Thanks for reading the thread, in answer to your question we've left the boat for two winters at Sopromar; it a yard close by Lagos Marina. There is also a yard at Portimao, further up river to the town, and opposite side of the river to the Marina.
We like Sopromar, even though it is isn't cheap
because: good quality cradles; family
run business; several staff speak very good english
; lots of english
boats; good security
; sheltered from the west through to northeast by the town; excellent chandlery
; close to supermarket with shops and bars near by; next to train station with straight through trains to Faro (6 euros) and 8-10euros taxi to airport
. If you need any work doing they are very well equiped to undertake any work (at a price).
If you want to leave the boat on the water
, Lagos marina can usually do contracts for varying lengths Yearly contract
for our Westerly would be 8150 euros in the Marina, a 9month contract
Sept15th to June 15th would be approx 4500 euros. There are a number of boat who take up the 9 month contract and go off sailing June-Sept or go on the hard
They have a web site : www.sopromar.com
Hope this is useful