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Christophe Harbour Blog

New Hubs

By SK+G in Adventure, Community, St. Kitts, Yachting

Where in the World? The superyacht hubs opening up cruising opportunities in 2017

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Christophe Harbour: New Caribbean Superyacht Hub Opens

By SK+G in St. Kitts, Yachting

The Marina at Christophe Harbour, the Eastern Caribbean’s highly anticipated superyacht marina on the stunning island of St. Kitts, is now officially open.

Led by superyacht owner and real estate developer Charles ‘Buddy’ Darby, this new homeport is a $100 million infrastructure investment that immediately establishes St. Kitts as part of the popular yacht cruising circuit that includes Antigua, St. Maarten, and St. Barths.

This first phase of the marina includes 24 alongside 150 to 220-foot berths that offer rare freehold berth ownership opportunities and are open for 85 to 300-foot transient vessels. At full build-out, a shore-side village with restaurants, boutiques, and hotels will compliment the marina.

“The arrival of The Marina at Christophe Harbour comes at a...

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7 Superb Spots for Yachting Aficionados

By SK+G in Adventure, St. Kitts, Yachting

Located on St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour is the newest superyacht marina in the Caribbean. Capable of accommodating up to 250-foot superyachts, the marina will include 300 berths (priced from around $1.9 million) at project completion. Sporting the only berths in the Caribbean where owners can purchase a freehold title instead of a leasehold title, the marina will delight boating aficionados of all ages.

Construction is currently underway for the Marina Village, which will include a café, retail shops, and a three-story Customs House with a crew lounge, fitness center, and marina services station. The picturesque property also includes partial and whole-ownership residences for those who want to call the Caribbean home. Approximately 30 three- to four-bedroom units have been completed, with additional...

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Potential in Yachting Industry Highlighted with Launch of Yacht Club

By SK+G in St. Kitts, Yachting

By Loshaun Dixon 

Basseterre, St. Kitts – The potential benefits of a strong yachting sector in St. Kitts and Nevis was the highlight as the St. Kitts Yacht Club opened at their new location in Frigate Bay.

Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant highlighted the significance of the launch to the sector.

“Significant, first of all, is its placement at Frigate Bay,” he said. “Previously they were at the Cockle Shell Bay at Spice Mill. Frigate Bay gives better accessibility for people in St. Kitts and Nevis.”

He further spoke of his happiness that a class of pfeople can grow up interested in yachting.

“They have now also made...

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Captains Transitioning Ashore

By SK+G in Adventure, Community, Marina, St. Kitts, Yachting

How can on board experience as a captain aid those embarking on a career within a marina environment?

“I had to leave yachts due to obligatory military service in Turkey, but, this was the right time for me to settle down in Turkey. I was married and I was looking for a new challenge at the same time,” starts Can Akaltan, who recently assumed the position of general manager at Cesme Marina in Turkey. “The marina industry is a whole different challenge, no matter how much you learn, there’s still a lot of things where you can go further, investigate further and learn more,” he says, following his sharp rise through the management ranks at Cesme.<...

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