FLEET UPDATE 2023-12-31

Panama Posse
 An extremely attractive 1745 map of the Mexican harbor of Zihuatanejo Bay by George Anson.

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

DECEMBER 31, 2023

May 2024 take you, your crew and your ship to places you’ve never been before. 
Cheers to great friendships, unforgettable voyages with Neptune's blessings.

TOP NEWS  

  • Season 7:  Registration Is Open  248 Yachts from 23 Ensigns Signed Up !
  • Season 7  Posse Seminars and Events Past and Future
  • Award Nominations: Pictures and Biggest Fish Caught 🇵🇦
  • SY ZEPHYR crosses the Panama Canal 🇵🇦
  • Humpback Whale Season in Banderas Bay 🇲🇽 
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Station in Panama 🇵🇦
  • Fort George Cay Turks and Caicos
  • Good Nautical: Coco Bandera San Blas, Panama 🇵🇦
  • Bahia Tenacatita, So much to do 🇲🇽 
  • Meet the Fleet: SY TIAMAT
  • Safety Seminar: Fire Safety and Storage of Lithium Battery Powered Craft and Items
  • Lamanai, Belize 🇧🇿
PANAMA POSSE Season 7

248 Yachts are signed up from 23 ensigns

  JOIN THE POSSE 

vessels's ensigns

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Dock party moved on to SY Carinthia w/ Celt, Maison de Sante, Second Wind & Galatea

SY CARINTHIA 🇺🇸
Maxi, Suzanne, Friends of Laurin, Sarah, Gerry, Laurin, Dietmar Dirends
of Laurin, Nicole, Keenan, Angela, Elsie, Juno & Mark onboard - Lagoon 44′

Dietmar CARINTHIA suzanne CARINTHIA Maxi

Sunset over Tenacatita, 🇲🇽 

SY LOST PEARL 🇨🇦 Onno - Hardin 45′

ONNO
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Great hammock spot off Isla Contadora in las Perlas, Panama 🇵🇦 

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Nicole & Keenan -  Cal 46'

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

2) ALL CAPTAINS AND CREW ARE INVITED 

FREE RUM + FOOD + FUN 

FIESTA NAUTICA CLUB DE PESCA 🇨🇴 CARTAGENA  

PANAMA POSSE JANUARY 20th 2024

SAILORS AND CRUISERS NETWORKING PARTY  

Panama Posse

SCHEDULE

14:00 – SEMINARS PANAMA POSSE & SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 

17:58 – INVOCATION OF THE FLEET

18:00 –  FOOD TASTING AND RUM BAR

18:45 – GALLEY GOD AWARD

20:00  – CUMBIA SALSA LATIN DANCE & THE PP PLAYLIST

LOCATION

CLUB DE PESCA @ the historic Fuerte de San Sebastián del Pastelillo >>

WHAT TO MAKE & BRING:

HERE IS THE LIST OF CULINARY DELIGHTS  

BRING ONE OF THESE ITEMS ON THE LIST 6-10 SERVINGS with Serving Spoons

YOU SHOULD MAKE ONE OF THESE DISHES & BRING WITH >>

NO CANNED FOOD –  NO POPCORN – NO CHIPS !

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

FREE RUM TO SHARE UNTIL WE RUN OUT

GRAN ARROZ WITH PORK, SAUSAGE OR CHICKEN GREAT TIMES FOR EVERYONE COURTESY OF CLUB DE PESCA 

MUSIC – THE PANAMA POSSE LATIN PLAYLIST !

   PLEASE RSVP AND FILL OUT THIS FORM  BELOW FOR YOUR ALL ACCESS WRISTBAND

RSVP NOW FOR THE CARTAGENA EVENT

Sailors will gather for a sure to be memorable event in Cartegena  🇨🇴  

3) 'TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE

🎆 MORE IN PICTURES

CHRISTMAS TREE

A Sailing Family's Christmas tree in Mexico, 🇲🇽 

SY DO THE THING 🇨🇦 Marjolaine & Francois - Dufour 43'

AHOY DO THE THING Francois AHOY DO THE THING - Marjolaine
buenadventura in lights

Buenadventura Marina lit up for the holidays in Panama,  🇵🇦  

SY SECOND WIND 🇺🇸 Laurin - Tayana 37′

SECOND WIND Laurin

A Sandman sending cheer to all the snowmen up north!

SY JUBEL 🇨🇦 Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

JUBEL KyleJUBEL Leah

4) SEASON 7 AWARDS:

FIRST: PICTURE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Full moon rise over Tangolunda Bay, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico 🇲🇽

SY BISOU 🇦🇺 Robin and Tad - Fountaine Pajot 44′

BISOU Robin BISOU Tad

Sunrise after crossing the Panama Canal...a new chapter begins

SY CHALLENGE 🇺🇸 Olivia & Jake - Sparksman & Stephens 64′

( please email your missing head shots to registration@panamaposse.com

SECOND : BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT NOMINATION

Leah's first fish....not bad, eh?

We're gonna need a bigger table.

SY JUBEL 🇨🇦 Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

JUBEL KyleJUBEL Leah
Flor de Caña Centenario 18 Year Old

ANNUAL AWARDS CATEGORIES :

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • YODA OF THE YEAR
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) (on winner has been announced already )
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  • COURAGE AWARD

Nominate yourself, a crew member, or another boat   

SUBMIT ENTRIES ON THE LINE AP OR EMAIL TO EDITOR@PANAMAPOSSE.COM

Share the adventure

Share the joy

ARE YOU TRACKING ? 

one
of the many perks of the Panama Posse  is free tracking with
predict wind - please be sure to add your vessel to the free fleet
tracker >>
https://panamaposse.com/add-to-tracking

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

 
5) SEASON 7 
PANAMA POSSE EVENTS 

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(1) CLUB DE PESCA 
YACHT FEST 
SAT, JAN 20 '24 CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 CO

SAT Jan 13, 2024 CLUB DE PESCA CARATGENA 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA
YACHT FEST RSVP 
 Club de Pesca - Ileana

Ileana Stevenson Covo  - GM
For
those coming from the lesser Antilles this will be the first event in
full on Latin style in Colombia - come celebrate the great food and
culture that is Colombia in it's premier yacht club. 

Cartagena

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

gerencia@clubdepescadecartagena.com

TEL  +57 (5)  660 6615

Walled citry of Cartagena de las Indias

(2) OCEAN POSSE PARTY PANAMA + SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 

FLEET MEET UP

SAT. FEB 3 '24
SHELTER BAY MARINA 
🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT Feb 3, 2024 Sheleter BAY 🇵🇦 PANAMA

IMPORTANT:
This event is in the middle of high season.  The Shelter Bay
Marina will be near capacity  so make reservations early.
Additionally, we are also going to organize a shuttle bus to get
folks to this event from alternate locations.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT: 

Juanjo Boschetti

Juanjo Boschetti - GM juanjo@shelterbaymarina.com
Tel (+507) 433-3581

RSVP FOR CARI
Shelter Bay

(3) PANAMA POSSE AWARDSFUN ACTIVITIES, GOLF, POOL, DJ LOUNGE, + MARINE EXPO 

SAT. MAY 11 '24 BUENAVENTURA MARINA  🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT May 10-12, 2024 BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA YACHT FEST

This is a very exclusive signature event in the Hamptons of Panama.
The upscale resort Buenaventura is just 80 minutes west of Panama City
and is one of the most charming and reserved places on the Pacific coast
of Panama.

Only 60 nm from the Las Perlas.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

Cesar Ramos

Cesar  - Marina Manager
cesar@bv-marina.com 
Tel: +507-6616-7531  

RSVP FOR YACHT FEST
Buenaventura

SAVE THE DATE 
 PANAMA POSSE BELIZE YACHT FEST 
APRIL 6 2024

Placencia Yacht Club

PANAMA POSSE 🇧🇿 BELIZE YACHT FEST 
@ PLACENCIA YACHT CLUB

BELIZE PLACENCIA YACHT FEST 🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club

Saturday April 6, 2024

16:00 – 21:30

Placencia Yacht Club

16° 30.471’N 088° 21.7216′ W

>> RSVP HERE <<

Placencia Yacht Club

CONTACT

 Beat,  Caroline, dogs & Heyson Garcia - 
YES PLACENCIA YACHT CLUB IS UBER DOG FRIENDLY 

Beat & Caroline>

We,
Caroline Imfeld and Beat Rettich are running this place since January
2021. We moved from Switzerland to Belize in 2019 and found this
treasure while looking for a dock for our yacht.

Simplicity on a high level is our aim and to make our guests happy.

 FOR RESERVATIONS AND MOORINGS @ PLACENCIA YACHT CLUB

info@clearwaterexploring.com

www.placencia-yacht-club.com

T: +501 639 8555

Whatsapp   +41 78 605 5181

VHF 68

📍 SAFE APPROACH 

SAFE APPROACH

SAVE APPROACH   @ 16° 29.9333′ N 088° 20.9266' W

Placencia Yacht Club

The dock, dock bar and bay are waiting for you !

BELIZE

6) PANAMA POSSE VESSEL SY ZEPHYR

CROSSES JOYOUSLY THROUGH THE 🌉 PANAMA CANAL

PANAMA POSSE ZEPHYE CANAL CROSSING

SY ZEPHYR and friends from SY EYRA crossed the Panama Canal in December

canal line handlers

Hired Line Handlers for the 12 hour day...they were amazing!

big ship in canal

Sharing the locks with the BIG boats!

All in time for Christmas on the Pacific Side of Panama.

SV ZEPHYR 🇺🇸 Laura & Chris - Lagoon 45′

ZEPHYR Chris ZEPHYR Laura

Thank you for Sharing your Adventures on the water SY ZEPHYR!

 SHARING YOUR ADVENTURES  
is the heart and soul of the Panama Posse 

Please
share pictures of your adventures, your award entries/nominations, your
breathtaking sunsets, and picturesque anchorages on our group
communications platform for others to enjoy in real time and/or email
Maurisa at
editor@panamaposse.com
to share in the upcoming newsletter.  Maurisa is a sailor among
us.  She is part of the Ocean Posse crew and enjoys writing fun and
helpful updates to the Panama Posse.
 

