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Old 14-07-2016, 19:52   #16
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Re: Haul Out Pacific side of Panama Canal

Originally Posted by tiopirata View Post
I live in Panama City and run a yacht refit and rigging business here.
On the Pacific side your options are:
Flamenco Island. The marina at the end of the Amador Causeway is called Fuerte Amador Resort and Marina but more commonly referred to as Flamenco Marina. It has a 100 tonne travellift with 29' beam and a hardstand operated by Quality boats who can perform your bottom job. Costs are similar to Shelter Bay on the Atlantic side.
Vacamonte. This is a little distant and to the West of Panama City and is a commercial fishing port but their hydrolift can handle your beam easily. As commented above, it is a bit scummy and is not really geared to pleasure craft. There is no real economy to using it either as it is distant from suppliers.
The Balboa Yacht Club can host you but their haulout cannot manage your beam.
Unfortunately Astillero Vera Cruz is not available to us at this time.
Hope that helps
Mike B.

Wow, wish they would of had the 29' travel lift in 2011. I sure did not choose vacamonte to save $, it was the only option on the pacific side back then. That's great news for cat owners on the pacific side that don't want to transit the canal to shelter bay.

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Re: Haul Out Pacific side of Panama Canal

It should be mentioned that currently no travellift in Costa Rica can handle your beam.

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Re: Haul Out Pacific side of Panama Canal

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That little rock off Fort Lorenzo is where Captain Morgan sank his ship. The day we went in the sea was breaking over it.
Yea, its an interesting entrance, with a visible modern wreck too...fortunately, it was a calm day when I went it.

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