Bernard Vonesch who has over 27 years of mechanical engineering experience, came highly recommended by several Superyachts who used his services as an official Volvo agent. Having worked in the Volvo factory in France, Bernard explained that he deals with all Volvo engines up to 800cc. GMD is located next to General Mecanique Marine in the Marina Bas du Fort.
Tel: (590) 590 909403
Fax: (590) 590 909623
We received a whole round of good recommendations for Yves Hecq and his company General Mecanique Marine, who were said to be reliable and very competent. As agents for Caterpillar, Onan / Cummins, Lombardini, Eliche Radice (propellers) and Technodrive invertors, amongst others, they carry out the full range of mechanical repairs and welding / fabrication works from their workshop based within Marina Bas-du-Fort. They are also official agents for Quicksilver, Mercury and Mercruiser outboard engines.
Tel / Fax: +(590) 590 907051
Cell: +(590) 690 712506
With a well equipped workshop based out of Bas-du-Fort Marina, they work with numerous professionally crewed yachts, and thanks to their extended local knowledge and connections; offer a dedicated ‘one stop, technical shop’ to their customers. As authorized dealers for Yanmar, Kholer and Tohatsu, they can perform diagnosis and repair services on any engine or generator. They also sell parts, and can order anything not held in stock.
Hughes Marine is the highly recommended mech.engineering service that has made St. Barth become a technical stop of choice for some yachts, who are choosing to stop there specifically for his expertise! Besides his engineering expertise, Hughes also has great knowledge of all the electrical related problems. As he says, many problems come from electrical deficiency, and he deals with those issues on a regular basis (see ‘Mech.Engineering’ section for further info).
Tel: +(590) 590 275070 Fax: +(590) 590 520504 Cell: +(590) 690 649596
Yvon Icare is a highly experienced and renowned technician, who used to work on Superyachts in the French Riviera. He will service yachts wherever they are on the island, and is an agent for Caterpillar, MAN, IVECO, nanni diesel, ZF drive gear, aifo, and Desalator watermakers; and carries a good stock of spares for all these lines. He can also look after watermaker and electrical repairs, as required. His workshop is located within Artimer facilities in Marin (accessible by tender from the Marina) and last season saw us receiving excellent feedback for his competence and professionalism.
Company formed by a marine mechanic with over 20 years experience in the yachting industry. Experts in servicing all the major brands of engines, generators, transmission systems and outboard engines. Very service oriented and reliable. Available 24/7. Part/sales services. Free estimate. Mobile team. Offices in Ft. Lauderdale. Tel:(954) 515 2126