The following information is supplied as an aid to boaters
mooring consists of a 2,000lb (approx.) concrete block and
3/8”chain attached to an orange floating buoy. There is a
steel hoop at the top of the buoy for attachment of the
boat’s bow rope. Most moorings are marked with “YSATT”
and a number.
There are only 6 to 8 feet of extra line (scope) between the
mooring block and the buoy. If users prefer to lift the
mooring buoy slightly above the water to prevent banging,
the buoy MUST be released at least 12 to 15 feet from the
boat in times of bad weather. This allows the boat to
ride the waves without lifting the mooring block. For this
reason, when a boat is left unattended on a
mooring, even for just a few hours, the buoy must be
released by 12 to 15 feet. Chaguaramas Bay can be subjected
to unpredictable weather, particularly between the months of
June to November.
has placed 15 moorings within the anchorage zone in Chaguaramas. There are twelve moorings that can accommodate
yachts up to 15 tons and three heavier duty moorings that are
suited for vessels up to 25 tons.
All moorings are
rented at a rate of $30 TT or $5 US per night. Long term rental
rates are available. Moorings may not be reserved in
advance of arrival; they are strictly accommodated on a
first come first serve basis. Upon arrival in Trinidad,
office or speak to the water taxi
operator to advise of your need for a mooring. The
moorings are checked quarterly to ensure that they are in
good working condition; all necessary maintenance work is
carried out during these routine checks.
Under no circumstances can the moorings be left overnight
without a Captain on board. Failure to comply with this
will result in a report to the Coast Guard and Maritime
Services Division and a request to the latter for the
removal of the vessel.
The moorings are NOT designed for storm conditions and if
surface winds exceed 40 knots, all vessels must vacate their
respective moorings. Moorings should not be pulled up out
of the water as this may lead to the mooring anchor being
pulled off the seabed during rough weather/heavy swells.
YSATT accepts no liability for any direct or indirect damage
or loss to this registered vessel or equipment, arising from
use or access to the moorings.
aim is to provide a secure mooring at a modest price so that
you can better enjoy your stay in Chaguaramas Bay. Have a