Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Vuda Marina - new yacht clearance port in Fiji

by John Philp on 18 Sep 2013
View of the Boarding Station floating pontoon, and entrance channel into Vuda Marina - Vuda Marina - new yacht clearance port in Fiji Tor Johnson
The owners of Vuda Marina Fiji are delighted to announce that Vuda Marina has officially been gazetted as an Approved Boarding Station from the 3rd September 2013, meaning a much smoother arrival for cruising boats, who will no longer have to shuttle back and forth from Lautoka Wharf.

Now arriving yachts can conveniently clear into Fiji waters using the Marinas floating dock where government officials will be waiting to greet the captain and crew and proceed with formalities. Captain and crew can then immediately start to enjoy their stay in Fiji by using the Marinas facilities, restaurant, café, bar, yacht chandlery, general store, ATM, laundry and fuel station. With easy access to Lautoka city, re-provisioning is simple and cost effective. Should work be needed on their vessel then access to a number of contractors is available and works can commence almost immediately through the use of the Marinas 63 Tonne Travel Hoist. Departing vessels can also do the same.

This is a huge improvement in the arrival experience for those arriving in the Western side of Fiji whereby yachts had to previously clear at the industrial Lautoka Wharf, anchor in muddy waters, be boarded by government officials in a questionable dinghy, potentially be covered in cane fire residue, be surrounded by large, commercial container ships and generally start their stay in Fiji in less than ideal conditions.

Operation hours of the Vuda Marina Boarding Station are:

Monday 0900hr – 1200hr
Tuesday to Thursday 1000hr – 1200hr
Friday 1000hr – 1500hr

The master of the vessel must make written Pre-arrival Advance Notification using the C2-C form (http://www.frca.org.fj/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/New-C2C- 31.pdf) at least 48 hours prior to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA). FRCA is the lead agency however sending the form to the following agencies will ensure an extra smooth arrival - Ministry of Health, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Department of Immigration and Vuda Marina via email or facsimile as per below listing.

Organisation Email Fax

FRCA yachtreport@frca.org.fj 338 2011
Ministry of Health elia.lawena@govnet.gov.fj 665 2476
Biosecurity yachtinfo@biosecurityfiji.com 666 1106
Immigration immigration@govnet.gov.fj 666 8120
Vuda Marina info@vudamarina.com.fj 666 8215



This has been a very successful collaboration between a private enterprise and numerous government agencies to simultaneously coordinate the necessary documentation and risk management in order to allow international yachts to enter into and depart Fiji through this progressive and innovative Marina. Ultimately making Fiji a more enjoyable experience for arriving and departing international yachts.

The privately owned Vuda Marina Fiji has been in operation since 1996 and has inwater berthing for 78 vessels, hardstand working area for 30 vessels and 35 cyclone pits. Vuda Marina is a recognized cyclone and storm shelter located just south of Lautoka city at 17° 40’ 54' S and 177° 23’ 09' and is only 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport.

Further information about the Boarding Station and interview may be obtained from the General Manager – Adam Wade at phone +679 992-9935 or adam@vudamarina.com.fj
Wildwind 2016 660x82Zhik Dinghy 660x82Pantaenius - Worldwide Support

Related Articles

Doors open on Thursday for Sydney International Boat Show
Doors open on Thursday for the 49th running of the Sydney International Boat Show. Doors open on Thursday for the 49th running of the Sydney International Boat Show. This year will prove to be educational, entertaining and a great day out for all the family.
Posted on 27 Jul
Reducing weight aloft with composite backstays
Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel!
Posted on 26 Jul
Bavaria STYLE 46 Australian Premiere at Sydney International Boat Show
For everyone who appreciates luxury on the water, the STYLE package is now available for the Cruiser 46 and Cruiser 51?. For everyone who appreciates luxury on the water, the STYLE package is now available for the Cruiser 46 and Cruiser 51?. Making the most of your time on board, be it with family or friends, is becoming more important. Yacht owners want certain levels of comfort and an onboard living experience coupled with versatility.
Posted on 26 Jul
2016 Hamilton Island Race Week - Best accommodation options
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? 2016 Hamilton Island Race Week - Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? The below list of properties are all still available for Race Week and we are offering great deals so secure your last minute spot today!
Posted on 25 Jul
What to look for when buying a modern lifejacket
There is no doubt that modern lifejacket design has changed considerably. There is no doubt that modern lifejacket design has changed considerably and one of the biggest drivers of this change has been due to personal ownership. Rather than crew relying on lifejackets being on-board a boat, they want to own their own lifejacket as part of their kit bag.
Posted on 25 Jul
America's Cup - Southern Spars to build AC50 for Emirates Team NZ
Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran One of the world's leading composite engineering companies, Southern Spars has been appointed to build Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC50 wingsailed foiling catamaran for the 35th America’s Cup campaign. The move marks a shift away from Cookson Boats who have been Team New Zealand's boatbuilder since 2000. No reasons have been given for the decision to change the builder.
Posted on 24 Jul
A boater's paradise at the Sydney International Boat Show
Australians with a passion for the outdoors are set for a treat when Sydney International Boat Show opens on Thursday Australians with a passion for the outdoors are set for a treat when the Sydney International Boat Show opens on Thursday. Scheduled to run for five days from 28 July to 1 August, it is an annual pilgrimage that has delivered joy to generations of boaties.
Posted on 23 Jul
2016 Hamilton Island Race Week - Best accommodation deals
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week 2016? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.
Posted on 20 Jul
The New Bavaria Cruiser 34 - you won't believe this is a 34' yacht!
The Sydney International Boat Show sees the World Premiere of the Bavaria Cruiser 34 - 2 Cabin version. The Sydney International Boat Show sees the World and Australian Premiere of the Bavaria Cruiser 34 - 2 Cabin version. The new Cruiser 34 offers more space and more comfort than ever before with a bigger cockpit, dual helms and ergonomically designed seating. This is the first time the entry level Bavaria cruiser has been offered in twin helm!
Posted on 19 Jul
X-Yachts Australia announces to exhibit yachts at the Sydney Boat Show
The seascape 18 is a success and is displayed again. She's fun and fast but you can take the family away camping as well The Xp 38 has been a very popular model in the X-Yachts range. Designed as a performance cruiser, the interior offers all of the modern comforts that one would expect with the finest Danish joinery that X-Yachts are renowned for.
Posted on 18 Jul