SAINTE-ANNE 14°25.6’N - 60°53.2’W
Protected by the southeastern peninsula of Martinique, Sainte- Anne is one of the largest and most popular anchorages on the island. In high season (November through March), near 400 yachts moor in the bay, from Pointe Marin to Anse Caritan. Since 2017, safety work on the water area have started and are ongoing, with the deployment of marks up to Caritan and access channels to the bathing area. Mooring is allowed at a distance of no less than 300 meters - marked by yellow buoys – to preserve swimming security and marine environment around Saint-Anne. The implementation of an Organised Anchorage Zone (ZMO) is currently ongoing, with the final aim of developing facilities and services for cruisers (toilet blocks, anchorage office, recycling facilities, etc).
Belfond Market (05 96 38 02 84) - Located in Domaine Belfond, this convenient store opens 7/7 8am-11 :00am for the essentials including grocery, fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, cigarettes, wine and spirits. Delivery on board.
The SudLib public transportation’s A-Ligne provides a low-cost and convenient option to take sailors from Sainte-Anne (bus station) to Le Marin (Artimer/Marine Bay/Marina) Monday through Saturday. You can buy a single-ticket in the bus (€2.10) or purchase a pre-paid pass online. Bus routes, schedules and fares on www.sudlib.fr.
Paille Coco (05 96 76 75 43) - Overlooking the beautiful bay of Sainte-Anne, this beach restaurant is a favorite hangout of yachtsmen and locals alike. The friendly staff serves tasty creole dishes, including fresh lobster and grilled fish made from the catch of the day. Enjoy a perfect Caribbean sunset on their large wooden terrace while sipping a tropical cocktail. Free wifi access for customers. Live music Friday nights.
La Dunette (05 96 76 73 90) - Enjoy grilled specialties, local fish, fresh lobster or the drink of the day with tapas on the private dock. La Dunette also features local bands playing regularly. La Dunette has also 15 air-conditioned rooms with a terrace overlooking the bay, perfect for a few days break.
Bao Beach (06 96 21 30 05) - At Pointe Marin, Bao Beach offers a wide terrace opening out onto the bay, fusion cuisine prepared from fresh produce, fresh lobster in season, sun loungers, killer cocktails and top class tunes...Reservations recommended.
Le Rendez-Vous (05 96 76 90 36) - A nice restaurant on the seafront where you can enjoy creole specialties with an unbeatable view over the beautiful bay of Sainte-Anne. Direct access by dinghy. Karaoke on Friday nights, great breakfast and sunset cocktails in season.
La Terrasse (06 67 22 95 56) - Guillaume and Laurence, the friendly couple heading up the restaurant offer fresh lobster (in season), the catch of the day brought by the local fisherman, local vegetables and delicious desserts, all home-made. A must-visit venue!
Pirates Beach Restaurant (05 96 67 07 56) - In a Pirates of the Caribbean setting, enjoy gourmet salads, grill specialties as well as home made hamburgers with unique flavours. Dinghy access.
Leader Laverie - Located at Domaine de Caritan, accessible by dinghy, this self-service coin laundry is open daily and is equipped with modern washing and drying machines.
LE MARIN 14°26.7’N - 60°54.0’W
The marine center of Martinique offers everything for yachts and many professional services as well. Cul-de-Sac du Marin is a large protected bay with a modern marina including a new compound, moorings, haul-out facilities and hurricane holes (Petit Versailles and Trou des Cyclones) on the eastern side of the bay. In 2018, the marina added around 50 new moorings for rental (between the marina and beacon 7) in order to better organize the mooring area. Since July 2018, new anchoring regulations are in effect in the hurricane holes. Areas where yachts used to anchor are now forbidden for anchoring, except during hurricane warning.
The town of Le Marin is rich in history and was of significant historical importance during the turbulent years of war with the English, and later as a sugar production center. Today, the marine industry is driving continued development.
