Heritage & History

By the mid-19th Century, the world's oceans were the playground for all kind of sailing vessels. Bringing the best of the West Indies to the World was the purpose of our trade and with the beginning of the age of steam, no more natural obstacles would be ever standing between the colonies and the metropolis.

While having kept the historical shipping business, the British and Colonial Navigation Company developed a strong emphasis on providing the marine-related leisure industry with classic yachts (sailing and/or motor) to be used as charter or for luxury private cruises in the warms waters of the West Indies.

Being a family-owned business, we believe in maintaining proudly naval traditions as well long-term thinking to develop sustainably our activity. We are then looking very much forward to welcome you aboard one of our ships !

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