Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Visiting Yachts

HBYC welcomes visiting yachts, and frequently enjoys visitors from all parts of the globe. Hout Bay is a spectacularly scenic bay, with great facilities, beaches, shops etc. The marina is well serviced, affordable, and safe. It is an excellent stopover whether you are circumnavigating or simply cruising the Cape Coastline. We now also have a state-of-the-art wireless hotspot as well hosted by RedButton, allowing broadband internet access from the comfort of your boat!

Hout Bay contains many good restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, and is an easy 30 minute drive from central Cape Town.

The newly-opened Hout Bay boatyard has a new travel-lift capable of lifting large yachts.

Formalities for International Yachts arriving:
Yachts must check in and out with Customs, Immigration and Port Captain in each port. The Skipper must report to the Customs Office within 24 hours of arrival. Customs are at the main gate and Immigration office is in Room 535, 5th Floor, Customs & Excise Building, (outside the Adderly Street Customs Gate) Adderly Str. Cape Town.

All yachts must sign their craft in and out in the yacht club register at the Marina.

When departing from South Africa for a foreign destination skippers must clear with the following;
The yacht club, where they will receive a clearance certificate.
Immigration ( as above)
The Harbour Revenue Office, Ben Schoeman Dock
And finally at Customs at the main gate where the yacht club clearance certificate is required.

Link to Noonsite for info on Hout Bay: