The yacht repair facility on BRADFORD Marine located on Grand Bahama is receiving a huge amount of local commercial work in the slow yacht repair season.


General Manager of Bradford’s shipyard in Freeport, Dan Romence, reported that in the year 2015 and 2016, the business of the company was good and it was relatively a “good years” for the company. The reason for the same was the repair company was able to get a lot of work from multiple markets.

The primary markets of the shipyard are recreation cruisers and mega yacht, but at the present time they also involve in the maintenance and repairs for mail boats, freighters, and ferry companies as well as the commercial vessels and the storage services.

The headquarter of Bradford Marine is in Fort Lauderdale and it is the one of the largest yacht repair, service and refit shipyards in the world. The company has 65 full-time employees in Freeport at its shipyard.

Romence said, “Over the last two years, the company had some challenges because of the localization of most of the businesses Bahama and US over the periods between 2012 and 2014. However, we are utilizing a marketing company and trying to get information of company out to the different markets, the reason is, we do a lot of work not only for the yachts of big size and on cruisers used for recreation, but also we do the commercial work.,”

As if now the company is working on Royal Bahamas Defense Force vessels project, which is soon to get complete. Moreover, the project of Bahamas Bohengy III of Fast Ferries is also there with them.

Romence further added that, “The customer base of our company is dynamic and our company has to maintain a certain level of business to gain profits.”