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Sint Maarten/Saint Martin Yachting Industry Unites

Simpson Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten Simpson Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - For the first time ever, Sint Maarten / Saint Martin yachting industry is uniting to show the world what their island has to offer.

In an astonishing mass collaboration between the Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance, various marinas, local businesses, and the island’s tourism offices. Destination Sint Maarten / Saint Martin booth will be launched at the 62nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, located in the “Yachting Capital of the World” on October 27th -31st.

FLIBS showcases more yacht debuts than any other boat show. The five-day show attracts over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing 52 countries. “The yachting season is here, and it’s time to show the world what we have to offer”, said Sharrita Mills, Director of Marketing YCPDP.

This exhibit will highlight the key importance of St. Maarten / St. Martin as a global yachting destination, while showcasing everything that makes the destination unique and unforgettable. It is our hope that with this event, future customers traveling to the Caribbean will be motivated to make our island their primary destination and give them the confidence to visit at the first opportunity, said Jeff Boyd, Managing Director of YCPDP.

Yachting tourism is an emerging industry in the Caribbean, the increasing demand has resulted in a significant supply increase within the yachting service and business markets throughout. Many Caribbean islands are capitalizing on these opportunities and St. Maarten / St. Martin should be at the forefront.

The goal of this event is to reintroduce the island to the yachting community, showcasing their unbeatable location and unmatched services, through unity and collaboration. “We would like to extend a warm thank you to all the companies that is collaborating with us”, said Jesse Peterson, Director of Operations YCPDP. 

Unity collaborators: Sint Maarten Tourism Bureau – Magical Sint Maarten, Saint Martin Tourism Bureau – The Friendly Island French Caribbean, Port of St. Maarten Group of Companies, Palapa Marina, St. Maarten Marine Trade Association, IGY Marinas – Yacht Club Isle Del Sol, Skyport Marina, Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority Corporation, Marina Fort-Louis, Delta Petroleum, Soualiga Rum, Big Time Taxi Service and BPS Services.

This is truly history in the making.

Marigot Marina

Marigot Marina, Saint-Martin

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