There are a number of chandlery outlets in the vicinity (listed in alphabetical order):
- Ayamar (located in Ayamonte, but do make deliveries to Lagos)
- Bluewater Algarve (located in the marina, close to J Pontoon
- Sopramar (located upstairs in the new building at Sopromar’s yard)
- SVB, based in Germany, have a comprehensive website in English and German, and delivery to Lagos is very reasonable. If you purchase from them they will also send you a thick brochure!
Foam & Upholstery
There are a number of local upholstery suppliers listed on our “Local Contacts” pages. The first is Antonio, is on Rua Vasco da Gama, just behind the Adega da Marina on the Avenida. He has proved very helpful, speedy and accommodating – and he will sell you foam for self-installation. Secondly, Cosmin Deac got a rave review from a member, for his excellent quality of work; he is very friendly and helpful, too.
Ask at the Marina de Lagos office for Francisco (aka Chico) who is one of the marina staff. He can do most of what you want – check & change anodes, clear props, retrieve tools etc. for a very reasonable price.
The professional divers at Dive Time, who have an office near Bar da Lota, which is on your right hand side if walking from the marina to Sopromar yard, will also be able to help with any underwater task.
Life Raft & Safety Equipment Servicing
Sopromar, Bluewater Services and Wonder Yachts all offer a collect and delivery service for Life Raft and Safety Equipment Servicing, using one of the local qualified agents.
Orey Technical Services, offer several safety-related marine services. They service life-rafts and are agents for Pains Wessex. They are open to the public and their offices are on the approach to Alcantarilha, behind “Bricomania” on the N125, about 40 km from Lagos. One member reports, “I took my life-raft there last week and was impressed. They inflated the life-raft whilst I was there and extracted the flares which they gave me. They were very helpful in explaining what the service entailed.” The cost is the same as using one of the agents, but you may find this extra benefit worth the hassle of driving to “Orey”.
Service Companies – Maintain & Manage
There are a number of companies which will provide Guardianage, Security, Cleaning and Maintenance of your boat while it is in the Marina. For more information and to check prices and availability, call them directly – see Contacts for numbers.
If you want your yacht taken to another cruising area – and you haven’t the time or inclination to do it yourself – there are a few qualified and insured delivery skippers based in Lagos. Halcyon Yachts, based in the UK come very well recommended by members. Again, just use this link for a list for all email, websites and telephone numbers.