Lifting a boat in Marina Lanzarote

Marina Lanzarote's two travel lifts are the perfect answer for any boat owner...


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All prices and services: April 2018


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Don't be put off asking for a quote simply because it's a new 'posh' yard, the prices are surprisingly reasonable, and all yacht services are available - this yard is not just for super yachts. Would we lift here again - YES!  Don't just take our word for it, these guys in a replica of the Nao Santa Maria lifted not long after. For more information on Lanzarote as a sailing destination click here.



LIFTING A BOAT - MARINA LANZAROTE


Yes it's that time of year again, lift the boat, clean, paint, put back in water - the whole operation should be considered an extreme sport, and as such should be left to the younger more athletically agile members of the sailing community, or best still - the professionals. 


One of the great reasons for lifting a boat in the Canary Islands is the weather - it's dry and sunny, perfect for drying and painting a boat! For more on weather in the Canary Islands Click here.


If wanting to haul your boat in Marina Lanzarote first contact Christian the Project manager (contact: varadero@marinalanzarote.com tel. 928510158).  His English is superb and he's also the technical guy thus able to discuss even the most obscure aspects of any boat.  The yard manager is Sergio Morales, and inside the yard itself, Agustin the crane driver is in charge.  The yard can organize painting, engineering works, electrical/electronic works, carpenters the lot - but if you're doing it yourself.... 


Marina Lanzarote is fortunate to be in walking distance of Puerto Naos / San Gines.  There are plenty of very well stocked chandlers, hardware stores, carpenters, general engineering and electricians.  InoxNaval is the place to head for most of your requirements, don't worry if you don't speak Spanish, these guys speak engineering and will patiently listen to the worst attempt to speak Spanish, work out what you need and find it for you.  They do sell paint, but the best deal was to be found at Pinturas Valentine, Luis the owner not only stocks virtually every type of paint ever made but also comes up with some pretty good offers.  20ltrs of International UNI-PRO EU anti-foul, pre-shaken and delivered (on time) to the yard for 400 euros (what we didn't use was sold to another boat for 100euros).  If needing bits and pieces and general chandlery simply pop into Lava Charter's shop - it's right outside the yard and the manager Jimmy is a great guy and will always try to help.


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The lift itself was fairly straight forward, save for managing to get one of the strops snagged on the max-prop, however within minutes a diver materialized, jumped in and freed it, no damage - just one of those things and dealt with quickly and professionally by the boat yard guys. Four line handlers positioned the boat, then up she went.


NOTE: The boat yard has two slips, one for super yachts and one for small yet still 'super' yachts - and they have corresponding cranes - we got the small one!


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It didn't take long for the pressure wash, and all barnacles where removed whilst still in the travel hoist strops, this is one job that really should be left to the professionals and well worth the €105. 


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Unlike a lot of boat yards, here everything is on hard standing, with purpose built hull props and importantly proper steps to get on and off the boat (no rickety old ladder tied to the guard rail).  There is plenty of space between boats, and stands for making your own work bench.  The hose pipe had to have a reducer attached in order for a standard hose pipe/sprayer fitting, but nothing that the average cruising boat wouldn't have onboard.  There is a hook up fee of 10 euros for the electricity, but the hook up point is close to the boat.  One surprising and very welcome feature was internet - as with the marina internet itself, it's free!


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LET THE HARD WORK BEGIN


At this point most sensible people hand their boat over to the yard guys, they get the pleasure of sanding, washing and painting, this can all be organized by the yard, but why should they have all the fun.....um....





OVERVIEW - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE

As is said at the beginning, do not be put off asking for a quote, this ship yard is not just for super yachts, they cater for yachts big and small.  We found everything we needed in either InoxNaval or Pinturas Valentine (details below).  The yard workers are professional, polite and a great team.  Not only is the boat safe and secure, but anything you leave under/around it is too.  The showers are first class with endless hot water.  Food waste should be put into the bins on K pontoon and not in the bins in the yard - keeping food waste out of the yard keeps critters at bay.  This is a great yard and we are more than happy to recommend it to anyone.



SECURITY - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE

There are very few yards where you can leave your max-prop on a table under your boat and know that it'll still be there the next day (NOTE: removing the prop was nothing to do with getting the strop caught on it - it was scheduled maintenance).  This boat yard is very secure, entry is via large gates/steel doors with a proximity card, security guards make their rounds at night.



