The Federation has seen nearly 60% growth in superyachts cruising its waters over the last three years. St Kitts and Nevis has noted 134 yachts of more than 100 feet in the Federation’s 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 percent 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. Visitors this season were quick to praise Christophe Harbour:
“The dock itself is terrific. It’s big, safe and has all the necessary services. Again, the marina staff were extremely helpful and assisted with both docking and support.”
“The reason we wanted to take our boat to Christophe Harbour was to try it out as a base for exploring that area. We have enjoyed Antigua, St Barths, St Kitts and the neighbouring islands many times but . . . they have lacked a really good protected anchorage. Christophe Harbour changes all that. It’s a fabulous, well protected base close to some beautiful, unspoilt and very historic islands.”
“The place is beautiful, the people are great, and we now have a destination between destinations in the Leewards.”
Since its opening mid-February, The Marina at Christophe Harbour has welcomed 46 boats greater than 80 feet in length in its inaugural season – an incredibly positive beginning.
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 perfect place to tie up the tender.
A highly skilled marina team led by former superyacht captain and now Christophe Harbour Director of Yachting, Aeneas Hollins is on hand to ensure all needs are met and any visit to St Kitts, now or in the coming seasons, is unforgettable.
Such a strong first season suggests The Marina at Christophe Harbour won’t remain the Caribbean’s best kept secret for long.