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Superyacht Marina Costa Rica To Attract Private Yacht Charter Vessels

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UPDATE  October 10, 2019  

It seems the dream of a deep water marina for megayachts in Costa Rica is still that – just a dream. 

Three years ago (2016), our blog (see below) touted the anticipated opening of a new facility to service Costa Rica yacht charter vessels, and other private megayachts. 

 Golfito Marina Village was designed to offer 50 slips. Slips were to include 9 superyacht berths for yachts up to 500 feet.  


  • Fitness Center
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  • On-Site Dining



  • Customs & Immigration Assistance
  • Fuel Services On-Site
  • On-Site Provisioning
  • Transportation Arrangements
  • Yacht Transport Services Available
  • Laundry Services Nearby


Fast forward to October 2019 – nada, nothing – just a dock with no dockmaster, and no water or electric service…

Onshore, the story is the same – no restaurants or stores.

We reached out to IGY Marinas, the management firm responsible for the operation of the marina.  A spokesperson choosing her words carefully says, “The owners of the property encountered some issues.”   She stays silent on what those issues might be. For example, financial,  environmental, governmental issues.   We do not know.

What we DO know is the western coast of Costa Rica is still in need of a superyacht facility.

Hopefully, the “issues” at Golfito Marina Village can be worked out.  

To learn the original story, continue reading from here…

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In less than a year, the demand for a marina to accommodate large private luxury yacht charter vessels in Costa Rica becomes a reality.


Golfito Marina Village is a 40-acre development and marina under construction in the ocean-side town of Golfito, Costa Rica.  Completion date is 2017.

Costa Rica Golfito superyacht marina next to a beach which will be used by yacht charter guests





“Our industry has been clamoring for a deep water marina for megayachts in Costa Rica,” states Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. “The Golfito marina will offer the largest superyacht berths on the entire West Coast of Central America. It exposes the nature-oriented tourism of Costa Rica to a whole new demographic. That demographic is HNWI (high net worth individuals) who prefer the privacy and security of yacht-based accommodations while on vacation.”



Much of the main pier is installed via phase one of construction. In the coming weeks, 52 finger piers’ completion is imminent.  Berths for yachts in the 13-46 meter range are on the schedule. An additional four 100 meter finger piers schedule phase two.

waterfall in Costa Rica where yacht charter guests will visit

“Soon, this facility will be able to accommodate two 100 meter yachts on the main pier. It will also welcome three or four 50 meter vessels on the finger piers,” says Sheeder. “Some of our popular vessels like (Lurssen yacht) SOLANDGE and (Abeking & Rasmussen yacht) AMARYLLIS will offer eco-friendly yacht charters to our clients in the winter and spring. This will be a welcome departure from the repetitive trips many charterers take in the traditional cruising grounds of the Caribbean, like St. Martin and the Virgin Islands.”



In conclusion, select a luxury yacht for your next vacation.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at 1-800-922-4824 , 305-253-7245, or use our online contact form at

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