram.
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