Vuda Marina has one of the most unique yacht storage systems in the world. We have forty “cyclone pits” for the safe keeping of your vessel over the cyclone season (1st Nov – 30th Apr).
Your vessel is slowly lowered into the pit and cushioned on either side with tyres. The majority of the weight of the vessel is taken by its keel on the bottom of the pit.
Should a storm occur, this is the safest place to be. You will have no waves to contend with. No other boats will be pushing against you. Just you and your yacht in its own safe refuge.
These pits are extremely popular and generally sell out before the end of July. Advanced booking are highly recommended. If we are fully booked then it is possible to be placed on our waitlist. On rare occasions there may be a last minute cancellation, so the offer is then extended to the first person on our waitlist. If they have already made plans, then it is offered to the next person and so forth.
Discounts are offered to those who pay in full before the end of March. A FJ$1,500 deposit is required to reserve a berth and full payment is required before the end of July.
Much reduced rates are available for cyclone pits during Sailing Season (1st May – 31st Oct).
Also see the article written by Heather Francis, Riding it Out in Fiji, that appears in the Blue Water Sailing Magazine.