Freeport Harbour Company is also a major landlord with ship repair facilities and other marine operations within the harbour. A modern ship repair operation is Grand Bahama Shipyard, a quality rated ISO-2002 organisation, which has three floating dry docks. Dock I, a Panamax-sized construction, is capable of lifting vessels of over 30,000 tons and measures 880 feet overall with a clear breadth of 115 feet. The dock is fitted with 2 x 25-ton cranes and a comprehensive range of support services.
Dock II, one of the largest floating docks in the Western Hemisphere, is a recent addition to the facility. With a lifting capacity of 82,500 tons, an overall length of 985 feet and an overall breadth of 229 feet (192 feet internally), it provides the yard with the ability to accommodate cruise ships up to 150,000 GRT and cargo vessels up to VLCC size. The dock is fitted with 2 x 20-ton cranes and a comprehensive range of support services.
In March of 2008, Grand Bahama Shipyard Company Limited acquired a new third floating dry dock as another key element in its aggressive expansion programme. The new dock, combined with the expansion of the supporting areas, will substantially increase the overall capacity of the yard. Judging by interest from the marketplace, the yard will be fully booked for the foreseeable future. DRY DOCK 3: Length 300 metres, Width 54 metres, Lift Capacity 50,000 tonnes
Complimenting the floating docks are two fully serviced wet berths, each of which can accommodate a vessel of up to 1,000 feet in length. Also on site is a state-of-the-art 34,000 square foot workshop complex, containing one of the largest lathes in the region and a wide range of machinery, which provides opportunities for mechanical solutions and fabrications.
Bradford Grand Bahama Limited, a full service yacht and ship repair facility is also housed at Freeport Harbour with services that include yacht storage, an engine shop, lay-up and wet docking facilities. Vessels are hauled-out on a 1,200 tonne floating dry dock and a 150 tonne Travelift. Recreational boats, motor and sailing yachts, fishing and military vessels have all used Bradford Grand Bahama marine maintenance and repair services. Wet dockage is available for vessels up to 315 ft., and dry storage is available for vessels under 150 tonnes.
The facility has the unchallenged and distinguished capability of lifting vessels up to and including 230 ft. in length for service and repairs. In addition to a machine shop, services are available for hydraulics repairs, carpentry, metal fabrication and welding, painting, and fiberglassing.