SY FIN 🇺🇸 Michael & Susan- Lagoon 450F 45′

FINFIN

7) HUMPBACK SEASON IN BANDERAS BAY 🇲🇽 MEXICO 
  

Plenty of humpback whales in the Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta

SY QUICK 🇨🇴 Mark & Dawn - Jeanneau 54′

QUICK QUICK

Humpback
whales migrate to Banderas bay and Mexican mainland coastal bays to the
north and south during the northern hemisphere's winter months.  

They come from the cold waters off Alaska and Canada to the warmer waters 

off Mexico to breed and give birth.  

During
this time whales can be seen giving breaching, tail slapping, and fin
waving lessons to their newborns or putting on BIG splashy shows for
their friends or foes.  Humpback whales are singers and their song
can be heard up to 7 nm away.  Listen closely and you may even hear
their song through the hull of your boat.  

Thank you for sharing their grace with us SY QUICK! 

BOAT KIDS ON BOARD ?

🦸 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦👦🏾 👦🏻  👧🏾 🧝 👧🏻 🧒👧🏽 👧 👦🏼🙎

Speaking of kids:  QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

How many Panama Posse boats are KID BOATS this season?  

send your reply to editor@panamaposse.com

8) FLAMENCO MARINA PANAMA 🇵🇦 

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

08° 54.8466′ N 079°31.2383′ W

marina

Captains and Skippers of the Panama and South Pacific Posse 

We
are going to offer you a discount on our rate for temporary stays. Each
participant must identify themselves in our office as part of their
team.

Stays must be reserved and are subject to dock availability.

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CONTACT

Caridad Icaza / Gerente de Servicio al Cliente

Tel. 314-1980 / Cel. 6379-2780 / Isla Flamenco, Calzada de Amador

cicaza@fuerteamador.com

FLAMENCO MARINA

9) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution 🇵🇦  
PANAMA CITY 

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Located
alongside La Playita Marina and the Causeway in Panama City visitors
will find the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution.  There are
Sloths on the loose there...none moving too quickly of course.

A short daysail from Panama City and SY PATHFINDER is back on the hook beneath rainbows and among friends in the Perlas Islands.

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39'

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

10) FORT GEORGE CAY 🇹🇨 TURKS AND CAICOS

21° 53.3083' N  072° 05.7233' W

Cannons 💣 in the water mark the site where Fort Saint George once stood.

Fort
George Cay (originally known as Fort St. George Cay) is a tiny scenic
island found between Parrot Cay and Dellis Cay. The island is
uninhabited and is popular with locals and visitors alike as a boat
cruise destination from Providenciales.

Fort
St. George Cay, located in the Turks and Caicos Islands, holds
significant appeal. This historical site served as a strategic outpost
during the 18th century, safeguarding maritime trade routes for the
British Empire. Today, it continues to attract sailors and adventure
seekers for several reasons:

The
well-preserved ruins of Fort St. George offer a glimpse into the
island's rich maritime history, making it a captivating destination for
history enthusiasts.

The
cay boasts stunning coastal views and pristine beaches, making it an
ideal stopover for sailors  in a serene environment.

The former site of Fort Saint George.

Spectacular
beaches are found on both sides of the island. On the western coast
near Pine Cay, a sand spit and sandbars have accreted, creating an
incredibly beautiful setting. On the eastern side and adjacent to Dellis
Cay, a less extensive yet equally beautiful beach can be found,
complete with casuarina trees for shade.

Fort George Cay is a protected historical site and a national park and it is illegal to take or damage any artifacts.

In
1795, a gun battery was constructed on the north end of the island by
Loyalist planters to defend against pirates, privateers, the French, and
Haitian revolutionaries. After a few years, the British took over the
fort. Today canons from these defenses could be seen in the shallow
water right off the beach. Archeological digs and studies that have
taken place on Fort George Cay have revealed some fascinating facts
about the fort and the cay. It appears that the island has suffered from
serious erosion, losing an estimated 150 feet (46 m) over the last two
hundred years, and that fortifications actually used to stand where the
canons are found today in the ocean.

During
the American Revolutionary War, not all of the colonists fought against
Britain, and those who supported the King were called Loyalists, or
Tories. After the war and their expulsion from the United States, some
Loyalists were granted land in other British territories and colonies as
compensation for their losses in the Thirteen Colonies. Wade Stubbs, a
landowner in America, was one of them. 

The Story of Wade Stubbs

Originally
from Cheshire County in England, Wade Stubbs emigrated to Florida, near
St. Augustine. After the conclusion of the war and after the 1783
Treaty of Versailles was ratified, he and about 70 other loyalists were
granted tracts of land in the Turks and Caicos Islands by the
then-reigning monarch of Britain, King George III. Nearly all of these
grants were on the two largest islands in the archipelago, the centrally
located North Caicos and Middle Caicos.

In
the early 1800s, the cotton industry in the Turks and Caicos, which
once held so much financial promise, saw a rapid decline. This was due
to an overwhelming combination of pests and diseases (including the boll
weevil), soil erosion, and hurricane damage. The great houses,
infrastructure, and extensive fields, once symbols of relative success,
fell into disrepair and abandonment.

During
the 1800s era, the Turks and Caicos remained a British territory, yet
the islands were administrated through the Bahamas from 1799. In 1874,
due to the failure of the local Presidency, the Turks and Caicos was
annexed to Jamaica. In 1962, Jamaica went independent, and the Turks and
Caicos became its own Crown Colony, and local elections were held.

The
history of the Turks and Caicos is closely tied to African slaves, and
the majority of the current population can trace ancestry to either
slaves brought to the islands for the salt and cotton industries, or
those freed by the British from slave ships.

In
the early 1800s, Britain began to put a stop to slavery. It was a long,
drawn-out process that started in the late 1700s, yet the first
official act was the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807, which did
not unfortunately apply to the British territories overseas and in the
Caribbean. The 1833 Slavery Abolition Act emancipated slaves in most
territories other than regions controlled by the East India Company, and
Ceylon and Saint Helena.

A
very simplified view of the origins and movements of the African
peoples in the Turks and Caicos is that core groups of African slaves
initially moved to the islands as with the Bermudians to Salt Cay and
Grand Turk for the salt industry starting sometime in the mid to later
1600s, and with the Loyalist Americans to the Caicos Islands starting in
the later 1700s. Due to the collapse of the cotton plantations in the
early to mid-1800s, the majority of the slaves in the Caicos Islands
migrated to the salt-producing islands or abroad to the Bahamas. A heavy
influence on the African populations of the Caicos Islands was slaves
freed by the British from Spanish and Portuguese slave ships that were
either captured or wrecked in the islands. The best-known wrecks were
the Trouvadore, the Esperanza, and perhaps a vessel referenced as the
Gambia.

11) GOOD NAUTICAL: 

COCO BANDERA, SAN BLAS, PANAMA  🇵🇦 

GOOD NAUTICAL

Panama
offers incredible cruising on both sides of the canal.  North east
of the canal entrance are the San Blas Islands. There are over 350
islands and cays 49 of which are inhabited.  Currently there is a
posse of Panama Posse boats relishing the beauty or so many blues found
out there.

https://goodnautical.com/panama/anchorage/coco-bandero-bay

Coco Bandera from above

Closing in on the Christmas fleet

Not much of a commute for a cold one.

Does it get any better than this?!

SY JUBEL 🇨🇦 Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

SY SALACIA 🇺🇸 Peter and Donna – Santa Cruz 50’

SY X FACTOR 🇺🇸 Mike & Leah - Xquisite

SY WANDERER 🇺🇸 Andrew & Ingrid - Beneteau 41.1′

SIGN UP FOR THE 23-24 PANAMA POSSE  
Revelaggio Islands

12) BAHIA TENACATITA, MEXICO 🇲🇽:

SOOO MUCH TO DO...

1) ANCHOR:

This
is by far one of our favorite anchorages since we left San Francisco
four months ago!  There is so much to love here: Paraiso just
north, and Barra de Navidad just south of here; this is an amazing area!
We have met three sailing couples that bought a home and never
left.  

(SY COURAGE)

2) EAT WITH YOUR FEET IN THE SAND:

This is Onno from Lost Pearl, Eric and Anna from Dances With Winds (Barra residents enjoying Christmas at Tenacatita), and John & Kristine from Courage all
enjoying lunch at La Vena. Highly recommend shrimp empanadas and the
pescatarian version of a turducken: fish stuffed with shrimp and wrapped
in bacon covered with almond cream sauce. Yum!

3) TAKE A DINGHY TOUR UP THE ESTUARY

A tunnel through the mangroves

Following the birds

4) DAILY BOCCE BALL ON THE BEACH

Same time, same place.

5) AND MUCH MUCH MORE....

  • SURF
  • BOOGIE BOARD
  • SAND CASTLES
  • BEACH FIRES
  • DINGHY RAFT UPS
  • SNORKEL
  • HIKE
  • SAILING RACES.... and on and on...

SY LOST PEARL 🇨🇦 Onno - Hardin 45′

SY COURAGE 🇺🇸 John & Kristine – Tartan 4100

COURAGECOURAGE

13) FANTASY ISLAND MARINA ROATAN 🇭🇳 HONDURAS WELCOMES THE PANAMA POSSE

16° 21.4383′ N  086°26.3066′ W

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At FANTASY ISLAND MARINA, FRENCH HARBOR, ROATAN,
we are able to accommodate about 30/40 vessels and would usually have
unoccupied side tie or Med mooring slips on 5 different docks (dinghy
assisted docking for the Med mooring).

Boats docked at the marina have:

  • Full Access to the privately owned FANTASY ISLAND RESORT !
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Scuba dive facilities
  • Dive courses on site
  • Excellent reef snorkeling just off the beach,
  • Internet in the hotel,
  • Tiki palapa bar with
  • Gas and charcoal BBQ facilities in the marina
  • Weekly bus to ELDONS SUPERMARKET & ACE HARDWARE STORE
  • Laundry pick up service
  • Diesel delivered by truck to your boat,
  • Propane top up in the marina,
  • Daily cruisers net on Channel 71 (which is also the hailing channel for arriving boats)
  • many other services.

https://panamaposse.com/fantasy-island-marina

FAMTASY ISLAND EAST TO WEST

Boats
docked at the marina will be offered a 20% discount on meals at the
hotel and also on dive courses and/or dives or exciting night dives.

