Boatyard; does not necessarily have to be boatyard blues. In Lagos they have a different spin and have added nice showers and more than decent cafe/bar/restaurant on the boatyard. When Anti-fouling and other items on the to-do list turns boring, a cold beer is close. More yards should be like Sopromar In summary; Sopromar boat yard in Lagos (PT) is a great place either for a short fixing stopover or to leave your boat on shore for an undefined period. Warning given, what follows is a highly boat-nerdy post that will interest some and have a good potential to bore others.It has been said that long distance cruising is just an excellent opportunity to do maintenance in exotic places. If that is the case, it is a point to find the better exotic places.

The Sopromar yard in Lagos located in the south western corner of Portugal, fits the bill well. It is also been called “port velcro” because sailors tend to gravitate back in the off-season periods. As for me, I find it one of the more professionally managed and best boat yards I have experienced. It does not imply that this is the only one around, but the points of these lines is to make you aware of Sopromar and its qualities. So what qualities does Sopromar hold? It is a combination of a good hard-standing yard, supplemented by an excellent chandlery, many in-house trades, and operated by great people that seem to like what they do. We found the following:


If we would wish for something in addition, it would be washing machines and dryers, which is currently not at the yard.Lagos is a very charming town and within easy walking distance. Faro airport is close and well served by train and bus. If you come for a quick fix before heading further south or east into the Med. or for a secure place to leave your boat, I wish you will find it to your liking. Disclosure: I did not receive favours of any kind for writing the above. I am simply another happy customer.