Mike and everyone at Compass Marine are a pleasure to deal with. Their attention to detail is first class, excellent workmanship. – George Giglioli

I would like to thank Mike and his boys over at Compass for such timely service and attention to detail! You guys rock! – Epic Divers

Outstanding full service marine shop. They go above and beyond to meet your needs. – Gary Frost

We have trusted our boats to Compass Marine for 4 years. Extremely reliable and they take great pride in their work! – Doug & Ann Portz

Compass Marine has always provided a professional and efficient service to keep our boat in immaculate condition. – Gaylene & Nigel Meeson

Boat Building, SUPs, Fully Qualified Shipwright

Boat Building

Mike Farrington is a fully qualified shipwright; he trained in Southampton under master boat builders and is the only boat builder in the Cayman Islands that can take a boat from initial design to completion. Mike rebuilt the Compass Marine company vessel from the hull to what it looks like today.

Compass Marine’s first fully commissioned boat build was a 24ft catamaran that reaches 15mph with two 8hp TOHATSU outboards and can accommodate 10 passengers.


Mike is an avid Stand-Up Paddleboard builder. His SUPs are unique as they are made out of balsa and polonia wood which makes them light and easy to carry. Your other choice is to go with a foam core fiberglass board which will be shaped to your ideal length and width. Choose from fun and colourful designs to personalize your board. Deanna Smith, better known as the Paddleboard Princess around Cayman, and Duane Magis, owner of Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. both agree that the Compass Marine boards are exceptional in the water. Add to this the fact that our boards look unlike any other in Cayman and the decision to own one suddenly becomes a lot easier.