As anyone in the industry will tell you, the 2017-18 Caribbean yacht season was tough going. The subsequent hits of Hurricane Irma and Maria devastated many of the Caribbean’s yachting hotspots, such as the BVI’s, St Maarten, and ever-popular St Barts.
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A slice of France set down in the tropics, Martinique is celebrated for its breathtaking beauty, the diversity of its landscape and its tumultuous past.
Located between the former British islands of Dominica and St Lucia, Martinique has a strong culture of its own, solidly based on West Indian Creole traditions. Martinique is truly a part of France, ensuring modern roads and infrastructure, a busy international airport, a higher standard of living and the best medical facilities of the whole lesser Antilles.
Visitors will be delighted to find nice bakeries and the same chain stores and brands as in France. It is one of the best places in the Caribbean to provision or shop for pretty much anything one might need.
Martinique has one of the best-protected and most beautiful bays in the Caribbean: the Bay of Le Marin, home of the Marin Yacht Harbour, the largest marina in the region. Some excellent technical yacht services can be found, including the state of the art Carenantilles shipyard which impressive equipment include a 440T travelift, able to haul out yacht up the 50m long (150’) and 14m wide (45’).
Martinique is the first stop in the Caribbean for a growing number of Superyachts as Seven Star/Yacht Transport load and unload right in the bay of Le Marin.
Being under French protection and part of the European Community, the islands enjoy political stability and relatively low crime rate.
A milestone for Carenantilles Shipyard!
A new milestone has been reached a few days ago in the Caribbean when Carenantilles Shipyard in Martinique hauled out a 400 ton yacht.
It is the first time that a boat of this weight has ever been hauled out with a travelift in the Caribbean. The captain and the owner were really pleased with the responsiveness and professionalism of the shipyard's technicians.
The 150 ft yacht needed emergency repair work done on its stern tube system and stayed 5 days at the shipyard.
It has been a very busy year for Carenantilles, the first-class shipyard located in the south part of Martinique.
The team have performed over 900 haul outs in 2017, including around 40 with their 440 Ton Travelift.
The gorgeous Rox Star, a 131ft /40m sail yacht, custom built in 2015 by Oguz Marine, just left Martinique after a very successful shipyard break in Carenantilles, Martinique.
The yacht stayed at the shipyard for almost a month to undertake a serie of maintenance services before a busy season in the Med. The captain and the crew were thrilled by their stay in Martinique and by the level of professionalism of Carenantilles Shipyard. They were also delighted to discover the excellent provisioning options offered by the French island.
After having undergone a massive 12 Million Euros restructuring, Carenantilles Shipyard is the largest full service marine refit center in the Southern Caribbean. It is located in the south part of Martinique, in the gorgeous bay of Le Marin, a deep water, well protected harbor and a natural hurricane hole.