Volvo Penta of the Americas have appointed Spar Yard Marine Solutions as an authorized sales and service dealer in Bermuda. With a rich sailing legacy, the island of Bermuda will host the 35th annual Americas Cup and given its geographical location, Spar Yard is well-positioned to support the influx of leisure and commercial vessels leading up to and during the event which takes place in June 2017.
Established in 1995, Spar Yard has recently undergone significant growth through the amalgamation of two additional local marine organizations, making it the premier full-service boat yard in Bermuda. Located in the Royal Navy Dockyard, the yard serves a full range of vessels – including those operated by local businesses, residents and tourists. With five trained technicians, Spar Yard performs a full range of engine services, including scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs, as well as installations.
“We expect up to 60,000 people for the Americas Cup event, and much of the movement of traffic will be on the water,” said Kareem Johnson, General Manager of Spar Yard. He added, “Our location close to the America’s Cup team support center will enable us to provide on-the-spot service and repairs quickly and efficiently.”