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Hugues Marine

Mechanical Engineering

One of the most highly rated Mechanical Engineering companies in the entire Caribbean, based in St. Barth’s. 

Hugues Marine was set up by Hugues Portier, the gentleman whose reputation of excellence has made St. Barth’s a technical stop of choice for a growing number of yachts, who are now choosing to be there specifically for his expertise! For well over 20 years, this friendly and dynamic company owner has been a great contact for many superyachts in St. Barth’s, always keeping abreast of the latest technology by attending extensive annual training courses for the manufacturers he represents.

In fact, we have heard how he has saved many expensive charters and critical situations on yachts, and the captains we interviewed couldn’t express more highly their gratitude for this “excellent technician”. Hugues is also very reactive and won’t hesitate to work after hours, all night long if necessary. Hugues Marine has long-standing working relationships with many other major manufacturers including Kohler generators and Mastervolt (amongst others) and will undertake any mechanical, electrical, water maker, hydraulic or welding / machining task one might have; they also offer sales and service of BWA semi rigid inflatables. To summarize it all, Hugues Marine came highly-rated last year as being: “The essential contact to have in St. Barth’s!”

Hugues Marine is the official dealer throughout the Caribbean for MAN engines and has highly skilled factory-trained technicians operating two diagnostic computers and many specialist tools so as to provide superyachts with the highest level of servicing and after sale warranty for all MAN engines - as well as offering engine sales. As also newly appointed agents for Nanni Diesel and FPT Iveco this companies ‘fast reaction’ service means that technicians are on standby to fly to all Caribbean destinations to troubleshoot and fix a variety of mechanical problems.

For maximum efficiency, Hugues can even join a yacht at sea aboard his powerful tender, and is assisted by a team of right, including a technician in charge of all the logistics to organize the schedule and order spare parts to offer a fast response time.

Electrical / Electronics 

Hugues has a great knowledge of all electrical related problems, for yachts in St. Barth’s.  Hugues Marine is the highly recommended mechanical engineering company in St. Barth’s whose highly thought of services have resulted in St Barth’s becoming the  technical stop of choice for a growing number of yachts, choosing Hugues Marine specifically for his expertise! 

Besides his engineering expertise,. As he says: “Many problems come from electrical deficiency” - and he deals with these issues on a regular basis. 

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14 Rue Victor Hugo
Saint Barthelemy


T: +590 590275070, +590 690649596


F: +590 590520504

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