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Associated Yacht Services, a division of Associated Steamship Agents, S.A., was founded on the Isthmus of Panama in 1889, when Captain William Andrews opened a Steamship Agency in Colon City. Today the Steamship Agency can arrange your transit from our office in Balbao on the Pacific Side right through to the Atlantic.


Our team of experts work 24/7 responding to the needs of our clients from around the world visiting the Panama Canal and ports in the Republic of Panama. In addition to representing many yacht and ship owners, we are also the agents for Lloyd’s of London at the Canal and undertake hull and machinery surveys on behalf of underwriters from Europe, the United States and the Far East. The Panama Canal is an amazing engineering feat running for 45 nautical miles. Three sets of locks operate as hydraulic elevators which raise vessels at one end of the Canal 85 feet above seawater to the level of Gatun Lake, then down at the other end. We look forward to your visit.


  • Name of port: Panama Canal. For full information on all ports serviced by Associated Yacht Services visit

  • Facilities: Electricity, water, telephone.

  • VHF: Yacht communication channel 12 & 16.


  • Places of interest: Torres del Paine, Cape Horn, Atacama Desert, Andes Mountains, Lake District, Wine Country, Santiago, Valparaiso, Puerto Varas.

  • Airport details: Santiago (SCL), Puerto Montt (PMC), Punta Arenas (PUQ), Puerto Williams (WPU).

  • Other company services: Trip planning, itineraries nautical charts, FBO, Interior Care, airplane and helicopter charter, heliski, helifishing, excursion guides, wine tastings, Antarctic permits and pilotage, all support for Chile, Patagonia and Antarctica.

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AYS Panama Associated Yacht Services

Marr Center

Williamson Pl. No.798X

La Boca-Balboa

Panama 0843-0305


Alessandro Risi
+507 6614 0485

Josimar Diaz
+507 6450 9395

Charles M Langman
+507 6614 0475

AYSS Member Since 2006

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