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Old 20-01-2012, 13:38   #1
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Yacht Facilities Nevis

I have kept my First 38 in Virgin Gorda for 15 years and want to move. Does Nevis have a yacht repair facility of merit? Where is (are) it (they). Are there harbors that can accomodate a 38ft. monohull?
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Old 22-01-2012, 06:42   #2
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I have kept my First 38 in Virgin Gorda for 15 years and want to move. Does Nevis have a yacht repair facility of merit? Where is (are) it (they). Are there harbors that can accomodate a 38ft. monohull?
Thanks for any info.

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I belive Hud3 is in and around Nevis. If he doesnt respond in thread you might PM him.
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Old 22-01-2012, 06:46   #3
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Re: Yacht Facilities Nevis

Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Yacht Facilities Nevis

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, browney.

Hud ➥ http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...hud3-8326.html

See also ➥ http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/StKittsNevis
“... Facilities are very basic on Nevis where there are plans to build a small marina at Fort Charles, at the southern end of Charlestown. Another development is planned at the old Newcastle harbour, on the NW side of the island near the airport ...”
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Old 22-01-2012, 07:01   #5
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Re: Yacht Facilities Nevis

Hi, browney.

I kept my IP 380 on a mooring here on Nevis for a couple of years, and one of the issues was the lack of any kind of support facilities. It's pretty much do-it-yourself, and you have to get parts shipped in from St Maarten (Budget Marine or Island Waterworld), or sail up there to find competent marine tradespeople.

St. Kitts now has a boatyard but I'm not aware of any substantial maintenance or repair services there. They will haul your boat and place it in a tire-lined pit for tropical storm season. CF member PyotrBee lives on St Kitts and owns a catamaran, so he could comment on what it's like to own a boat there from experience.

The anchorages on Nevis are all open roadsteads. The government installed 100 helix-anchored moorings about four years ago, and they're available for rent by transients or long-term users. The anchorages on St Kitts are fairly exposed as well. Nevis is a great place to live, but owning a boat here has it's challenges.
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Re: Yacht Facilities Nevis

Why Nevis? Sint maarten has every facility you could need, an international airport, American-style groceries, and you can anchor on the French side of the Lagoon for free.
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Re: Yacht Facilities Nevis

St. Kitts does have a pretty well protected marina in Basseterre. Pretty safe too. No other redeeming features. We hid there for 3 days from high winds last winter - St. Kitts was fun to explore and the boat was safe but it wasnt what I would call a garden spot.
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