Camper & Nicholsons Marinas has appointed Clyde Rawls to serve as Port Louis general manager in Grenada.
Rawls, who relocated from the USA for the position, has many years’ experience having managed three resort marinas in Florida – including the Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center in Ft. Lauderdale.
Situated in its own natural lagoon on the lee side of the island, Port Louis marina is expected to be complete in Spring 2009. Prior to this, Rawls will be on site to oversee the construction schedule, deal with new customer enquiries as well as the day to day operations for the 50 fully serviced berths currently in operation. From November he will also oversee the opening of nine additional superyacht slips – ranging from 75 to 85m in length.
Rawls said: “I am delighted to be joining the Camper & Nicholsons team and look forward to helping establish a world class marina with the high standards that C&NM have established all over the world for more than 200 years. Grenada is in a perfect position for charters and cruisers wanting to explore the untouched islands of Grenada and the Grenadines. This lush, colourful spice island is destined to become one of the Mecca’s for yachting in the Caribbean and is the perfect gateway to the Grenadines with its International Airport and direct and non-stop flights to the US and UK.”
Currently being developed alongside the spectacular EC$1.5 billion Maritime Village project, when complete the marina will offer more than 350 berths for craft from 10m to 90m.