Most of the yacht services are easily accessible by dinghy:
THE MARINA AND DOCKS
Caraïbe Marine (05 96 74 80 33) - In this complete rigging shop and chandlery, the owner, Philippe, and his staff can professionally handle all types of rigging work. Their workshop has hi-tech equipment including a 60 ton rod rigging machine and a swaging machine for up to 28mm. Their 300 square meter store on the ground floor of the blue building opposite Mango Bay and the dinghy dock, offers a wide selection of name brand merchandise - deck hardware, pumps, solar panels, stoves, safety equipment, electronics and watermakers. Caraïbe Marine offers prompt delivery of all special order items. On the 1st floor, they have a nice department with sailing gear and clothing from the best brands. Caraïbe Marine has five other departments - Caraïbe Energie (electrics), Caraïbe Electronique (electronics), Caraïbe Réfrigération (refrigeration), Caraïbe Menuiserie (carpentry) and Caraïbe Metal located in Carénage. Also check on www.caraibe-marine.fr and on Facebook.
EMC (05 96 74 02 14) is a reliable yacht surveyor known for their qualitative surveys and experience. Their office is on the first floor in the blue and pink building.
Mécanique Plaisance (05 96 74 68 74) is agent for Yanmar, Tohatsu, Volvo Penta, ZF, Honda, Perkins and Westerbeke. They stock a wide range of diesel and outboard engines, generators, spare parts and batteries. They will advise you in the repowering of your boat and will make any kind of repair after diagnosis. They have a workshop and another shop at Carenantilles boatyard.
Le Ship (05 96 74 68 74) is a well-stocked chandlery offering a wide range of branded windlasses, stoves, fridges, dinghies, blocks, liferafts, ropes, safety equipment, guides, charts, Lofrans and Eno spare parts and all you need for your comfort onboard.
APRIL Marine (+596 (0) 596 749 931) - This international insurance broker is specialized in pleasurecraft insurance programs and offers a complete range of insurance solutions for yachtsmen and professionals (fishing, commercial, charter). And since each project is highly specific, personalized support is offered by a team of pleasure boating professionals. 75,000 pleasure boaters have already placed their trust in APRIL Marine. Visit them online at www.aprilmarine.fr.
A&C Yacht Brokers (05 96 74 94 02) is the official Caribbean dealer for J Composites (J Boats), Jeanneau and RM Yachts for the French West Indies. Check their web site www.bateaux-antilles.fr for a large selection of boats for sale, new and second-hand, or visit them at their office, near dock 3.
Alizé Yacht Service (06 96 10 50 00) - Nelly maintains and cares for your boat during your absence whether docked, moored or dry.
Néo Marine (05 96 63 41 23) - Pierre and his staff will help you realize your boating ambitions with choosing the right catamaran (new or second-hand) and the best finance options.
Service Plongée (06 96 27 96 82) - Christophe offers all kinds of underwater services including work on propellers, shafts and anodes, salvage and item recovery.
Multi Interventions (06 96 40 21 94) - Frank specializes in anything electrical on your boat. He also offers air-conditioned storage units for your belongings next to Voilerie du Marin.
Caraibe Refrigeration (06 96 82 24 04) - Patrice is an experienced marine refrigeration specialist. He sells, repairs and installs refrigeration equipments, air conditioning, ice machines.
IN THE NEW MARINA COMPOUND
Maximarine (05 96 74 62 12) - As exclusive distributor of the Mercury brands: Mercruiser, Mercruiser Diesel, John Deere and Mann via Nanni brands in Martinique, Nor-Tech and Quicksilver in the Caribbean, Maximarine sells, repairs and maintains nautical equipment and material. Whether enthusiasts, professionals or pleasure boaters, Maximarine has two retail outlets specialising in chandlery, at Fort-de-France and Le Marin. Engines, spare parts, maintenance products, accessories and survival equipment are all well known to our team of experienced professionals. In this modern, light and friendly setting, come and receive expert tips, services and branded products sold by maritime experts in Martinique.
Azur Spirit (06 96 50 96 44) - Jimy maintains and cares for your boat during your absence and will repair your dinghy if it’s not holding air like it should.
