Research

Our main focus point is Curacao’s yachting sector because we think that Curacao can become a great hurricane free yachting service area. Storage and repair/maintenance facilities are already available on Curacao but by far not as numerous and developed as in for example Trinidad. There are several plans to build more marina's and boatyards but nobody knows if the growth continues and if it does how big the growth will be. That is the main objective of our research: What is the growth potential and what are the development possibilities for the yachting industry and attached companies on Curacao. In order to get this clear we analyze the yachting industry in Curacao and the entire Caribbean.

Research outline

Main objective: "What is the growth potential and what are the development possibilities for the yachting industry and attached companies on Curacao."

Research Curacao:

  • Description of the environmental factors of Curacao.
  • Description of the yachting industry on Curacao. Including the marinas, warfs, anchorages, government and attached companies.
  • The actual number of yachts dating from 2-3 years ago.
  • Holding a survey amongst the yacht owners who are staying on Curacao.

Research Caribbean

  • Online survey to find out what it is that yachtsmen look for in a good yachting service destination.
  • Number of yachts in the Caribbean.
  • Growth of the worldwide and Caribbean yachting industry.
  • Which type of services are offered to yachters by the different islands?
  • What are the prices for certain yacht services on the different islands?
  • What are the unique selling points of the different yachting destinations.
  • What are the travelling patterns of the yachters.

Research Trinidad & Grenada

Besides the above subjects, we will investigate how the yachting service industry is organized in Trinidad and Grenada. We will look specifically into the following subjects:

  • History and present of the yachting service industry, facts and figures.
  • Outlook to the future of the yachting service industry.

 

 

 

 
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