The first ten superyacht berths at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas’ Port Louis development on Grenada will be fully operational at the beginning of November.
Phase One of the Port Louis Marina development is nearing completion and 50 fully-serviced berths are currently in operation. When completed, the new marina will offer almost 400 berths for craft from 10m to 90m, including 73 superyacht berths (25m+ in length).
Clyde Rawls, General Manager of Port Louis Marina, said: “It’s all about location, location, location – and Grenada is in a perfect position for charters and cruisers wanting to explore the untouched islands of Grenada and the Grenadines. The marina, which offers world-class services, is also 12 degrees North and listed outside of the hurricane belt so it’s a perfect place to moor during the summer months.”
Alongside the marina, the EC$1.5 billion Maritime Village is planned. The Peter de Savary project will include individual houses, residential units, a five-star hotel, a spa and wellbeing lifestyle centre, restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Minister of Tourism Hon. Peter David and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Mrs. Arlene Buckmire-Outram met with marina officials in September to discuss plans for the Marina. On site were General Manager Clyde Rawls, Marketing and Sales Coordinator Danny Donelan and Project Manager Robin Swaisland.
The Camper & Nicholsons team briefed the Minister and his permanent Secretary extensively on the progress of the project. "When this project is completed we will have some of the best facilities any where in the world," Rawls said. “This project is one which I am sure we at Camper & Nicholsons and the people of Grenada will be very proud of.”
The meeting also discussed the benefits of yachting to Grenada. Sales and Marketing Coordinator Danny Donelan outlined Camper & Nicholsons view on this topic to Minister David. "We are sure that this project will create many new, high quality jobs right here in Grenada," Donelan said. The Camper & Nicholsons team and the Minister agreed that much more focus needed to be placed on yachting as an industry and that more collaboration needed to take place between the Government and the yachting community to push this marina.
Donelan said that the new Camper & Nicholsons marina will bring more of the yachting community to Grenada and assist in making Grenada a global centre for yachting. He also stressed the fact that yachting encourages the development of a range of ancillary and support services.
"We have had yachting in Grenada for many years and we already have experienced chandlers, mechanics and provisioning here on island. However, we expect these services to grow even more with the development of Port Louis. We will more than double the number of yachting berths available in Grenada and with this will come a huge increase in the services needed," Donelan remarked.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Minister of Tourism Hon. Peter David expressed the Government’s full support for the project. "As Minister of Tourism, I can assure you that Government will take steps to ensure that this project and others of its kind succeed. We welcome the further development of the yachting industry here in Grenada and look forward to receiving more yachts from many different parts of the world."
Update submitted by Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina