The Government of Grenada supports the plan of expansion and increasing the number of berths available in the Southern Caribbean at the most sought-after marina destination, Camper & Nicholsons' Port Louis Marina.
The support of additional berthing facilities and new pontoons at Port Louis Marina has been considered for some time and the new berths will complement the existing marina design and infrastructure. Build of the new berths is due to start in 2019.
The expansion project for an additional 70 berths will see several million dollars of further investment. The new pontoons have been designed to provide flexibility in berthing a full range of yachts arriving in Grenada which has seen record numbers of arrivals in recent years. This includes superyachts, cruising yachts, local boats, charter yachts and the hosting of international sailing races and regattas, plus enjoyable family maritime events.
The additional development of Port Louis Marina further secures the promise of greater tourism links and associations for the whole island to benefit. The marina investment is testament to the ongoing ethos of Grenada to create more opportunity, greater global visibility and helping to grow Grenada as a Caribbean destination to visit and to invest.
Dan Hughes, COO of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas comments, “The expansion of Port Louis Marina will be a significant step towards realising the full potential of one of our major marina assets which sees strong year-on-year growth. We have demonstrated our long-term commitment to the island of Grenada since the purchase of Port Louis Marina back in 2008 and our continued strong collaboration with the local government.
"We have enjoyed considerable growth in the yachting sector by providing a sought-after destination and the local management and team providing reputable 5-star service and a high-level of safety and security to all who visit. The new berths will allow greater utilisation of the available water space and provide space for more yachts to visit and berth in Port Louis Marina and enjoy Grenada in the future.”
Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, with the support of the Government of Grenada will now begin the works to expand the pontoon structure within the marina. The planned expansion represents around a 50% increase in berthing capacity.
Glynn Thomas, General Manager of Port Louis Marina comments, “With the continued support of Dr. The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, his Government and Ministers we will continue to develop opportunities for Grenada through our marine and yachting links. We are delighted to see the future of yachting here in Grenada looking so healthy, providing employment security within the marina and the economic benefits the yachts bring to the island and we are thankful for our loyal customers and supporters in helping make this happen.”