The
FANTASY ISLAND RESORT is a privately owned island resort and would be a
good place to get family & friends to meet up with the “Posse”
participants as the resort offers fully inclusive packages with all
that’s required for a wonderful holiday and the marina is part of the
hotel.

Vessels
using the French Harbor anchorage (but not our dock) are welcome to use
the marina facilities and Tiki bar but are not permitted onto the beach
or into the hotel.

Any
sailors needing to go to the Port Captain and Immigration Dept in Coxen
Hole would be able to use our friendly, English speaking taxi service,
who will take you to each office and stay with you for the whole
process. We have several contacts with air conditioned mini tour buses
who will tailor make your ideal tour.

Our docking fees are

Daily US$0-90c per foot per day Plus 15% tax

Weekly US$0-55c per foot per day Plus 15% tax

Monthly US$8-00 per foot per month Plus 15% tax (1st November to 31st May)

Low Season US$6-00 per foot per month Plus 15% tax (1st June to 31st October)

We would gladly welcome all the sailors and their families !

14) POSSE SPONSOR

PANAMA YACHT BROKER: CHARLES BADOIAN

Thrilled
to announce that Panama Yacht Broker has teamed up with the one and
only Panama Posse! As a leading cruising resource, Panama Posse brings a
world of sailing knowledge and resources to the table. From route
planning and local intel to connecting with other cruisers, Panama Posse
has it all. We are honored to join that list of resources thanks to our
partnership.

Our
clients have exclusive access to complementary yacht brokerage
expertise, and discounts on listing agreements. Whether you’re a
seasoned sailor or just setting sail for the first time, Panama Yacht
Broker has a boat for everyone and can also help you sell your boat when
the time is right.

CONTACT

Charles Badoian

Cell/WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal:

PA +507 6378-8345

US  +1 305-735-1661

Skype: badoian

E: charles@panamayachtbroker.com

https://www.panamayachtbroker.com/yacht_listing-image/51ft-2007-bavaria-50-vision-2/

15) MEET THE FLEET  

SY TIAMAT

Owen, Archer, Olivia and Stephanie on SV Tiamat

We’re
the Anderson family sailing on Tiamat, a Fountaine Pajot Orana 44.
Almost ten years ago we decided we wanted our kids experience some kind
of grand adventure growing up, and somehow hit on the idea of sailing.
After taking some lessons and giving it a go, we found we liked it, and
soon enough were buying our very own Tiamat in San Diego in 2018. After
sailing her around San Francisco Bay for several years and refitting her
extensively, we sailed under the Golden Gate in August 2022, coming
down to Mexico with the 2022 Baja HaHa. 

Since
that time we’ve done a pretty thorough circuit of Pacific Mexico, both
the Sea of Cortez and the mainland coast, and are now turning our sights
towards a Pacific crossing in Spring 2024. But since we were pretty
tired of hanging around Banderas Bay after passing hurricane season
there, we’ve made the uncommon decision to spend the intervening months
sailing down to Panama, and then making the crossing from there. We’ll
see what happens after that!"

Crew raising the burgees

SY TIAMAT 🇺🇸 Stephanie & Owen – Fountaine Pajot 44’

TIAMAT - Owen

16) POSSE SWAG

SHOP
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ORDER ONE NOW 

17)  SAFETY ALERT: FIRE SAFETY AND STORAGE OF 

SMALL ELECTRIC POWERED CRAFT AND DEVICES ON YACHTS

Small Lithium batteries swollen

The
Government of the UK earlier this year issued a guidance to all yachts
about the increased presence of Lithium battery powered watercraft and
tenders on yachts.

“There
has been an increase in the use of small electrically powered craft and
other vehicles such as electric tenders, electric jet skis, electric
foils (e-foils) and other personal watercraft powered by Li-ion
batteries. However, there has not been a thorough consideration of
whether the fire prevention, detection and suppression measures
previously in-place on large yachts for previous generation
petrol-fuelled craft, are appropriate for the newer-battery powered
craft.”

This
warning comes in response to a rise in Yacht fires.  Not all fires
have been from lithium battery sources however they are on the rise and
becoming more and more commonplace on yachts without a ton of
preliminary research on their suitability in a marine environment.
For example, we have USB charging fans that we charge and move air
with constantly.  We have different brands.  Some brands we
have found that the battery pack can begin to work inconsistently and/or
bulge.  The bulging was alarming and called for immediate exile off the boat.

Take
this guidance as an opportunity to inspect your lithium battery powered
items onboard to ascertain that they are or are not in good working
order.

18)  MUST SEE: 

LAMANAI 🇧🇿 BELIZE

LAMANAI “SUBMERGED CROCODILE” IN YUCATEC MAY IS A 

MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Museo Nacional de Antropología Mexico City

Lamanai
was  a major city of the Maya civilization. The site is
pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented
over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam’an’ain.

 Correlation with Panama Posse Route

Lamanai
is renowned for its exceptionally long occupation spanning three
millennia, beginning in the Early Pre-classic Maya period and continuing
through the Spanish and British Colonial periods, into the 20th
century.

The calendar

Unlike most Classic-period sites in the southern Maya lowlands, Lamanai was not abandoned at the end of the 10th century

Lamanai
was occupied as early as the 16th century BC. The site became a
prominent center in the Pre-Classic Period, from the 4th century BC
through the 1st century CE. In 625 CE.

https://panamaposse.com/museo-nacional-de-antropologia-mexico-city

 

19)  75+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor Ventura Isle -  Ventura, USA

🇲🇽 Cruise Port Village - Mexico

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol - El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 La Playita Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Flamenco Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Solarte  Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Turtle Cay Marina – Panama

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Manzanillo Marina Club – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica  

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras  

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos  

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, USA

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA  

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

https://panamaposse.com/coffee-bluff-marina

20)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS  
     
https://panamaposse.com/yacht-agents-galapagos

21) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
Panama Canal Map

22) WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES

“Our
vision is to provide a top tier service to our customers while covering
every potential need they may have when approaching shore. 

Small
yachts (up to 38.1 meters LOA) are expected to experience substantial
delays, and in the meantime, we will be able and willing to help you
mitigate this impact and serve you.

 Contact us today through panama@waypointyacht.com

Thanks and best regards,

Marcus

Marcus Santana
General Manager
Marcus.Santana@waypointyacht.com

International Business Park Building 3855, office 201 Panama Pacifico / Panama

Phone: +507-310 9891 ext.206
AOH: +507-310 9892 (24/7)
Mob: +507 6427-8099

Revillagigedo Islands

23) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SSCA

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

https://safe-xplore.com/welcome
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24) MORE POSSE NEWS FROM 
AROUND THE OCEANS

atlantic posse

ATLANTIC POSSE  
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Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Cannery Islands

Garajonay National Park  La Gomera 🇮🇨  Cannery Islands  

🇲🇦 Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin), Morocco

🇲🇦 Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin), Morocco 

https://www.svpolaris.com/post/preparing-to-cross-the-atlantic-ocean
Atlantic Posse 24

Atlantic Posse '24

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Atlantic Posse Routes
voyage between the  Mediterranean  and  the Caribbean 

Anchorages in the Eastern Caribbean
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25) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEASON 4 
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EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 

37 YACHTS ARE SIGNED UP ALREADY !

SPP

SIGN UP FOR SEASON 4
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South Pacific Posse burgees available after January 15  

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FLEET UPDATE 2023-09-03

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

Boca Chica

September 3, 2023

"It
is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee
shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a
storm to avoid a shipwreck." 
 

- Charles Caleb Colton

TOP NEWS  

  • Season 7:  Registration Is Open And 148 Yachts Have Already Signed Up !
  • Pictures of the Week
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023: New Vessels On-boarding Zoom
  • 3 West Coast Mexican  🇲🇽 destinations south from the west coast of the USA 
  • Tablet And Pad Navigation Zoom Seminar Monday, September 4th
  • Meet The Fleet: MV KOSMOS
  • 6 Panama Posse Events For Season 7
  • Season 7 Perks  
  • Boat Preparations for leaving home waters and entering new countries
  • What and Where is the Barrel of Hope?
  • Ensenada Cruiseport Village Marina  🇲🇽 Sponsors the Panama Posse
  • Land Trip to El Valle de Anton, 🇵🇦  Panama
  • Culture:  FOCUS ON BELIZE 🇧🇿
  • Must See: Isla Isabel National Park,  🇲🇽 Mexico
  • Boat for Sale
  • The gunkholes from San Diego to Barra de Navidad 
  • Ocean Posse News
PANAMA POSSE Season 7

148 Yachts have already signed up !

REGISTER NOW
vessels's ensigns
OR RENEW NOW

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

isla parga, panama

Isla Pargo in the Secas Islands of Pacific 🇵🇦  Panama is a dream

SY JUBEL 🇨🇦 Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

JUBEL KyleJUBEL Leah

Happy
hour at Vista Mar, 🇵🇦  Panama which lasted 5 hours 🍺🍷🥃 😎 14
people, 6 boat of which 3 are Panama Posse; Queso Grande II, Oz &
Mindelo. 

Great times with great people!

SY QUESO GRANDE II 🇺🇸 Lance & Sherri - Seawind 41'

SY OZ 🇺🇸  Sue & Steve - Catana 40′

SY MINDELO 🇵🇱 Niklaus & Bruna - Norman Cross 42'


MINDELO _ NiklausMINDELO - Bruna 

Last night's show at Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta 🇲🇽 Mexico

SY SERENITY 🇺🇸 Mark & Kathryn – Antares 44′

2) SAVE THE DATE 

SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24, 2023

NEW VESSELS ON-BOARDING ZOOM

        

MEET NICOLE

Nicole is your welcome ambassador to help you reach new heights and help you make the most of all the perks of the Panama Posse 

PANAMA POSSE SEASON 7 burgees

YOU ARE CORDIALLY  

INVITED TO MEET YOUR PEERS 

      NEW VESSELS 
 ON-BOARDING ZOOM WITH NICOLE

            

 SUNDAY SEP 24 2023     

3) THREE WEST COAST DESTINATIONS 
 JUST SOUTH FROM THE WEST COAST OF THE USA

EN ROUTE TO SEASON 7 
KICK OFF PARTY IN BARRA

Clearing into Mexico in Ensenada MX, raising our courtesy flag, and sailing south

The
Panama Posse highly recommends checking into Mexico in Ensenada as
opposed to Isla Cedros.  Mainly, if you are looking for a more
efficient check-in, Ensenada has localized, reliable office hours and
staffing in comparison to Isla Cedros.  Either way, once your
vessel and crew are cleared in you are free to begin voyaging the
Mexican coast at your leisure.  While making your way to the Season
7 Kick Off Party in Barra De Navidad, Mexico there are many incredible
destinations along the way.  3 destinations are highlighted below:
Islas San Benito del Oeste, Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena in
Bahia Magdalena), and Isla Isabela.  

