Maine boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has expanded operations to southern climes with a new facility located in Shelter Bay, Panama. The new facility is strategically located near the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal and will provide yacht owners a source for pre-canal transit prep and logistics, service work, haul-out and storage services between cruises.
The new Lyman-Morse service facility at Shelter Bay, Panama, boasts excellent protection and easy access to the Panama Canal’s Caribbean side.
The satellite yard will be managed by Peach Frederick, long time service manager at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston, Maine, who has relocated to Colón, Panama. Services will include aspects of boat repair for sail and power, including rigging, canvas, carpentry, mechanical, fiberglass and carbon fiber hull repairs, electrical and electronics, stainless steel and paint projects. The yard is equipped with a 100-ton travelift, so refit work, as well as extended and short-term storage is available. Plans include a new building for service work including paint and varnish, engine replacements and general refits.
“The timing and location is perfect for us,” said Drew Lyman, vice president of Lyman-Morse. “The new locks will dramatically ease the cruisers experience of transiting the canal, opening up these cruising grounds and access to the Pacific. We believe cruisers will appreciate a familiar name in this area.”
The new facility is located well south of the hurricane risk zone and features a secure closed harbor and a staging area to prepare for a Panama Canal passage.