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Barbados – New luxury marina on riviera

A new luxury marina has entered service in the riviera district on the north-west coast of Barbados. Port Ferdinand, which opened in December, features 120 berths for 60 ft to 90 ft yachts as well as the first of 83 luxury apartments on a 16 acre inland waterway site. 

There is a fuel dock close by with concierge services for repairs and provisioning.

Costing US$ 80 million to date, this project is just one of many ongoing marina developments in the Caribbean in response to the growing demand for yacht berths and associated residential properties. There are believed to be more than 500 berths under construction across the Caribbean, adding to the existing stock of 113 marinas with nearly 13,500 berths.

Barbados itself is a relative newcomer to yacht traffic. Its first marina, Port St Charles, was built about 20 years ago. The opening of Port Ferdinand has brought a sense of optimism to Barbados and the region.