Each incredible.  Each unique.  Each only accessible by boat.  

DESTINATION 1: Islas San Benito del Oeste, 🇲🇽 Mexico  

Latitude: 28°18.11N  Longitude: 115° 34.66

isla san benito

View of Isla San Benito del Oeste, MX from the southern anchorage

 The
Islas San Benito is a group of three small islets that lie in the
Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the Baja Peninsula, about 225nm SE
of Ensenada and 55nm NW of Bahia Turtugas.  The islands are
surrounded by rocks and patches of algae so careful watch is required.
Many Birds and marine mammals are on, along, and surrounding these
shores.  There is a small community on the island; the 2001 census
recorded a population of two people in Benito del Oeste The other
islands are not inhabited.  There is a coopertive abalone aquafarm
there.  If you are lucky enough to have the weather window to drop
your hook, do not miss the chance.  

Neighboring Isla Cedros at Sunrise

DESTINATION 2: Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena in Bahia Magdalena) 🇲🇽 

Latitude: 24°38.918'N  Longitude: 112°08.013W

Honestly, Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena) is just the beginning of the wonder that is Bahia Magdalena.  

man of war cove mexico

Big boats safely anchored in the background as we dinghy tour up the estuary

Shaking off our sea legs on the sand dunes into the estuary in Magdalena Bay

Bahia
Magdalena is all but cut off from the ocean by a varied stretch of
long, narrow, tall barrier islands.  Inside the 325 square mile bay
there are expansive estuaries, sand dunes, and mangroves that a wide
variety of wildlife call home.  Grey Whales migrate here annually
from January to April to breed and have their calves.  Bahia
Magdalena is their sanctuary and it is a truly special place to enter
into.  In the small village of Puerto Magdalena one may find a
small tienda with light provisions.  

DESTINATION 3: Isla Isabel  🇲🇽 Mexico

Latitude: 28° 18.11N  Longitude: 115° 34.66

isla isabella

Blue footed boobies court, mate and nest on Isla Isabella.

Crossing
ESE from the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Isla Isabella is a
small island found 15nm off mainland Mexico south of Mazatlan.
This island is a bird sanctuary that some people refer to as the
Galapagos of Mexico.  The island is teaming with blue footed
boobies, frigate birds, and iguanas.  The near shore waters are
frequented by humpback whales and dolphins and home to a myriad of small
fish.  The island can be explored on foot on multiple trails, in
the water with a snorkel mask, or along the tide line at low tide.
There are three main anchorages each providing protection from a
different wind and sea states and yet the island is a small isolated
offshore island so getting a weather window to stop and enjoy Isla
Isabella is an opportunity to be thankful for.  It is definitely
unforgettable.   

isla isabella

Frigate birds overlooking tide pools and the southern anchorage on Isla Isabella

Ilsa Isabella is in Good Nautical

Ilsa Isabella  🇲🇽  Mexico  is in Good Nautical

IGITAL YACHT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE We are proud to sponsor the Panama Posse !

Based on Panbo's recent Mobile navigation app of 12+ navigational apps the Panama  Posse  has  set up a seminar on how to best integrate digital yacht's devices with your
existing yacht systems - who better than Nick Heyes from  Digital
Yacht Ltd to share best practices . Mark your calendar.

Our goal is to see what the options and solutions are to send data to pads from your  onboard systems to create additional aids to navigation 

AIS DATA

AIS display on mobile devices via WIFI & Digital yachts 

5) MEET THE FLEET 

MV KOSMOS

Family of 3 currently in San Diego preparing for southbound departure
Current Position San Diego, California
32°37'19.7"N 117°06'03.3"W

Kosmos

Aboard MV Kosmos are Eric, Christi, and their son Keith. 

We
bought Kosmos (Nordhavn 43) new in 2006, circumnavigated from
2007-2009, did a few shorter trips around the West Coast, and have about
42,000nm under her keel as of 2023. Keith was born in 2012, and ever
since the vision was to take him cruising full-time. We are finally in a
position to make it happen, and our first step was doing the Sea of
Cortez for 8 months in 2022-2023. We had a wonderful time. We are
getting the boat ready to go cruising again for this next season. The
Panama Posse routes looks like exactly where we want to go! Cruising
with other kid boats is a priority for us. We are glad to be a part of
the Panama Posse.

Kosmos

MV Kosmos anchored in the Sea of Cortez

SY KOSMOS 🇺🇸 Eric, Christi, & Keith - Nordhavn 43'

 
 6)  ALL PANAMA POSSE EVENTS 
 now listed @
https://oceanposse.com/calendar

events

We look forward to meeting you at these events - we do not sail on a set schedule to
make your journey more relaxed and take into account ever changing
weather conditions.  Move only when the conditions are right and
you feel good!

The events in Barra de Navidad /  Shelter Bay / Club De Pesca and Buenaventura will have POT LUCK culinary competition so follow these rules to win the coveted 

PANAMA POSSE 
🏆
GALLEY GOD(ESS) AWARD 

Galley God

Lucky Chucky laying down  the winning gauntlet and scooping up the coveted Galley Gods award  in Barra 

MY HO'OKIPA 🇺🇸 Lisa & Lucky Chucky - Selene 43′

PANAMA POSSE EVENTS 

ANNAPOLIS 
US SAIL BOAT SHOW 

OCTOBER  12 – 15, 2023
ANNAPOLIS, MD  🇺🇸 BOOTH VB 10

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

For discounted US SAILBOAT SHOW  tickets follow this link >> 
or if you have time to volunteer at the Panama Posse booth we 'll get you 2 free daily tickets - email registration@panamaposse.com

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW
GET DISCOUNTS ON TIX

SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA + EVENT CENTER 
SATURDAY, OCT 29 2023
  CHULA VISTA 🇺🇸  
SAN DIEGO

SAT OCT 28, 2023 SAN DIEGO, CA 🇺🇸 SAFE HARBOR – SOUTH BAY

LEARN + HAVE FUN AND MEET THE FLEET
13:00 – SEMINARS

18:00 – INVOCATION OF THE FLEET

18:30 – PARTY & OPEN RUM BAR

EVENT CENTER
SAN DIEGO RSVP 

③  PANAMA POSSE 
KICK OFF WEEKEND
DEC 7 – 10, '23
BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽 MX 

BARRA RSVP 
Secundino Harbormaster

Secundino Alvarez - Harbor Master
Vessels
Must be  registered with the Panama Posse  prior to Oct 31st
to receive Posse discounts at Marina Puerto de la Navidad.

SPONSORED BY BELIZE TOURSIM 

GOlF Course

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

harbormaster@islaresort.com.mx

TEL +52 (314) 337 9014

Barra

  CLUB DE PESCA 
YACHT FEST 
SAT, JAN 20 '24 CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 CO

SAT Jan 13, 2024 CLUB DE PESCA CARATGENA 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA
YACHT FEST RSVP 
 Club de Pesca - Ileana

Ileana Stevenson Covo  - GM
For
those coming from the lesser Antilles this will be the first event in
full on Latin style in Colombia - come celebrate the great food and
culture that is Colombia in it's premier yacht club. 

Cartagena

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

gerencia@clubdepescadecartagena.com

TEL  +57 (5)  660 6615

Walled citry of Cartagena de las Indias

  OCEAN POSSE PARTY PANAMA + SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 

FLEET MEET UP

SAT. FEB 3 '24
SHELTER BAY MARINA 
🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT Feb 3, 2024 Sheleter BAY 🇵🇦 PANAMA
RSVP CARIBBEAN PARTY

IMPORTANT:
This event is in the middle of high season.  The Shelter Bay
Marina will be near capacity  so make reservations early.
Additionally, we are also going to organize a shuttle bus to get
folks to this event from alternate locations.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT: 

Juanjo Boschetti - GM juanjo@shelterbaymarina.com
Tel (+507) 433-3581

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT
Shelter Bay

PANAMA POSSE AWARDSFUN ACTIVITIES, GOLF, POOL, DJ LOUNGE, + MARINE EXPO 

SAT. MAY 11 '24 BUENAVENTURA MARINA  🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT May 10-12, 2024 BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA YACHT FEST
YACHT FEST RSVP 

This is a very exclusive signature event in the Hamptons of Panama.
The upscale resort Buenaventura is just 80 minutes west of Panama City
and is one of the most charming and reserved places on the Pacific coast
of Panama.

Only 60 nm from the Las Perlas.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

Emilio

Emilio Lau - Marina Manager
emilio@bv-marina.com 
Tel: +507-6616-7531  

RSVP FOR YACHT FEST
Buenaventura

7)  SEASON 7 PERKS 

PANAMA POSSE

Here are a few reasons why yacht owners participate in the  Panama Posse 

    Adventure and Exploration ⦾  The Panama
Posse offers a one-of-a-kind, epic adventure for yacht owners looking
to embark on a challenging and memorable journey. Traveling through the
Caribbean and the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean all the way to San
Diego or in reverse to Annapolis  provides an exciting and diverse
experience.

    Camaraderie and Community ⦾ 
Participants join a community of like-minded yacht owners who share a
passion for boating and exploration. The rally fosters a sense of
camaraderie, providing opportunities to make new friends and share
experiences.

    Support and Resources ⦾  The
Panama Posse provides valuable logistical support, including
pre-departure seminars, route planning assistance, and information on
local customs and regulations. This support helps ease the planning
process and ensures a smoother journey.

    Cultural Immersion⦾  Yacht
owners get the chance to immerse themselves in diverse cultures and
destinations along the route. Exploring local communities, historical
sites, and natural wonders adds a rich cultural experience to the
adventure.

    Improved Safety and Security ⦾ 
Traveling as part of a group enhances safety and security during the
journey, especially for yacht owners who may be less experienced in
long-distance cruising or unfamiliar with the waters and regions they'll
traverse.

