Details for Curacao Marine
Name

Curacao Marine
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.6 stars from 7 reviews

Address Pletterijweg
Curacao

Phone+(599 9) 465 89 36

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Web sitewww.curacaomarine.com

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

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Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

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Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.45/ft (2012-03-03)

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Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)



Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice



Trash



Showers



Heads



Laundry



Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants



Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage is available in a separate yard.

Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability



Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Curacao Marine
Not a place to go. Go to Aruba or elsewhere... it seems better., 2015-08-03
Captain: , Bonaire (346)

Service is bad. There is a convinient Budget marine store. It is a good place for a do it yourself... far from everywhere walking distance. Avoid MRC, and its agressive manager, Jack Mijlholf, they are dishonest, unexperience, and the only yanma dealer in the area. He will kindly charge a 50% extra on agreed price. Do not complain, he will threaten you. Avoid Caribbean Nautical, and its self called electrician, Duco, an absolute failure at a 90$ per hour. They say they do electricity and electronics, but they can not because they do not know. They try charge and do nothing. Extremely dangerous in a boat. Overal a dirty place in which Curacao Marine management will try to protect their suppliers at all costs. For example, not puting the boat in the water if the bill of unfinished or undone job is not paid. Do not try legal protection. Curacao is famous for its lack of legal enforcement.



Professional Services, 2015-05-19
Captain: , Seattle, WA, USA (10)

I completed a major structural repair and a complete refit of Lovely Lady in 4 1/2 months. The facility is clean and well organized. On site workers and approved tradesmen are all top notch. This is not a marina, it is a boat yard with a few slips.



A Good Working Shipyard, 2015-01-11
Captain: , Kemah, TX (395)

I found the staff to be helpful. I made arrangements to get a new radar dome from Budget Marina, located on site. I installed a new radar mount and recovered my headsail halyard from the top of the mast and I had an AIS installed. The price was fair and the work was done correctly. This is a good "do it yourself" yard. I would have had some other work done but chickengunga was rampant and many of the skilled workers were too sick to work.

APPROACH WARNING
As You approach the marina you will see a row of three white barrels. At first glance two of them appear to be marking the entrance to a channel leading to the marina. EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE is true. The barrels are marking the sand bar where you will run aground if you proceed through the barrels. Go EAST of the barrels and then turn toward the marina when you get close. CMAP shows one yellow buoy but there are three white ones.



Very Satisfied, 2014-12-21
Captain: , Homer Glen (61)

We hauled out in late October 2014. Pulled into the slipway and within 1.5 hours, we were on jack stands. The office and yard crew we very helpful. We expected to be there about two weeks to do a bottom paint job ourselves and have fome maintenance work done to the sail drive. Unexpectedly, we needed to replace a damper plate which had gone bad. Thne folfs at MRC, the on site mechanical company, had the sail drive parts and secured the damper plate and had all work done before we spashed back into the water. In all I recomend Curacao Marine and the associated facilities.



Curacao Marine Experiences (three of), 2013-09-13
Captain: , London (20)

CMS Contractors
We arrived in Curacao Marine in 2011 to place our yacht in storage. While preparing the yacht for storage we had some work done to our refrigeration system by a Curacao Marine contractor.
We had two systems; one working and one malfunctioning. The Curacao Marine contractor who had all the tools and equipment performed some tests on the malfunctioning fridge with no results but mounting charges. I asked him to stop, informing him I would order a new system and install it upon my return.
Upon my return in 2012 I installed the new system myself with no problems. During the tests in 2011 I had ordered a new thru hull cooling coil for the malfunctioning system and now had this spare. As the yacht was out of the water I thought it a good idea to install this new thru hull on the old working system as it was a simple matter of cutting in the thru hull; cutting 2 pipes, taking the old thru hull out and joining in the new thru hull, and re-gassing the system.
I engaged the Curacao Marine contractor after some careful consideration, it was a simple job. I showed him the system working and explained I just need the new thru hull cut in and the system re-gassed. The following day the contractor cut in the new thru hull and re-gassed it. The system never worked again. We were of course duly charged for the work.
I subsequently had to replace the previously working system with a complete new system, in Shelter Bay Marina, Panama.

