Vuda Marina has the largest travel hoist in Fiji and is capable of hauling vessels up to 63 tonnes. Our British-made ‘WISE’ brand of Travel Hoist lifts more than 750 vessels each year and our hardworking staff are some of the most experienced and professional haul out staff in the South Pacific.
See the travel lift in action with this great video from our friends who are travelling around the world on the vessel Wizards Eye.
Immediately after hauling it may be beneficial for you to take advantage of our high pressure wash, especially if hauling out to anti-foul or for long-term cyclone storage. Rates are based on the length of the vessel.
Our travel hoist ramp is limited to vessels with a beam of 5.85m (19’) and most vessels over 60’ will need to drop their backstay in order to get under our cross beam. It is also recommended to remove or lower any high standing instruments on your stern such as wind generators and radars.
Due to a multitude of variables such as keel shape and depth, tide movements, wind strength and direction, and other unforeseen factors, hauling out a vessel can take some time. Generally a haul out into a cyclone pit takes 1.5-2.5 hours (including pressure wash), while a haul out to the hardstand takes about 1.5 hour (including pressure wash). Relaunches can take as little as 20 minutes. We will always do our best to haul you at the scheduled time however be prepared for a possible delay of up to half a day.
Catamarans wishing to haul out their vessel have rather limited options in Fiji at the moment but we are working on the possibility of putting in a new catamaran haul out ramp. Until that ramp is completed, it may be possible to haul out via crane using a Lautoka based company called Mobile Crane Hire. There are very limited locations to haul out so please check with us if they are available before making arrangements with the crane company. If your cat is less than 21’, we are capable of moving it around the yard once it is on land. Note, that small catamarans under 19’ can haul out with our travel hoist.