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 Vanuatu - Formalities

Clearance

For the latest requirements for small craft arrivals in Vanuatu and all the appropriate forms - consult the Customs website at http://customsinlandrevenue.gov.vu/index.php/travellers/yacht-clearance.

Prior Notice of Arrival
24 hours prior notice of arrival is required by Customs. Notice must be provided by e-mail via the Customs website contact form or, if it is not online (as sometime is the case) send your email directly to  [email protected]. A phone call is no longer sufficient. The information required is:-

(a) the name of the vessel; and

(b) the voyage; and

(c) the estimated date and time of arrival in Vanuatu; and

(d) the appointed port or other place where the craft will land or berth; and

(e) the name of the master or skipper of the vessel; and

(f) the name and contact details of the person providing the information.

(g) the names of passengers on board.

Ensure that you have a reply to your email before entering Vanuatu.

Upon arrival at the port, vessels can call “Customs” on VHF radio Channel 16 (only at Port Vila and Lenakel at the moment). However do not always expect a reply.

Ports of Entry into Vanuatu

There are only four ports of entry and departure in Vanuatu: Lenakel (Tanna Island), Port Vila (Efate Island), Luganville (Santo) and Sola (Vanua Lava in the Banks and Torres Group).

Update October 2018: Noonsite has received reports from cruisers who were unable to clear into Vanuatu in Tanna and were instead sent to Port Vila. We are still trying to confirm if this was a temporary change or is permanent.

Vessels may not call at Mystery Island (Aneityum), Port Resolution (Tanna) or any other place in Vanuatu, prior to entering one of the ports nominated above for Customs clearance, unless prior written permission is granted by the Director of Customs & Inland Revenue. The Master of vessels who visit these places prior to obtaining Customs clearance, being issued with an “Inter-island Cruising Permit”, or obtaining written permission may be subject to fines and/or prosecution. (During August 2014 several yachts were fined for calling unannounced and without approval at non ports of entry.)

Vanuatu Customs now has a zero tolerance for yachts not following the correct clearance procedures.

To obtain written permission to arrive at an undeclared place such as Aneityum, Port Resolution etc. vessels should email Customs requesting approval to call into these places. After assessing the risks, Customs should respond with an approval, however cruisers have reported (August 2018) not getting any reply to email requests or phone calls. See Customs for contact details.

Cruisers report that this process is straightforward and permission is easy to obtain.

Inward Clearance Procedures

All yachts entering Vanuatu from a foreign port or place must first report to the Customs, Quarantine and Immigration authorities at the Port of Arrival.

Inward reporting forms and passenger arrival forms are available on the Customs website under Forms. To facilitate clearance, filled out forms can be emailed to the address provided on the form prior to arrival.

Port Vila and Luganville are the main ports of clearance and most yachts clear into Port Vila. Customs are available on VHF Channel 16 in Port Vila and Lenakel only. The Customs telephone number or e-mail should be used for Customs information at other ports.

Outward Clearance Procedures

All yachts leaving Vanuatu for a foreign port or place are required to obtain an outward clearance from Customs at the final port of departure (i.e.LenakelPort VilaLuganville or Sola).

New August 2014:
Vessels can now depart from undeclared ports after obtaining a certificate of clearance from a declared port, if permission is obtained from the Director of Customs. For instance, a vessel can get clearance from Port Vila, but actually depart from Port Resolution (an unapproved place) for New Caledonia, similarly they can get clearance from Luganville, but actually depart from the Torres Islands for the Solomon Islands etc.

To obtain written permission to depart from an undeclared place, vessels should email Customs requesting approval to do so. After assessing the risks, Customs will respond. The clearance certificate will be issued at the last declared port, if the request is granted approval. The request can be done via email or just a note at least 24hrs (during working days) prior to departure from the declared port. See Customs for contact details.

Port dues will be calculated up to the ETD from Vanuatu while fuel exemptions will only be granted for the outward journey.

Having been granted a certificate of clearance, a vessel must depart for overseas within 24 hours of its issue (unless permission has been granted to visit other islands).

Outward Reporting forms are available on the Customs website under Forms. To facilitate clearance, filled out forms can be emailed to the address provided on the form prior to departure.

