THE VARNISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
With over 10 years of operation as a body registered under the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA)
, yacht workers within the framework of the Association continue to guarantee quality services, consistent standards and security for the vessels on which they provide their services.
Founded on February 14, 2009, the Antigua & Barbuda Yacht Workers Association (ABYWA) has a pool of 150 professionals who are identified by the Association’s issued identification card. The ID card bears the name of the professional, his job title, a photo and the Association for which he or she operates.
The members of the ABWYA operate in the English and Falmouth Harbour areas.
The security feature of the ID card is currently being monitored by the ABMA. Greater collaboration with marinas has also been forged and upon entering the docks the ID card of the ABYWA is presented for verification. To this end, the ABYWA is receiving positive feedback on the extra security initiative, and members are servicing new and returning yachts from all around the world.
One of the biggest yachts in the world – Maltase Falcon - from time to time berths in English and Falmouth Harbours during the winter season, providing members of the ABWYA an opportunity to execute any required repair services.
Among the services rendered by members of the Association are:
- Yacht cleaning
- Fibreglass work
- Gel coat repairs
The experience and services provided to customers in the yacht repair industry has transcended borders. Antigua & Barbuda is now dubbed “the Varnishing Capital of the World.”
The ABYWA delivers approved repair services to customers, which are designed to suit the specific job and craft at all times. The members of the Association who operate from Falmouth and English Harbours also have the capability of repairing large vessels on site at marinas, helping customers to get back on the water in a timely manner.
The Yacht Workers Association has an expanding customer base from Antigua & Barbuda to Italy, United Kingdom, Asia, United States, France, Belgium, India, elsewhere in the Caribbean and in several other countries around the globe.
The highly trained and skilled professionals in the Association work with captains to develop each boat's personal edge.
Consisting of mobile facilities, the fiberglass and wooden yacht repair services developed by members of the Association are appropriate for all types of owners.
Also available in Falmouth and English Harbours are boatyards with services tailored to individual needs and security approved.’