Grenadian Marina receives its first guest: yachtsman from North Carolina chose Port Louis
When North Carolina yachtsman Fred Mittermeir came calling on Grenada this week he became the first to officially moor a yacht at the new Port Louis Marina in Grenada. Fred sailed his yacht, the Rhapsody from St Maarten to Grenada and has chosen to spend the next four months at the new Port Louis Marina. Fred and his wife are by no means visiting Grenada for the first time but are indeed the first customers of the new berthing facilities at Port Louis.
Marina and Village Manager Danny Donelan and Harbour master Junior Cuffie were on hand to welcome Fred to Port Louis and to Grenada as they sailed the 58 foot Rhapsody into the Port Louis marina. Fred expressed excitement over being first to drop anchor at the new facilities and commented on the excellent work in progress by the Port Louis team to create the new marina. “I look forward to my holiday here and indeed to spending Christmas in Grenada,” Fred remarked.
Marina and Village Manager Danny Donelan commented on what he termed a new form of niche tourism for Grenada. “The Port Louis marina development will preserve the natural beauty of the area while providing some of the best facilities for all types of yachts, their owners and the residents of the village,” said Donelan.
The Port Louis Marina is expected to be opening phase one of the Marina by December 1st 2007 and all other vessels that continue to anchor in the lagoon waters can continue to do so at their own risk until Port Louis deems the area safe by completing a full dredging of the seabed.
As the Port Louis marina develops a number of special activities are being planned. These include a special Christmas programme, unique entertainment at the victory bar and many other special offers to be announced soon.