Slipway Guide Jetty, St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.



BEST IN CLASS: Our shipyard can provide Lloyd’s Register approved  shipbuilding plates and profles, together with a range treatments. #LRsteels#Gritblasting #CaribbeanShipyard

From Bilge to bridge…

Maritime Preservation is conveniently located in Trinidad which is blessed with large reserves of petroleum and natural gas which has facilitated the development of an expansive assortment of industrial and maritime resources, including skilled craftsmen which enables us to deliver high quality results at very competitive rates.

‘FROM BRIDGE TO BILGE’, Our decades of experience qualify us to offer a full range of services from total conversions to minor paint jobs.

Our first project in 1994 was the total renovation and conversion of a meteorological research ship into a modern passenger yacht that met all international regulations for passenger ships.

Our niche today is focused on repairing commercial vessels under 1800 tons and 300-foot LOA, however, we offer riding crews and offshore services for any size vessel at anchor.

  • Steel Renewal
  • Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) Water Blasting /Painting
  • Machine and Mechanical
  • Pipe and Plumbing
  • Rotating electrical equipment repair and rewinding
  • Tank & Bilge Cleaning
  • Diving Services
  • Lay-up Management
  • Procurement / freight forwarding
  • Surveys, for Class, Flag, Health or Insurance
  • Agency / clearance, crew transfers

Steel Renewal
Lloyds certified procedures and welders

  • IACS certified steel
  • Fabrication and Welding: Plate, Tank and tube steel fabrication

Blasting and Hull Cleaning
Coal Slag Blasting

  • Ultra-High Pressure water blasting 10,000 PSI to 40,000 PSI
  • Large volume air compressors

NACE trained and certified applicators

  • Airless sprayers / wet and dry paint thickness electronic gauges
  • Affiliation with all recognized paint manufacturers, such as, Jotun, Hemple and International Coatings.
  • Detailed finish work to yacht standards, using high quality marine coating systems

Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement (LR, BV, ABS, ECT) 

  • Certified Non-Destructive Testing Staff
  • Corrosion levels checks
  • Metal thickness checks (without removing any protective coatings)
  • Audio gauging
  • Welding/testing/analysis
  • Magnetic Gauging
  • All our ultrasonic metal thickness gauges have IPR (Intelligent Probe Recognition), AMVS (Automatic Measurement Verification System) and Coating Plus+)

Machine Shop 

  • Cutlass bearings
  • Couplings / pillow block bearings
  • Stern tube bearings
  • Propeller Shaft Repair and Drive Shaft Repair
  • Propeller Balancing
  • Complete Tail-end work
  • Rudder repair

Mechanical Department 

  • Complete mechanical services for engines, gearbox, pumps, bowthrusters
  • Rebuild or replace engines      including MAN, Caterpillar, Cummins, General Motors, and EMD’s / slow and medium speed.
  • Alliance with multiple U.S., Gulf coast based mechanical machine shops
  • Condition survey, Preventative maintenance plan analysis & set up
  • Annual and special survey      specialist

Plumbing Department 

  • Pipe and Plumbing renewal/Fabrication and Installation / bilge, ballast, high pressure air or      hydraulic, fresh water, sanitary water, sprinkler, fire suppression
  • Black iron, cooper nickel, copper, galvanized, bronze, PVC, stainless
  • Sea chests valve reconditioning or replacement
  • Sprinkler and fire suppression systems
  • Pump repair, centrifugal, piston, worm gear, HP or nominal
  • Hydraulics system repairs and installation
  • Remote operated valves repair and Installation

Diving Services 

  • Certified commercial PADI Open Water Scuba divers
  • Underwater welding
  • Class and Flag inspections
  • Propeller and Rudder removal / repairs
  • Anchor retrieval
  • Anode inspection and replacement
  • Seachest inspected and cleaned

Complete Electrical Repairs and Services: 

  • Service or rewind Motors and Generators: fractional up to 5,000 Horsepower
  • 115 Volts to 6600 volts – AC/DC
  • Single or three phase
  • Transformers / dry type
  • Surge Comparison / Megger / Hi Pot testing
  • Electrical panel repairs
  • New breakers / motors / gears / generators
  • 24 hour emergency service
  • Member EASA (Electrical apparatus Service Association)

Woodwork / Joinery 

  • Full carpenter shop equipped with modern tools
  • Interior or Exterior repairs, renovations / upgrades / all materials
  • SOLAS compliance renovations, replacement of combustible materials, design, construction and installation of fire proof stair towers
  • Teak decking systems      (installations, repairs of planks, teak structure)
  • Decorative carvings, moldings, hand rails, cap rails, pin rails, stairs.
  • Fiberglass construction and finish work – prefabricated bathroom modules
  • A60 mineral wool insulation
  • Upholstery, carpeting, and window coverings
  • Drywall, B15 joiner panel      installation, fire doors, fire stops
  • Extensive inventory of bronze port holes – all sizes
  • Fiberglass fairing to yacht finish

Refrigeration/ Air condition Repairs 

  • Repair / Maintenance /      Replacement of any air conditioning or refrigeration components
  • Ducting and Insulation installation
  • Freon retrieval / conversion to modern refrigerants
  • Gas detection leaks and repairs
  • New component sales
  • Engineering to solve problems or new installation
  • Custom manufacture of      components
  • Install insulation / electric controls / thermostats / diffusers / etc.
  • Preventative maintenance services and design

Classification Compliance Experts 

  • SOLAS / MARPOL / ILO compliance upgrades
  • Caribbean Cargo Ship Safety Code / US Coast Guard requirements for vessels under 500 tons
  • International Safety Management Code compliance experts
  • GMDSS packages and full electronic modernization
  • International Ship & Port Security modifications
  • Certified surveyors on staff to conduct and identify code compliance deficiencies
  • Emergency response to remedy inspection deficiencies from class, flag or port state inspections

Remote Location Repairs & Maintenance 

  • Fully equipped mobile repair crew available for all trades. Highly trained in safety and accident prevention.
  • Offshore experience servicing rigs, submerged pipes, LPG and LNG carriers
  • Emergency repairs 24/7 to all major vessel components
  • Tug and tank barge available to deliver potable water and remove waste including grey and black water,  dirty oil, bilge water and slops.


  • Chandlery Services –  perishables, engine spares, deck supplies, fuel & Lube
  • Safety Equipment service and new acquisition
  • Paint and paint supplies
  • Large stock of frequently used items
  • Decades of contacts with marine industry vendors / new equipment and repair
  • Hard to find one of a kind
  • Full service from sourcing /      transportation / importation / delivery
  • Alliance with international agent located in Florida
  • Equipment rentals / generators / pumps / tools / blowers

24 hour emergency service 

  • Down time is costly so we are always on standby to immediately respond to your emergency needs. Call +1(868) 623-1885 any time day or night.

Tank & Bilge Cleaning

  • Fully equipped cleaners take on the nastiest jobs to produce a clean gas free and safe environment
  • Environmentally responsible use of chemicals
  • Certificate of environmentally responsible disposal provided upon request
  • Oil Spill removal services
  • Floating containment boom 500 foot long

Our Facilities

Size matters…

Fabrication Equipment

Expansive inventory of spares, tools and equipment…