The two major “Service Companies” provide a full range of services and repairs, with Sopromar having the advantage of being on our doorstep. If they don’t have the skills “in house”, they will sub-contract the work to a local specialist – e.g. sail-making or safety equipment servicing – perhaps using one of the “Independents” listed below.  It is well worth asking their advice, as they continually increase the range of facilities on offer.

However, we know that many yachtsmen like to deal with a smaller operation or a particular specialist – perhaps some-one independent of the larger companies and who may be a bit less expensive.

The tradesmen listed below have all been used by yachtsmen in Lagos – and most of them are listed following a personal recommendation but perceptions vary and Lagos Navigators can not offer any guarantees. Please ask around for views and make your own mind up.

If you have had especially good service, or if you learn of any other tradesmen who you are happy to recommend, please get in touch.

Trade RequiredContact NameEmail or Website LinkPhone
Air ConditioningPaul Kentpaulkent.aircon@hotmail.com917 230 727
Angling Equipment, Nauticmar.Hugo Cruzgeral@nauticmar.pt960 310 663
Canvas; Covers; Spray Hoods; Dodgers;João BatistaJoao@Brazilcovers.pt913 394 536
CarpenterStitch917 119 183
De-humidifiersPaul Kentpaulkent.aircon@hotmail.com917 230 727
Deliveries - To & From UK - Van & ManNick Tellingnicktelling@gmail.com934 491 320
Electrical TechnicianJohn Hollowaynojfairchild@hotmail.com914 902 538
Electronic TechnicianJohn Hollowaynojfairchild@hotmail.com914 902 538
Electronics (Albufeira)Joop Wilms912 609 784
Fibre-glass work; Painting; Deck workMark van Dorpen912 684 507
Fibre-glass; Repairs & MaterialsTony Simmonds282 763 179
Fishing for Fun & Food; Advice & Equip'tMartin Parkermp273@hotmail.co.uk
Galvanising (via Bluewater Services)Sadie; John; PaulClick for link282 792 455
Gas TechnicianJohn Hollowaynojfairchild@hotmail.com914 902 538
Graphics & Transfers (Guia)Nick916 069 444
Liferaft Servicing "Orey" (Alcantarilha)Alvaro SilvaClick for link962 018 785
Mechanical EngineeringRalf Putzger962 396 354
Mooring - swinging; to rent (Faro)Nigel "Steel Appeal"Click for link913 091 100
Personal Computers "Info. Barlavento"Fernando282 763 801
Propane Filling (Boliqueime)Carlos Pedro289 360 767
RefrigerationPaul Kentpaulkent.aircon@hotmail.com917 230 727
RiggingAntonio Viegasfofovelas@sapo.pt917 550 960
Rigging (Vilamoura)Peter Keeping937 021 343
Safety Services "Orey" (Alcantarilha)Alvaro SilvaClick for link962 018 785
Sail Making "Fofovelas"Antonio Viegasfofovelas@sapo.pt917 550 960
Sail Making & Canvas Work (Portimão)Marine Canvas967 769 044
Solar Panels (Aljezur)FF Solar282 998 745
Stainless Steel FabricationJorge962 755 841
Stainless Steel Fabrication (Parchal; Portimão)Alfarrobalinoxmail@alfarrobalinox.pt916 231 392
Stainless Steel Fabrication - small itemsNuno962 643 720
Storage "U-Store"John917 010 365
Surveyor (MMarEST and MIIMS)Jeff Aylottjaylott@gmail.com962 360 804
Translation & Lessons; English/Portuguese/EnglishColette Kentcolette.emma.kent@gmail.com916 618 527
Upholstery - (Lagos, Torre - Lote 16)Cosmin Deaccosmindeac@hotmail.com 918 526 950
Upholstery - Behind Adega da MarinaAntonio Camilo967 255 170