Being boaters ourselves we know the challenges in the Caribbean best. From the availability of getting just the right product (the whole reason we started Budget Marine) to making sure these products stand up to the test in our tough Caribbean environment, we select our products carefully so you can get back on the water with as little fuss and expense as possible.
With brick and mortar stores throughout the Caribbean, we have the products you need right here, right now. You can feel the products, prod them with a yardstick and immediately take them back to your boat. No paperwork or custom’s hassles, lost or delayed in shipments to deal with.
Range, Depth & Support
In every product range, we continue to improve our selection to giving you alternatives for the product you are looking for. We also continue to look at our product depth, and our ability to support the product thoroughly with parts and warranties. Many products such as Tohatsu, Lofrans, Jabsco, Harken and Lewmar are fully supported with a wide selection of parts stock.
Value and quality
The tropical environment is tough on marine equipment. Budget Marine focuses on supplying equipment and supplies that stand up to the onslaught from sun, heat and salt air. We believe our customers not only want but need quality marine gear to work well in these conditions. We test the products we sell and we put them on our boats. We pride ourselves in understanding the specific challenges that conditions in the Caribbean pose to boaters no matter what type of boat you have. We consolidate this pool of experience when choosing the products we stock. That’s why you don’t see every brand on our shelves, but you will find the ones that work best in our environment.
Special Order Service
The boats that visit us are from around the world and have highly varied equipment. Budget Marine’s challenge is to supply a wide variety of equipment from a very wide range of suppliers, providing as much under one roof as is possible and consequently the greatest convenience for customers. We have over 12,000 products in stock from over 280 suppliers. However, if you still cannot find your part we have a reliable Special Order Service to get it to you quickly and efficiently.
Accommodating your budget
We know a boaters budget is not the biggest. That’s why we are always looking for ways to see how we can best accommodate your budget. In some locations Foreign Yachts are exempt of taxes and import duties if they meet customs criteria. If you are planning a refit project you can open an account with us that entitles you to a discount on items bought upfront depending on the size of the project. Just talk to us to see if any of the above applies to you.
We are here for everyone who spends time on, or around the water. Our customers range from small boat owners and boating companies to mega yacht owners and major marine business operators and everything in between. We are still firm believers in face-to-face contact and are committed to providing the best service across the spectrum and meeting the particular needs of all in the boating community. If you have any specific questions, or need referrals to specialists we recommend, please visit the Customer Service representative in the location you are in.
Boating is in our DNA
Our vision is not simply commerce; it’s a commitment to people. It’s why we support sailing programs and events throughout the Caribbean. By initiating and supporting ‘on the water’ events that draw both local and international participation, by encouraging new boaters and participating in forward thinking organizations that foster marine trade and co-operation, we believe we can make a meaningful contribution to the Caribbean community. Assistance with marine environmental projects and a strong focus on youth sail training programs further enhance Budget Marine’s presence in the Caribbean.