Announcing a new Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association Jolly Harbour Sub-Committee and Board Member
02 Nov 2017
At an ABMA general meeting held last week in Jolly Harbour it was agreed that Karen Van Rensburg of Lighthouse Yachting be appointed to the Board as representative for the business community in Jolly Harbour. The directors of the ABMA have subsequently ratified the decision via electronic vote.
Jolly Harbour Marina Village is the largest resort of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean and provides boat owners with the opportunity of owning a home with a boat slip at relatively affordable rates. As a full service marina and marine development with first class supermarket, marine services, chandlery, restaurants and bars, Jolly Harbour plays a vitally important role in welcoming boat owners and charterers to Antigua’s shores.
ABMA President Franklyn Braithwaite acknowledged that there has been a tendency for the association to focus too much on the English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour yachting communities. This has resulted in a decrease in membership from the Jolly Harbour business community. “As the private sector association which is the voice of the yachting industry in Antigua and Barbuda we are delighted to have a representative from Jolly Harbour back onto the board. Jolly Harbour is a strategically important part of what Antigua has to offer to visiting yachtsmen and women. It is therefore a significant part of our product offerings that we need to ensure is communicated about to potential visitors.’
Individuals in attendance at the meeting agreed to form an ABMA Sub-Committee to act as advisors to Karen in her role with the objective of focusing on the issues specific to Jolly Harbour that can be fed back in a structured manner to the Board.
The ABMA Board thanks all for volunteering their time and looks forward to working together to raise the profile of Jolly Harbour Marina Village as part of the overall efforts to promote the Antigua and Barbuda yachting and marine industry to the world.