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The Moorings, Sunsail Announce The Return Of Yacht Charter Operations In St. Martin

Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Building on the previously reported restoration of the area, The Moorings and Sunsail, two of the most trusted names in the yacht charter industry, announced the reopening of charter operations in St. Martin, beginning February 1st, 2018, just a little over four months after the Caribbean’s record-breaking hurricane activity and just in time for the sold-out Heineken Regatta.

Both brands are also pleased to announce their new charter base location at Marina Fort-Louis, which will house a diverse fleet of monohulls, sailing catamarans, and powerboats from the island’s French capital in Marigot. New yachts are also expected to arrive in St. Martin in 2018, as a part of a $66.5 million investment in the Caribbean fleet for The Moorings and Sunsail last year.

Just a short 20 minute commute from Princess Juliana International Airport, Marina Fort-Louis is an idyllic location to begin and end a charter vacation. Fully-equipped with all the amenities including water, electricity, fuel, Wi-Fi, provisioning, shower, and laundry facilities, Marina Fort-Louis is premier yacht dockage that offers a wide range of services. The new Marigot Bay location also offers convenient access to shops and restaurants along the waterfront, most notably O’Plongeoir – a famous seafood establishment.

Throughout the cruising grounds, there are some places that are still recovering from Hurricane Irma, but there remains plenty to do and see on a St. Martin charter vacation. Many local businesses are open, eager to welcome back guests, and crowd favorites - like Philipsburg, Tintamarre, Anguilla, and St. Barts - remain as beautiful as ever.

According to Josie Tucci, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “Nothing could have prepared us for the devastation that September’s hurricanes brought to St. Martin, but we couldn’t be more thrilled to invite charterers back to one of our most popular destinations, and from a brand new base location in a world- class marina.”

Since The Moorings and Sunsail teamed up to launch the Caribbean Comeback fundraiser in October, much progress has been made to help restore and rebuild, but the islands still need support, which is best demonstrated by going back to ensure the future of the tourism industry.

To learn more about best-in-class sail, power, and all-inclusive crewed yacht charter vacations in over 20 dazzling destinations across the globe, visit and The world is waiting and new adventure beckons around every corner. Come aboard, embrace the wind and water, and create your own unforgettable passage.


tags: Charters, Travel, Caribbean Islands

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