St Kitts and Nevis set to welcome more superyachts with two new marinas
Originally built in 1992 for the Barcelona Olympics, the Salamanca Group bought Marina Port Vell in 2010 with an eye toward creating a place for large yachts to dock in the center of Barcelona.
The West Indies island of St. Kitts was formerly known as St. Christophe Island. Now St. Christophe’s name graces the island’s scenic southeast area, named Christophe Harbor. That is where for the past few years, a group of investors has dreamed and planned a 2,500-acre real estate sort with a superyacht marina.
We’ve had our eye on the development of Porto Montenegro—a Gulf of Kotor port city of one of Europe’s smallest, youngest nations—for quite some time. The idea of a Monaco-like marina and destination in the location was promising and now—six years after clean-up, restoration and development began in earnest—this area is thriving.
Island Global Yachting (IGY) recently added three new destinations to its global roster of luxury resort marinas: Panama, Mexico and Turks and Caicos.
After building a buzz for a couple of years now, Marina Port Vell’s developer Salamanca Group is embarking on the marina’s second development phase. Ultimately, Port Vell will have berths ranging from 33 feet (10 meters) to 591 feet (180 meters) with a majority in the 60- to 90-meter range.
If you’re considering a cruise through South America sometime soon, you may want to double check the cost of docking and marine services in Argentine ports. Marine service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), which recently expanded its presence in Latin America with an office in Port Montt, Chile, sent out an advisory concerning the rise of inflation in Argentina.
Just before the community celebrated its second anniversary, Albany is expanding with the construction of brand new Marina Residences. Located near Nassau in The Bahamas, Albany has been welcomed by the island. “This important second phase of construction at Albany is a terrific vote of confidence for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie.
Rybovich is already an established name in the South Florida marine industry, but the recent acquisition of a 3000 ton floating dry dock expands both their hauling capacity and their refit capabilities. Combined with their existing 150 and 660 ton Travelifts, the floating dry dock makes Rybovich the facility with the largest hauling capacity in South Florida.
Beautiful but remote, the Mexican peninsula of Baja was often overlooked as a cruising destination, attracting mostly adventurous travelers and sportfishermen. But a recent trip has shown us that the region has become increasingly well suited to cruising yachts and luxury travelers, without losing any of its natural charm or its wilder side.
Sarasota Yacht Club, which serves both yachting and social members, has undertaken several initiatives to remain viable into the future. Those initiatives include a recent refinancing, new programming and efforts to appeal to Sarasota’s changing demographics.
Have you ever booked a tee time using your computer or smart phone? Now you can do the same to reserve a boat slip or your dry stack storage. Anderson Software has unveiled a new cloud-based application that enables boat owners to conveniently schedule dry stack launches, marina valet and concierge services, and boat repairs using any PC, tablet or Web-enabled smart phone.
In the most recent roundup of industry news, read more about a new dockage deal at IGY St Lucia, the accreditation of Ft Lauderdale-based Maritime Professional Training, the efforts of the Caribbean Marine Association to ban TBT-based anti-fouling paint, and an open house to be hosted for Captains in Nice on May 10th.
Writer Herman Melville once called it “an elbow of sand” and the native Wampanoag Indians named it “the Faraway land” (or Nantucket). Both names fit this 14-mile-long and 3.5-mile-wide island 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast. A recent addition to the island’s genteel way of life is the family-friendly Westmoor Club and its flagship Belle.