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Christophe Harbour Blog

St. Kitts and Nevis Welcomes Another Year of Record Growth in Yachting Sector

By Katherine in Marina, Shopping, St. Kitts, Yachting

For the fifth consecutive year, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and Christophe Harbour report another banner year in yachting and 20% continued growth YOY since marina operations launched at the Eastern Caribbean resort community.  This positive news comes despite a reportedly slower charter season in the region.

In-season repeat visits to Christophe Harbour’s new state-of-the-art marina on the rise as are the average length of stay (4 nights) and the increased average length now surpassing 50m. The marina is homeport to the Perini Navi sloop S/Y Perseus^3, which has the world's third largest carbon mast and the world’s largest single sail, and played host to several high profile yachts this season such as 72.6 m...

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Perk Up at Peppe’s

By Katherine in Community, Dining, Events, Marina, Shopping

It started with a jog in London’s Green Park.

As development of the superyacht marina ramped up, the docks were open and boats were arriving, Christophe Harbour Founder and CEO Buddy Darby recognized a need for a small food and beverage installation to service visiting yachts, locals, and guests.

“I was in London and went out for a morning run in Green Park,” said Darby. “I passed by this great kiosk in the park where people were hanging around drinking espresso, enjoying pastries and the morning paper and I thought – that’s it!”

A few internet searches and phone calls later, contact was made with the owner of the kiosk. ...

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Ballast Bay Outfitters Opening at Christophe Harbour Marina

By Katherine in Adventure, Community, Marina, Shopping, St. Kitts, Yachting

Christophe Harbour is pleased to introduce its luxury retail shops launching in the marina village. In this week’s profile, we’re excited to showcase Ballast Bay Outfitters:

St. Kitts and Nevis are known for their iconic volcanic peaks and crystal blue waters, a landscape made perfect by nature and perfect for outdoor adventure. From challenging hikes to cross-channel swims, mountain biking to padddleboarding, adventure is always just a hop, skip or jump away.

Enter Ballast Bay Outfitters, the newest addition to the retail shops at Christophe Harbour’s marina village.  Ballast Bay Outfitters is the first true “outfitter” in the Federation to offer a full line of outdoor sportswear and equipment...

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DALE Original Art & Style gallery Set to Open in the Marina Village

By Katherine in Community, Events, Marina, Shopping, St. Kitts

Dale Kelley, painting by Dinzey Ryan

Christophe Harbour is pleased to introduce its luxury retail shops launching this month in the marina village. In this week’s profile, we’re excited to showcase local art gallery DALE:

The vision of St. Kitts native and artist Dale Kelley, DALE original art and style showcases distinctive pieces handcrafted in St. Kitts and Nevis.

DALE features fine art, sculpture, pottery, leather goods, jewelry, glassworks and more from several artists who are members of Dale’s local art collective, iFlamboyant.

Philanthropic by nature, she began iFlamboyant several years ago to grow awareness of and support for local artists and artisans in St....

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Joya St. Kitts Upscale Women’s Boutique Opens in the Marina Village

By Katherine in Community, Marina, Shopping

Christophe Harbour is pleased to introduce its luxury retail shops launching this month in the marina village. In this week’s profile, we’re excited to showcase Joya St. Kitts:

Named for Christophe Harbour developer Buddy Darby’s mother and sister, Joya St. Kitts features a carefully curated collection of eclectic, high-end brands from around the world including lavish caftans and tunics, woven tote bags, and bespoke footwear suitable to take guests and members from beachside to tableside.

Director of Retail Merchandising Teri Pantelakos has worked in the retail industry since she was 14. A personal shopper, stylist, buyer, and now fashion curator, she found an opportunity with Joya to make a statement.

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