While our boat was stored on the hard in Grenada, it was taken care of by one of Denise's competitors. Denise happened to walk by our boat one day, and heard the bilge alarm going off. She contacted me, even though I had not hired her, but had hired a competitor. I was able to contact our tender and the situation was alleviated, with no damage or further issues. This really hit home for us, the fact that Denise would go out of her way to take care of someone who wasn't a customer. Upon our return to Grenada, in chatting with Denise, we discovered that she worked with other competitors on the island, and she knew that our guy was one of them that she worked with. I am forever thankful that Denise did this for us, saved us what could have been a lot of damage. Thanks again Denise, and best of luck in Luperon, my money is on you doing it right in the Dominican Republic, just as you did in Grenada.
randy and beth
Review by Shuffler Batsaikhan1 month ago
Denise provided gardienage for our bot when we were in Grenada over the hurricane season. She regularly inspected to boat for mildew, water ingress, infestations etc. She sent regular e mails and photo's if required. We were very pleased with the service. I am sure she will do as good a job in Luperon.
Review by Teiksma Klockau2 months ago
Denise looked after our 57’ Catamaran Adastra while on the hard in Grenada, I believe her service is invaluable while leaving your boat unattended, she checked the boat every week, took photographs of battery levels and sent them to me regularly, I was able to leave the boat in her professional care and go away on vacation knowing she would handle anything that came her way, Denise is a professional and diligent business owner and I highly recommend her to look after you boat in any location.
Review by Vishma2 months ago
As a business owner here in Grenada, we worked with some of Denise's clients whilst their yacht was in her care. She would coordinate our services and ensure that her clients received what they needed, on time and within budget. It's always a pleasure to work with professionals who care about their customers.
Review by Kristjen2 months ago
We used SafeYachts to take care of our yacht as Denise was recommended to us. We found SafeYachts to be the best gardianage we could have chosen. While we were away Denise kept in contact with us, did ongoing checks, maintenance when needed and gave us monthly reports.
I would definitely recommend SafeYachts to anyone needing gardianage; first class service!
Review by HJGrundy3 months ago
Denise is great. She looked after us is 2013.
Her attention to detail is something that sets her apart. As a boat owner she treats your boat the same way she would tread her own.
I cannot recommend Safeyachts hjghly enough.
Review by Serghios1 year ago
Denise minded my boat for me over two years. She helped me sell the boat as well. We did everything on a handshake. She is extremely ethical and trustworthy. A very fine person indeed.
Review by Inish1 year ago
Denise has looked after our 50 ft Prout cat for 3 seasons now. First on the hard in Clarkes Court and then on the water for 12 months in Prickly Bay. And now another 6 months on the hard in Clarkes Court.
Being more than 6000 miles away, having Denise keep a close eye on the baby, reporting each 2 weeks with images and descriptions of how she is. Also any matters needing attention and advised. Where necessary she follows up and gets the work done. This was all done very thoroughly by someone who KNOWS. Thats what matters.
All in all a great service.
Review by Sacarias Jasari1 year ago
The other 5 star reviews say it all. Denise is excellent, probably more attentive than I am, she is a boat owner so she knows what is important and valued by her clients and she can customise the services of her team to suit. No reservations, Mike 44ft moody on mooring bouy 6 months. Worth saying the moorings are Checked by the equally excellent dive centre scuba tech.
Review by Pannaga Derrow1 year ago
We had the good fortune having Denise at Safe Yachts look after our catamaran whilst she was on the hard in Clarkes Court for 7 1/2 months.
I loved the frequent updates and pictures and we were alerted to any possible problems so we did not return to any surprises.
I highly recommend Denise and her team for any of your boat care needs.
Suzanne & Bob
Review by JeffHallum Mashele1 year ago
Denise watched over our Catamaran Forever, for 6 months in 2017 while she was on a mooring ball in Prickly Bay.
We discussed all the services Denise provided, together we came up with a gaurdianage that best suited our needs. Denise was efficient, affordable and quick to send emailed reports along with pictures of our cat. Any questions I had about our cat, local information, or when I needed suggestions for repairs/services, she was there for us.
Denise and Safe Yachts provided us the comfort we needed knowing Forever was being well taken care of in our absence.
Review by Khodar2 years ago
We left our sailboat on a Safe Yachts mooring ball for five months during the 2016 hurricane season. Receiving very thorough weekly email reports gave us great piece of mind as we attended to our land life. Denise runs Safe Yachts very professionally and anticipates the needs of cruisers. Denise arranges transportation to and from the airport with reliable local drivers. She also put gas in our dinghy prior to arrival making start up to the sailing season seamless. During tense times when storms were approaching the area Denise kept in constant communication with us. Safe Yachts is definitely a five star experience.
Review by Reflection2 years ago
We left our boat on the hard in Grenada for 6 month and hired Denise at Safe Yacht to board and inspect it every two weeks. The inspections were done on schedule and after every one we promptly received an email detailing what had been found and what was done. When we had some battery issues, she coordinated with Stephen at Marine Tech (also would highly recommend) to troubleshoot the problem. She also was able to give us information about the status of work that we had contracted to have done on the boat. When we returned, we found the interior to be as clean and mildew free as when we had left it. Were very pleased with the professionalism of her service and plan to hire her again when we next leave the boat on the hard in Grenada.
