Grenada Planning Yachting Push

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Above: yachting in Grenada

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Grenada is planning to strengthen the country’s yachting sector with a new $375,000 investment.

The grant, which came from the Caribbean Development Bank-administered CARTfund, will go toward expanding the marine and yachting markets.

The country, through Grenada Grenadines Yachting, has launched a new campaign called “Grenada Grenadines Yachting: We Are Sailing,” being launched by the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada.

“Grenada as a yachting destination is one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean and it is time for the secret to be revealed” said Anita Sutton, President of Grenada’s Marine and Yachting Association.

Grenada is home to three international yacht charter companies: The Moorings, Sunsail and Horizon Yacht Charters.

“The yachting industry is one of the primary drivers of travel to Grenada,” said Tourism Minister Dr George Vincent.  “Our abundant natural resources and authentic onshore attractions round out a superior sailing experience, while visitors who enjoy them are simultaneously contributing to the island’s economy by supporting our local tourism-related vendors.”

Grenada Grenadines Yachting is currently highlighting the sector at the Toronto International Boat Show.

Last month, Grenada announced a push to feature another marine sector: diving, something Tourism Minister Dr George Vincent called Grenada’s “most mature market.”

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