CMS Undertaking Works Against Instruction
While our yacht was being stored by Curacao Marine they were notified in August 2011 that we had decided to engage them to apply Awlgrip paint to the hull as per their proposal, with work to commence on the 5th of January 2012, the date we were to arrive back in Curacao.
However, when the regular monthly invoice was presented by Curacao Marine for November it included mast removal. We immediately contacted Curacao Marine to ascertain why the mast had been removed from our yacht and were informed that there was space in the paint shed so painting had begun. Further queries confirmed that the yacht was ready for the topcoat.
We wanted to be present whilst the work was being carried out to ensure everything went smoothly and correctly.
We arrived at Curacao on the 5th January, and visited the yacht on the 6th, jetlagged.
During discussions with Curacao Marine, over several matters, I enquired as to why they had moved, de-stepped, and conducted work on our yacht as our instruction was for Curacao Marine to, %u2018book these pieces of work to commence on Thursday 5 January 2012%u2019. Curacao Marine stated that they did not know the meaning of the word %u2018commence%u2019.
To date I am unsure of the quality of the paintwork undertaken by Curacao Marine as I was not there to witness the procedure or number of coats. I guess I will never know.

CMS Rigging Damage
While our yacht was stored in Curacao Marine they were notified in August 2011 that we had decided to engage them to apply Awlgrip to the hull as per their proposal, with work to commence on the 5th of January 2012, the date we were to arrive back in Curacao.
When the regular monthly invoice was presented by Curacao Marine for November 2011it included mast removal. We immediately contacted Curacao Marine to ascertain why the mast had been removed from our yacht and were informed that there was space in the paint shed so painting had begun. Further queries confirmed that the yacht was ready for the topcoat.
We arrived at Curacao on the 5th January, and visited the yacht on the 6th, jetlagged.
While I held discussions over the following weeks with Curacao Marine regarding the quality of the paint work I noticed that our mast, which had not been re-stepped, had been significantly damaged. The main damage was; furlex forestay profile bent, furlex drum bent, electronic and electric cables ripped at the base of mast. When Curacao Marine was asked about this they denied all knowledge and suggested I talk to the Curacao Marine contract rigger who de-stepped the mast. He also denied knowledge of the damage. Although he had already replaced half of the furler drum which had %u2018shattered%u2019 during de-stepping of the mast.
Curacao Marine still denied any knowledge and said they could not be held accountable and that we were to involve our insurance company (see Curacao Marine terms of storage).
Further discussions with Curacao Marine led to them becoming aggressive and threatening.
During our discussions with Curacao Marine our boat was either on the hard or on a slip, without the mast. We spent almost 3 months trying to get Curacao Marine to repair the damage and restep the mast. The repairs they finally carried out were rudimentary and unsuccessful and we were of course obliged to pay the boatyard fees for the time in the yard.
With the various other scratches my conclusion about the damage is that something went wrong with the de-stepping of the mast such as cables not being disconnected and/or poor crane operations. I guess I will never know.
The above details have been extracted from e-mails and letters sent to Curacao Marine during discussions. No letters sent to Curacao Marine have ever been replied to.







Restricted Haulout Capability, 2013-06-30
Captain: , Travemuende (830)

We sailed all the way to Curacao only to findout the Roodberg towed slipway trailer was not suitable for our %u2018new design%u2019 catamaran. The yard manager would not confirm they were insured in the event of something going wrong.
The trailer has 4 lifting pads which cannot be adjusted longitudinally. According to my boats manufacturer the pads must be positioned centrally under the main bulkheads which was not possible. Check exactly how your boat will be lifted before attempting a lift. Many new catamarans with rounded undereside bridge decks and small catamarans cannot be lifted. We spoke to two owners whose boats (cat and mono) were damaged with this lift.
Despite this problem the yard appears to be very well organised.




Poor security, 2012-12-02
Captain: , Portsmouth, RI (83)

I added this marina so that I could give it a bad review. Lots of expensive and nice boats led us to believe that it would be a good yard. Management is not particularly friendly or easy to work with. We decided to store our boat here for an off season. They dragged the keel on the ground on their first attempt to haul the boat, despite us warning them of our draft several times.
Things got worse after we left. They claimed to have 24 hour security, but our boat as well as 18 others were broken into over an 8 hour period in April 2012. At first they said that they had insurance to pay for the damages. They subsequently changed their minds. We received a half hearted apology and nothing else.

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