Originally Posted by tiopirata
I live in Panama
City and run a yacht refit
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.
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
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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