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
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.
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.