Operating Hours

All attempts will be made to board vessels arriving from overseas as soon as possible after their actual arrival. Outwards clearance may be obtained within 24 hours prior to the actual departure.
Customs normal operating hours are:
07:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:30 (Mon-Fri)
Any attendance by Customs outside these hours for either arriving or departing vessels will be subject to overtime fees. See Fees section.

Quarantine

All the authorities have the option to visit the boat for an inspection. Quarantine Services / Bio-security are the most likely visit your vessel upon arrival to Vanuatu and will generally expect a dinghy ride to your vessel to complete the inspection, related paperwork, and collect a fee.

Live animals, reptiles, birds of any description, fresh meat, fruit or vegetables imported by yachts must not be taken ashore. Additionally, some restriction on whether such goods will be permitted to remain on board after the arrival at a Customs port may be enforced by officers of Bio-security. No foreign garbage may be landed in Vanuatu without permission from Bio-security.

For details on the temporary admission of visiting yachts without payment of import duty see the Customs section below.

Last updated:  September 2018

Immigration

Arriving without a Visa

On arrival Immigration will issue yacht crew an entry permit for one month. Extensions must be applied for to the Immigration Authorities within 2 weeks of expiry, and will likely be granted for between 7 and 12 months.

If staying more than 30 days it's likely Immigration will want to see your boat papers.

Visas

Vanuatu signed a mutual visa-waiver agreement with the European Union in 2015. This agreement allows all citizens of states that are contracting parties to the Schengen Agreement to stay in Vanuatu without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period.

No visas are required for visits of up to 30 days for a great many nationals. See list here.

All others must obtain a visa in advance.

Leaving your yacht

If leaving Vanuatu and subsequently returning while your yacht remains in Vanuatu, you will need to get a letter of approval from Immigration and show this at the airport. The letter should be obtained in advance from the Immigration office in Port Vila. There is a fee.

Crew Changes

Anyone who leaves the yacht must obtain an air ticket out of the country immediately. The captain is responsible for notifying Immigration when a crew member wishes to leave a yacht, and he will be liable for their repatriation unless released from this obligation.

Crew flying into the country who are scheduled to meet a yacht and sail out, are required to submit a ‘One Way Requirement Form’, and a supporting letter from the skipper, prior to arrival. The letter from the skipper should outline the vessel name and details, give permission for the person to join the crew in Vanuatu and give an undertaking that the crew person listed will be sailing out on that vessel.

These should then be emailed to Immigration who will then prepare and sign a ‘One Way Requirement Letter’ which authorises a one-way ticket departing via yacht. This will be emailed back to the crew member. The crew member should present this with their incoming airline ticket to Immigration on arrival as they enter Vanuatu. (You cannot enter Vanuatu with a one way ticket if you do not have this letter prior to arrival).

Last updated September 2018.

Immigration Department Vanuatu
Private Mail Bag 0092 , Port Vila , Vanuatu
Tel:(678) 22354 Fax:(678) 25492

Customs

Vanuatu Customs
+(678) 22082 - Vila Wharf,
+(678) 88058 - Lenakel, Tanna
+(678) 33780 - Luganville, Santo.
VHF Channel 16 at Port Vila and Lenakel only. 
E-mail:  [email protected].
Website: http://customsinlandrevenue.gov.vu/index.php/travellers/yacht-clearance for more details and information also for super yachts.

Yachts are permitted to remain for up to 18 months in any 24 month period free of import duty.

Inter-Island Cruising Permit

Yachts wishing to visit more remote and isolated destinations in Vanuatu (i.e. more than just the port of entry) must apply for an “Inter-island Cruising Permit” which is valid for a period of up to six months. A copy of the cruising permit is held on board and absolves the skipper from having to report to customs until the port of departure for overseas, or for application to extend the permit.

Firearms

On arrival all arms and ammunition must be declared and surrendered to the Customs Officer for safe keeping. If Customs is satisfied the firearms and ammunition can be safely secured under seal onboard this may be allowed. In cases where no suitable secured sealing arrangements exist, the goods will be held by Customs until departure. You must notify Customs 48 hours in advance of your intended departure from the final port of clearance. If you intend to depart from a port of clearance other than the one you arrived at, it is a good idea to provide at least a week's notice.

