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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.
Vuda Marina is the home to Fiji’s ONLY catamaran trailer capable of lifting catamarans up to 20 tonnes with a beam of 10.5 metres or 35 feet.The bridgedeck lifting hydraulic trailer came from New Zealand in November 2016 and has been in use at the marina since then. Prior to this, there was no economical way for catamarans to safely and economically haulout in Fiji.
Now vessel owners can cruise confidently in Fiji knowing that there is a facility to take their vessel out of the water for much needed repairs and maintenance or simply to store their vessel on the hardstand over the season while they return home to visit friends and family.
The catamaran haulout ramp is exposed to weather conditions such as tide, wind and surge. As safety is our number 1 priority, if it is deemed too windy or there is too much surge, the haulout will be deferred to another day. For this reason, the haulout plans of the owner need to be flexible. If owners are planning to fly out of the country, we suggest that flights are not booked for until after the haulout is complete to allow for unknown delays.