RM Services Nautiques (06 96 72 25 44) - Located next to Akwaba, Roberto specializes in yacht management and gardiennage and will take care of all your requirements during your absence. You can also rent a great Lagoon 450 and sail with the highest comfort on board.
Les Chantiers Amel (05 96 58 50 37) - They take care of any repairs and maintenance on Amel sailing yachts, spare parts for sale. Used Amel sailing boats also for sale.
Tilikum (05 96 74 67 03) - Frédéric specializes in marine refrigeration and electrical systems.
Loca-Yacht (06 96 54 34 55) - Ronan will fix and repair anything related to electrical, plumbing, carpentry and will also take care of your boat during your absence. Yamaha Outboard Dealer.
Pochon Marine (05 96 38 33 45) - This well-known French electronics company is located in the new marina complex. They offer a wide range of all major brands of marine electronics: Furuno, Garmin, Simrad... They also maintain and repair all your equipment.
Caribbean-Yachts.com (05 96 74 16 70) - Amel specialist - Since 1995, Caribbean-Yachts.com has been helping yachtsmen in the French West Indies find the best new or used boat. Caribbean-Yachts.com also offers a range of services including yacht insurance and financing. Don’t hesitate to contact Stéphanie, you’ll be glad you did.
Arthur Assurances (06 96 75 06 50) - Set up in 2010 and now located opposite the marina in Marin, your insurance broker offers a wide range of services in the pleasure boating and sea sector for both individuals and professionals. Please feel free to contact Béatrice, who will find the best insurance solutions available for you.
MARINE BAY SHOPPING MALL
Abadie (05 96 71 63 84) - To serve yachtsmen even better, this well- known tropical mattresses manufacturer has a store in Le Marin. Whatever your needs (couchages, upholstery, outdoor mattresses...), a professional team will help you find the right mattress and foam and custom fit it.
AROUND LEADER PRICE
Polymar (05 96 66 97 49 - Accessible by dinghy, via Leader Price dinghy dock) - They stock all you need for your boat: chandlery, composite materials, maintenance products, electricity, antifouling and paints, lines, fishing gear...
THE BOATYARD (CARENAGE)
Carène Shop (05 96 74 74 80) - Hervé and his staff have everything you might need to haul out. They stock a huge amount of maintenance supplies: marine paints and antifouling, batteries, sea cocks, plumbing, fasteners, anodes, now also all electrical including tinned cable 0,75 mm2 to 95 mm2 ... and they rent tools. Uptairs, you’ll find Grenier du Marin, a great place offering second-hand gear.
Mécanique Plaisance (05 96 74 68 74) - A full service refurbishing shop for any major repair and repower. They also sell here all the main products they stock at their marina shop.
Inboard Diesel Services (05 96 78 71 96) - IDS has a workshop at Carenantilles boatyard. They offer full service for Volvo Penta diesel engines and Northern Lights generators. Frank Ågren’s main shop is located in Case Pilote.
Martinik Voilerie (06 96 32 70 99) - Next to Mécanique Plaisance, Jean-Luc repairs your sails and does all kind of canvas work including biminis, dodgers, cushions.
Techni Marine Services (06 96 25 84 79 / 06 96 27 19 94) - Jean-Luc and Félix offer boat cleaning services on the boatyard: applying antifouling, hull cleaning, polishing. They will also take care of your boat during your absence.
ARTIMER ZONE , just west of the boatyard
Clippers Ship (05 96 71 41 61 - Accessible by dinghy via Manuel river) In this fully equipped 500 sq m chandlery, Jocelyne and her friendly staff provide a large selection of chandlery, maintenance products, epoxy resins, composite materials, marine paints and antifouling, complete safety gear, rigid and semi-rigid inflatables as well as AB semi-rigid aluminum dinghies, outboard engines and generators.
