St Martin Refuelling Yachts Again

One of the worst islands hit by hurricanes last summer was the Dutch French island of Sint Maarten or as the French will have it St Martin.

It was one of the islands in the Caribbean that took a battering over the summer and many predicted it would be a long time before normal service resumed.

But now comes news that not only are the superyachts back in the Caribbean but they are able to se facilities in St Martin.

The Port of Galisbay and Delta Petroleum refuelled Nahlin their first super yacht of the season.

Galisbay has been open for months as a hub for relief operations, and has also been working hard to restore services. “When we can host world-famous yacht like Nahlin and provide the level of service she requires, we know we’re truly back in business in French St. Martin,” said a spokesman for Delta Petroleum.

“The quality of service was excellent,” commented Steve Hammond, Captain of the Nahlin. “It is great to have Galisbay back as a service and fuelling option in St Martin for vessels like ours.”

The 100 metre Nahlin was originally launched in 1930. She was one of the last steam-powered yachts built in the United Kingdom and has a rich history.

She was once owned by the King of Romania, and spent time as both a museum and a restaurant. Rediscovered in the late 1980s, she was restored over the course of 15 years and relaunched in 2010. Diesel engines replaced the ship’s original steam engines.

The yacht is currently owned by inventor James Dyson.

The St Martin Port of Galisbay and Delta Petroleum offer services and fuelling to luxury yachts from around the world.

Each year they service more than 100 yachts, providing all food provisioning supplies, water, waste removal and high-quality fuel.