Automatic and semi automatic weapons are not to be brought into the country at all as these are strictly prohibited and severe penalties are in place for any breach of these prohibitions.

You may not have onboard obscene publications, or videos, narcotics (other than genuine medical emergency drugs).

Customs Allowance

Duty-free goods may be taken on board after clearance or when about to clear out in Port Vila, but not Luganville. Port Vila is known as a cheap place to buy duty-free spirits and wine primarily targeted at visiting cruise ships and yachts are able to take advantage of this on their departure.

Duty-free taken on in Port Vila prior to clearance will be sealed until clearance outwards in Luganville or elsewhere. Customs have to physically come to the boat to "seal" the goods and the inter island cruising permit would have to be amended/ re-issued (in order for Luganville to check the goods).

If not intending to check out in Luganville, yachts would then have to get another new cruising permit in Luganville in order to check out elsewhere (Sola for example). The penalty for breaking the seal is a fine.

It is possible to order duty-free diesel fuel on clearing out both in Luganville and Vila.

Last updated:  September 2018

Health

Malaria prophylaxis is essential as malaria is endemic in Vanuatu. Conjunctivitis and the rapid infection of small cuts are a problem.

Documents

The usual documents, including a zarpe from the previous foreign port, are required.

Vessels wishing to visit more remote and isolated destinations in Vanuatu may apply for an “Inter-island Cruising Permit” which is issued to genuine cruising small craft and is valid for a period up to six months. See full details in the Customs section above.

All forms for inward and outward clearance can be found at the Customs website under Forms. To facilitate clearance, filled out forms can be emailed to the address provided on the form prior to arrival and departure.

Fees

All fees are payable in cash in Vatu.

Clearance fees:
Customs: none if clearance is done during normal office hours. Otherwise: All fees are per officer/per hour (3 hr minimum)
Between 06:00-07:30, 16:30-18:00 (Mon-Fri) 1000 Vatu.
Between 18:00-06:00 (Mon-Fri) 1500 Vatu
Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays: 2000 Vatu.

Quarantine: 5,500 Vatu (or up to 8,000 depending on the amount of garbage needing to be disposed of.)

Immigration fees:
Immigration: 4,800 Vatu
Visas extension: (for over 30 days up to 7 months stay ) 6,000 Vatu per person.

Port Dues:
8050 Vatu for a 30 day period (or any part thereof). After 30 days there is a charge of 100 Vatu per day. Payable to either the Port office or Customs (in cash) when clearing out of the country.

Crew change fee:
2000 Vatu per change, plus 6000 Vatu for new crew arriving by plane.

It is also reported that in some villages cruising boats are asked to pay $5 or $10 for the right to anchor. This appears to be the case especially nearer Port Vila, and not so much in more remote places. However, visiting yachts should always check with the local chief for permission.

Last updated:  September 2018

Restrictions

When visiting the islands, the village chief must be asked for permission to anchor, fish and other activities such as snorkelling.

Sharks are a serious danger in some islands, such as at Port Sandwich on Malekula, where visitors are warned not to swim. Swimming off black sand beaches should be avoided. Elsewhere it is advisable to consult the locals before swimming in the vicinity of villages. In some places, a red float close to the shore is baited with meat to catch sharks.

A taboo exists in Malekula which forbids a male to swim under a boat or canoe with women or girls on board. Those who break this strict taboo will have to pay a substantial fine to the village chief.

Port Vila Regulations:

An overhead electric cable extends from the eastern side of Iriki island and Vila. No vessel with a mast exceeding 25 metres height from the waterline may attempt to pass under the cable. The maximum clearance is 28 metres close to the Vila side of the channel. Violation of this restriction is subject to penalties plus costs of any damages. Yachts with taller masts can tie stern to the quay or anchor in the quarantine buoy area.

All vessels in Vila Harbour must show a riding light if at anchor, between the hours of sunset and sunrise.

Anchoring near Efila Island is prohibited due to a land dispute between the islanders and the authorities, so this area should be avoided.

Communications

It is not possible to make collect calls from anywhere in Vanuatu.

