St Kitts and Nevis has noted 134 yachts of more than 100ft in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis waters

St Kitts and Nevis has noted 134 yachts of more than 100ft in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis waters

The Marina at Christophe Harbour in St Kitts has reported a successful start as its first season draws to a close.

St Kitts and Nevis has noted 134 yachts of more than 100ft in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis waters, proving that this third point of the cruising triangle with Antigua and St Maarten is quickly establishing itself as a popular destination for superyachts frequenting the Caribbean.

“These numbers match the anticipated 20% year-over-year growth of the superyacht industry in St Kitts and Nevis, and its popularity is only set to grow as news spreads of its untouched cruising grounds and convenient distance from the many neighbouring Caribbean islands,” reads a statement.

Since its opening mid-February, the marina at Christophe Harbour has welcomed 46 boats greater than 80ft in length in its inaugural season.

These boats took advantage of the many benefits of the marina’s facilities, including reduced bunkering fees, expedited customs clearance, a purpose-built turning basin, complimentary high speed WiFi, and custom state-of-the-art power pedestals.

Built from the ground up by a superyacht owner as a dock for superyachts, onsite services at the marina also include use of the tender dock, in-slip power, water and fuelling facilities, daily refuse collection and access to the nearby private jet terminal complete with private lounge. On the social side, guests enjoy entry to the SALT Plage waterside bar with its 82ft pier stretching into the Caribbean.

The marina team is led by Aeneas Hollins, former superyacht captain and now Christophe Harbour director of yachting.