Antigua’s Fort James to Get Super Yacht Facility

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Speaking on Pointe FM over the weekend, Prime Minister Gaston Browne revealed plans for an exciting new development project at Fort James.

The government is set to develop a super yacht facility on the eastern side of the fort, aiming to enhance Antigua and Barbuda’s appeal as a premier yachting destination in the Caribbean.

“We are developing a project to create a super yacht facility at Fort James, which will significantly enhance our yachting sector,” announced Prime Minister Browne. “This will be one of the most exciting developments in our tourism sector, combining luxury yachting with cultural and historical elements.”

This development will not only provide much-needed docking facilities for super yachts but will also take advantage of the natural beauty of the area.

Fort James boasts one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, making it an ideal location for this new venture. The project is designed to increase the tourist spend by offering a comprehensive experience that includes historical, cultural, and recreational elements.

Prime Minister Browne explained, “Fort James is not just about the docking facilities. With one of the best beaches and historical significance, this project will provide a holistic experience for tourists, encouraging longer stays and higher spending.”

As part of the initiative, the government plans to restore the historical fort, integrating it into the tourism offering. This restoration will provide visitors with a glimpse into the country’s past, adding a cultural dimension to their visit. The project aims to create a diversified tourism product that combines luxury yachting with historical and cultural tourism.

“We aim to restore Fort James to its former glory, making it a focal point for tourists interested in history and culture,” stated Browne. “This will not only preserve our heritage but also create a unique attraction that sets us apart.”

Prime Minister Browne also emphasized the opportunities for local entrepreneurship.

The new facility will include spaces for local Antiguans and Barbudans to set up shops, offering entertainment, leisure, and other activities to visitors. This initiative is expected to create numerous business opportunities and stimulate economic growth in the region.

“There will be numerous opportunities for local entrepreneurs to set up shops and offer various services to tourists,” Browne highlighted.

“This project is about creating jobs, boosting the local economy, and enhancing our tourism product.”

The Fort James project is part of a broader strategy to diversify both the tourism product and the sectors driving the country’s economy. While tourism remains the main economic driver, such projects aim to enhance its contribution by providing unique and enriched experiences to visitors.

“Tourism will continue to be the main driver of our economy,” concluded Browne.

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