    Opportunities for Exploration ⦾ 
The rally opens up opportunities for yacht owners to discover hidden
gems and less-traveled routes, adding a sense of exploration and
discovery to the experience. Western Caribbean and Pacific waters
including  Belize, Bay of Islands, Jamaica, San Blas, Bocas del
Toro, Las Perlas, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortes a.m.o.

    Remarkable Memories ⦾ 
Participating in the Panama Posse creates amazing and lasting memories
that yacht owners can cherish for a lifetime. The combination of
adventure, camaraderie, and cultural experiences, 40+ UNESCO World
heritage sites makes this journey a unique and unforgettable journey.

be happy

 
PANAMA POSSE Pre-Season get ready 

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM ONE

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM TWO

https://panamaposse.com/westmarine

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM THREE

Watch the Seminars

 
8) PANAMA POSSE  
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND WIN AN AWARD 

Sharing adventures is the heart and soul of the Panama Posse experience. 

Please share pictures of your adventures on our group communications platform for others to enjoy in real time and/or email Maurisa at editor@panamaposse.com
to share in the upcoming newsletter.  Maurisa is a sailor among
us.  She is part of the Ocean Posse crew and provides fun and
helpful updates to the Panama Posse.
 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • YODA OF THE YEAR
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  • COURAGE AWARD
Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum

JUST ONE OF THE BEST REWARDS:  Flor de Caña 12 Year old Rum

Thunderheads tell stories, so can you.

"I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your tales of adventure."

SY WHIRLWIND Maurisa, Mike, Russell, & Josea

9) BOAT PREPARATIONS FOR LEAVING HOME WATERS

AND ENTERING NEW COUNTRIES 
 

tracking

Leaving Port is exciting especially under a rainbow 

Leaving
ones home waters and entering a new country is certainly a big change
and there are many essential details not to forget.  Checklists are
handy tools for preparing for big changes.  Beyond the obvious
boat essentials like checking your systems, having safety equipment
onboard, topping your fluids, and changing your zincs, please see the
checklist below for details not to be forgotten when setting out on a
long distance voyage with the Panama Posse.

  • If
    an EPIRB is onboard, register it with the NOAA.  Before leaving
    confirm that all information is current.  This includes vessel
    name, your primary phone number, emergency contact name/s and address/es
  • A Ship Stations License is required by the FCC for travelling in international territories
  • Make sure the MMSI number of your vessel is registered in your name.
  • Have your boat documentation or registration up to date and in order.  
  • If
    the boat is documented or registered in the name of someone not present
    or the name of a business or organization a letter notarized by the
    owner authorizing the captain and crew to be operating the vessel is
    required to enter other countries.
  • Depending
    on the country you enter you will buy a Temporary Import Permit.
    This is an important document to keep with the vessel the entire
    time in the country of entry.
  • Current passport for everyone onboard ideally good for the duration of your stay abroad
  • Many
    countries require a Crew List upon entry which states everyone onboard,
    their Date of Birth, their rank on the vessel and their passport
    number.
  • If navigating into Mexico, Mexican Liability Insurance is required to Navigate in Mexican waters. 
  • If
    navigating into Mexico, upon exit the captain is required to show a
    boaters education card, ASA certification, or a captains license.
  • Wherever you go along the route, be prepared for entry and exit requirements and seasonal changes.
The Route

10) ENSENADA CRUISEPORT VILLAGE MARINA 🇲🇽 MEXICO  SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

31° 51.2766′ N 116° 37.2433′ W

ecv marina

We are pleased to welcome the Participants of the Panama Posse to 

Ensenada, BC 🇲🇽 Mexico

As a special welcome rate we offer 2 nights and one free !

In
the minimum stay of 2 nights, you get 1 extra night for free + special
DAILY rate for the participants with boats with a length up to 65 ft:
$2.00 USD per foot of the vessel + tax + free assistance to clear in and
out of Mexico, immigration and to get the Temporary Importation Permit
as long as they present all the documents as required  by the port
authorities.

https://panamaposse.com/ensenada-cruiseport-village

SERVICES

  • 189 slips from 36’ to 68’ and 6 end ties from 83’ to 135’
  •  350’ mega yacht area
  • Dock box with water supply and electricity capacity (30, 50 and 100 amp end tie)
  • Double breakwater protection, insuring the calmest marina in Ensenada area
  • Concrete Bellingham Marine built docks
  • Launch ramp
  • Parking
  • Laundry room
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Port Clearance and Customs assistance

AMENITIES

  • Controlled access to facilities
  • 24 hour security
  • Dock carts
  • Downtown within walking distance
  • Friendly environment
  • Pet friendly
  • BBQ area
ecv marina

11)  LAND TRIPS:

EL VALLE DE ANTON, 🇵🇦 PANAMA

A steep climb to the top of this knob yields views of the valley and town below.

El
Valle de Anton is a small town in Western Panama nestled in the crater
of an ancient and extinct volcano.  This is the second largest
inhabited volcano crater in the world.  The mountains encircling
the town are steep dense jungle.  The microclimate here, next to
the cloud forest create amazing and abundant varieties of flora and
fauna. 

el valle

View from the rim of an ancient volcano down into El Valle, 🇵🇦 Panama

View to the Ocean from The top.

We particularly enjoyed seeing many tropical birds and butterflies.

This Camouflage is so attractive!

El
Valle is a popular weekend getaway for city dwelling Panamanians and
adventure travelers.  There are many natural wonders and
attractions including history museums, butterfly research station,
hiking, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, zip lining, and more.
On the southern side of town there are thermal underwater rivers
that peek out and are plumbed into swimming pools.  

This pool was a delightful place to rest and refresh morning, noon, and night!

Land
trips are a great way to see more than meets the eye from the coast.
El Valle de Anton is less than an hour drive from Vista Mar
Marina.  Thank you SY Whirlwind for sharing your stories and your
photos.  

SY WHIRLWIND 🇺🇸 Maurisa, Mike, Russell & Josea – Alajuela 48’

12) INTRODUCING 
THE NEW COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM 

CHAT.PANAMAPOSSE.COM

Communicating with fellow boats along the route is a BIG BENEFIT of the Panama Posse.  However, last seasons communications platform got overloaded with over 275,000 words from hundreds of yachts.  With so many knowledgeable and fact finding participants communicating daily via our LINE chat,
the sheer amount and stream of questions, comments, insight, location
pins, BOLO notices, et cetera pushed the seasonal knowledge transfer to
the limit.  Our quest is for a little bit more organized way to
discuss and share information so we can get the most out of our
communications.  As a result, we are forging ahead with a new
communications platform .

It is called ZULIP.  We are in control of the server and the open source platform.  It runs on mac, pc, ios, android, etc.  Zulip is a chatroom on steroids, topics are more organized, and we think (and hope) it will be a huge improvement to our communications among the fleet.

 FINALLY A WELL ORGANIZED & THREADED CHAT !

To sign up in the initial phase please email registration@panamaposse.com to get your invitation - GESTALT PROTOCOL APPLIES 

ZULIP.

THIS  COMM TOOL HAS  
core concepts **STREAMS** and **TOPICS**

 

STREAMS are knowledge and information streams you are interested in 

TOPICS are
just that within each STREAM ( think of a subject in an email ) you can
create a topic or use an existing topic when composing a message

Here is a quick tutorial

https://zulip.com/help/getting-started-with-zulip](https://zulip.com/help/getting-started-with-zulip

GESTALT PROTOCOL is not a cult thing it's a communication protocol.

 SHARE EXPERIENCES and FACTS,  NOT  OPINIONS 

ZULIP / CHAT.PANAMAPOSSE.COM  AVAILABLE ON THESE PLATFORMS

  • Webbrowser
  • iOS
  • Android
  • PC APP
  • MAC APP
  • LINUX Desktop
  • and Terminal
https://zulip.com/apps/


13) CULTURE 🇧🇿 BELIZE 

The
culture of Belize is a mix of influences and people from Kriol, Maya,
East Indian, Garinagu aka  Garifuna , Mestizo  and Mennonites
who are of German descent, with many other cultures from Chinese to
Lebanese. It is a unique blend that emerged through the country's long
and complex history.

🇧🇿 CULINARY STAPLES

Rice and beans: A staple, often served with stewed chicken, pork, or beef.

Coconut Milk: Used frequently in Belizean cuisine, particularly in dishes like "Seré," a Garifuna fish soup.

Corn: Used in a variety of forms, from tortillas to tamales.

Seafood:
Given Belize’s proximity to the Caribbean Sea, seafood is abundant and
features prominently, including conch, lobster, and various types of
fish.

 

Johnny Cake Recipe

SIGNATURE DISHES 


Rice and Beans with Stew Chicken: Considered the national dish,
it is commonly served with coleslaw or a side salad.

    Pupusas: Thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, or meat.

    Johnny Cakes: A type of biscuit often filled with ham, chicken, or cheese.

    Tamales: Corn dough pockets filled with meat, beans, or vegetables, usually steamed in a banana leaf.

    Fry Jacks: Deep-fried dough pieces, often served with breakfast.

BELIKIN - The Beer Of Belize

BELIZE BEVERAGES 

Belikin Beer: The national beer of Belize.

    Seaweed Shakes: A traditional drink made with seaweed, condensed milk, nutmeg, and other spices.

Cashew and Sorrel Wine: Locally produced fruit wines.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Hudut: A Garifuna fish stew made with plantains and coconut milk, often served during cultural festivals.

Dukunu: A sweet corn dish that is wrapped and steamed in corn husks, traditionally made for holidays and special occasions.

 FOLKLORE 

In Belizean folklore, we find the legends of La Llorona, Cadejo,   the Tata Duende,
and X'tabai. The idea of the mystical healing and Obeah is prominent in
Belizean legend, and there is still talk of evil shaman practices like
putting "Obeah" on certain houses. This is known to be done by burying a
bottle with the 'evil' under a tree close by the house.  

MUSIC AND ART

Punta is
by the far most popular genre of Garifuna music and has become the most
popular genre in all of Belize. It is distinctly Afro-Caribbean, and is
sometimes said to be ready for international popularization like
similarly-descended styles (reggae, calypso, merengue, etc.).
Established stars include Andy Palacio, Herman "Chico" Ramos, "Mohobub"
Flores, Adrian "The Doc" Martinez, and Lindsford "Supa G" Martinez. A
slower, more melodic variant, known as Paranda, has been catching on
recently behind the talents of Honduras' Aurelio Martinez and Paul Nabor
of Punta Gorda; Nabor's signature track "Naguya Nei" is considered the
informal popular anthem of the Garifuna nation.

