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Saint Lucia: the Yachting Sector

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Saint Lucia: the Yachting Sector

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. Sede Subregional para el Caribe Physical Description: 92 p. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean Date: November 2002 ECLAC symbol: LC/CAR/G.706

Description

This study is a measure of the impact of the yachting sector in Saint Lucia specific to the
terms of reference as presented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the
Caribbean (ECLAC). This study is part of the project: Development of a Subregional Marinebased
Tourism Strategy, co-funded by the Government of the Netherlands, which is aimed at the
development of sustainable yachting in the Eastern Caribbean and focuses on the island arc from
the British Virgin Islands in the north to Trinidad and Tobago in the south. This study was
compiled based on information gathered through interviews, reviewing of existing data and
current findings and observations in areas where data was not presented. This study reviews
specifically the yachting sector, or pleasure boat industry, which can be defined as a complex set
of activities that are required to sustain boating and cruising in Saint Lucia. These activities are
emphasized by yachting tourists, who are visitors to the island, staying for more than 24 hours on
their vessels.
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Table of contents

.--1. Executive summary.-- 2. Introduction.-- 3. How the study was done.- 4. Country Background.-- 5. Description of the yachting industry.-- ^. The role of yachting within the national sustainable development framework.-- 7. Employment aspects of the yachting sector.-- 8. The socio-economic importance of the yachting sector.-- 9. The environmental implications of yachting.-- 10. Government and private sector policies regarding the management and development of the yachting sector.-- 11. Problems and structural weaknesses facing industry.-- 12. Recommendations.