British Columbia shipyard poised to become superyacht hub

Oct 5, 2021 by Zuzana Prochazka

British Columbia is seeing an influx of superyachts that are cruising the North American West Coast. In fact, the number of large yachts in the area has increased nearly 50% in just five years as the big boats cruise from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico to Alaska, with unique stopping points along the way. Given this growth, Point Hope Maritime in Victoria aims to become a major center for yacht maintenance and repairs. The shipyard relies on a team of Vancouver Island-based trades workers led by Riccardo Regosa, the general manager, but can also tap into resources from mainland B.C., or even from the U.S.

Although Point Home Maritime has been steeped in commercial vessel work, private yachts are becoming regulars and can be separated in the yard for privacy. The facility, just a few minutes’ walk from Victoria International Marina, can host yachts up to 175 feet LOA. Besides a highly skilled workforce, the draw includes Victoria’s deep-water harbor and the proximity to a sophisticated urban setting that crew and owners will want to explore.

The natural beauty of the B.C. coastline is completely different from that of the Caribbean or the Med, so traffic is expected to increase in coming years, especially for yachts carrying adventurous owners looking for something different.

For more information, visit pointhopemaritime.com, email info@pointhopemaritime.com, or call +1 250-385-3623.

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