Brukdown is
a very popular modern style of Belizean music related to Calypso. It
evolved out of the music and dance of loggers, especially a form called
buru. Its greatest proponents include Wilfred Peters and Gerald "Lord"
Rhaburn of Belize City and Leela Vernon of Punta Gorda.

Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca
imported from Jamaica and the rest of the West Indies, and Rap,
Hip-Hop, heavy metal and rock music from the United States, are also
popular among the youth of Belize. Belize's recording industry turns out
a few CDs each year; the majority of musical exposure occurs at monthly
concerts featuring Belizean and international artists sharing the same
card, or else DJ's mixing music at local nightclubs.

14) PANAMA POSSE SWAG

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SWAG

 

15) MUST SEE: 

 ISLA ISABELLA 🇲🇽  NATIONAL PARK, MEXICO

The rock structures surrounding Isla Isabel National  Park are jagged and dramatic

Isla
Isabel National Park is a national park and protected area located off
the coast of Nayarit. This isolated island was one Jacques Cousteau’s
favorite places and Cousteau himself made the recommendation to the
Mexican government to designate this island as a National Park. He spent
a great deal of time here and has aired many specials on this fabulous
gem. The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau aired in 1975.  

The
island is uninhabited by humans, though there is a seabird reproductive
research program run by UNAM and tourists visit to camp, fish and bird
watch. After having depleted a huge colony of Sooty Terns, which in 1978
had over 150,000 pairs, cats were finally eradicated from the island in
1995 and the Terns are slowly recovering.  The biodiversity and
migratory populations of animals that live and return here year after
year is a stunning MUST SEE.

The male frigate bird shows off his red pouch when looking to impress the ladies.

The male blue footed boobie dance for the female who lays her eggs directly on the sand.

Approaching Isla Isabel at sunrise can be quite serene.

ISLA ISABELLA

Along the Panama Posse CENTRAL AMERICAN route  are 40+ UNESCO and OTHER SIGNIFICANT WORLD HERITAGE SITES

MUST SEE

 

16)  PANAMA POSSE BOAT FOR SALE

FULLY EQUIPPED & READY TO GO ANYWHERE

SY ARROW flying her spinnaker in the Sea of Cortez 🇲🇽  Mexico

*37' Performance Cruiser for sale by owner*

Arrow
is Fully Equipped and ready to go cruising self sufficiently: water
maker, solar and wind power, well insulated fridge, navigation system
with radar, GPS chartplotter, AIS, depth sounder and speedo, a quiver of
sails for a variety of wind conditions, 10' dinghy with 6hp motor,
safety gear including life raft, EPIRB, satellite system, ditchbag, lee
cloths for all main salon sea bunks, lots of custom shade and rain
awnings/enclosures, topside barbeque, equipped galley down below.
Fully equipped to sail, adventure, and cruise coastwise or
offshore.  

Ready
for her next adventure; Arrow is a sweet sailing, seaworthy,
live-aboard, performance cruiser from a classic period in yachting
history. She is a Carter 37 and has been upgraded and maintained to be
an excellent, well prepared, self-sufficient yacht with lots of extras.
As her owners we are standing by ready to show Arrow and pass her
off to her next Owners/ Sailors/ Adventurers.  

Arrow
was designed by Dick Carter and built in Greece. She is a masthead
sloop with removable inner forestay. Her large fin keel with lead
ballast and skeg hung rudder provide a safe platform for coastal and
offshore adventures alike. With a moderate ballast to displacement
ratio, Arrow is a great light air boat while at the same time maintains a
kind motion in a seaway.

For questions, specs and details contact rockcairn@gmail.com.

$36,000 US OBO

Located in Vista Mar, Panama

SY ARROW on anchor in paradise.

Asking 36k USD

 

17)  75+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor Ventura Isle -  Ventura, USA

🇲🇽 Cruise Port Village - Mexico

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol - El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 La Playita Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Flamenco Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Solarte  Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Turtle Cay Marina – Panama

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Manzanillo Marina Club – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica  

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras  

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos  

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, USA

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA  

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

Marina Puerto Bahia

Marina Puerto Bahia 🇩🇴 Sponsors the Panama Posse

19° 11.6383′ N 069° 21.3283′ W

Marina Puerto Bahia 🇩🇴 Sponsors the Panama Posse 19° 11.6383′ N 069° 21.3283′ W

18)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
https://panamaposse.com/shelter-island-inflatables

We are happy to announce that also this year we will be partnering with

SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES SAN DIEGO

Premier Luxury Tender & Outboard Motor Dealership

Shelter
Island Inflatables is a full service dealership featuring authorized
parts, sales, and service for Mercury, Suzuki Marine, Novurania, Inmar
Inflatable Boats, Williams Jet Tenders, & Highfield.

Shelter Island Inflatables has moved its location to 2727 Shelter Island Dr. “Under the Brigantine restaurant”

Showroom: 619-222-1200 Service Yard: 619-269-5702

19) GUNKHOLE * 
FROM SAN DIEGO TO 
BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽 MX 

 * to make a series of short pleasure trips by boat, as from bay to bay

San Diego to Barra de Navidad

⓪ San Diego Police Dock 32° 42.537' N   117° 14.10543' W - ⛽💧

① Ensenada Cruiseport Village Marina  31° 51.2766′ N 116° 37.2433′ W 60 nm ⛽💧

② Punta  Santo  Tomas   31° 33.1589 N 116° 40.6879 W 18 nm

③ Bahia Colonet Bight 30° 57.9028 N   116° 17.0747 W 40 nm

④ Isla San Martin  North Bay 30° 29.178 N   116° 6.1356 W 30 nm

⑤ Bahia San Quintin 30° 22.5924' N 115° 59.0887' W 9 nm

⑥ Isla San Gernomio 29° 47.3276' N   115° 47.4296' W 37 nm

⑦ Fondadero San Carlos 29°  37.3596' N   115° 28.565' W 19 nm

⑧ Isla Cedros N 28° 20.212' N 115° 11.434' W 79 nm

⑨ Turtle Bay / Bahia Tortugas 27° 41.2544' N 114° 53.2545' W   42 nm⛽💧

⑩ Bahia Asuncion 27° 08.1355' N 114° 17.4206' W 46 nm⛽ 💧

⑪ Bahia San Hipolito  26° 59.3362' N 113° 57.6966' W 20 nm

⑫ Bahia Ballenas 26° 46.0426' N   113° 30.0266' W 28 nm

⑬ San Juanico / Scorpion Bay 26° 14.7986' N   112° 28.333' W 64 nm

⑭ Bahia Santa Maria 24° 46.133' N   112° 15.441' W 90 nm

⑮ Cabo San Lucas East 22° 53.304' N   109° 53.844' W *172 nm ⛽💧

⑯ Los Frailes 23° 22.836' N 109° 25.297' W 40 nm

⑰ Isla de Pajaros 23° 15.2645' N 106° 28.3305' W *163 nm ⛽💧

⑱ Isla Isabella Anchorage South 21° 50.5266' N 105° 52.907' W 91 nm

⑲ San Blas Outer Anchorage 21° 31.043' N 105° 14.566' W 41 nm ⛽💧

⑳ Punta de Mita 20° 45.764' N 105° 31.15' W 48 nm ⛽💧

㉑ Punta Ipala 20° 14.2306' N 105° 34.4255' W 32 nm

㉒ Chamela - N 19° 35.0404' N 105° 7.8663' W 47 nm

㉓ Isla Paraiso - E 19° 28.6194' N 105° 3.7637' W 8 nm

㉔ Tenacatita - Inner Bay 19° 17.9207' N 104° 50.1528' W 17 nm

㉕ Marina Puerto Navidad 19° 11.7294' N 104° 40.8748' W 11 nm ⛽💧

*overnight  

TURTLE BAY BAJA

20) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

21) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

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Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

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Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

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23) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEASON 3 
67  YACHTS UNDERWAY 

SEASON 4   '24REGISTRATION STARTS DEC 1 2023

⚓ Good Anchorage in the Tuamotus

⚓ Good Anchorages in the Tuamotus 🇵🇫 FP

The Samoan Fire Knife Dance is a breathtaking performance that visitors often look forward to when attending a luau. However, there is a lot more to this ritual than just a spectacular dance as it comes from centuries of tradition and is infused with lots of old-time lore and even personalization by performers.

The Samoan Fire Knife Dance
is a breathtaking performance. There is a lot more to this ritual than
just a spectacular dance as it comes from centuries of tradition and is
infused with lots of old-time lore and even personalization by
performers.

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FLEET UPDATE 2023-02-01

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

February  1, 2023

TOP NEWS  

  •  PANAMA / SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  PARTY 
  •  PICTURES OF THE WEEK 
  •  ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 
  •  ENTRIES INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 
  •  SEMI-UNINVITED VISITORS 
  •  BOAT YOGA POSES 
  •  THE BAYS OF HUATULCO NATIONAL PARK 🇲🇽 MEXICO
  •  MANUEL ANTONIO 🇨🇷  COSTA RICA PARK UPDATE
  •  ⚠️WARNING FISHING CONTRAPTION OUTSIDE PLAYA VENAO 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  •  LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES IS A MEDIA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE  
  •  MUST SEE FROM YOUR YACHT   🇧🇿 BELIZE 
  •  DRAKE BAY 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 
  •  NOMINATION FOR GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Entering the bar in EL Salvador

Crossing the El Salvador bar!! 
All went well for the three boats, StrayCat, Stella Blue and Pilialoha
🌊 Entering the bar into 🇸🇻  El Salvador 

1) PANAMA / SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  PARTY 
@ SHELTER BAY 🇵🇦 PANAMA

SHELTER BAY PARTY

 FRI FEB 03 ‘23    

SPONSORED BY 
🇧🇿 
BELIZE TOURISM BOARD
PANAMA YACHT BROKERS
SHELTER BAY MARINA
CENTENARIO CONSULTING
PANAMA YACHT BROKERS 
 

FLOR DE CAÑA RUM

 

bring your pokerface

GET READY FOR THE 
OPEN FLOR DE CAÑA RUM BAR 

JUANJO IS ROASTING A PIG 

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THE BEST SIDES AND APPETIZERS 
WILL WIN PRIZES AND FAME  

PLUS SPECIAL SAVINGS  RUM SALE ON SITE FOR THOSE
 HEADING TO THE 💰💰💰 SOUTH PACIFIC 

ON SITE AWARDS 

BEST GALLEY GOD(ESS) AWARD TO BE GIVEN TO 
BEST SHARED DISH 

HERE IS THE LIST OF SIDE DISHES YOU COULD WIN WITH  

 
ALL VESSELS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN 
BY LAND OR BY SEA BUT YOU NEED TO RSVP HERE 

+

TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT 
organized by Casino Magnate Nina from SY Enjoy 
 
 MEXICAN TRAIN MASTER OF THE OCEANS TOURNAMENT

BAR

 DETAILS + 
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2) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Stray Cat

Thanks to Kim on Stella Blue for the pic of us sailing along at sunset.

