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Heavy Seas making light of it

As we rang in 2020 with a glass of bubbles in hand, no one could have predicted what was heading our way.  As winters go, 2019 in the Caribbean was pretty fair with no serious weather disruptions to interfere with nautical plans. 

My Roma yacht testimonio - Heavy Seas

Captains and crew planned for an early return to Europe, ready to crack on with a full agenda to get the boats ship shape for the first charter or heaven forbid an unplanned visit by the owner.  Well that was then and this is now because when it comes to disruption, COVID19 was right up there competing for first prize!

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

Stuff happens when you least expect it and as COVID19 paralysed the world, there was nothing to do other than order another Bahama Mamma and sit it out.  It was difficult to stay calm and carry on as news fed back about the Spanish lockdown in Mallorca….  road blocks – zero movement, and to add insult to injury, no bars open to drown your sorrows.  Even if you tried to blag your way back to fantasy Island with a firm written offer of a gig on a shiny 50 metre stink pot, it was impossible. More than a few tried and more than a few were sent back from whence they came.   With regret, don’t pass GO and please don’t collect €200

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

It’s difficult to relax and get into the spirit of lockdown when in the back of your mind there is that niggling “To Do” list handed over as the owner bade you ‘adios’  last year.   Scheduled maintenance which is always booked in a specific yard and all those diverse interior furnishings, faithfully promised to be procured and looking resplendent for the 2020 season.  The words of the owner’s wife still ringing in your head…. She was very particular about that shade of turquoise she wanted for the cushions and of course you knew exactly where to source it!  Pie crust promises are made to be broken and everything that was doable last autumn is now looking problematic and it’s your neck on the block.  The last thing anyone wants is the owner back on board with the boat the same as six months ago.  At the sharp end, of course there have been logistical problems but from the owner’s point of view – just get it done!

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

This scenario pretty much sums up what we are hearing all over. The pressure is on to get these refits completed and Heavy Seas is here to help you.  We are based in Son Castello, close to Palma Port and we can offer a comprehensive bespoke service with in house professionals.  With over 30 workers in house we do just about everything which eliminates the logistics of different contractors and suppliers fitting into one agenda, and we do it on budget and on time.

One job, One promise, One guarantee, One project manager, One invoice.

If you need help, please call us for a chat about your refit issues – we are here to help.

Heavy Seas making light of it

As we rang in 2020 with a glass of bubbles in hand, no one could have predicted what was heading our way.  As winters go, 2019 in the Caribbean was pretty fair with no serious weather disruptions to interfere with nautical plans. 

My Roma yacht testimonio - Heavy Seas

Captains and crew planned for an early return to Europe, ready to crack on with a full agenda to get the boats ship shape for the first charter or heaven forbid an unplanned visit by the owner. Well that was then and this is now because when it comes to disruption, COVID19 was right up there competing for first prize!

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

Stuff happens when you least expect it and as COVID19 paralysed the world, there was nothing to do other than order another Bahama Mamma and sit it out.  It was difficult to stay calm and carry on as news fed back about the Spanish lockdown in Mallorca….  road blocks – zero movement, and to add insult to injury, no bars open to drown your sorrows.  Even if you tried to blag your way back to fantasy Island with a firm written offer of a gig on a shiny 50 metre stink pot, it was impossible. More than a few tried and more than a few were sent back from whence they came.   With regret, don’t pass GO and please don’t collect €200

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

It’s difficult to relax and get into the spirit of lockdown when in the back of your mind there is that niggling “To Do” list handed over as the owner bade you ‘adios’  last year.   Scheduled maintenance which is always booked in a specific yard and all those diverse interior furnishings, faithfully promised to be procured and looking resplendent for the 2020 season.  The words of the owner’s wife still ringing in your head…. She was very particular about that shade of turquoise she wanted for the cushions and of course you knew exactly where to source it!  Pie crust promises are made to be broken and everything that was doable last autumn is now looking problematic and it’s your neck on the block.  The last thing anyone wants is the owner back on board with the boat the same as six months ago.  At the sharp end, of course there have been logistical problems but from the owner’s point of view – just get it done!

A typical venue in the Caribbean. Photo by Greg Gibson

This scenario pretty much sums up what we are hearing all over. The pressure is on to get these refits completed and Heavy Seas is here to help you. We are based in Son Castello, close to Palma Port and we can offer a comprehensive bespoke service with in house professionals.  With over 30 workers in house we do just about everything which eliminates the logistics of different contractors and suppliers fitting into one agenda, and we do it on budget and on time.

One job, One promise, One guarantee, One project manager, One invoice.

If you need help, please call us for a chat about your refit issues – we are here to help.

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