We are pleased to be sponsoring the 50th Transpac race next summer and we hope you have a great race across the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Here at Pasha Hawaii we’ve spent a great deal of time trying to develop solid solutions and competitive pricing for shipping your boat back to the mainland after the race. Our ships, Jean Anne and Marjorie C as Roll on Roll off ships, are the ideal design for moving your boat across the ocean safely and quickly.
We continue to offer very competitive East-bound service from Honolulu to San Pedro and San Diego alternating weekly. We work with a variety of trucking companies in Hawaii and here in CA that specialize in yachts, and a facility on Sand Island that can pull your boat and rig, load on your cradle or trailer and deliver to the port ready to load the ship. The Marine Group in National City is right next door to our dock in the Port of San Diego and is very capable to rig and put your boat back in the water upon arrival from Hawaii should you need that service.
Steps for shipping your boat home after the race:
Jim Maynard of PDF is our partner in Hawaii who has been in the boat yard business for over 30 years. Jim is intimately familiar with our vessel operation and the requirements associated with safe loading & unloading on the ship. Jim has the experience to operate the equipment and tools at the METC boat yard (our partner facility for haul-out). METC, or the Marine Education Training Center, is run by the University of Hawaii and houses the Polynesian Voyage Society’s “Hokulea” voyaging canoe that sails around the world. The METC was the home base for Disney’s film project “Morning Light” - a Transpac 52 raced by 15 sailors from 18 to 23 years old in the 2008 Transpac race. METC has equipment for removing keels and rudders and a crane to remove spars. Jim’s crew will take pictures, itemize parts and bubble wrap the spar to protect it in transit. Please note we cannot accept loose items in the boat and recommend you utilize the free shipping containers we offer Transpac to move any items not positively “affixed” to the boat. Joe and Laura Neale of Transpac are your contacts for that piece.
Below are some contacts and more information about the services they offer.
We work year round with the below carriers in Southern CA for boats going to or coming back from Hawaii. Both are experienced and can secure trailers for your boat and move your boat & trailer on the mainland and in Hawaii. These folks will prepare you an estimate for trailers and or their services ahead of the race.
Jim Maynard is highly qualified to de-rig all types of racing sailboats. He has hauled and prepared over 40 different sailboats over time for us. Estimates are drawn up based on your boat size and services needed to get on a trailer and ready to ship. Jim can offer over the road service for smaller boats on trailers with a ball hitch trailer or coordinate with local truckers to move larger boats & trailers.
If you wish to work directly with Hawaiian truckers, here are a couple companies we work with extensively and I can recommend as professional and capable.
We are here ready to help with any questions you may have and hope to have the opportunity to help you get your boat back home safely after the race.
Michael Pasha, VP OHW & Project Logistics, 415) 927 6381; Michael_Pasha@Pashanet.com
Catherine Nugent, Pasha Hawaii Yacht Specialist, 415) 927 6570; Catherine_Nugent@Pashanet.com
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