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Old 06-08-2009, 16:49   #1
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Notes: This is NOT Christophe Harbour project in the salt pond. Also SKN often has announcements that never happen.. so maybe this won't.. but probably it will...

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Cockleshell Bay Marina signs agreement with Canadian company

Development includes a five-star hotel, magnificent spa, and world class shopping and dining facilities.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 5TH 2009 (CUOPM) – Work on the Cockleshell Bay Marina on St. Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula is to begin in January next year.

This is according to Boatsandoutboards.co.uk, which says that Cockleshell Bay Marina through Toronto-based St. Michael Development Ltd, has signed a 10-year operating agreement commencing on 1st September 2009 with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.

“The partnership between the two companies will cover the development and operation of the 153 berth Cockleshell Bay Marina on the southern coast of the Island, and bring a new level of quality and service to yachting in St. Kitts, an island that is known as one of the most tranquil, clean and safe places in the Caribbean,” said the news release.

It said that work will begin in January 2010 and the marina is scheduled to open in November 2012. It will be the centerpiece of an exclusive shore side development, and has been designed to cater for yachts up to 70m. There will be a select number of berths offered for sale with the remainder available for seasonal rental or visitors.
Excerpted from SKNVibes.com News: Nevis-based company signs Operating Agreement with marina developers for Cockleshell Bay Marina
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:11   #2
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C & N owns and operates "mega-yacht" orientated marinas with "mega-yacht" prices. Not many 'normal" rag-sail boats can afford the dockage fees. We have one here in Grenada which was charging about US$4 per foot/day and was empty for a couple of years. They recently dropped the prices to US$1.35/ft/day for my size vessel and are now getting a reasonable amount of non-mega-yacht business. But they are still the most expensive marina on the island which has 6 other marinas. The C & N marina is about 7 years behind schedule and it takes a year or two to build a single pier or set of slips. However, the facilities are first class, beautiful and comprehensive.
So don't hold your breathe for two reasons, it will take a lot longer than their P.R. news release states and the rates will be extremely high until they figure out that nobody is coming.
But they do have a good track record of slogging on and getting the place built.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:26   #3
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This companys spread around like VIRUSSS!!! Is awful to see beautifull places destroyed just to make money, here in Grenada the port louis brand new marina is almost empty?? LOL!
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I checked our current "marina" (term is used loosely) and its $1.10 per ft per day short term. I have to check with them on Monday about long term.

Its small, in fact its hard to believe they spent the money and only built it that size. Very basic, fuel etc.

Even at a discount, I doubt its affordable long term so since I'll be using it frequently I will likely just anchor near Timothy Beach or the deep water port if there will be a lapse of use for a few weeks and put in Marina quick for the smaller storms and put on hard somewhere for a big one.
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I talked with them about a year and a half ago, and was told that their long-term rates are discounted by 15% versus the short-term rates.
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Thats still expensive, especially for that they offer there.
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