B&G's History B&G was founded in 1988 by Bill and Georgia Schroer. Originally brought to the British Virgin Islands to run the Freedom Yacht Charter business, they branched out on their own to look after private clients’ yachts.
In 2013, after 20 years across multiple facets of the "boat" business, Todd Patterson purchased B&G and has since grown the company to provide an expanded range of products and services, including larger refit projects, in-house metal machining/fabrication and welding, a variety of shipwright services, and mechanical and electrical overhauls; Todd also brings to the business considerable sailing and rigging experience. In 2017, B&G began offering clients continuity of its BVI services with a service centre in Newport, RI, making it the first full-service BVI yacht management company to be able to do so. B&G continues to evolve in order to bring our clients first rate service, so that they may always enjoy their yachts to the fullest. With this ongoing commitment to customer service, B&G opened a third service location, in Virginia, VA, in May 2022.
Fibreglass & Painting
Last year we were looking for someone in the BVIs to care for our boat. We spend two months per year in the islands and need someone to tend to her in our absence. Todd Patterson, owner of B&G, was recommended to us. Todd and his group have done an outstanding job of keeping Pura Vida in shipshape! From scheduled maintenance to repairs, they can do it all. Recently we experienced two major hurricanes - with B&G’s hurricane preparation plan, amazingly, we barely received a scratch! If you need someone to care for your boat you should call Todd and his group at B&G
Tim & Terry Detten, Lagoon 450 S/V Pura Vida
I have been a client of B&G since 2013. When I purchased a Beneteau 411 Oceanis I was completely new to Caribbean sailing with a 2002 former charter boat that took needed some TLC. Todd and his crew transformed the boat over that summer into a second home for my family and friends, until Hurricane Irma transformed her to a total loss. Saying good bye to a home unexpectedly was softened by the compassion and patience Todd, Raju and Tamara provided in the months after Irma. I relied upon them to help me salvage my belongings and arrange for transfer to a new (to me) Oceanis 411 in the Chesapeake. Todd's approval of the replacement yacht was critical throughout my decision-making and negotiations throughout the survey and purchase process. In summer 2018 I will start a new adventure in US government service while living aboard her in Washington DC. As soon as my government sortie is completed I intend to have The Institute (2.0) sailed back to B&G in Tortola to bring her to back to full glory and continue the voyage.
Oceanis 411 S/V The Institute
B&G Yacht Management is an excellent partner for any level of boater. As a relative newcomer to boating in the BVI, and a power boat vs a sail boat, we were somewhat of an outlier. B&G was able to service, maintain, and secure our 40’ Nordhavn for all seas and weather conditions. It was in pristine condition on arrival every time, and all work done on her was performed at a high level. We can recommend B&G without reservation.
After we, like so many, were hit by IRMA, the first five months passed and almost nothing happened until we commissioned B & G Management to take care of our boat and the necessary repairs that everything ran like clockwork. Because of this and because Todd Patterson has done an excellent job with his team, we can, with a clear conscience, recommend him unreservedly. So far this has been the best experience with repairs in our sailing life.