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Lumut, Pangkor Marina: Comments from Cruisers

By Sue Richards last modified Apr 22, 2014 03:07 PM

Published: 2014-04-22 00:25:00
Countries: Malaysia

Posted 22 April, 2014

Pangkor Marina Island

We have just spent 2 months at the marina and have been very pleased by how easy it is to get work done here. There are haul-out and storage facilities if you need them. Below is a list of services we used and some of the people who helped us.

James Khoo - The owner of the yard who is extremely helpful, with plenty of contacts but not always about.

Akina - in charge of the Marina office. A fountain of knowledge and very helpful in all things but especially ensuring that packages do not get held up by customs. Just ensure that she has your ship’s papers and harbour clearance document. She will also hire you a car by the day or the month at very reasonable prices. A car or motorcycle is almost essential as it is about 5km to the shops.Tel: 0165231800. Christina in the office is also very helpful.

Fibreglass and Painting - Joe is a first class fibreglass repair man who is experienced and produces work of a high quality at reasonable prices. He will also supervise his boys for an excellent antifouling job if you do not want to antifoul yourself. Tel: 0125767555 Email: info @ / [email protected]

Painting topsides - Jimmy at Prestige marine services will do a professional job but we have no direct experience. He also has a shop on the Lumut road with reasonable priced braid on braid  rope, paint, cleaning products, Sikaflex, West epoxy etc. Tel: 019-574 1398

Engineer- Bulat is an engineer who can weld stainless, and sort out mechanical issues e.g. rudder bearings. Tel: 0195205934.

Mechanic - Muhtu is a mechanic who will work on your engine professionally but not especially cheaply. It may be better to get spares you need yourself.Tel: 0165661638.

Fridge repairs -Mr Tan is an excellent if very expensive fridge repair man if you need someone urgently as we did, otherwise it would pay to shop around. Tel: 0569113941.

Lee Electrical - In Sitiawan,will repair electrical and some electronics at good prices. They repaired our shore charger for about $20 which we had been told by the agent in Singapore was not repairable. Tel: 05-691 3325

Hydraulic and gas pipes - A shop, the name of which I do not recall behind the row of shop houses on your right before the Tesco cross roads. They have the hoses the metal webbing and the proper machine for crimping the ends on.

Stainless and other metals - There is a helpful machine shop that will produce quality work. They made us a good dinghy boarding ladder in 316. They are near the Lumut docks.

Wood yard - Sim Lee Saw Mill can supply teak, ply and other hardwoods etc. at good prices and to your spec. Left at traffic lights for Lumut and it is on your right up an unmade roadway.Tel: 056835560

Galvanising - Nearest place is Steelway at Butterworth en route to Penang.Tel: 045016333.Chain and anchors were done well and they have the correct tumbling machines. Ask for double dipping. We combined our trip there with a night in Penang for some health tourism.

Groceries - Tesco, Aeon, Billion and Giant all have big stores with nearly all you need. We could not find bread flour. Billion has the cheapest wine but it tastes like raspberry juice!

Health - There is an excellent dentist at Klinik Pergigian Manjung, 2451 Taman Samudera,close to the old Billion Supermarket in Seri Manjung. Tel: 056889286. The doctors are good especially in the Seri Manjung Specialist Centre. The Farmasi in one of the shop houses on your right before the Tesco turn is helpful and very much cheaper for same products than those in the plazas outside Tesco and Aeon. For health specialists drive to Ipoh or Penang hospitals for consultants who will see you for very reasonable prices. If you want a full health check, these hospitals provide a service.

Hardware - Koay brothers (Jackie 016-510 2211) have stainless nuts and bolts and various hardware items.

- Flexseal (big Jotun sign)in Sitiawan is also helpful.

Canvas Work - In the shops before the right turn for Seri Manjung. They made some nice cockpit cushions for us in Sunbrella with closed cell foam. Awnings should be OK, but more complicated work like new sprayhoods/dodgers may be beyond them as they deal mainly with re-upholstering cars.

Liferaft Servicing – SSSB will let you watch when they unpack your raft and check it out. They appeared to repack it OK and they do a lot of work locally including for the local Naval base.  They also did some minor repairs to our sails but it may be better to use Quantum Sails in Melaka for a more professional job, or for more major work.

Air Con - We bought a second-hand machine for the duration of our stay which the shop was happy to buy back from us.The place we found was right at the KFC lights in Sitiawan and then on the left…but there are Air Con shops everywhere.

Gas refills - The boys in the yard will refill bottles for you but not Camping Gaz.

Diesel and Petrol - The boys will get diesel for you at a charge of 80cents a litre. If you have a hire car go to the Shell Garage, not the Petronas one as they will not let you fill cans there. At the Shell Garage they have card readers on the pumps so there is no problem getting as much as you like.

For phone numbers see Akina. She will also make the call for you if you like to companies like Steelway as they do not speak good English.


SV Gryphon II


Posted 9 October, 2013

We're at Pangkor marina now - both dry and wet berthing are RM1.50/foot, up from the last report on Noonsite.

Worth noting that there's night market just a short walk from the Marina on Friday nights. Walk over the causeway from the marina's artificial island to the mainland, turn right, and you'll be in the thick of it soon- 20 min walk from the marina.

Behan Gifford - SY Totem

Posted 23 February, 2012

Tel +605-6805888
Fax +605-6805800
Hotline +6016-5592800
Email: [email protected]

Wet berthing charges are RM 1.00 / ft / day.
Hardstand charges are RM 1.50 / ft / day.

Port clearance can be done with just a 15 minutes cab ride.

Gurminder Zuco

Posted 22 February, 2012

We stopped off at Pangkor Marina on February 13th 2012 on our transit from Phuket to Singapore. Reasonable facilities and a short hop over to Pangkor Island.

Entry to the marina is a little shallow at low tide so follow the track taken by the Pangkor Island Ferries which operate from the nearby pier.

Refueling is available, but there is no fuel dock: fuel is supplied in drums and jerry cans so
(a) make sure you phone ahead with your fuel order and
(b) be prepared to leave lots of time (if you have a power boat like us).

Also - note that for fuel, it's cash only (no credit cards).
Most recent price was at M$2.85 per litre.

Steve Davies

Posted 15 December, 2011

We can also report on the very good haul out facilities at Pangkor and the helpfulness and professional attitude of James (marina manager). He uses a Sea Lift instead of a Travel Lift which makes the whole process very easy and no need to remove backstay or forestay.

What the facility lacks in full amenities (no chandlery on site and the water at the haul out yard is a little weak), they more than make up for with an unending willingness to help.

Hauled out for bottom paint, etc. and only took three nights on the hard and there is a new small hotel two blocks away with rooms for 88 ringgit.

Tom Schaefer

Posted 5 December, 2011

Pangkor Marina has now opened and it appears to be well run by Malaysian standards. James, the marina manager, was very helpful and came out in the marina boat to pilot me in and out of the marina in the dark.

They offer restaurant, shopping and refueling services. There is also a 7-11 mini-mart about 1km from the marina in the town nearby. Just turn right after you pass over the bridge from the marina island to the mainland.

Joes Yachts at Pangkor Marina (+60 12576 7555, is highly recommended for shipwright work, especially carpentry and re-varnishing. They have access to chandlery and foundry services. The work is of a good standard and they are more helpful and much cheaper than any Singapore yards.

Andy Dickens