Incidences (05 96 747 747) - Accessible by dinghy via Manuel river, this sailmaker is located in a huge magnificent 650 m2 custom built loft - the biggest in the Caribbean. Hervé, the owner, and his experienced staff can take care of any kind of sails and canvas jobs: new sails, repairs, biminis, dodgers, dinghy covers... Positioned along a dinghy dock, Incidences is equipped with a custom crane to lift sails directly into the premises. To better service their clients, a professional skipper will come to your boat to remove and replace your sails or canvas.
Sud Média Services (05 96 71 09 31) - Jean-Luc and Anne-Catherine provide custom boat graphics and lettering. SMS also prints t-shirts in your boat’s colours.
Yachting Engineering System ( Yes - 05 96 65 05 24) - With his workshop/shop based next to Incidences at Artimer, Thierry can fix or install watermakers and any electrical equipment and makes plastic welding.
Batt-Eco (05 96 51 85 51) - Located in Artimer (behind Bricosoleil and Bred), Batt-Eco specializes in batteries, charging systems and battery maintenance. Using the patented Duo-Regen battery regeneration system, Batt-Eco provides an ecological and economical solution. The process allows to extend your battery’s life and prolong working time. Besides valuable advice, Batt-Eco offers also a complete range of maintenance products and various free services like a precise diagnosis. They also sell new batteries. Batt-Eco has also a repair shop in Fort-de-France.
Bricosolei l (05 96 74 19 83) - This do-it-yourself retailer sells tools, screws, wood and, for our four-legged companions, pet food.
Electro Phone (0596 69 44 60) - A professional team is there for all your IT and telephone services (sales and repairs). Electro Phone also repairs your remote controls, televisions, etc.
ASHORE IN THE NEW MARINA COMPOUND
Infologeek (05 96 67 30 53 - on the first floor) - Franck and Steve sell, repair and provide after-sales service for anything related to computers. They also sell mobile phones as well as wifi antennas.
L’Escale du Terroir (05 96 76 60 80) - Our meat store offers a 100% local selection of fresh quality products - poultry, pork, beef, rabbit, cold cuts, made using integrated farming methods. Pleasure boaters will love the rotisserie and the range of meat which can be vacuum packed. Don’t miss the seasonal products and the delicious local delicatessen. A team of experts are on hand to give you wise advise and tips to help you prepare your meals. Open: Tue-Sat 9:00am- 6:00pm, Sun 9:00am-1:00pm
Numéro 20 (05 96 66 02 84 - on the first floor) welcomes you with a chilled and jazzy atmosphere with a glass of wine, a tropical cocktail and unique, flavorful tapas for a pleasant and festive experience. Live entertainment on Tuesday evening.
After Wok (06 96 48 54 13, next to Kokoarum) - Mix and match your favorite ingredients and make your own wok or, choose an exotic flavoured Creole fondue, fajitas, bruschettas or a fresh and healthy poke-bowl. Great cocktails as well !
AROUND SIMPLY MARKET
Auchan (ex Simply Market) (05 96 51 28 73) - The best provisioning opportunities, a stone’s throw from the Marina. They offer the best quality and price on a large selection of Auchan branded products. Open: Mon-Thu 8am-7:30pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-7:45pm, Sun: 8am-12:30pm.
A Car Rental Limited (05 96 74 82 49) - With agencies located in Marin and St Anne, this car rental business run by the Ozier- Lafontaine family is much appreciated by yachtsmen. They specialize in air-conditioned vehicles with attractive rates for long-term rentals.
Résid’Home (05 96 74 82 49) - Looking for a small, fully equipped apartment (from a 2-room to a 5-room villa with swimming pool) for rental during your haul-out? Book now your stay for at least 3 nights.
THE AREA JUST OPPOSITE THE NEW MARINA
COMPOUND AND CLUB NAUTIQUE
L’Oyster (05 96 65 50 80) - Feel like some oysters with a glass of white wine for apéritif? Also check out the Sea (tuna tartare, stuffed crab) and Land (duck magret) specialties and Tapas, and enjoy them on a nicely decorated wood terrace.
