We moor med-style at Vuda Marina so please have 2 stern lines and 2 bow lines at the ready. Your stern lines should be the longer lines. You will also need a minimum of 3 good fenders on both your port and starboard sides of your vessel if you are less than 45’ and at least 4 on either side for larger vessels.
Life at Vuda Marina is pretty laid back and relaxed. We operate on a first-come, first-served basis and so there may not be a berth for you immediately and you may need to stay in our over-spill areas for a few hours or a few days. These over-spill areas all have access to power and water.
Each berth has a 240V, 10amp, single phase, 3-pin powerpoint (same as Australia and New Zealand) and shared access to a fresh water tap on each dock. Note that our docks are fixed so leave enough slack in your cords and hoses to allow for the tidal range. The Fiji Electricity Authority is reasonably reliable, however can be subject to unexpected surges. It is recommended to run any valuable items through a surge protector as we do not take any responsibility for damaged items.
Coming in to the dock bow-to or stern-to is a personal choice in Sailing Season (1st May to 31st Oct), however it is mandatory to go stern-to in Cyclone Season (1st Nov to 30th Apr) as your anchor chain plays a major part in the event of a storm. Note that some vessels with a deep rudder may need to go bow-in as it becomes shallow close to the basin wall during low tide. It is the masters decision to decide if going stern-to is appropriate.
When coming in to your berth, please be aware of other vessels mooring lines and be careful not to foul your propeller. Any damage to other vessels mooring lines or the Marinas mooring lines will be charged to the owner of the vessel. Our advise – take it very slowly. Ease into your berth. Don’t panic. And if you are not comfortable due to strong winds or engine difficulites then do not try to go into your berth. You can always try again when the weather calms down or even the next morning.