As a former British colony Trinidad has a long history as an economic power in the Caribbean. The large volume of inter-island trade was  facilitated by a substantial fleet of cargo vessels that created the  impetus for the construction of a dry docking and vessel maintenance  facility during the early days of the Second World War.

After  decades of continuous service as a port facility for the port of Port of  Spain harbour authorities, the shipyard and machine shop compound was operated successfully Maritime Preservation Limited, founded in 1994.

Our first contract was awarded by a Florida based cruise line to convert a 300 ft French meteorological vessel into a modern sailing passenger ship that complied with the highest of  international standards including compliance with U.S. Public Health,  U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping Classification  Standards.  

Once this project was completed the now equipped yard staff renovated the slipway and cradle and began providing the general ship owning public dry dock and in the water repairs.

Over the past 15 years we have established a favorable reputation for providing  quality service at very competitive rates.   

Our Mission



Every  Maritime Preservation employee is committed to ensuring each customer  is totally satisfied with their experience. This goal is  achieved by  our commitment to three basic principles:

1. SERVICE: We  understand the importance of customer service and we continuously  strive to achieve the perfect balance between getting the job done  quickly without compromising quality. We undertake every task with a  sense of urgency and with sufficient resources to complete each job as  expediently as possible.

2. QUALITY: Experience is the best  teacher. Our technicians have extensive experience gathered over  hundreds of jobs spanning the last two decades. High quality  workmanship is assured through our commitment to continuous training  and implementation of industry best practices.

3. VALUE:  Providing more than the minimum while maintaining an honest and  transparent accounting of cost is in our view an essential principle to achieving your total satisfaction. Our quality workmanship and rapid service ensure our competitive rates deliver the  exceptional value you are entitled to. 


Efficient ship repair requires the participation of multiple skills which necessitates detailed coordination between various trades of workers. This is complicated by the fact that the scope of the repairs will invariably change once the job has started. This makes information technology of paramount importance in controlling schedules and costs.

MPL is continuously researching and incorporating modern ship repair  technologies in all aspects of engineering, planning, production and  administration.

We have integrated these highly effective project management  techniques into our internal processes, which enable us to deliver quick  turnarounds and lower costs without compromising quality. 


Size matters

Our shipyard and machine shop size enables us to dedicate our entire staff to addressing your ship repairs ensuring quick turnaround so you can  get back to work as soon as possible. Your job is our TOP priority. 

Fabrication Equipment

Full assortment of steel fabrication equipment for 100 workers. Expansive inventory of spares, tools and equipment.

Our Services

Trinidad which is  blessed with large reserves of petroleum and natural gas which has  facilitated the development of an expansive assortment of industrial and  maritime resources, including skilled craftsmen which enables us to  deliver high quality results at very competitive rates.   

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At MPL we strive to be the best in the business. Our goal is to be competitive and we want you to WIN!

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