SY STRAY CAT II 🇨🇦 Derick & Barb - Lagoon 38′

STRAY_CAT 2 STRAY_CAT 2
SEEKER SUNSET

 Bahía Papanoa, Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico 

SY SEEKER  🇺🇸   John & Tammy  - Selene 62′

SEEKER TammySEEKER John
Ilsa Ballena

Sunset at Isla Ballena Costa Rica

But
no response from Los Suenos Marina in Herradura. So still not an option
for fuel or anything. 2 Anchorages listed in Good Nautical, we’re very
happy here and found new inflatable paddleboards  

And Herradura, CR has amazing sunsets. 🧡🌅1

 Bahia / Playa Herradura 🇨🇷 CR has amazing sunsets. 

SUNSET ALERTS

SY PATHFINDER   🇺🇸  Nicole & Jean-Philippe  - Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole
Sunrise this morning at Rodriguez Key. On our way to Marathon.

Sunrise this morning at Rodriguez Key. On our way to Marathon 🇧🇸 Bahamas.

SY NO REGRETS  🇺🇸 Bruce & Lynette - Fast Passage 39′

NO REGRETS BruceNO REGRETS Lynette
REVERENCE

SY REVERENCE 🇺🇸  Mike & Leah - Tayana 58′

REVRENCE MikeREVERENCE Leah
Zephyr San Blas

San Blas, Bliss 🇵🇦  Panama 

San BLas with Starlink

Starlink operational in Panama

San BLas BLiss 2

SY ZEPHYR 🇺🇸 Laura & Chris -  Lagoon 45′

ZEPHYR ChrisZEPHYR Laura
Vintigathor crossed the bar

Vingathor Just crossed the bar, all went smooth. @Pilialoha, @STELLA BLUE - Larry, @SV Stray Cat 2 - we are waiting for you!

VINGATHOR  🇸🇮  Dino & Maja Tayana 42′

3)  HAPPY FACES OF THE 22-23 PANAMA POSSE

Happy Faces

304 Yachts from 27 Ensigns form the forward scouting sensors of the  fleet 

Fleet
Yacht Fleet Tracking
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4) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

NAVIGATOR

5) AND ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 

Navigator high wind

33.7 knots 

MY NAVIGATOR   🇨🇷 Dave - Nordhavn 46′

NAVIGATOR Dave
DA MADD CAT

28 knots

SY DA MMAD CAT  🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny - Lagoon 42'

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe

6) SEMI-UNINVITED VISITORS 

TIDEWALKER

Live as it happens!

We are 55 nm off shore and this little swallow flew around the bridge of the boat twice and then came in and sat by the window!

He then flew out and came in and is now sitting on Sandy’s arm.

He/she must be pretty tired and tuckered out to do this. He can stay as long as he wants!

TIDEWALKER

 MY TIDWALKER 🇨🇦 Alan & crew  - Nordhavn 57′

TIDEWALKER Alan
uninvited visiotrs Had this lil guy taking a break from last nights not so fun rolly seas. la vida gyspea

Had this lil' guy taking a break from last nights not so fun rolly seas. 

 
7) AND ENTRY INTO BOAT YOGA POSES 

SY LA VIDA GYPSEA 🇺🇸  Kurt, Linda & Rigby - Catana 47′

LA VIDA LindaLA VIDA KurtLA VIDA Rigby

8) THE BAYS OF HUATULCO NATIONAL PARK 🇲🇽 MEXICO

The bays of Hautulco

the bays are quiet after all the panagas with tourists leave 

Huatulco

there are  many bays to choose from while waiting for parts  or the Tehuantepec to die down 

Lot’s to discover – details for these anchorages in goodnautical.com

As
a side note for you movie buffs – Bahia  Cacaluta @ 15°43.3053′ N
096° 09.8316′ W   was the filming location for the “secret”
beach scenes from the award-winning Mexican cult flick

Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN”  -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qg6n7V3kO4

The dive bays of huatulco

dive and snorkel sites in these bays

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸  Keenan & Nicole Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

9) PANAMA POSSE PARTIES 

Ramble On Rose and Da MMAD Cat enjoyed getting SHIP FACED with Paul and Katie!  Welcome to the Posse

MY SHIP FACED  🇻🇮 Paul and Katie  - Nordhavn 60′

SHIP FACEDSHIP FACED

10) MANUEL ANTONIO 🇨🇷  COSTA RICA 
PARK UPDATE

COSTA RICA MANUEL ANTONIO PARK

The quintessential Panama Posse anchorage @ Manuel Antonio Park CR 

MANUEL ANTONIO
Park Anchorage

It
was established in 1972 and considered the smallest of any Costa Rica
national park. It is well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking
trails. In 2011, Manuel Antonio was listed by Forbes as among the
world’s 12 most beautiful national parks.

Thanks
to your write up  and seminar video we were able to enter Manuel
Antonio Park, CR. But there are new details/rules to follow.

https://manuelantoniopark.com/

*The park is now CLOSED on TUESDAYS ( not Monday )

*Anchoring
at the park requires an in person deposit at Banco Nacional (there’s
one in Quepos) prior to anchoring. The park ranger did not give us the
account number. He tried to purchase online with us but couldn’t, we
bought two kids’ admissions ($10usd)for our $8usd anchorage instead. I
don’t think they will allow that purchase again.

*
IT’S “ILLEGAL” TO ENTER THE PARK BY THE BEACH WHERE YOU ANCHOR. (To
quote angry park ranger) Especially before 7am, park’s first entrance
time. (If you want to try to enter by the park beach, wait until people
arrive to mix in with the crowds.Then walk through park to front
entrance. They are watching.) Technically you must come to shore at
Espadilla Beach and enter through the official entrance. 

*You can’t leave anything on the official park...

Manuel Antonio

From Pez Vela marina regarding Manuel Antonio Park, CR:

With the payment of the anchorage fee you can enter the beach with a dinghy dinghy.

You
must have with you the proof of payment and the entrance fees because
the park rangers will ask for them and you can only access one of the 3
beaches of the national park, we believe it is #2.

We also share with you the website where you can buy tickets to the national park. https://serviciosenlinea.sinac.go.cr/

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸  Jean-Philippe & Nicole   Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

11) ⚠️WARNING 
FISHING CONTRAPTION OUTSIDE 
PLAYA VENAO 🇵🇦 PANAMA

WARNING

fishing contraption outside playa venao hazard @  07 24.522' N 080 11.37' W

SY CARINTHIA  🇺🇸  Dietmar, Suzanne & Maxi - Lagoon 44'

DietmarCARINTHIA suzanneCARINTHIA Maxi
PICK UP YOUR BARREL OF HOPE

SV MAISON DE SANTE IS CARRYING THE TORCH 

 @

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help communities and entities living on the edge and define new
standards of sustainability.

Our goal is to find the silver lining and long term solutions to communities living in coastal impact zones.

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Nicole

Agua termales in the Huatulco hills. Making lemonade out of lemons as we wait for a new depth sounder.

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ  🇺🇸  Keenan & Nicole & Jack - Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

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14) MUST SEE FROM YOUR YACHT   🇧🇿 BELIZE 

Belize
is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with a relativly
small population of just 400,00 people with the Caribbean Sea shorelines
to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize
Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes,
hosts rich marine life. Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins
like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai;
and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City. English is the official language
of Belize, but most of the population also speaks a creole patois.
Yucatec, Mopán, and Kekchí are spoken by the Maya in Belize.

Woman in Belize

ALTUN HA IS A MAJOR CEREMONIAL CENTER IN BELIZE 
 OCCUPIED DURING THE CLASSIC MAYAN PERIOD. 

Altun Ha

Thirteen
structures surround two main plazas at the site.  The two tallest
temples, Temple of the Sun God (the structure depicted on Belikin beer
bottles) and Temple of the Masonry ALtars, rise 60 feet above the grassy
plaza floor.  

https://panamaposse.com/altun-ha

Perhpas
Altun Ha’s most famous  Pendergast’s discovery of a huge jade
headed replica of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God, in 600 and was owned by an
elderly priest.  At the time of its discovery, this priceless relic
was the largest of its type ever recorded in the Maya world – almost 6
inches tall and weighing nearly 10 pounds.  On rare occasions this
Kinich Ahau repllica is taken on exhibition tours.

Altun Ha

Altun
Ha covers an area of about 5 square miles and includes an extensive
swamp north of the plazas.  It’s believed that up to 10,000 people
lived here during the Classic period of Maya civilizatin, as late as
A.D. 1000.

Altun Ha

Altun
Ha was  settled long before the Classic Mayan as many as 2,000
years ago.  For a Mayan City, the site is unusual.  The soil
is thin which may indicate that it was a traiding center rather than
anagricultural community

t was an mayor link in the coastal trade routes, and had contact with Teotihuacan at an early time in Maya history.

This is one of over 40+ MUST SEE SITES ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE 

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15) DRAKE BAY 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 

Great find in Drake Bay to get in the nature and hike, for free! 

DRAKE'S BAY

Drake Bay Hiking Trail starts from the west/south end of the beach. 

Drake's Bay

We
just had an amazing walk/hike through the jungle and past gorgeous
beaches(in water shoes no problem) to arrive at San Josecito Beach.

Drake Bay

 It took us 3 1/2 hours one way including a small boat across the river near high tide ($2usd per person)

Drake Bay

 We are feeling so good about this experience and 

On the beach looking north

the freedom to explore on our own, not so bummed about the organized tour after all.

