Dominica’s yachting business gets exposure

Winston (left), O'Brian

Two pioneers in the yachting business in Dominica took time out to attend the 50th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show at the end of 2011.

Every year Hubert J. Winston and Andrew o’Brian (Cobra) team up to attend regional yachting shows to highlight all the beautiful aspects of sailing in Dominica.

“Despite all the challenges with air traffic into Dominica, marine traffic will never be hindered or limited,” said Winston of Dominica Yacht Services. “Every year after the shows, an influx of large and expensive yachts rush our shores to experience the Nature Island and this rugged land.”

The Antigua Charter Yacht Show showcased 120 of some of the most expensive mega yachts in the world and is a highlight of the Caribbean yachting industry. Marine business has been growing in the Caribbean with the advent of IGY Marinas and other investments made by Camper & Nicolsons in Grenada, however Dominica’s yachting industry is very small and fragile.

The Dominica Marine Association is asking that all Dominincans play their part in the country’s tourism and its growth.

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22 Comments

  1. apache
    January 11, 2012

    the bay in portsmouth should be more developed and please change the name from prince rupert.who was he anyway?they never told me at school.

  2. DYC
    January 10, 2012

    well-done!!

  3. En Ba La
    January 10, 2012
  4. squatter
    January 10, 2012

    well done cobra,true dominican, and postive promotion not only for dominica but PORTSMOUTH also. way to go.

  5. Morihei Ureshiba
    January 10, 2012

    Good job Suki, keep it up

  6. Neutral
    January 10, 2012

    Beautiful harbours, abundance of clean water and nature at its’ best, that is what Dominica has to offer the yachting community. Not to politicize the issue, but I think Government investment in this area would bear enormous fruit.

  7. Malatete
    January 10, 2012

    Every opportunity to promote ourselves in a frank but positive way should be grasped. We have to applaud this private initiative and support it and, who knows, one day it will lead to proper marina facilities to be established.
    Good work fellows!

  8. HARLEM
    January 10, 2012

    well done HUBERT

    we are al proud of you

    Keep up the great work

    You are really walking in daddy SUKIE’S footstep as an entrepreneur !

    Its youngmen kile you that can help mentor others from the deeep ghetto in newtown, fond cole, possie, grandbay,estate,tarish, silver lake. river street, stockfarm, gutter etc.

    Hubert you make a difference !

    • Oh My People!
      January 10, 2012

      What was the point and motive of that list of communities??

  9. Country
    January 9, 2012

    Is it possible they skip Dominica because of the crimes that are committed while they dock thier boats? HMMM maybe they don’t like the Haters of Gays? The Island is amazing to see clean up the streets and the crack cocaine, and the people will come. {and learn a thing or two about customer service}

  10. WIKILEAKS
    January 9, 2012

    I like this

  11. tiny
    January 9, 2012

    beyonce had a baby girl name blue

    • Malatete
      January 9, 2012

      what has that got to do with yaghting? Couldn’t care less about Beyonce, we want development in DOMINICA!

    • forreal
      January 9, 2012

      stop junk mailing, DNO open your own news website.

    • B ..E. B.
      January 9, 2012

      What has Beyonce’s baby girl , name Blue has to do with yachting, whats your point ?

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      January 9, 2012

      Tiny, really smoke something.

    • HARLEM
      January 10, 2012

      and ?

  12. mouth of the south
    January 9, 2012

    great initiative…. one thing i find the taller guy looks like for pro-basketballer glen rice

  13. En Ba La
    January 9, 2012

    Know people who go sailing/boating and frequently visits reads their blogs and comments like it is too costly to visit Dominica and the space. Grenada and Antigua is more appealing. Most of these people return every year unfortunaely to the other islands and skip us.

    • pmh
      January 9, 2012

      True, this is why Hubert and Cobra are getting out there to spread the word. FYI, Domimica is one of the cheapest ports to sail to. Only EC$4 per person is charged per boat clearing into Roseau or Portsmouth during working ours Mon-Fri.

      • Rabbit Ears
        January 10, 2012

        If it is only $4 per person, why bother unless you have one million people clearing that port?

      • En Ba La
        January 10, 2012

        this is good what they are doing but I am saying this based on what the individuals said. amd I must say my boss visited Dominica and had good things to say about the tour guide who took them up the Indian river as well as a relative of a friend said about a guy who took them around when their cruise ship did not dock in dominca (following a hurricane)- “SHYGUY” who was a friend of a Dominican working on the cruise ship.

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