Island Water World Marigot store now customs clearing station for St. Martin
Recent confusion over customs clearance in French St. Martin is at an end. In future, private yachts and charter vessels are able to clear customs at Island Water World’s Marigot store, next to the Geminga Boatyard on the Simpson Bay Lagoon. This brings to an end months of complaints from yachtsmen who claim they were unfairly treated at the customs office next to the Anguilla ferry terminal.
IWW has set aside a desk and a computer running the official clearance program in a corner of the store.
Store manager Valerie Leroy told All At Sea that she was delighted to host the service and said all clearance fees, two euros for private vessels and five euros for charterboats, would be donated to a different island charity each month.
The store is accessible by dinghy and is open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, and 8.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 5pm on Saturday.