Review by Malyarenko Felicidae2 years ago
We had Denise look after our 46' Leopard cat during the summer of 2016. She was very conscientious in her duties and communicative with us whenever needed. She arranged for various projects to be done on our boat in our absence and she monitored all the work. Highly recommended. INDIGO
Review by Xeyan3 years ago
We have known Denise for several years. When ever we are in Grenada on our 50 ft catamaran, we always connect with her. Her moorings are new, safe and well maintained. She is attentive to our needs and knows who to call on to sort out our boat issues. Totally reliable and pays attention to our details. You cannot go wrong leaving your boat in her capable hands. I have spent 25 years racing and cruising all over the globe and I have worked with a lot of people in the sailing industry and Denise is among my favorite.
Review by Hollye3 years ago
My wife and I had to go back to the states to take care of some personal business and needed to leave the boat in Grenada for approximately 6 weeks. This is the second time that we needed to leave the boat over the course of two years and last year we hauled out in Grenada Marine. Since we were only going to be leaving for a short time, we decided to use Denise Simpson / Safe Yachts after receiving several stellar reviews from other cruisers.
I emailed Denise ahead and paid my deposit which guaranteed a mooring ball for the time when we would be away from the boat. ( Definitely recommend that since she does fill up).
Before leaving, Denise came to the boat to check out the various systems and spent approximately an hour with us going through the watermaker, engines and general care of the boat. She took copious notes and really felt that we were in good hands when we left our boat.
Throughout our time away, she sent very thorough notes of the things she did on the boat. Engine hours, temperature, reading on the watermaker.. Whatever your concerns are... she took care of them.
While we were away, there was a problem. The watermaker... (ugh) It was showing a strange error ( I never saw ) and she had an experienced technician out the next day to take care of the problem.
Denise went above and beyond on many occasions and made leaving the boat pleasant. If we ever have to leave the boat in Grenada for an extended period of time, I would absolutely recommend her services!
Review by Sharmilah3 years ago
Denise looked after our yacht Fenicia with great care and attention to detail. We were especially delighted that she even wiped round the hatches to ensure they were extra clean before our return.
We also appreciated the weekly updates to reassure us that all was well on board. We would strongly recommend SafeYachts to anyone who wants careful, trustworthy guardianage in Prickly Bay.
Review by CustomerTheresa3 years ago
We have left our Catamaran with Denise at Safe Yachts twice now whilst we travelled to Canada and the USA. The reassuring weekly email detailing the status of bilges,batteries etc. gave us peace of mind and allowed us to enjoy our travels. One less thing to worry about ! We would have no hesitation in recommending Safe Yachts gardienage.
s/y The Lazy Linda.
Review by DateabilityIQ3 years ago
Having to travel away from the Caribbean for 1 1/2 months, I decided to try Safe Yachts services. I am glad I did, as the whole experience with Denise was stress free. Thanks Denise!
Review by Gopel Wiergowski3 years ago
We contacted Denise at SafeYachts in Prickly Bay, Grenada for a bottom cleaning job prior to departure for our return voyage north. We had a less than acceptable outcome with another local vendor earlier in the season and wanted to deal with someone who would be more responsive.
Denise and her diver arrived on schedule and completed the job at the price quoted. I inspected the work after the diver had left and found the entire bottom and prop to be as clean as I could want. The diver also detailed the waterline which went beyond my expectations.
Review by BahaaTee3 years ago
We are Canadians with a sailboat located in Grenada. We were referred to Denise and Safe Yachts through a boat delivery service in the BVI's who strongly recommended her. Our initial need was an inspection of the boat to ensure sea worthy. Denise and her business associate completed a thorough 4 hour inspection and provided an extremely detailed report listing all matters and what work was required. This included all boat parts, engine, bilge, generator, battery, electrical components, mechanics, everything. We then wanted to move the boat to a new location (closer to Safe Yachts) and Denise prepared the boat for the journey, notified the coast guard, hired a tug boat and transported the boat without a single issue to her new mooring in Prickly Bay.
Since that time, Denise has been working on the boat to ensure ship shape including multiple cleanings and oiling of interior wood, ensuring all mechanical components in working order, purchasing generator on our behalf, installing solar panels, draining pumps and bilge, cleaning entire boat including rust, etc. from prior maintenance, organizing chain and anchor. Hours and hours and hours of labour. We have been so appreciative of her attention to detail, proactive nature and responsibility.
Denise provides all time details spent on boat for invoicing and scans and provides all receipts for purchases made. Denise is providing a valuable service that only someone with her experience and strength of personality can provide.
Review by MaryDawn3 years ago
Denise was very helpful to me when I arrived in Prickly Bay with engine problem, helping me to get on one of her moorings and arranging for an engineer to sort out the engine for me.
Review by Skyerunner Briche3 years ago
The owner of SafeYachts, Denise, was very easy to communicate with before I used her service and even sent me an update while away from my boat back in the States. All details were taken care of including dinghy ride and taxi service. Very easy and I did not have to worry about. Will use her service in the future.
Review by Dupont Arensberg3 years ago
Genuinely caring and attention to detail. I felt like my needs were always appreciated. Couldn't have asked for better service than what I received.
Review by TeriLynn3 years ago
I had SafeYachts clean the inside of my sail boat in Prickly Bay, Grenada, a while back. It was spotless from stem to stern. They didn't miss a thing.
Highly recommended and I'll use their services again.