Global Services has been supplying yachts with spare parts and equipment all over the world for nearly twenty years. This month they are opening an office in STP Marina, Palma. The new office opens in response to customers’ requests to have ‘people on the ground’ and they are teaming up with Spike Thomson from West Med Marine to do just that. Many of you will already know Spike; West Med Marine offers a range of services that complement our own including advice on berthing and haul out, shipping and storage and yacht concierge services.
Sourcing and procuring everything a yacht needs requires team work and planning. We all know the best and most cost effective option is to be prepared and to plan ahead but we also know we don’t live in a perfect world. There will always be times when spares, parts or equipment are needed at short notice or in an emergency.
Using the services of a superyacht supply company like Global Services will help you to plan and manage your ordering requirements, whether you’re ordering day to day items or supplying the yacht for longer voyages. They often get calls from crew in the Caribbean who are finding it difficult to source spares and parts for European equipment so it’s definitely worth reviewing your spares inventory and ordering vital parts before heading West.
Wherever you are, if time is short or if you’re not able to find a part they claim that they can provide you with additional support and resources to help you track down those ‘hard to find’ items. It’s also worth taking some time to understand whether ‘cheap’ products actually represent better value for money by the time you’ve added shipping and duty. The best advice and the best ‘value’ may be to buy in Europe before you leave. If you do need anything when you’re in the Caribbean, it may help you keep the price down if you collect items from St Maarten where ‘duty’ doesn’t apply.
The new office in Palma isn’t just a hub for them to ship to; it’s a place for you to pop in and get some advice. It’s the same great service and competitive pricing you expect from Global Services, but with the added benefit of local knowledge and our team on the ground. We’ve got check lists of all the major consumables and spares if you need a memory jogger.
Whatever your supply needs, Global Services is here to make your life simple and they can quite literally source everything from a teaspoon to main engine!
Talk to Spike on: +34 670 722 000, email email@example.com or visit www.globalservicespalma.com