BAMBU

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

16) 41+ LONG LINES REPORTS 
ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE

https://panamaposse.com/longlines

*
These are reported long line locations by fellow mariners - this is
simply a collection of reports and by no means offers an accurate
picture or does not guarantee safety as they are moved and deployed
often. Mexico alone has over 100,000 pangas.

LONGLINES

17) PANAMA YACHT BROKERS 
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Thrilled
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only Panama Posse! As a leading cruising resource, Panama Posse brings a
world of sailing knowledge and resources to the table. From route
planning and local intel to connecting with other cruisers, Panama Posse
has it all. We are honored to join that list of resources thanks to our
partnership. 

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18) NOMINATION FOR 
GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

"HUGE THANKS to Bet & Cam on @SouthernCrossEh!
BC for getting out of bed at 1am and walking half a mile around town to
find my dog, Sophie, who escaped from the boat after being scared by
fireworks! We had at happy ending by 2am after finding her at her
favorite restaurant, The View, in good hands with the owner, Manuel. If
you’re ever in Barra de Navidad, be sure to visit The View above the
marina & lagoon and eat some yummy pizza & play pool at The
View."

Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf & SOPHIE 

@Rochambeau-Bev&Rolf We all love a happy ending. Glad she’s home safe and sound. Sleep well 🐾

SY SOUTHERN CROSS EH ! 🇨🇦  Bet & Cam -  Ta Yang 42′

SOUTHER CROSS EH BetSOUTHER CROSS EH Cam
Alka

Alka's 2021-2022 Entry 

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Rio Frio Cave

The Rio Frio Cave is one of the many  caving systems throughout Belize.

This view of the entry 65 feet tall.    
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ALTUN-HA 🇧🇿 BELIZE

Altun Ha 🇧🇿   BELIZE

 HISTORY

Altun Ha is a rich, major ceremonial center occupied during the Classic Mayan period.  The true name of the city is unknown.  The name "Altun Ha", literally means "rockstone water" is a rough translation of the name of a nearby village.

ALTUN HA It was an mayor link in the coastal trade routes, and had contact with  Teotihuacan at an early time in Maya history.

Mounds covered by trees and vines, the remains of what was once a great city, spread out over more than 25 square miles at Altun Ha.  Excavations have been concentrated in the central part of the city, with 275 structures in an area about of about one thousand yards square.

ALTUN HA - Belize

EARLY ALTUN HA

Altun Ha was  settled long before the Classic Mayan as many as 2,000 years ago.  For a Mayan City, the site is unusual.  The soil is thin which may indicate that it was a traiding center rather than anagricultural community

Altun Ha

 

Thirteen structures surround two main plazas at the site.  The two tallest temples, Temple of the Sun God (the structure depicted on Belikin beer bottles) and Temple of the Masonry ALtars, rise 60 feet above the grassy plaza floor.  Altun Ha covers an area of about 5 square miles and includes an extensive swamp north of the plazas.  It's believed that up to 10,000 people lived here during the Classic period of Maya civilizatin, as late as A.D. 1000.

ALTUN HA - Belize 7
Perhpas Altun Ha's most famous  Pendergast's discovery of a huge jade headed replica of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God, in 600 and was owned by an elderly priest.  At the time of its discovery, this priceless relic was the largest of its type ever recorded in the Maya world - almost 6 inches tall and weighing nearly 10 pounds.  On rare occasions this Kinich Ahau repllica is taken on exhibition tours.

Altun Ha jade head Kinich Ahau

LOCATION


LAMANAI 🇧🇿 BELIZE

Lamanai "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site

Lamanai "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site located in northern Belize,
It was  a major city of the Maya civilization. The site is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam'an'ain.

Lamanai "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec May is a Mesoamerican archaeological site located in northern Belize,
Lamanai is renowned for its exceptionally long occupation spanning three millennia, beginning in the Early Preclassic Maya period and continuing through the Spanish and British Colonial periods, into the 20th century.  Lamanai Jaguar Temple, Mask Temple and High Temple

Unlike most Classic-period sites in the southern Maya lowlands, Lamanai was not abandoned at the end of the 10th century

Lamanai was occupied as early as the 16th century BC. The site became a prominent centre in the Pre-Classic Period, from the 4th century BC through the 1st century CE. In 625 CE.

 

During the Spanish conquest of Yucatán Spanish friars established two Roman Catholic churches here, but a Maya revolt drove the Spanish out. Belize


MAYAN RUINS OF LUBAANTUN 🇧🇿 BELIZE - MUST SEE ON THE PANAMA POSSE CENTRAL AMERICAN ROUTE

MAYAN RUINS OF LUBAANTUN 🇧🇿 BELIZE - MUST SEE ON THE PANAMA POSSE CENTRAL AMERICAN ROUTE

Lubaantun

Lubaantun means “Place of Fallen Stones” is a pre-Columbian  Mayan city  in Belize  encompassed by 14 structures, including several ball courts.

The city dates from the Maya Classic era, flourishing from the AD 730s to the 890s, and seems to have been completely abandoned soon after. The architecture is somewhat unusual from typical Classical central lowlands Maya sites.

The Lubaantun Mayan Ruins is a place of archeological mystery. 80% of the entire area still needs uncovered.

Lubaantun

Lubaantun, one of the largest Mayan site in southern Belize, is known for its unique style of construction. Structures where built utilizing massive black slate stone blocks rather than the limestone. Laid so precisely, no mortar was necessary for the construction which is still in place over 2000 years later .

 

One of the most distinguishing features of Lubaantun is the large collection of miniature ceramic objects found on site; these detailed constructs are thought to have been charmstones or ritual-accompanying accoutrements.

Luaabtun Masonry

The Masonry

Instead of using doors, the inside-out building of the pyramids allows easy access. Maintaining perfectly-shaped corner tiers for steps to the top of the structure. Lubaantun was built on top of a raised plateau between two rivers. These Mayans essentially removed the top of a mountain to build their city. With in-depth masonry, strenuous manual ( forced) labor was required to build this site. This suggests that Lubaantun was of very high importance and power.

Lubuntuum

SITE MAP
LUBUNTUM MAYA BELIZE SITE MAP

LOCATION


BELIZE PLACENCIA APPROACHES

PLACENCIA YACHT CLUB 🇧🇿 BELIZE SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

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17° 32.8416' N  088°15'.525' W

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Regards,

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+5016132997
hakim.marinaltd@gmail.com
6.5 Miles Phillip Goldson Hwy, Belize City, Belize

 

Hakim Marina & Boat Yard

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Sailboat/Power Boat (Note: Additional charge for addition weight)

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46 – 55   $2,000

56 - 65   $2,800

66 - 75   $3,000

76 - 85   $4,000

Catamarans (Note: Additional charge for addition weight)
Feet
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36 – 45   $ 1,680

46 – 55   $ 2,400

56 - 65   $ 2,760

66 - 75   $ 3.500

76 - 85   $ 4,270


BLOCKING

Blocking $5.00
x ft

DRY DOCKING

MONOHULL $1.00  x ft x day

CATAMARAN $1.50
x ft x day

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CATAMARAN $3.00 x ft x day


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Grinding/Scraping $10.00 PER FOOT

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Water $160 x week

Guide boat from Moho Cayes $250


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THUNDERBIRDS MARINE 🇧🇿 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

THUNDERBIRDS MARINE is pleased to be part of the OCEAN Posse

and will offer discounts to members for various services
  • 15% off for nightly rates
  • 15% off weekly Rates
  • 30% off monthly rates
  • 20% off Haul Out services- Vessels up to 13 tons
Thunderbirds Marine - Placencia - Belize
Our facility is situated on 10 acres in Placencia Village and located on the lagoon side.
It is approximately 2 miles north of the opening to the lagoon. There is 7 feet of depth available the entire way.

Full Service Marina and Yard Services offered:

  • Full Service Marina with water and shore power available
  • Liveaboard is OK but we prefer No pets
  • Vessel Haul Out and storage up to 13 tons. Heavier haulouts can be arranged with some coordination.
  • Mercury Marine Dealer and Service center
  • Inboard services
  • B&G/Lowrance/SIMRAD dealer. Sales, installation, service
  • We are the largest supplier of marine supplies in the country. We can distribute around Belize.
  • Indoor and outdoor storage
  • Fuel Station and Convenience Store
  • Fishing Tackle
  • Fiberglass repairs
  • OEM Boat Builder
  • Barge and Salvage services
  • Access to our Organic Garden
  • Wifi Access
  • 24 hour security and video surveillance

 

We are located outside the village itself so access to the local stores, bars, restaurants is typically by taxi or a golf cart rental.

It's important for folks to understand that we are a working marina. We service all the local resorts boats and outboard engines. Activities from these operations sometimes start fairly early. Especially during the high season. Boats and vehicles begin moving around 5am. Machinery movement typically begins around 7am. The marina itself has a lot of traffic in and out due to the fuel station. But its very easy access from the lagoon and larger boats have no trouble maneuvering in the marina.  It's a very active place throughout the day.
Due to Covid, we are operating under reduced staff and hours. However, as the tourism begins again, I expect to go back to normal operating hours of 6am to 7pm every day. We are open 365 days per year. I typically carry a staff of roughly 25-30 people during normal operations.
I live on site and can be accessed via this email or on my Belize Cell number. My Whatsapp is connected to my US Cell number which is +1-916-257-6700.
My Son Matt is my assistant Manager and his cell is +501-627-1582 he also uses his US cell number for his Whatsapp account. The number is +1-916-257-7773
Matt can help any time I can not be reached.
We prefer email or text over radio communication. But we do loosely monitor VHF channel 12. Please don't rely on this though.

Max draft is 7'6" at high tide. We do posted max length or width only because it's usually the lagoon depth that is the limiting factor.   We have 2 berths for 100 feet long boats of that size. The rest are for 45 and under.

Thunderbirds Marina Map
Thunderbirds Marina Map

Doug Ingersoll

CEO-Managing Director
doug@hardnine.net

Thunderbirds Marine

A Hard Nine Company
(916) 253-3700 US Office
(916) 257-6700 US Cell
(916) 626-4434 VOIP
+(501) 670-3737 Belize Office
+(501) 624-1411 Belize Cell
VHF 12 loosely monitored
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Thunderbirds Marine Website

Safe way points: Maximum draft 7.6 feet at high tide !

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