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CAptain's Mate of the Month
The CA's amazing APP CAptain's Mate is available exclusively and free to CA members. However, we're keen to share some of its attributes and first-hand knowledge & some 'as live' reports with all of our followers - members and non-members alike. So, we're selecting our 'CAptain's Mate of the Month' for the next few months! This is just an example of the hundreds of new reports submitted every month.
Curaçao: Curaçao Marina is under new management. The marina is clean and tidy. Haul out was efficiently done. If leaving the boat for the summer season, the boat will be moved into a bonded area for storage. Only the marina personnel can access the boat whilst in "bond". When in the work area, work can be done by the owner, or other workmen (the marina has a list of recommended workers) and the marina will also arrange for work to be done in the owner's absence.
Entrance into the commercial port is through a channel blocked by a pontoon bridge which opens on demand (call on channel VHF 12). The turning area before the bridge can be very choppy and swells can work their way in. Just before entering the marina, there are buoys marking a very shallow area - leave well to starboard on entering.
Customs and immigration are located on either side of the entrance channel. We tied up in the marina and went by land to clear in. The marina has cars for rent which can be arranged at the desk. It also has a tiny chandlery. Budget marine, grocery stores, hardware stores etc are a short drive away. Boats from Venezuela bring fruits and vegetables, docking just off the entrance channel.