Enjoy short-term and long-term dockage, featuring our unique 11,000’ of undercover dockage (for vessels up to 170’). The advantage of undercover dockage includes: 

  • Protection from the elements of the tropics


  • The ability for crew to work in any weather


  • Twenty-four hour manned in-house security 

  • Inland storm refuge and “hurricane hole” dockage for vessels up to 170’ in covered slips in Fort Lauderdale and dockage for vessels up to 400’ in Freeport, Grand Bahama

  • Less maintenance overall


Bradford Marine’s shipyard services in Fort Lauderdale are provided by experienced craftsmen, certified technicians, and quality guarantees. Expertise includes:

  • Lift and Haul Out – the 250 ton Synchrolift marine elevator is perfect for yachts, from a classic wood hull to the most modern composite hull

  • Services – on-site experts provide world-class services, ranging from haul outs and bottom jobs to partial and complete paint jobs, extensions, repowers, and refits

  • On-site craftsmen – solving vibration issues, mechanical repair, welding, fiberglass, hydraulics, carpentry, paint, propeller, engine repairs and metal fabrication  

As a Bradford Marine client, you are assigned an experienced Project Manager who works with you, managing every detail, from the moment you engage our services. The Project Manager oversees all the work and, most importantly, ensures your needs are met with the highest quality work. We plan ahead and pay attention to every detail. We complete your yard period on time and on budget. 

M/Y Imagine

2020 75' Hatteras M75 Panacera Custom Motor Yacht for sale!

IMAGINE is the most extensively optioned M75 Panacera ever built, offering features and custom designs that are built into the M90/98 Hatteras yachts.

Bahamas Location

Bradford Marine offers a full-service shipyard, ideal for both commercial and private vessels thanks to our unlimited haul out capabilities, easily accessible in the Bahamas!

  • Ideal for commercial and private vessels


  • 1,200 ton drydock & 150 ton Travelift onsite


  • 27,600 ton drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard

  • Certified & experienced craftsmen and technicians

  • Machine shop, propeller services, carpentry, fiberglass, painting and more

  • Tax free region for materials and services

  • Inventory of materials & streamlined system to provision needed parts

The variety of services available at Bradford Marine, Bahamas reflects our commitment to excellence; we’re capable of handling the most challenging of tasks!

Meet the

New Owners

John and Michael Kelly are more than father and son. The two have always wanted to work together and wanted a family business related to boating. Three generations of their family started boating together in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the family continued to do so, years later, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Their experiences with marinas and shipyards convinced them that there had to be a way to make the yacht-ownership and yacht-management experience better, and simpler. All of this came together in early 2019 when the Kellys acquired Bradford Marine, with locations in Fort Lauderdale and Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

Michael and John Kelly did a podcast, talking about their vision for the future. Click below to hear their exciting plans!