This survey, undertaken by Marie Dufour of MY Domino

Panama © Marie Dufour

and published July 2013, gathered information about lightning strikes from a number of cruisers on the CRUISERS NETWORK ONLINE.

Marie told noonsite, “Our year in Panama, one of the most violent lightning zones in the world, has been a huge eye-opener. We have met over 12 yachts struck by lightning… Yet, only ONE of them changed his attitude and did something to protect his boat and electronics… amazing!!!

See the results of the survey part 1 at

And part 2 at