Antigua Slipway Ltd

“Welcoming yacht refit yard & paint facility English Harbour, Antigua”


Antigua Slipway is the Caribbean yacht refit yard of choice when it comes to price and quality. Specialising in yacht painting, work is often undertaken afloat upon the calm waters of English Harbour reducing haul out costs and downtime required.

Main contact

Address: PO Box 576 English Harbour St John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Tel: +1 268 460 1056

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The calm, deep waters of English Harbour offer the ideal location for a yacht refit yard in the Caribbean, with the Antigua Slipway boatyard providing competitive yacht refit, repair and maintenance services to superyachts up to 50m (150ft) LOA.

Set at the heart of the ‘Hurricane Hole’, boats are safe at the slipway during the hurricane season and their crews can take advantage of welcoming Caribbean hospitality and reduced shipyard rates.

Yacht refit services in Antigua

An increasing number of superyachts are arriving in Antigua for routine maintenance and major refit and repair works.

The Antigua Slipway is equipped to service luxury yachts and superyachts up to 50m/150ft LOA with yacht refit services, including:

• Yacht painting and varnishing
• Hull waxing and polishing
• Antifouling sanding
• Fabrication and welding
• Carpentry
• Canvas and upholstery
• Sail and rigging repairs
• Electrical repairs
• Mechanical repairs
• Haul out and launch

On-site marine facilities simplify and enhance the refit yard period for yacht crew, including:

• Railway slipway (46m/150ft LOA x 12.2m/40ft beam x 14ft draft - 220 tons max.)
• Hydraulic marine trailer lift (15.2m/50ft LOA x 4.6m/15ft beam x 2.9m/9.5ft draft – 35 tons max.)
• Yacht surveying
• Customs clearance
• Duty-free marine chandlery
• Marina berthing
• Office services
• Winter boat storage

Yacht painting and polishing

Luxury yachts and superyachts can be painted and resprayed cost-effectively at the Antigua Slipway at the new purpose-built refit dock.

The unique waters at the Antigua Slipway refit dock allow for yachts to be moored stern too and spray painted in the water from a moveable staged pontoon, eliminating the cost of a haul-out. This reduces the cost and time ashore for yacht owners and their crew, plus there is no additional cost for setting up scaffolding and paint tents around the topsides of the yacht.

Antigua Slipway specialises in Awlgrip yacht paint systems and application, all of which is quoted up front at a fixed price for agreed work, and with a two-year guarantee provided.

Recent superyacht refit projects

Prestigious superyachts have called into the Antigua Slipway. Recent projects have included 31m M/Y Southern Cross II, who was painted from staging while afloat, and MV Cormar has returned for two consecutive years for respraying.

Contact Antigua Slipway to arrange your seasonal shipyard services.

Capt Nigel Wade

, Captain of 31m to 40m Seljm - 08/04/2016-14:56
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Great and efficient service from these guys. Second time hauling here, faultless for a classic haul out facility. Excellent paint facility for topsides.

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