Punch Bistro (06 96 73 41 37) - Across from the new marina, Punch Bistro reopened recently with Frank and Allison, the new couple now at the helm. You can have a seat on their wooden terrace and enjoy lunch or dinner in a friendly atmosphere.
Europcar (05 96 74 17 17) - Come and discover Martinique with Europcar, the #1 Car Rental in Martinique. They have great rates and customized special deals. The Marin agency is located opposite to the entrance of the new marina extension, near Punch restaurant.
Eko-Laverie (05 96 76 45 78) - is a eco-friendly self-service coin laundry, equipped with the latest generation of washing machines with great capacity and dry-spinning. Also available detergent and dryers.
La Tét à l’env’hair (05 96 74 01 19) - Looking for the latest styles? Corinne, the owner of this unisex hair salon, welcomes you in a trendy setting with a nice and colorful terrace for her clients.
Tropical Location (06 96 34 21 90) - Custom-tailored car rental services, available 24/7, with their agency just a stone’s throw from the marina.
Ti Toques (05 96 74 72 32) - The restaurant welcome guests from noon to midnight (non-stop) in a casual brasserie ambiance where sailors from all around mingle with locals. A friendly staff, good service, nicely presented dishes that will please your tastebuds, this is why we keep coming back to Ti Toques !
AT THE MARINA, AROUND MANGO BAY
Mango Bay (05 96 74 60 89) - In the very heart of the marina, this restaurant & bar is a must-visit where, for some 20 years, residents, yachties and international visitors rub shoulders and enjoy fun times together. Enjoy an unbeatable view of the docks, and the cheerful atmosphere hosted by Alan and Celine, now at the helm. Breakfast with croissants and fresh sandwiches from 7am, light snacks for lunch, the daily specials, surf and turf specialties, hamburgers, tasty salads, great ice cream cups and the daily happy hour (6 to 7pm) are among the many things that make Mango Bay a great place to meet. Free wifi access for guests.
Appro-Zagaya - www.appro-zagaya.fr - (05 96 74 39 75) - Why bother with food when a professional staff can do it for you? You can choose from a list of more than 600 grocery items and they will supply the freshest and best quality in local fruits and vegetables. Delivery on board is part of the service.
Jumbo Car (05 96 74 71 77) - welcome yachtsmen in their office in Le Marin Monday through Saturday and will inform you about their special offers. Jumbo Car has also 5 other offices on the island.
Zanzibar Restaurant (+596 596 740 846) - Everything is home made using raw and fresh produce, fish caught by fishermen from Le Marin, gourmet creations with local flavours accompanied by a wonderful list of wines, rums and cocktails. They have their own dinghy dock.
Etgip Marin (06 96 21 48 32) - Jacqueline Mirande, an efficient real estate agent, will assist you with all you real estate needs in the south of Martinique, whether you are selling or buying.
AT MARIN VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
L’Ilot Vins (05 96 68 91 51) - Notice to all epicureans! Your wine cellar welcomes you in Le Marin Village Shopping Center, a few minutes’ walk away from the Leader Price’s dinghy dock. Discover a wide range of wines (from French local wines to the best Grands Crus, as well as fresh products such as Godard foie gras, Serrano ham, Kaviari smoked salmon, oysters, etc...), cigars and other delicious wares. Sailors will love the BiBoVino range of exceptional wines in boxes. Ideal to store on a boat!
AT ANNETTE SHOPPING CENTER
Carrefour Market - (05 96 74 85 85 - At walking distance from Carénage - Open Mon-Thu 8:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-9:00pm, Sun 8:30am-1:00pm) - This supermarket has a selection of pre-cut meat, prepackaged deli and cheese, and offers a good assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, frozen goods as well as a wide selection on French wine, traditional rums and spirits. You can also order on-line www.carrefour- marin.fr . They arrange free delivery to your dock in Le Marin marina. Their other store Market Marina is conveniently located at the new marina compound, near Maximarine).
Tech Dive Services (06 96 54 23 89) - Pierre, a professional diver
will take care of all your under water works.
