IGY Marinas’ Isle De Sol & Yacht Haven Grande Reopen

Three months on from hurricanes leaving unprecedented destruction, the Yacht Club at Isle De Sol in St. Maarten plus Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas are welcoming megayachts again. IGY Marinas, which operates the properties, does say that storm cleanup is ongoing. Isle De Sol (above, pre-storm), for example, has 18 of 38 megayacht slips Continue reading


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Caribbean Yachting Update: Website for Accurate Hurricane Recovery Info

Typically at this time, megayacht captains, owners, and charter guests are making plans for the winter season. Due to Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria, however, you may question whether to head to the Caribbean as usual. Rumors, erroneous information, and even lack of information are compounding matters. The St. Maarten Marine Trades Association (SMMTA) therefore Continue reading


More Superyacht Charities Aiding Hurricane-Ravaged Caribbean

Exactly one month ago, Irma made landfall on Barbuda as a Category 5 hurricane. Adding insult to injury, Maria came through the Caribbean, also as a Category 5, on September 19. Barbuda, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, among others, are struggling to rebuild. As much Continue reading