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Recommended by the Captains and Skippers of super and mega-yachts.

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This recommendation from one of the Superyacht Services Guide’s contributing Captains says it all for Glenworth 'Sim' Francis... "I wanted to bring to your attention to a yacht painter we used who is truly exceptional.  Working under the name of 'Techniques' Glenworth Francis (better known as 'Sim') provides a full range of boat painting services,including hull, deck and interior work, spray varnishing, Awlgrip and gelcoat repairs including colour matching.

We had Sim spray our deck hatch surrounds and they came out beautifully. He also brush painted our interior overhead so smoothly that people swear it looks like it was sprayed. We even had Sim Awlgrip a few of our spars and they look like new.”

We had Sim spray our deck hatch surrounds and they came out beautifully. He also brush painted our interior overhead so smoothly that people swear it looks like it was sprayed. We even had Sim Awlgrip a few of our spars and they look like new.”

“He has a "can-do" attitude and always communicated about the progress of the job; it was a delight to work with him. I highly recommend him." 
Being in the yachting industry for many years, maintaining yachts to high industry standards I feel particularly qualified to comment on the services of Techniques Yacht Painters.

Workers showed up when scheduled on time and dressed in a professional manner.

Preparation:  Masking and taping is all completed to high industry standards.

Colour matching:  Most recent command has a base coat metallic paint with clear coating. Major yards in the US would not attempt to blend small paint repairs, Technique Yacht Painters completed all repairs with no noticeable blemishes.

Final finish:  All painting done to date has a final finish of show room quality.

Deficiencies:  On completion of a project and final review, any deficiencies were handled without contest.

Extras:  At no time have I been asked for extra funds midway through a project. The quoted price has always been honoured regardless of climatic conditions or unforeseen difficulties.

In conclusion, I have worked with many yacht painters worldwide. There are few if any that can match the service, professionalism or quality of Technique Yacht Painter.

Should you need any further verification please feel free to contact me.

Captain Neil P. Rock MCA. Master 200gt. Ocean Unlimited.  
S/Y Tiger Lily  Gunboat 6603 

Christopher A. Hanson
78 Scituate Rd.
York, ME 03909


March 29th 2016

To Whom It May Concern,

RE: Glenworth “Sim” Francis

I have known Sim for just about 5 years now. During the winters Sim helps me maintain my fleet of boats in Antigua, West Indies. Sim has carried out many and varied assignments going above and beyond my expectations. I’ve hired Sim to paint our carbon masts and booms and touch up many areas around the boats hull and nonskid. His team also regularly details and cleans the exteriors. Sim is loyal, honest, reliable and can be counted on to seek assistance with every facet of my yachts many finishes. Sim has committed himself to a career in mastering yacht refinishing and I would not miss the opportunity to hire him back.


Christopher A. Hanson
Owner / Operator of Boat Hampton Inc.

Motor Yacht Leander G
To Whom It May Concern
'Glenworth Francis' (Sim) is an excellent worker and organises his painting team in a very efficient way which ensures that he achieves the best result possible" I would highly recommend his work. Sim is punctual and hard working and applies best efforts to his clients needs. Leander’s Hull was sprayed in the water and was completed on budget to the original quote and on time. I would use Sim again in the future with his team of excellent staff.
Captain Jules Cope
MY Leander.
January 2016
                                                                                     Antigua, 23rd November 2016
To whom it may concern,
Glenworth Francis, known to me and to most here on Antigua as Sim, has been a friend and a reliable contractor for many years now.
I have watched him grow from being in my employment with Woodstock Boatbuilders to establishing himself as one of the premier Paint Contractors on the island. Since becoming a yacht Captain myself I have used his services whenever quality Paint or Gelcoat work was asked for and not once found reason for complaint.
Sim has slowly built himself a reliable team of family members and friends and is running a tight yet friendly ship.
His Business had grown big enough to run multiple paint projects at any one time and Sim appears to be in full control, keeping his eye on quality and efficiency very professionally.
In a competitive and highly specialized market, Sim has established himself as one of the top Painters on Island and I am glad to say this is fully deserved.
I happily recommend Techniques Yacht Painting to any Yacht Captain or Property Manager as a reliable and efficient contractor in his field.
Konstantin Troje-Tuck, Captain
S/Y Sweet Emotion                                                British Registry: 917389                                               Sat Phone: 008816 224 70740 Portsmouth, UK                                                                                   Call Sign: 2EIA6 Net Ton: 51,84                                                                                    MMSI: 235085318

Professional Yacht Deliveries
157 Telegraph Road
Wirral CH60 7SE

Tel: +44(0)1513421001
Fax: +44 (0)151 3420369

30th June 2016

To whom it may concern

I am captain on board Sailing Yacht "Stormbird " (Hallberg Rassy 62) based in the Caribbean. Stormbird is managed by UK based "Professional Yacht Deliveries Worldwide Ltd"

Antigua is our home port during the summer months.

We have a longstanding association with "Techniques Yacht Painters" spanning many seasons. We always call on Sim and his crew for all our Awl-grip painting and varnishing requirements whenever we are in Antigua

Sim over the years has established a well-respected professional business for the numerous yachts here in Antigua _ He has completed many Awl-grip painting projects for us including cockpit helm station, cockpit stripe, full Awl-grip makeover of all our bathroom shower cubicles , both our radar and satcom poles as well as many other numerous smaller projects. He has truly helped us keep our 14 year old yacht looking like new !!

Although I undertake most of the varnishing on board myself there are certain projects which truly benefit from spray varnishing. Sim is one of only a few companies in Antigua who offer this service and I highly recommend Sim for your varnishing needs. I also know he offers "brush" varnishing as well.

Sim is a perfectionist at work and he won't be happy with the project until he is completely satisfied the job has been completed correctly. His crew are a charming group of people who have been working with Sim for many years including his brother.

They are meticulous in their work, very hard working, polite and courteous and a pleasure to have on board.

They just get on with the job without any chatting amongst themselves to slow things down.

I fully endorse and recommend Technique Yacht Painters.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further references or pictures of his work.

Kind regards

Tim Pask
S/Y Stormbird
Tel: + 44 0 787 020 2146
Tel: + 1 268 776 3347 Antigua

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Schooner Metani

To Whom It May Concern:                                        February 18, 2017

I am writing in reference to Sim (Glenworth Francis) who owns and operates Techniques Yacht Painters. I first met Sim nine years ago when he was just starting his business. At that time he undertook several painting jobs aboard Metani both above and below decks. Sim was meticulous in his preparation and care for the boat, and the results were magnificent. Maintaining a classic wooden schooner requires special care, and difficult finishing issues often arise; Sim was more than equal to the task.

Since that time, Metani has been all over the Caribbean and the East Coast of the US and we have not found another painter with Sim’s talents. It was with great pleasure that we recently returned to Antigua to ask Sim to help us with a few painting projects. He quickly fit us in and accomplished the work within a very tight time frame. Sim now has a greatly expanded team, but I am pleased to say his high standards and fine quality are unchanged. Moreover, his expanded crew allows him to handle very large jobs with ease. Finally, Sim is an absolute pleasure to deal with.

I highly recommend Sim and Techniques Yacht Painters to any Captain with finishing needs.


Jim Bregman Captain,  S/V Metani  + 1- 646-326-6525

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