Associated Yacht Services

The Panama Canal is 83.5km (45 nautical miles) long from deep water in the Atlantic to deep water in the Pacific. It was cut through one of the narrowest places and at one of the lowest saddles of the long isthmus which joins the North and South American continents.

The Canal runs from northwest to southwest with the Atlantic entrance being 53.8km (33.5 miles)north and 43.34km (27 miles) west of the Pacific entrance. The straightline distance between the two entrances is 69.1km (43 miles).

It requires about nine hours for an average ship to transit the Canal. During this brief time, the passengers on board have an opportunity to see one of the modern wonders of the world in operation. Its principal physical features are the Atlantic and Pacific termini, short sea level sections of the channel at either end, three sets of twin locks, Gatun and Maraflores Lakes and the Gaillard Cut.

A vessel going through the Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific enters the channel as it passes the breakwater which protects Limon Bay and the port of Cristobal. The sea level section of the Canal on the Atlantic side is 11.7km (6.3 nautical miles) long. This section of the channel is 152.40m (500ft) wide and runs through mangrove swamp which is only a few feet above sea level in most places.

A ship is raised or lowered 25.91m (85ft) in a continuous flight of three steps at Gatun Locks. Each lock chamber is 110ft wide and 1,000ft long. The length of Gatun Locks, including the two approach walls, is 1.9km (1.2 miles).

Our Services
  • Transit and Port Agency services
  • Processing of Navigation permits
  • Immigration clearances
  • Obtaining seaman/visa
  • Shore excursions
  • Transportation services
  • Travel agency services
  • Mobile phone rental
  • Supplies
  • Clearance of ship/spares in transit
  • Fuel
  • Water
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Charter flights & helicopter services
  • Photography services
  • VIP Airport lounges
  • Private security
  • Cash advances
  • Legal services
  • Surveys
  • Offices operate 24/7
Facilities on both sides of the Canal
  • Marinas with berths for superyachts
  • Depth of water in excess of 15ft
  • Secure gates areas
  • Fresh water
  • Fuel
  • Single and three-phase electricity
  • Telephone / Internet
  • Repair and maintenance facilities
  • Travel lift and drydocks
  • Nearby hotels, resorts and restaurants
  • Marine stores
  • Electronic repair shops
Associated Yacht Services

Latitude: 9° 00′ N
Longitude: 79° 45′ W

Contacts:
Alessandro Risi +507 6614 0485
Josimar Diaz +507 6450 9395
Charles Langman +507 6614 0475

Associated Yacht Services
Marr Center
Williamson Place #798X
La Boca-Balboa
Panama 0843-03057
Tel: +507 6614 0485
VHF: Channels 12 & 16
E-mail: yachts@shipsagent.com
Web: www.ays.shipsagent.com

AYSS Member Since 2006

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