COMFORT - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE

Boat yard comfort is an obvious oxymoron, however you do have access to the showers/bathrooms for pontoon K, the hot water never seems to run out, so tired and aching muscles can be soaked after a hard day's boat work.  If eating out, the marina does have many restaurants, see below



THE WORK - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE

This was a relatively simple lift, a question of checking everything and a paint.  The yard does have keel pits and lots of great machinery for moving boats around - watching the 820ton crane deftly moving large catamarans in and out of the water is entertainment in itself!



THE FINISHED PRODUCT - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE

Pictures speak louder than words - so here is the finished product.


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WHERE TO EAT IN MARINA LANZAROTE


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Being on the hard is indeed a hard life.  A bit of pre-organization is paramount if your don't want to spend more money eating out than on the lift itself.  If you have a freezer and a microwave you're in luck.  Of course there should really be no difference cooking whilst on the hard as opposed to being afloat - except for the washing up - carrying buckets of dirty dishes up and down the steps gets a bit samey after a while! 


There will no doubt be a few times when eating out is inevitable and Marina Lanzarote has a good selection of restaurants - catering for most budgets.  If just wanting a quick burger then the obvious choice would be BurgerKing.   But why not go to the other extreme and eat in Lilium, an award winning Canarian style restaurant with a deservedly good reputation - you get what you pay for and it's not cheap, but as a treat it's thoroughly recommended.  In between there are a couple of others that are well worth a mention, Asiatico Marina and Asador el Cochino (known locally as the three legged pig).  If just wanting to sit down with a great coffee and snack then go to the French bakery - and why not pick up some of their delicious bread on the way out?



COSTS - BOAT HAUL LANZAROTE


PRODUCT / SERVICE
QUANTITY
TOTAL
*Lift in/out, pressure wash and barnacle removal - 5 days in yard etc
1
€483
Anti-foul (international UNI-PRO EU)
20ltrs
€400
Primocon
1ltr
€35
2 part-paint (international -interprotect)
1ltr
€35
Incidentals (brushes, overalls etc...)

€100
Un-used or half used products

-€50
Re-sale of unused anti-foul

-€100
OVERALL TOTAL

€903
* This lift was for a 11.28m x 3m boat, contact the yard for an accurate quote for other size boats.  Note that as Lanzarote was our 'Home Port' we were given a discounted rate.  Contact the yard/office for more information or check out their website here.



MOST CHANDLERS/PAINT WILL BE FOUND HERE:  Calle Agustin de la Hoz, Arrecife.




PROS AND CONS - BOAT LIFT MARINA LANZAROTE


SERVICE / PRODUCT PRO
CON

LIFT PROFESSIONAL NONE
WASH & SCRAPE PERFECT AND QUICK NONE
CHANDLERY PUERTO NAOS - INOXNAVAL ETC BIT OF A WALK!
SHOWERS FIRST CLASS
INTERNET WOW - IN A BOAT YARD?! NONE
BINS PLENTY FOR BOAT WASTE NONE FOR FOOD WASTE - USE PONTOON K's BIN
SECURITY ABSOLUTE  NONE
CHOCKS AND LADDER BOAT WAS VERY SECURE AND LADDER WAS FANTASTIC AND SAFE NONE
PRICE VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY NONE
WEATHER
DRY AND SUNNY - GREAT FOR PAINTING
NONE






GALLERY - BOAT HAUL OUT MARINA LANZAROTE



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LIST OF CONTACTS - BOAT HAUL LANZAROTE

Marina Lanzarote
Boat Yard (Christian):  varadero@marinalanzarote.com tel. 928510158
InoxNaval:  www.inoxnaval.net
Pinturas Valentine (Luis):  Calle Agustin de la Hoz, Arrecife (see map above)  tel: 629 205 908 email:  pinturasvalentinelanzarote@gmail.com

Centro Comercial Marina Lanzarote - full list of restaurants and shops in the marina
Lava charter's shop

 

MATERIALS AND PDF's

PDF INTERNATIONAL PAINTS International - UNI PRO - EU

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                      INTERNATIONAL PAINTS International - PRIMOCON

PDF INTERNATIONAL
                      PAINTS International - INTERPROTECT 2 PART PAINT



MARINA LANZAROTE BOAT LIFT - JUST ABOUT ANYTHING!


And we thought that lifting a boat was hard work, what about these guys? 


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It seems that the boat yard in Marina Lanzarote is up for anything, not just the odd fishing boat or two and super yachts seem almost trivial compared to The Nao Santa Maria - a replica Spanish Galleon and part of the Fundacionnaovictoria.    Booked in for a lift - as we said before, the perfect boat yard for any boat.


NAO SANTA MARIA


A full-scale replica of the famous captain of Christopher Columbus, which was built in the seaside resort of Punta Umbría during fourteen months of work, which began in January 2017 and ended in March 2018. Its design has been adapted the results of the new studies of the forms of this famous ship, to achieve greater maneuverability and better governance of the rudder. Sample of the expertise of our shipbuilding, has followed an innovative system that combines the construction in fiberglass and its subsequent coating in wood. A novel technique that represents a huge advance in terms of environmental impact, costs, durability and maintenance of the ship, without affecting its historical aspect, nor its navigability and maneuvering. More than 100 professionals and trades of the sea, have participated in its construction, carpenters ribera, rederos, rope makers and other artisans of the sea, along with historians and engineers, who designed the plans and forms and measurements of the ship.

The result is a splendid vessel of 200 tons, with a maximum length of 28.30 m, 7.96 meters of beam, 5 decks, 4 iron masts, 250 m² of sails, in which more than 65 m3 have been used of iroko wood. A boat designed to navigate and make great journeys around the world, combining historical rigor, with the habitability of the 20 crew members that will make up its complement, together with the equipment necessary for today’s navigation, and incorporating motors and engine room, GPS system, radio, radar, etc, and an exhibition area in its warehouse.

After being launched in the waters of Punta Umbría, he will soon set sail for America to make a great international tour of Puerto Rico and several cities of the United States, where he will proudly show the thousands of visitors who climb their decks, their history and the great wealth of our maritime heritage and the province of Huelva linked to the great maritime expeditions of all times.

CREDIT: FUNDACCIONNAOVICTORIA





History of Fundacionnaovictoria


After the discovery of America in 1492, the vessels employed for the oceanic voyages were not large enough for the huge activity engaged with America and the Philippines, so it was necessary to design and build a new kind of vessel with higher load capacity. The result was the Spanish Galleon: an armed trade boat with payloads ranging from 500 to 1,200 tons, several decks, and lengths between 40 to 60 meters (130 to 200 ft), which were designed to cross the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with the maximum efficiency. They carried up to 150 people aboard including officers, crew members, merchants, servants, families and other passengers, which were coexisting with the alive animals embarked, in scarcely 1,5 m² (16ft2) of habitable space for person.

They formed the Carrera de Indias (Fleet of Indies), a system of fleets that covered three routes between Spain, America and the Philippines: the Fleet of New Spain, the Mainland Fleet and the Manila Galleon. The American fleets were composed by 10 to 30 galleons, and on certain occasions the number could ascend to a total of 70 ships. They were sailing in convoy and were escorted by army ships to guarantee their defence and safety.

When travelling from Spain, the galleons were loaded with basic European products for the colonies such as wheat, olive oil, wine, cloths and fabrics, weapons, tools, and so on. On the other hand, however, when the galleons came back from America and the Philippines, they mainly brought back valuable American goods and exquisite products of the East: gold, silver, ivory, silk, precious gems, and so on, fabulous treasures desired by pirates and foreign nations.Storms, hurricanes, leaks, shipwrecks, diseases and pirate attacks were their constant threats. The lives of the people who traveled were constantly at “three or four fingers’ distance from death, which is the thickness of a ship’s board”, and many of them found their grave in the sea. That was the high price that was paid for centuries of navigation on board the Spanish galleons.America, Asia and Europe were able to communicate through the Spanish galleons and the system of fleets for three centuries, covering the world’s great oceans along the longest route in the History of navigation, both in extension and duration. The galleons brought the “two halves of the Earth” together and helped them get to know each other, carrying goods, people, cultures, ideas and aesthetics from both continents in their holds. They were the main actors in this historical landmark that was the beginning of the relationship between two cultures.

During a period longer than three centuries (16th to 18th), Galleons were the boats that took the lead role in the trade and cultural routes named the Indies fleets. These were the longest routes in length and also lasted longer than any other in navigation history.


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