The initiatives include increased superyacht marina capacity, new charter regulations, and a revival of the Fiji Marina Operators Association to act as a superyacht coordinating body.

“We recently held the first meeting of the association and will now record exactly how many superyachts visit us,” explains John Philp, a director of Vuda Point Marina. “Last year between 30 and 40 called and we expect at least 40 this year.”

Fiji’s new charter regulations now allow superyachts to visit and undertake chartering for up to 18 months