Safe Yachts "The original photographic guardianage'/boat watch company established in 2015"
Safe Yachts Grenada was incorporated as a Limited Liability Caribbean company in 2015 when we saw a need for photographic guardianage'/boat watch and other marine services. Together with our local employees in Grenada, we handled 50-60 boats per year in the anchorages, on marina's and in the boatyards with well over 300 satisfied clients. We also handled project management, following-up on client's contractors, assisted owners in marketing and showing their boats "for private sale" at very reasonable rates which was a huge success as a part time service requested by our clients over and above all of the other work, plus much more!
We then made the decision to sell Safe Yachts Grenada to our Grenadian and Canadian friends and sailed up to Luperon, Dominican Republic to be with our family and long term Dominican friends and now we have opened Safe Yachts 2015 Luperon as another branch as we saw a huge need here for full cruising services plus Luperon is a very safe anchorage to store your boat all year round and flights are very reasonable from all worldwide destinations. We see a huge growth potential in Luperon through marketing (which is underway on a regular basis now), which sadly has not happened much in the past since my partner left here in 2006 after many years, but that is no longer the case and it is all changing!
You can check out our client's references at https://www.trustpilot.com/review/safeyachts.com
Seven Seas Cruising Association - Cruising Station hosts in Luperon
We welcome all SSCA members to the safe anchorage and very friendly little rural town on Luperon and look forward to assisting you in any way we can, spending social time with all of you to share stories all about our cruising lifestyle and places travelled.
Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) joint Port Officers in Luperon
We also welcome all OCC members to Luperon and look forward to meeting all of you and sharing stories of long distance sailing.
Owner and founder of Safe Yachts Grenada (Est. 2015)
I have been involved with the love of the sea since the mid '70's after travelling from England to Cape Town, South Africa on the old Union Castle Line mail ships. My late father had a commercial fishing vessel in Cape Town in the 70's and 80's so I spent all of my free time on her fishing with the guys out of Simons Town in False Bay. I have been a full time live-on-board in Cape Town South Africa, working with world-wide deliveries with "The Yacht Delivery Team" https://theyachtdeliveryteam.blogspot.com from 2005 where we delivered brand new Leopard and Admiral catamarans out of Cape Town, with or without the owners, to various destinations around the world (sometimes I was lucky enough to participate in deliveries with my partner when not running the office, a team of skippers and the weather tracking center!) Also in Cape Town I was lucky enough to be involved in the re-build of my late fathers wooden commercial fishing vessel plus a 45ft catamaran then the completion of the build of our 38ft catamaran (the factory got into major financial difficulties!) so I have a very good understanding of structural requirements on a boat. In 2010, I then sailed with my 6 year old daughter and 2 crew members from Cape Town, South Africa to Grenada West Indies on my Admiral 38ft catamaran , stopping at St Helena island (mid Atlantic), Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and then after 9 1/2 years in Grenada, my husband Michael, my now teenage daughter Natasha and myself set sail on our Morgan Out Island 41ft ketch "Fair Lady" for a six month cruise throughout the Caribbean islands to our new home in Luperon, Dominican Republic where Michael's spent six years here running his business between 2000-2006 plus his USA family have lived in the DR on land here for many years.
Owner and founder of Seacomber Marine Diesel Services (Est. 2000)
The love of boats and the sea started for me under the age of 10 with my grandfather who owned a sea going motor boat/trawler and from there I became a sailor/cruiser and full time live-on-board in USA in 1993. I then sailed down to the Caribbean with my late wife back in 1997 where we stopped in at Luperon and fell in love it with. We then continued cruising the islands and sailed back into Luperon for the second time in 2000 where I ran my engineering business here until 2006. Then we sailed down to Grenada and stayed there for over 10 years where my late wife sadly passed away and this is where I met Denise and Natasha and we decided to hand over the branch of Safe Yachts in Grenada and have all since sailed "home" to Luperon and opened another branch here.
And then of course we have our teenage daughter Natasha who makes all of this possible by assisting us by taking care of our boat while we are working. She has been a permanent live-on-board now since 2008 when she was 6 years old and crossed the Atlantic from South Africa to the Caribbean in 2010 with me and the two crew members and has since then sailed with us all over the Caribbean and is a very valuable crew member who is awesome at hand helming! While in Grenada, Natasha attended Grand Anse Primary school and then went onto Anglican Girls High School plus she was a Grenadian Military Cadet in high school and also worked with Miss Deb at "Get Grenada Swimming" as an instructor teaching the young children and the adults of Grenada how to swim. She is currently studying online through Monarch USA and is involved with the DR cats and dogs on the weekends and is learning to play the ukulele :)
Therefore between the three of us we have a wealth of many years experience in all sectors of the yacht service industry as business owners and also from being full time live-on-board sailors/cruisers with high mileage who repair and maintain just about everything on our own Morgan Out Island ketch "Fair Lady" which you will find anchored in the bay (white hull with burgundy trim and a big grey Sun Shade over her).
In-between sailing and working, both Michael and myself have both been involved in the creation and running of the Luperon and Grenada cruisers radio nets plus I was an admin on the FB cruisers page in Grenada and the Eastern Caribbean group for many years. We were also both members of the Grenada coast guard auxiliary team for 4 years and this is where we met!
Please feel free to speak to us regarding our cruising experience in the Southern Caribbean, all the way down to Brazil, Suriname, the Eastern Caribbean, the Northern Caribbean and the Western Caribbean and we will try to help you with your questions or point you in the right direction.
Best wishes and fair winds