Subbase Drydock, on the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, is a regionally unique marine repair and maintenance facility, and is fondly referred to as ‘the biggest little boat yard in the Caribbean’.

Subbase Drydock has been operational since 1981 and the yard was founded on three guiding principles, which the Subbase team strive to incorporate into all of their daily operations:
– Dedication to the utmost in quality service
– Unparalleled reliability
– Commitment that will earn your trust

The dry dock at Subbase has a deep water approach

Family owned and operated, the two dry docks serve vessels of all types, from cargo ships and ferries to tugboats, charter vessels and superyachts. Subbase Drydock operates the largest yacht repair facility in the Caribbean and their comprehensive array of services and technical projects has resulted in them welcoming an impressive spectrum of internationally operational yachts.

The 1200-tonne and 350-tonne drydocks can haul vessels up to 68m (225ft) in length and have deep water approaches. Each vessel arriving at the facility is assigned a dedicated project manager, who is available to the Captain and crew 24/7. This individual attention and willingness to personalise every project to particular specifications, while ensuring that each project stays on task and is completed in a timely manner, has earned Subbase Drydock considerable credibility and positive reviews from many leading European yards.

On-site services include machinery and welding shops, painting and fabrication, and crane services for the stepping of masts and removal/installation of engines. Other amenities at Subbase Drydock include optional cooling tower and electricity hook ups for those needing to remain aboard throughout works, and 24/7 security.

The team at Subbase Drydock believes that yacht owners deserve the support of a service provider who will commit to providing the best means and methods that the industry has to offer. Trained in all aspects of yacht repair and service, the team at Subbase Drydock are true career professionals. Their stellar reputation has enabled them to garner long-lasting client partnerships.

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