Welcome to… yachting in St Kitts
14 September 2018
St Kitts & Nevis is a fantastic place to secure Caribbean Citizenship and a powerful second passport. It’s also an incredible place to live, holiday and, of course, go yachting!
Latitude’s Managing Director in the Caribbean, Christopher Willis, explains: “Over the past five years I’ve witnessed St Kitts established itself as one of the premier destinations in the Caribbean for luxury yachts and superyachts. St Kitts is a welcome addition to the cruising triangle that also includes Antigua and St Barts.”
On an island surrounded by pristine waters, there really is no better way to rest, relax and recharge than boarding your yacht and setting sail.
Christophe Harbour, a luxurious marina
A safe place to moor your yacht is essential and St Kitts has recently opened a state-of-the-art marina perfect for luxury owners and enthusiasts.
Situated on the south western tip of St Kitts, Christophe Harbour is a purpose built superyacht marina which accommodates vessels up to 250 feet long. “The marina is perfectly positioned in the Caribbean cruising grounds between Antigua and St Maarten, making it the ideal location for a home port,” says Christopher.
Berth ownership eligible for Citizenship by Investment Programme
Uniquely in the Caribbean, purchasing a berth at Christophe Harbour gives you the freehold title, making this a legacy investment for you and your family.
For those seeking economic citizenship in the Caribbean, berths at Christophe Harbour meet the property requirement for St Kitts & Nevis' highly sought after Citizenship-by-Investment Programme. Furthermore, owners are free to lease their berths and generate revenue.
The marina offers secure alongside mooring, 24/7 dockage access, a deep-water harbour with wide turning basin, in-slip fuelling, and ample power. Onsite customs clearance and immigration services are provided as well as high speed internet, duty-free fuel and a 240ft floating tender dock.
The facilities surrounding the marina are impressive. There's a private beach club for all Christophe Harbour Guests, and the SALT Plage bar & diner is just a short hop away - it's the perfect place for a bite to eat, a few signature Jumbies and some authentic Caribbean vibes."
Chartering yachts from St Kitts is incredibly easy and a great option for those who only intend to spend a short amount of time in the Island.
There are numerous luxury charter companies operating throughout the Caribbean chain, and one of the most comprehensive online resources is www.yachtcharterfleet.com. Whether you want to sit back and relax on a motor cruiser or feel the thrill of sailing, Yacht Charter Fleet have a vessel to suit everyone.
When to sail?
Outside of Hurricane season (August & September) the Caribbean weather is well suited to yachting. Christopher recommends early summer, from December to May. “The weather is usually at its most settled, allowing you to explore the more exposed, but incredibly beautiful, untouched Leeward Islands just to the north of St Kitts,” he explains.
The freedom you deserve
The freedom of yachting in the Caribbean is just one of the many benefits of St Kitts & Nevis citizenship.
Contribution from $150,000
St Kitts & Nevis' well established Citizenship-by-Investment Programme offers a streamlined path to citizenship with a contribution from $150,000.
Applicants are able to purchase a property from the a government approved real estate project for either $200,000 which is to be held for seven years or from $400,000 and held for five years.
Christophe Harbour berths
Purchasing a berth at Christophe Harbour for at least $700,000 will also qualify one for citizenship - a fantastic option for yacht owners and enthusiasts.
Visa-free travel to 151 countries
Once citizenship is granted, St Kitts & Nevis passport holders have the freedom to travel visa-free to 151 countries. And when it's time to relax, you can enjoy life on this luxurious Caribbean island for as long as you want.
Start your journey today
If this is the type of freedom you want for you and your family, contact Christopher Willis using our contact form and we’ll be happy to discuss making your St Kitts & Nevis citizenship dreams a reality.