This is the Sail Malaysia
Cruising Guide description of Endau on the East Coast
. It's a reliable guide but you would obviously need to check the latest details about the yard itself.
"A recommended anchorage to await the high tide for the river entrance to Endau is at 02°39’.65N 103°45’.15E, which is sheltered and with good holding on mud. An alternative is to anchor
at Pulau Seri Buat/Pulau Sembilang (see above). Anchoring
off the river entrance is risky. In 2012 a steel
yacht anchored near the river entrance was run down by a trawler
and severely damaged. The trawler
continued intotheEndauriverwithoutinvestigatingwhatithadjust hit.Repairstookmonths.
The river bar is shallow and the channel moves from season to season. The channel is well marked, but the buoys may not have caught up with the channel’s recent moves. In May 2012 a route
using the following waypoints provided a minimum depth
of just over 3 metres at high spring tides: 02°40’.92N 103°40’.63E, then 02°40’.03N 103°39’.24E, then 02°40’.02N 103°38’.40E, and then mid-river. This route
cuts right over a charted mud bank on C-Map charts
. It would certainly be worth taking note of the routes taken by the big C-class fishing
boats, many of which are usually underway at high tide. In 2013 the red port hand buoy at about 02°40’.0N 103°39’.14E in the entrance channel was replaced with a black-paintedbeacon.
The town has good shops and reasonable bus services to Mersing and Rompin, with onward connections to Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur. It is possible to anchor
on mud to the north side of the river. The holding is suspect in some areas, with much detritus to foul an anchor.
Prospect Dockyard is a railway-based haulout facility and shipyard that has branched into yacht repair and maintenance. The railway suits long-keeled yachts well, but deep fin-keel yachts are less easy to accommodate. Tel: (609) 413 1868. Mobile: 013-931 8900. Email: email@example.com. Mark your email FAO Ms Ng. Website: prospectdockyard.com.my The yard is reported expert in engineering and engine repairs. Welding and metal grinding is permitted, sandblasting can be arranged. This is one of the fewyards in Malaysia that can work on metal yachts.There is a first-class propeller repair shop."