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St. Lucia expects record number of yachts

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Marigot Bay Marina on St. Lucia expects more visiting yachts this season than in previous years, according to marina manager Troy Blanchard.

The marina saw record numbers of yachts in 2017, when the impacts of hurricanes Irma and Maria drove many superyachts farther south. Many of those yachts returned the next season, according to Blanchard, who reported that 220 yachts per month visited the marina between December 2018 and March 2019. Those yachts varied in size from small sailing yachts to the largest yacht the marina has accommodated to date: the 241-foot (74m) charter yacht M/Y Naia.

“We have always been popular with yacht captains and owners, but now we are on the radar of the large charter companies,” Blanchard said in a company statement.

Blanchard attributes the growth to convenient direct flights from the U.S. and U.K., five-star services, a recent upgrade, continued outreach to key yacht charter companies, and the natural safety of the mountain-rimmed harbor, which is considered one of the most secure anchoring spots in the Caribbean.  

The marina can accommodate yachts up to 280 feet (85m) with a draft of up to 20 feet (6m). For more information, visit marigotbayresort.com/marina/marina-information.

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