This is one of the best places to leave your boat in the Caribbean for the hurricane storage season.
Yacht storage customers come back year after year for the friendly atmosphere that pervades Antigua Slipway. For the 2016 hurricane yacht storage season our boat storage rates are listed at the end of this article.
Hurricane storage straps for Yachts are tied down from four cleats on each boat to concrete anchors. The stands are welded to make a temporary cradle.
Tie down straps to concrete anchors and a welded frame for storage boats in Antigua.
Boats incorrectly stored for hurricane season are not safe.
Antigua Slipway is the safe storage yard in the Caribbean for yachts up to 54 ft.
Stands welded to water pipe creates a temporary cradle made to measure.
Antigua Slipway hauling yachts for storage in the Hurricane season.
Antigua Slipway has the best price for a haul out in Antigua and has the cheapest rate in boat storage in the Caribbean island of Antigua. The storage yard is protected from hurricanes by the hills surrounding the boatyard in English Harbor. Antigua Slipway has stern too or alongside berths, night-time security, fully loaded and comprehensive chandlery, a lovely hotel, two restaurants, a grocery shop, laundry, hot/cold showers, water, electricity, boat storage, duty free fuel sales, first class Awlgrip application painting services, marine grade welding services.
This Caribbean haul out facility’s recent investment has been to upgrade our large haul out slip from 150 to 220 tons. Our storage capacity for storing cruising yachts for the hurricane season has increased by 15 yachts because of a new concreted area outside the main gates.
Antigua Slipway regularly check tie downs and equipment which secure yachts in storage. All tie downs, chocks and welds are checked in late June in anticipation of a potential hurricane and regularly thereafter. ‘Be prepared’ is our motto.
If the owner of a yacht is leaving a boat at Antigua Slipway for storage in the Caribbean hurricane season and he plans on being absent during the whole hurricane risk period, each owner should make sure that he removes everything that could catch in the wind or that can become airborne; anything that could injure someone or damage other boats laid up ashore beside it.
Remove all sails, bimini tops, canvas covers, dinghies and solar panels if they are exposed and furling headsails. Main sails can be left on in a cover and half hitched/bent along the boom to prevent wind getting under the cover. Safely secure halyards and make sure that cockpit drains are unblocked. In a hurricane tree foliage blows along with airborne debris, so we urge boats in storage to cover cockpit and deck drains with an inverted cheap sieve secured in position.
It has been a long time since hurricane Luis and many of the yacht storage yards in the Caribbean have not learnt the lessons or have forgotten the power of a category 4 hurricane. It is essential to find an insurance approved yard for boat storage in the Caribbean which has tie down straps, stand welding or even cradles. We secure storage of your boat at Antigua Slipway and your yacht will be at less risk in the Hurricane hole of English Harbour. Antigua Slipway is the cheapest storage yard for yachts in the heart of the Caribbean which currently has the best storage rates for storing a boat in Antigua
Boat storage in the Caribbean can be expensive, but here at Antigua Slipway we are offering the least expensive storage fee in Antigua at $8.50 us/foot for periods over three months in 2016-17.
Antigua Slipway is approved by all insurance companies for yacht storage Caribbean.
Yacht insurance for hurricane season can be expensive. Some storage yards are not deemed safe by reputable insurers such as UK insurers’ Pantaneus and Admiral. Both companies approve of our yacht storage rate per month when you can have the same protection at half the boat storage cost. If you are cruising around the Caribbean and need to store your boat long term in a hurricane storage yard, we have the lowest storage prices in the Caribbean for 2016-2017. Hurricane storage rates at Antigua Slipway are the cheapest in the Caribbean, but book now to reserve your slot because we can only store 50 boats.
The management of Antigua Slipway assures you that we will do our very best to protect our customers vessels from damage.
Wireless Internet is available at all berths @: $100.00 USD /month + 15% ABST. It is also free on a mobile device outside the Slipway office door. Antigua has low rainfall and so the public water supply is made by desalination. Therefore it is costly. Garbage collection is free from the dock.
One can stay at our affiliated marina hotel called The INN hotel while the boat yard refits your yacht.
The whole boatyard is concreted now after hurricane Luis in 1995. We have the area for 50 storage boats every year and as yacht storage yards go.... this is by far the safest in Antigua. Because of our size we do not provide ready-made yacht storage cradles. However, we do not face an open roadstead with no topographical protection. At Slipway we weld stands as an effective cradle. We do not connect three straps from three different boats to one concrete anchor as is the practice at other yards. In a hurricane the Slipway yard is probably the most protected storage yard in Antigua in the hurricane hole of English Harbour.
We strap down with four 4 ton straps on each cleat of the boat, attached to positioned concrete anchors.... and six stands under each boat all welded together with 1” water pipe; Antigua Slipway in effect make a very strong detachable cradle under every yachy in storage.
Antigua Slipway Ltd.
P.O. Box 576, St. John's
MON - FRI
08:00AM - 4.00PM
08:00AM - 12.00PM
P: +1 (268) 460 1056
F: +1 (268) 460 1566
$14.85/day > 3 months
$13.20/ft < 3 months
$Contact Us/Imp. gal.
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