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Last update: 19 Sep 2023


Maintenance Marquises Service

2023-01-18 17:28:46 UTC

Island: Hiva 'Oa

Location Hiva Oa, Marquesas
Vincent Roche owner & mgr

Yard has space for about 50 boats. Haulout using a hydraulic trailer.
25tons 18m

1-2021 From Vincent the owner We can take catamarans and trimarans up to 57 feet. We are limited to 11 meters in width. For monohulls, we are limited to 2.5 draft. Boats should not exceed 20 tonnes.

12-19 & 11-20 SV Lady Jane Our experience in the yard was excellent , the new toilets and showers were installed when we were there and that made a difference to us as we stayed on the boat for a week before we left and a week when we came back

Make sure you plug all your holes to stop cockroaches and put down boric acid on surfaces inside. Plug your holes as soon as you get hauled out. We did find some dead ones in the bilge when we got back after two months but that was all. They did some small patch up of the copper coat for us and anti fouled the waterline. They also serviced our outboards.