Forbidden Anchorages in Vanuatu

Anchoring or landing is strictly forbidden in the Reef Islands, just to the north of Vanua Lava in the Banks group.

The entire area surrounding Bokissa Island is a marine sanctuary and yachts are forbidden to drop an anchor anywhere on the reef shelf within the 60-metre depth line.

There is no safe anchorage at Avokh vilage, Maskelyne Islands, Malekula.

Last updated August 2010.

Clearance Agents

Seal Superyachts Vanuatu (Vanuatu Yacht Services Limited)
3 Woroloa Point , Port Vila , Vanuatu
Tel:+678 771 9174
Alternate email contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Pets

Animals on yachts may be kept on board in Vanuatu waters, but are not permitted to land without an Import Permit and authorisation from Biosecurity Vanuatu.

The Import Permit may be obtained from:

Biosecurity Vanuatu
PMB 9086, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Tel +678 33580
E-mail: [email protected]

Prior to authorisation the animals must be examined on board by a Veterinary Officer and may need vaccinations and parasite treatment if not up-to-date. The boat’s log will be inspected to ensure no countries with endemic Rabies have been visited recently. This is mainly going to apply to Indonesia and the Americas.

Should animals be landed without authorisation they may be seized and destroyed, and a substantial fine imposed.

A very useful contact is:
Roger Phillips BVSc,
Senior Veterinary Officer
Biosecurity Vanuatu
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel +678 7751353

Last updated May 2016.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 31, 2018 12:53 PM

Clearance into Vanuatu - reported by SY Golden Glow October 8th, 2018:

IMPORTANT UPDATE.
We cleared immigration at Port Resolution in August with no problem, but customs had to be done in Port Vila when we got there some weeks later (the officials in Tanna told us not to worry about the delay and officials in Port Vila also had no problem with that).
Friends who tried to clear Vanuatu immigration into Tanna EITHER in Lenakel or Port Resolution a few weeks ago however, were told it is no longer possible. There was a sign on the door in Lenakel saying go to Port Vila.
So folks, check the currrent status before you go. Stanley in Port Resolution May have the answer +678 68791

gemma ross
gemma ross says:
Oct 12, 2018 11:51 PM

Loltong Bay- North Western Pentecost

We visited Loltong Bay which is a very secure sand bottom reef anchorage for any winds from the east. Note that the buffeting winds around the very tall steep mountains does cause accelerated bullets from all directions which jolt on the chain but provided you have set the anchor well is still secure (we had 40 knot gusts). It is important to note where the reef is on all sides & how close you will be if the wind comes from a different direction to how you set the anchor. While most of the western coasts of Maewo & Pentecost are affected by the south east swell wrapping around in developed conditions, Loltong Bay & Asanvari on SW Maewo are are calm & swell free.

The family that run the Vatulo Yacht Club here on the left hand side of Loltong Bay are Matthew & Marie (Tel: +678 5344714) with their 5 adopted children. They were the kindest & most welcoming people we have met here in the friendliest country on earth! The rest of the village were equally friendly.

In Sept 2018 both Maewo & Pentecost received heavy unseasonal rain & the Yacht club collapsed. They used to offer yachties meals, a book swap, and tour bookings, but with no physical shelter for the club they have put all services on hold.

While we were there Marie created a wonderful meal for us out of the tiny hut next door over a fire in exchange for help fixing their sailing dingy. We encouraged them to still offer meals to yachties despite not having a permanent shelter, so anyone visiting here please support them. Maybe they will have rebuilt already by next 2019 season but if not, I am sure that any help would be very much appreciated in getting them back on their feet. Also, if anyone has a sailing dingy, the kids are eager to learn & race too!

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Message from Vanuatu Yacht Services:
Good evening from Efate, Vanuatu. We would like to inform all visiting yachts small and large that the island of Ambae is currently off limits to visitors. ⚠️Please do not attempt to anchor anywhere along Ambae’s coastline as you will end up facing issues with the local authorities. ⚠️There is a current state of emergency on Ambae (due to volcanic activity) and all the people have been evacuated to the surrounding islands of Maewo and Santo. The police and army are tasked with looking after all property on the island and they do not want any visitors nosing around. 🌋🇻🇺👍 We hope the situation will eventually return to normal for the people who have been displaced. Anyone wishing to assist evacuees in the new settlement sites can contact us to find out how to do so.
you.

