Christophe Harbour Blog

Superyacht Crew Take in Third Annual Caribbean CrewFest at Christophe Harbour

By Katherine Verano in Events, Marina, St. Kitts, Yachting

From January 17-20, Christophe Harbour, in partnership with ACREW, welcomed 15 superyachts and 205 crew members to its superyacht marina for fun, games and insightful workshops in an enviable setting, post-holiday-charter season. This year’s theme was Health & Wellbeing, a hot topic for the travel industry in 2018 and an important topic for crew.

Before the learning and exploration commenced, the all-important opening night saw superyacht crew, officials from St. Kitts Tourism Authority, ACREW, and Christophe Harbour gather for a reception along the water's edge in the Marina Village. St. Kitts Tourism Authority enticed the crew with games to familiarise the crew with the island and local performers including the Masqueraders and Moko Jumbies entertained the group with...

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Dreamy D├ęcor Raises the Bar

By Katherine Verano in Community, Marina, St. Kitts, Yachting

High-end touches like fresh flowers are a necessary way of life for superyachts, and St. Kitts-based Dreamy Floral and Décor Bar Ltd. delivers stand-out tropical arrangements. 

Positive reverberations in the yachting industry continue to buoy businesses throughout St. Kitts and Nevis. Since 2016, Christophe Harbour has increased the number of local companies who do business with the marina by 60%, a number that will undoubtedly grow as the marina and the yachting sector continue to expand. While there are many different services and trades required to service yachts and their guests and crew, one of the marina’s most important vendors is a florist.

Decadent luxury is at the heart of any superyacht experience and...

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An icon rises: Marina Village construction well underway

By Angie Owen in Community, Marina, Shopping, St. Kitts

An aerial view of the in-build Customs House. Photo by Caribbean 3D Design.

The Marina at Christophe Harbour has been welcoming superyachts up to 76m to its state-of-the-art facilities since February 2015, and it is now well on its way to delivering the first shoreside components of the marina early next year. The 11,000-square foot Customs House, along with the adjacent luxury retail shops, will be the anchor amenities for the emerging marina village and ensure Christophe Harbour's position as "The New Gateway to the Caribbean" and the region's ultimate homeport. 

The ground and first floors of the iconic...

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St Kitts and Nevis season sees record superyacht traffic

By Angie Owen in Marina, St. Kitts, Yachting

The Caribbean yachting season has come to its close, and St Kitts and Nevis and Christophe Harbour celebrate a record-breaking year for superyacht traffic. The 2015/2016 season has seen the Federation welcome nearly 200 yachts over 22m to its waters, with 87% of those vessels falling specifically in the superyacht category of 30m and above. This represents a 20% year on year growth in large yacht traffic in St Kitts and Nevis for the fourth year running. 

"It has been a really exciting season for Christophe Harbour and St Kitts and Nevis," says Aeneas Hollins, director of yachting at The Marina at Christophe Harbour. "The number of superyachts spending time here has continued to grow, with almost half of them stopping over at The Marina...

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The RORC Caribbean 600 brings sailing legends to St Kitts

By Angie Owen in Events, Marina, St. Kitts, Yachting

Last week, we were lucky enough to witness some serious racing yachts in the waters around St Kitts participating in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) Caribbean 600. One of the great 600nm ocean race challenges, along with the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, the Caribbean 600 (running 22 February to 26 February this year) sees participating yachts circumnavigating 11 Caribbean islands, starting at ending in Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua, taking in places like St Maarten, Guadeloupe, Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saba and St Barths. 

Since the first race in 2009, this event has attracted a wide selection of yachts including superyacht schooners and classics to the latest IRC designs. The winding island course requires crews to work with...

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