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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bradford Marine News

Bradford Grand Bahama Overcomes Hurricanes

During the recent hurricane assault on the Bahamas, Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd. (Bradford), one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, hardly missed a beat in the operation of its 50 acre full-service, ISPS-compliant shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. On September 4, Bradford’s Freeport shipyard was hit by Hurricane Frances, which caused some damage at the facility but inflicted major damage to the utility infrastructure on Grand Bahama Island. Determined to minimize any disruption and to continue providing jobs for its shipyard workers, Bradford swiftly sent a container load of water, food and other supplies to its workers and also purchased a 275 KW, 400 amp generator which it quickly had up and running.

Pirovano Joins Bradford Marine

Bradford Marine announced that John Pirovano joined the Bradford Marine Team as Sales and Marketing Manager. John brings over 25 years experience in the yachting industry to Bradford Marine. Trained in marina operations and with extensive project management experience, Pirovano has spent recent years in sales and marketing, traveling to major trade and charter shows throughout the world.

IMA Relocates As Client List Grows

International Maritime Associates (IMA) recently expanded its Ft. Lauderdale offices, moving to a new location central to major shipyards, deep water dockage and local yachting vendors. location at 1300 SE 17th Street, Suite 219, brings with it a team of experts specializing in a variety of yacht supervision skills. and information services, IMA's new offices were christened as one of their latest projects reached a milestone. offices to the center of Ft. Lauderdale's prestigious yachting community," said Sabrina Farmer, IMA's President and CEO. International Maritime Associates was established to assist the yacht-owners' team in overseeing projects, monitoring both costs and efficiency of services. for Bradford Marine, bring many years of diverse service and skills to the company.

Building Completed at Bradford’s Grand Bahamas Facility

Officials at Bradford Grand Bahamas repair and refit shipyard are pleased to announce that a new metal fabrication building was recently completed and is now serving customers at it¹s Freeport location. The 175 ft. by 40 ft. fully covered maintenance facility is one of several expansion projects underway at Bradford's 12-acre shipyard. The new fabrication building is located directly alongside an expansive dry dock slip. Bradford Grand Bahamas site includes the new fabrication building and a 2000-square foot propeller shop. Other features include a 1,200-ton floating dry dock (to haul vessels up to 230 feet), and a 150-ton TraveLift. With capabilities to expand to one mile of waterfront Bradford's Grand Bahamas shipyard is located along a canal avenue with a depth of 30 ft.

Bradford Marine Expands Line

Bradford Marine, Inc. (Bradford Marine) announced that they have expanded their line of services with the formation of a new subsidiary, Bradford Marine Group, Inc. (Bradford Marine Group). The Bradford Marine Group will significantly add to Bradford Marine’s ability to provide a full line of quality yacht services from their shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale. Bradford Marine Group will provide consulting services to yacht owners, their Captains and crews. Technical services such as naval architecture, project management (including new construction), vessel class compliance, certification compliance, vessel security plans and yacht brokerage (through Bradford Marine Group’s division, BMG Yacht & Ship Brokers) is some of the new features provided.

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales, New Brand

Bradford Marine, Inc. has acquired rights to the Bradford name relating to yacht sales and charter. As a result, they are reuniting the Bradford name for the first time in over 25 years and re-branding their The Shipyard Group subsidiary which will become known as Bradford Marine Yacht Sales. Bradford Marine was founded in 1966. In the early 1980's, co-founder Charles Blickle left the company but retained use of the Bradford name for his yacht sales and charter business called "Bradford Yacht Sales." In the early 1990's, Bradford Yacht Sales was acquired by outside investors, but Blickle's son, Charles Jr., stayed with that business for many years.

New Bull Mascot For M/Y Embark

Every other year, the M/Y Embark, a 112 ft Coda Casa, pulls into Bradford Marine's Fort Lauderdale shipyard for refit and repairs. On this past world tour, Embark has spent time cruising the waters of North Europe, the Mediterranean, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, down through the Panama Canal and back up to Alaska only to cross the Pacific to Japan and back again. With a hard-working program, the yacht earns her time in the shipyard with Bradford Marine. The Embark is the fourth yacht for this owner…

Biggs Joins Bradford Marine Bahamas

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, has added John Biggs as Commercial Manager at their Freeport shipyard. With over 41 years of welding experience in layout, design, and fabrication of ferrous and non-ferrous alloy materials and 28 years of marine fabrication and repair experience, Biggs is well-qualified in his new position. In addition, he is an AWS-, ABS- and Lloyds-certified welder currently holding 14 welding certifications in ferrous and non-ferrous alloy materials…

Floyd Joins Bradford Marine

Bradford Marine, Inc. announced that James (Jimmy) Floyd has joined the Bradford Marine Team as Sales and Marketing Professional. Floyd has an extensive knowledge of the yachting industry.  He started his yachting career many years ago as Dockmaster at Bradford Marine, and since 1981, he has been involved in the yachting industry through Smallwood's, a well-known family business. Bradford Marine is one of the world’s largest undercover yacht repair facilities, offering a full line of yacht-related services. (www.bradfordmarine.com)

Bradford Marine Bahamas Completes New Docks

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, announced the completion of 1,200 lineal feet of new docks on the west side of their Freeport, Grand Bahama shipyard. These new docks accommodate yachts and commercial vessels of all sizes, including the largest mega-yachts and super-yachts, and they have full utilities, drainage and work aprons. Construction of the docks utilized almost 2,000 feet of steel pipe and 3,000 feet of 16 inch steel I-beam. Paul Engle, Bradford Marine Bahamas’ President, said “We are very excited about these new docks and our ability to service even more mega and super-yachts and commercial vessels. Bradford Marine Bahamas’ shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama has a 35-foot depth, a 1,200-tonne floating drydock, and a 150-tonne Travelift.

Bradford Serves First Freeport Customer

Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd. (Bradford Marine Bahamas), a member of the Bradford Marine family of companies, has announced that a 241-ft. Amels-built vessel was the first super-yacht to refuel at its new 1,200-ft. dockage facility. Bradford’s Freeport, Grand Bahama shipyard features 35-ft. depth, a 1,200-ton floating drydock, and a 150-ton Travelift and provides towing, salvage, and vessel brokerage services.

Next Generation of Subsea Engineers

Photo courtesy Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications

Dave Peter, GE Oil & Gas engineering and technology manager—training, explained the purpose of a subsea tree to children from Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen Grammar school attending Offshore Europe. The SVXT subsea tree is a new product launched at Offshore Europe, designed and being manufactured in Aberdeen. 12. Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies, and Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited are announced that they have signed a Mega-Yacht…

Moore Joins AdvanTec Global Innovations

Charlie Moore Photo AdvanTec

AdvanTec Global Innovations, parent to the Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine, Pacific Coast Marine and Freeman Marine Equipment brands, today announced the following business development appointment that will enhance the company’s ability to provide local representation to the marine industry. Charlie Moore assumes the position of Industry Specialist, Cranes/Yacht, with responsibility for business development and growth of the Steelhead and Pacific Coast Marine brands within the marine products portfolio.

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