Alan
Alan says:
Sep 05, 2018 11:38 PM

Port Dues
Port dues are now 8050 vatu for the first month.

gemma ross
gemma ross says:
Aug 24, 2018 12:33 AM

RE Shopping & the environment: while Vanuatu has banned single use plastic bags, drinking straws & takeaway containers, (which is fantastic) the markets & supermarkets still hand out the plastic mesh bags when you buy small sized vegetables. In the supermarket this was easy as we take our own cotton or mesh veggie bags with us anyway, at the market they are pre packaged but only tied not crimped so the vendors were more than happy to take the bags back & re-use them (as they have to pay for them)so we emptied them into our own bags. Also when trading, think about the items you are giving. Small packets of laundry powder & milk are very useful but as the remote islands have no means to dispose of their rubbish responsibly we saw the discarded wrappers of these items in particular just strewn about the villages. We saved practically EVERY single container onboard which would be suitable for decanting cooking oil, rice, coffee, laundry powder, etc & found that people would keep these to use again for something else as water & air tight seals are hard to come by!

gemma ross
gemma ross says:
Aug 20, 2018 01:57 PM

While in Port Villa 2018 we investigated the procedures for duty free alcohol intake in Villa, even though we would be clearing out of Sola in several weeks'/ months time. Customs said it can be done, but they have to physically come to the boat to "seal" the goods & the inter island cruising permit would have to be amended/ re-issued (in order for Luganville to check the goods). We would then have to get another new cruising permit in Luganville to check out of Sola. We decided not proceed.

Navigator1
Navigator1 says:
Nov 07, 2017 12:28 AM

Navigator 1 and several other yachts arrived at Erromango island in Vanuatu at Dillions Bay (or Williams Bay as the locals call it after John Williams). We all had clothes to give to Villagers, however we did ask the Chief (Jason Mete - Cell: 7767737) for a list of items that are required in most Villages throughout Vanuatu. This is a general request to any visiting Yachts to please bring products with them as donations. We didn't realise the extent of gear they needed.

Clothes: Mens, womens, childrens and babies. The latter two are important as adult clothes are easy to obtain from the likes of Australia.
Cooking items: Pots, spoons, cups, kitchen knives
Bush knives or Macheetes
Shoes
Student books
Reading books
Pens,Pencils
Childrens toys
Small solar lights or panels of any size
Torches
Fishing gear: lines, lures, hooks
School laptops
Milk, Milo, rice (25kg bags), sweets

Any of these items would be gratefully accepted and can help a great deal. Thankyou

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 17, 2017 04:44 PM

Posted on behalf of Jan Bochenski, SY Bold Spirit (UK)
Cruising the whole of Vanuatu, one can safely say there are more mechanical spare parts available in Luganville than Port Vila.
Best Marine Engineer is JT or John Turner available on: +678 7101766

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 17, 2015 03:43 PM

Re: Visit and feedback on land diving, Southern Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
By s/y honey (Australia)

We recently witnessed the phenomenal land diving on Southern Pentecost Island with a number of other yachties. The villages are quite poor in Vanuatu, and finding recovery from Cyclone Pam is challenging. We asked if the 10,000 vatu (about $125 Aud.) per person ticket to the land diving was helping the village and beyond. We were told by a local that the chief who collects this money does not use it to contribute to the health and education for the village, but uses it instead for personal gain.
We suggest asking the village people and the chiefs where fees are going before paying.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 07, 2014 12:29 PM

The Vanuatu Customs website is now working perfectly and all forms are available to download.

svSegue
svSegue says:
Oct 07, 2014 10:44 AM

Regarding bringing crew into Vanuatu. This is NO PROBLEM. We read here that bonds might be payable equal to a flight home. Or that a return ticket was required. This is simply not the case. The process is very simple. Provide a letter to immigration in Port Vila stating that "John doe" is joining your yacht, and will be arriving on flight <insert flight details>, etc... Along with a copy of the crew's passport. Bring this to the immigration office in Port Vila and Vatu$6,000 ($60.00) and you're set. Dead easy. And the immigration folks are amazingly easy to work with. Love this country!

svSegue
svSegue says:
Oct 07, 2014 10:35 AM

Hi, first comments here on noonsite.

