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The next superyacht hub?
Point Hope Maritime shipyard is preparing for the inevitable influx of superyachts on the west coast…
Viewed March 2022
A 180ft shrink wrapped vessel in Point Hope Maritime shipyard
With improvements to infrastructure and maintenance capabilities in British Columbia, it is likely that we will see a bolstering of superyacht numbers cruising the west coast of North America. Point Hope Maritime shipyard in Victoria, B.C, is aiming to be one of the driving forces in this transformation as they welcome superyachts for maintenance and repair services.
Point Hope Maritime recently received positive feedback from the clients of a 50-meter motor yacht that came to the shipyard for necessary emergency repairs and maintenance work.
The superyacht underwent repair work on both the hull and engine compartments, “We received excellent feedback through our customer satisfaction report as well as verbal appreciation from the crew and master,” said Riccardo Regosa, General Manager of Point Hope Maritime, “Considering that the client has already booked another maintenance slot for this same boat in November, at the end of yachting season, this tells me that our clients were very happy with the quality of our work as well as the experience working with our professional team at Point Hope.
WHY INTERNATIONAL YACHTS ARE LOOKING TO CRUISE BRITISH COLUMBIA’S COAST THIS SUMMER
Viewed February 2019
Craig Norris, CEO of Victoria International Marina (VIM) offers an outstanding perspective on why more and more large yachts are cruising BC coastal waters.
Although Canada has not been touted as a yachting destination, Norris says it should be one of the most highly-regarded up and coming yachting centres in the world. “It’s the right time to get into the yachting industry,” says Norris. “The market is starting to turn, it’s starting to ramp up and we’d love to see Victoria as one of the new emerging yachting destinations.”
VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA IN AWARD MAGAZINE
Laurie Jones from Award Magazine captured the effort that was undertaken to create the stunning interior of the Victoria International Marina within its October issue.
“We wanted to acknowledge what we as occupants of the Pacific Northwest most identify with in terms of being proud of our locale,” Says Ann Squires Ferguson, CEO OF Western Interior Design Group. “The palette of this project is a combination of wood, metal, glass, and stone. The furnishings offer the softness and complement the tactile nature of the finishes.” For the complete article please download the PDF. Provided with permission by Award Magazine.
Have a super-yacht? You could soon park it in Victoria's harbour
Oct 04, 2016
By Megan Thomas, CBC News
There's a new high-end real estate offering in Victoria for the world's wealthiest. After nearly a decade of planning, construction has started on a marina for super-yachts.
The $24-million Victoria International Marina will provide 28 slips for luxury vessels that are between 20 and 46 metres long. That means the largest yachts that park at the new marina will be bigger than the Clipper passenger ferry that operates in Victoria's harbour.
British Columbia Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News
November 06, 2015
Written by Eva Belanyiova
The Washington maritime industry is pleased with the passage of the Marine Tourism Bill, which passed the state House of Representatives in special session in July, 2015. The new law went into effect from September 1st, 2015, allowing yachts registered as an LLC to stay in Washington waters for up to 180 days tax-free. Once the 180 days have passed, 10% tax on the values of the yacht is imposed by the state of Washington. This is fantastic news for superyacht owners and charterers wanting to visit this spectacular North American yachting destination and explore the enchanting San Juan Islands.