[dropcap]B[/dropcap]radford Marine Bahamas, LTD recently announced the promotion of Ray Lightbourne to Assistant Superintendent-Bahamas. Ray, a Freeport local, was hired by Bradford Marine Bahamas in 2010. As a certified scuba diver, Lightbourne started his Bradford career in the Lift Department, inspecting the underwater docking in the drydock area and acting as the “eyes” for the surface docking crew.
Lightbourne’s experience as a captain led him to oversee the training operations for Bradford Marine tug boats that maneuver the yachts and commercial vessels into the 1,200 ton Floating Drydock. Having a strong knowledge of IT and computer networking, Ray effectively worked his way up to IT Specialist and Assistant Drydock Manager.
In his newly appointed position as Assistant Yard Superintendent, Lightbourne will supervise the operation and maintenance of a 1200 ton Floating Drydock at Bradford Marine Bahamas.
Dan Romence, General Manager-Bahamas, said, “Ray has always demonstrated his ability to work hard and learn new disciplines. This attitude made it an easy choice to promote him to Assistant Yard Superintendent. I am certain that Ray will continue management growth within the company.”
Bradford Marine offers six service locations with its main presence in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Since 1966, the company has provided customers with the finest in quality service and sales at its impressive facilities. The offerings of Bradford Marine include yacht sales, yacht charter, yacht management, and full refit and repair services in the U.S. and the Bahamas. For more information, visit www.bradford-marine.com.