First off, I'd like to comment on just how amazing a country Vanuatu is to visit by yacht. Without exception, every encounter with the myriad of officials we all must deal with entering countries have been outstandingly friendly, accommodating, polite -- and did I mention friendly??

A few comments to be helpful. On the Vanuatu Customs Website, there is a form to fill in for advance arrival. It doesn't work. Nor do any of the phone numbers. They're having some IT issues. Use the email address: [email protected] for the required advance notification of arrival.

We stayed in touch with customs on our crossing from Fiji. We requested clearance for Port Resolution as is now required. Within 30 minutes of dropping the pick down -- we were boarded and cleared into Vanuatu by two of the friendliest government officials we've ever encountered! Yes, it did cost some extra money to clear-in to port resolution -- as opposed to Lenaki on the other side of the island -- but after experiencing the experience of traversing the two ports in the back of a 4x4, it's worth the expense!

Some other notes about Tamna. There are NO ATMs that will work with foreign cards. Full stop. None. You MAY be able to find OEM guest-house or other business on the other side of the island in Lenakel that MAY have enough cash in they're 'till to help you out, but DON'T count on it. Of coming from Fiji, go to the airport with your passport, and, most important, your customs paperwork -- and you can exchange whatever dollars you might have for Vanuatu Vatu. Clearing in at port resolution will cost v$10,000 ($100.00). Bring lots more V$ with you as everything will cost money. Going up the volcano, visiting custom villages, etc., all require vatu$. And every penny spent is worth it!

... More coming ...

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 22, 2017 07:40 PM

Feedback from Port Vila Boatyard re Mele Bay:
Mele Bay - Hideaway Island is not a safe anchorage. While it’s fine in good weather overnight or as a day anchorage, unless one gets very close to shore it’s actually too deep to anchor there, then if a westerly comes through a vessel will then get dangerously close to shore. Not a place to leave a vessel unattended. Beach Bar is great fun but they now do have a jet-ski operator there.
We actually rescued that large red catamaran from the beach a few years ago after it was washed ashore in the night when it was left unattended. Had it not been for the immediate assistance of Vanuatu Yacht Services and Marine Surveyors and Consultants with the help of the people of Mele village that we organised to help, the vessel would have been a total loss. I am concerned that the information presented on Noonsite regarding Mele bay being a safe anchorage will lead to another yacht being washed ashore there.

svpelican
svpelican says:
Oct 03, 2014 10:56 PM

I recommend Mele Bay as an anchorage. It is much better holding than Port Vila and has good protection from SE if you tuck into the corner near the big red racing cat mooring. Beach bar has good food & entertainment. Port Vila market is only 15 mins away y public bus at 150 vatu. Quiet anchorage without all the jet skis.

svpelican
svpelican says:
Oct 03, 2014 10:50 PM

Warning re unleaded fuel in Vanuatu. I recently returned from Vanuatu. In September Pacific Fuel, the supplier off most fuel in the country, managed to distribbute unleaded fuel that contained not 10% ethanol but 30%! This has resulted in damage to outboards that used it, including my tender's 8hp Mariner. Cruisers need to check their fuel before using any Pacific Fuel product. The company still distributed their faulty product rather than recalling it.

Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Sep 30, 2014 09:25 AM

Posted on behalf of Anthony Swanston of s/v/Wild Fox
Port Vila Boatyard, Efate
Just a few words about this out of the way boatyard. It was taken over by Justin, a South African, about two years ago. They offer a full range of repair and caretaker services including cyclone certified moorings. The small repair job they did for me was carried out very expertly and at reasonable cost. All the employees are long serving. I watched them haul a catamaran and they had two divers in the water to ensure that everything was OK.

Efate is not somewhere you would automatically think of when getting work done but my experience demonstrates that it is a location that should be on your list.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 07, 2014 12:41 PM

Posted on behalf of Peter Wederell of Total Marine Solutions:
There’s a new boatyard being developed on Santo which should be operational early next year. It has a 60 ton travel lift and plans are to have a multihull haulout facility as well.

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