The small and picturesque island of St Kitts could become one of the major luxury charter vacation and superyacht destinations, thanks to its new marina and luxury resort development. Located on St. Kitts in the Caribbean Leeward Islands that spans 2,500 acres across the southeast peninsula separating the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Christophe Harbour offers various property ownership opportunities, a mega yacht harbour, 18-hole golf course, hotels, restaurants, shopping and private membership clubs.
The centrepiece of Christophe Harbour will be a 300 acre marina and mega yacht harbour that is naturally protected by mountain peaks and the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The marina will accommodate small crafts as well as mega yachts ranging from 85 to 300 feet in length. All vessels will be able to utilise the marina’s state-of-the-art facilities and services while yacht owners, captains and their guests will have access to a private club, a full concierge and hospitality services. Christophe Harbour will be a designated port of entry with streamlined Customs and Immigration services.
To compliment the marina village, a variety of real estate opportunities exist across the development which include beachfront, harborside and hillside homesites. Sandy Bank Bay, the debut residential neighborhood, is set along a horseshoe bay with two reefs and a natural sand bank. The bay is a marine sanctuary which will remain free of boat moorings to ensure sea life and property views are protected.
Slated for completion in 2013, Christophe Harbour will open an 18-hole golf course designed by world famous architect Tom Fazio. The course is routed for play across the volcanic hills 500 feet about sea level to maximize the views and down along the harbour. Tom Fazio has designed more than 200 golf courses around the world.
MORE ABOUT THE MARINA:
The Marina at Christophe Harbour, on the southeastern peninsula of St. Kitts, is destined to become the most desirable port‐of‐call for luxury charter yachts in the Caribbean. With a natural shelter of hills and bluffs, favorable winds, and immediate proximity – and access – to the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, the property presents an ideal site for a luxury yacht marina and mega yacht harbour.
The marina is located in a 300‐acre parcel that serves as the centerpiece of the 2,500‐acre Christophe Harbour resort. Whitehouse Bay, located just outside the Great Salt Pond, already is known to be one of the best anchorages in the Caribbean.
Upon its completion, the Christophe Harbour marina and yacht harbour will provide approximately 300 acres of water surface, spacious berthing capacity and commercial and technical advantages that are unique to the region’s boating community. Accommodating the largest of luxury yachts, the marina will offer:
• Protected entrance and a safe inner harbour
• 300 slips with 50 to 60 slips accommodating vessels 85 feet to 300 feet in length
• Designated port‐of‐entry featuring streamlined Customs and Immigration Services
Super Yacht owners and charter guests also will have access to:
• An elegant yacht club, with a captain’s lounge and guest quarters
• Internet Wi‐Fi access
• Dockside provisioning
• Freshwater hookups
• 24‐hour security
• Airport transfers
• Concierge services including transportation, laundry service and security
• Excursions to points of interest on the island
• Private lockers and storage facilities
• Reservations at the island’s best restaurants
The marina also will provide in‐slip services, such as repair and maintenance, as well as fueling hook‐up for boats longer than 60 feet, and waste‐water and factory services for yachts greater than 100 feet in length.
The resort’s master developer, Christophe Harbour Development Company, Limited (CHDC), is managing the marina’s development as well as the overall development of Christophe Harbour. CHDC is a venture led by Kiawah Partners (KP). KP is well known for its development commitment to protecting and preserving natural habitats throughout its 20‐ year history.
GETTING THERE BY BOAT
The marina is located at 17° 14′ North latitude and 62° 39′ West longitude.
Antigua: 55 miles St. Thomas: 175 miles
St. Maarten: 65 miles Nassau: 1,075 miles
St. Barths: 55 miles Miami: 1,265 miles
The Robert L. Bradshaw Airport on St. Kitts is a 15‐minute drive from the marina. Direct flights into St. Kitts are available from the following cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, London, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Juan. Regional carriers serve St. Kitts from San Juan and neighboring islands. Private‐aircraft travelers can take advantage of the airport’s expedited Customs and Immigration services.
Christophe Harbour recently introduced yacht berths for sale at an initial Founders price of $10,000 (USD) per foot. A few berths – ranging from 197 feet to 240 feet – are still available.
Additional berths will be available for transient vessels.