The inaugural Pendennis St Kitts Rendezvous proved to be the perfect post-St Barths Bucket event for all involved, as The Marina at Christophe Harbour hosted seven boats for two days of relaxed fun in the new St Kitts superyacht marina.
Following the official opening of the Marina earlier this year, this event was the first of its kind to be held at Christophe Harbour. The parade of sail was a spectacular sight, especially for local residents, who have worked closely with the Christophe Harbour team to bolster the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis’s reputation as a new superyacht destination.
Superyacht owner and founder of Christophe Harbour Buddy Darby and his team built The Marina at Christophe Harbour from the ground up, with the needs of superyachts and events such as this driving every aspect of development.
The event provided a unique opportunity to showcase the Federation’s many assets and The Marina at Christophe Harbour as a new cruising destination and homeport. With access to such features as expedited clearance, a custom turning basin, state-of-the-art power pedestals, complimentary high speed in-slip WiFi, and SALT Plage seaside lounge, owners and crew alike declared the Rendezvous a great success.
Discussions about a collaborative event first began five years ago with Pendennis executives. “We admire Buddy’s determination to create a first class superyacht marina and new destination in this region,” said Toby Allies, Director of Sales and Marketing for Pendennis. “Pendennis is pleased to have solidified a partnership with him and Christophe Harbour at such an early stage in the marina’s development. It’s the first step in creating a fantastic event which we hope will continue for many years to come.”
“We are honored to have Pendennis put such faith in us and in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis as to bring their impressive fleet to our shores. While this may be the first of such events, it will certainly not be the last,” said Darby, following the success of the event.
The Pendennis St Kitts Rendezvous is sure to build strong links between Pendennis and the Caribbean and hold a clear place in the calendar of sailing yachts world over in the future. A sentiment reflected by one of the visiting captains this year: “In years to come when Christophe Harbour is firmly fixed on the superyacht radar we will be able to boast that we were among the first to be there.”
The Marina at Christophe Harbour is part of the larger residential resort community that features luxury single-family real estate properties, a members-only club, the Caribbean’s first upcoming Park Hyatt hotel, and a future Tom Fazio golf course. For more information, visit ChristopheHarbour.com.
Photo credit: Cory Silken