Ronald Hilliman, and his brother Germain, showed up to work the day after Hurricane Irma having lost everything. When asked what they wanted to do, their joint answer was simple: ‘we need to work’. Work they did. ...

There’s a new face behind the very busy service department at Parts & Power Ltd. In October, Sayeed Mohammed took the reins over this part of the Tortola, British Virgin Islands-based company, which is the largest supplier of diesel engines, generators, ...

Gavin Dooley has been promoted to the position of General Manager of Parts & Power, Tortola BVI. Having joined the company as service manager in 2016, he now assumes responsibility for the Parts, Sales & Service departments. Mr. Dooley hails ...

The year was 1968 and I was rebuilding a Utility Four, the predecessor to the Atomic Four, a flat head four cylinder gasoline auxiliary engine for my just-purchased 22-foot wooden double-ender Corina. There was one problem—I didn’t know much about ...

Volvo North American Training Manager, Magnus Gedda, held training on the Volvo Penta D1 and D2 engines in Tortola, British Virgin Islands in October. Magnus spent one day with the BVI dealer Parts & Power, reviewing the Volvo Vodia tool ...

  Modern marine diesels are amazingly dependable—but not fool-proof, not idiot-proof. I know this. I’ve learned it the hard way. This idiot has injured a number of ‘em. Being a klutz around a marine engine can be very, very expensive. ...

Parts & Power, the British Virgin Islands based Caribbean distributor for numerous industrial and marine products and brands, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new dealer for Perkins Engines and spare parts. Plan B Generators has been appointed ...

On Tuesday and Wednesday 20 & 21 August 2013, Dealer Principals and Representatives met in Deerfield Beach, FL for their bi-annual Caribbean Dealer Conference. Dealerships from the USVI, BVI, Antigua, St Maarten, Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad were in attendance. A ...

I am loath to admit it, but the truth is that I’ve turned a silk purse into a sow’s ear. That’s right—I’ve reduced my pristine yacht (a Wauquiez 43 named Ganesh) to the state of a garbage scow. This wasn’t ...

I'm currently in Amsterdam and attempting to teach our ten week old granddaughter Soku how to sail. This isn't going too well ... ...

Parts & Power Ltd, of Tortola, recently completed a 4 day Organization and Time Management course for their personnel concentrating on increased Customer Satisfaction. ...

Exactly 20 years ago, at the height of Hurricane Hugo, I lost my previous boat Carlotta. A 68 foot schooner named Fly Away lived up to her name and started doing just that in 150+ knots of wind. ...

Caribbean News from around the region from July 2006 ...