Looking for a place to store your yacht?
Big news out of Curacao for boats and yachts looking for a place to store their boat during Hurricane Season or for those looking for a long term storage solution.
Curacao Marine will be obtaining a "Customs Free Zone" status , to be able to store yachts without any time restriction.Â
Until now the yachts received a permit for 6 monthsÂ and that could be extended until 12 months maximum. For longer stays the yacht had to clear out and make the trip to a foreign port and back to get a new entry.
The NEW situation will be:
- When the Owner is abroad and yacht isÂ in storage in the marina or yard with "Free Zone Status" the yacht can stay indefinitely, without the hassle of obtaining permit extensions etc. Â
- When the owner and/or crew are coming back to Curacao to make the yacht ready to leave or cruise Curacao they will get a new (cruising) permit for 6 months. This permit can be extended up to 12 months maximum
- After 12 months, an extension can be obtained when the yacht has been to a foreign port and back, or the yacht can go back into the "Free Zone."Â
This will be a real improvement for the yachting industry on Curacao.