Above: the new marina in St Kitts
By the Caribbean Journal staff
There’s a new superyacht marina in the Caribbean.
St Kitts-based development Christophe Harbour debuted its new Marina at Christophe Harbour this week.
The first phase of the marina includes 24 berths between 150 and 220 feet aimed at 85 to 300-foot transient vessels.
The marina is part of a wider planned build-out that will include a shoreside village with restaurants, stores and hotels.
The project represents a $100 million infrastructure investment that is the brainchild of developer Buddy Darby.
“The arrival of The Marina at Christophe Harbour comes at a time when the yachting industry is stronger than it has been in years,” Darby said. “New yacht builds are up, charter business is booming, and there is a real appetite for new destinations like St. Kitts and Nevis that provide unique experiences. [St Kitts and Nevis] clearly understands the impact of the yachting industry and has positioned itself to maximize that potential.”
Christophe Harbour will soon be home to the first Park Hyatt hotel in the region and a planned Tom Fazio golf course.