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TUI Marine Shipment

YachtportSA is proud to have played a part in this year's TUI Marine shipment, the catamarans all gathered at YachtportSA and were then loaded onto a bulk cargo vessel as deck cargo destined for France. We wish them the best of luck and hope to take part again next year!

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Ty-Armien joined YachtportSA this month for some routine maintenance, high pressure clean and anti-fouling, she is now on her way back to her home country France, we wish her the best of luck and home to see her again. 

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--- March tip of the Month ---

Lifting Points 

To save yourself some time, mark the sling/lift positions on your hull, that way when you next haul out minimal effort is needed and the process is much quicker. This might also eliminate the need for a diver. 

---------- February 2014 ----------

Wet Lady

This beautiful and unique vessel joined us for a high pressure clean and some antifouling. She is ready to go back in the water and we wish her the best of luck for the future. 

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It is that time of the year again and we would like to thank Karasberg for always choosing Yachtport for her seasonal maintenance - We hope they had a very successful fishing season and that we will see them again next year. 

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Chania came out for her yearly antifouling - She was high pressure cleaned, sanded down and anti-fouled. We wish her the best of luck for the year and hope to see her again. 

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--- February tip of the Month ---

Sailing in Strong winds - bearing away 

In strong winds, ease the kicker before you try to bear away from close-hauled. It puts less stress on the rig and stops the rudder stalling out.


Source: Practical Boating. 

---------- January 2014 ----------


This beautiful 82ft Oyster joined us in January for some antifouling and tlc, her interior carpets were redone and her gunnels were sanded down and varnished to a high gloss. We wish her the best of luck for her future journeys and hope that we will see her again.

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This vessel took part in the infamous Cape 2 Rio Race but early into the race they encountered problems with their foresail and a fried alternator, not only were they facing these problems but the weather was getting increasingly worse and they had to turn back. She is now repaired and ready to face the waters again. 

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Catafjord came out for a high pressure clean, antifouling and some TLC. We loved having her here and hope to see her again. 

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