Yacht, The Rising Sun, one of the largest yachts in the world, anchored at white house bay in Basseterre on Monday, February 3, 2014. The yacht that boasts of a length of almost 138 metres made its fourth visit to the Federation.
The mega-yacht that is equipped with a cinema, gymnasium, and a basketball court, among other luxurious amenities chose the Federation for anchorage on its Caribbean tour.
The steady increase in yacht arrivals has contributed to the growth of the tourism development during the 2013 – 2014 Cruise Season.
SCASPA’s Chief Marine Pilot, Mr. Ludel Harvey: “We have seen an increase in cruise ships as well as yachts that anchor at our marina and in the Basseterre Bay and this increase in passengers has pushed the Federation forward in the Tourism Industry. For the period, January – December 2013, 649 yachts have anchored in St. Kitts carrying over 1119 passengers. We have received 96 passengers in January alone. This speaks well of the development of our Industry compared to previous years.”
Yacht, The Rising Sun, is among 40 yachts that have anchored in St. Kitts for 2014 and SCASPA’s Marine Division expects an increase in yacht arrival as the 2014 year progresses.