The directors of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show wish to assure our colleagues in the industry that despite the fire at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Business Complex that took place last week late on 2nd October into the early morning of 3rd October, there will be virtually no impact on the line up of fine yachts and the operation of the annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show scheduled for 4-9 December 2023.
The fire destroyed the main business complex at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina which housed the Marina Office, Dockside Liquors & Supermarket, Seabreeze Cafe & Bar, Axsis Marine Internet, and Underwater Services on the main level with Cloggy’s Restaurant, BWA Yachting Antigua and the Marina Gym on the 2nd floor. The docks were not damaged, and the marina is open for business and fully operational with dockage, fuel, water and electricity all available. The Falcone family has announced that the marina office has been relocated to an unimpacted adjacent building.
The fire is believed to have started because of a lightning strike during a storm, and the windy conditions combined with cooking fuel from the restaurants caused the blaze to consume the building. Thankfully, the fire was at night and the businesses were closed and so there were no injuries.
Antigua looks forward to welcoming yachts and crew, brokers, and agents for the 62nd Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
We are eternally grateful for the overwhelming concern and support that has poured in. We strongly encourage attendance to the show to help the local community to financially recover.