Superyachts Can Now Refuel in Nevis

Until now one of the few islands in the Caribbean where it was impossible for a superyacht to take on bunkers was in Nevis.

Now with more yachts cruising the island and both Christophe the Marina at Cades Bay, Tamarind Cove, attracting more. Nevis has chosen to capitalize on those activities.
NASPA (Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority) have tested the feasibility of such a project refueling yachts at Long Point the newly completed development of a 85,000 m2 seaport facility located on the South West coast of the island.

A a large storage tank from which yachts can draw has now been installed there
First to try it out was the Perini Navi sailing yacht Clan VIII taking on fuel supplied by Delta Petroleum Ltd, hosted by the Nevis Air and Sea Port Authority.
Colin Dore, chairman of the NASPA Board of Directors, said the first fueling was meant to be a test to “see if we are ready to accommodate that type of traffic.”

Mark Brantley the Nevis Tourism Minister said in a statement, “It is yet another indication of the economic diversification that we are seeing in the Tourism Sector, the tourism industry and in the economy generally here, I am very happy to be here with the officials from NASPA and look forward to this being a regular event for NASPA and for the island of Nevis and for the tourism industry.”