St Kitts and Nevis have reported an increase of approximately 60% in the number of luxury yachts visiting the Caribbean islands over the last 3 years, largely on behalf of their new superyacht marina in Christopher Harbour.
Located on the south end of St Kitts, figures show the island hosted 134 superyachts surpassing the 100 feet/30 metre mark last season at Christopher Harbour, with the harbour's new 2,500-acre facilities hosting 46 yachts over 80 feet since its inauguration in February.
This report indicates positivity for St Kitts and Nevis, as it seeks to establish itself as a leading destination to visit on a Caribbean charter itinerary, which could also incorporate a visit to Antigua or St Barts. The numbers match the expected 20-percent annual growth of the superyacht industry in St Kitts and Nevis.
Able to accommodate vessels of up to 318 feet/97 metres, the $100 million marina was founded by S/Y 'Andromeda la Dea' owner Buddy Darby and currently has 24 berths for vessels measuring between 147 feet/45 metres and 220 feet/67 metres.
The marina features a professionally-engineered entry and turning basin, with a designated point of entry allowing for onsite-expedited clearance and has recently developed a luxury shore-side village with a private beach club, al fresco dining and beach facilities, and pool.
The island boasts exceptional unspoiled beauty and offers advantages including significantly lower bunkering costs (due to the lack of duties on the import or sale of fuel), 24/7 security, provisioning services and state-of-the-art pedestals.
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figures show the island hosted 134 superyachts surpassing the 100 feet mark last season