Trois Rivieres Plantation (05 96 62 51 78, Sainte-Luce - Guided tours Mon-Sat at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Open on Sunday in season. Closed 2 weeks in September) - Stop by and discover the world-renowned and prestigious Trois Rivières vintages and recipe ideas for your hip cocktail parties. The guides and barmen will take care of you, from the visit of the distillery to the tasting at the end.
Maison La Mauny Distillerie (05 96 62 18 79 - Rivière-Pilote - Guided tours on a small train Mon-Sat, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4:15pm) - Take a break on land and visit the La Mauny domain with “ti train” guides. Discover the AOC agricultural rum from an authentic distillery, from production to ageing, without skipping the delicious tasting stage. In the Cabane à Rhum, you will find the old and white rums that have won over 20 medals in 2019 in various international competitions
AT MARIN VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
L’Ilot Vins (05 96 68 91 51) - Notice to all epicureans! Your wine cellar welcomes you in Le Marin Village Shopping Center, a few minutes’ walk away from the Leader Price’s dinghy dock. Discover a wide range of wines (from French local wines to the best Grands Crus, as well as fresh products such as Godard foie gras, Serrano ham, Kaviari smoked salmon, oysters, etc...), cigars and other delicious wares. Sailors will love the
LES ANSES D’ARLET
Since 2013, the mooring site in Anses d’Arlet is an ecological Organized mooring area (OMA). As from end of 2019, anchoring will be restricted to a few selected areas as shown on the map p.113. New moorings will be installed in Baie du Bourg (48 moorings) and Grande Anse (113), in order to better organize the mooring area and protect the reefs. The moorings are marked Espace Sud and are subject to fee (the white ones are for yachts, the blue ones for fishers). Various services for cruisers (already available or to come) are planned as part of the Organized Mooring Area: toilet blocks, water (with pre-paid card), bins, wifi, clearance, etc. The mooring agents can be contacted by VHF channel 9
GRANDE ANSE D’ARLET 14°30.11’N - 61°05.18’W A traditional fishing village with clear water and calm beaches,
very popular with yachties.
Ti Sable (05 96 68 62 44) - Enjoy lunch in the shade of wooden beach huts, your feet in the warm sand... On the menu: French fusion cuisine, live lobster, island cocktails and on Sunday, an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and live music in the evening.
ANSE MITAN & POINTE DU BOUT
14°33.7’N - 61°03.4’W
Across from the bustling city of Fort-de-France, this calm bay is popular with yachts. Located near restaurants, hotels and the resort district, Anse Mitan offers a number of services for tourists and ferry access to Fort-de-France.
The Marina Pointe du Bout (05 96 66 07 74) - offers a few slips
for visiting yachts
Touskiscoue (06 96 27 16 44) - New in Anse Mitan: in his new sail loft located next to the Casino, Vladimir is ready to tackle all of your sails and canvas repair or replacement needs with a great result!
Le Kano (05 96 78 40 33) - Opposite the casino in Anse Mitan, Le Kano is a Creole bar & restaurant opening onto the beach and the Caribbean Sea. We love the Kreol touch in the decor, the music, the dishes prepared by the chef and their excellent selection of rums. Happy hour daily 5pm-6pm. Live music (check the programm on facebook).
Havana Café (05 96 66 15 93) - In a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Village Creole, try their gourmet salads, fajitas, juicy hamburgers, grilled specialties, mussels and great tropical cocktails. Or stop for a crepe, an ice-cream, a home-made dessert, a milkshake or smoothie. Serving non-stop all year round.
La Pause (05 96 52 41 17) - On the central piazza of Village Créole, sit down in the cool shade by the fountain. Enjoy great cocktails, some wonderful dishes with sunny flavours, fish or meat grilled specialties, majestic Piña Colada with tapas, lounge and latino atmosphere.
DEPARTING FROM THE SOUTH, HEADING IN DIRECTON OF FORT-DE-FRANCE
Madinina Plongée Services (MPS) (05 96 62 39 63 - located in Ducos, off the mainroad leading from Marin to Fort-de-France). In their 200 m2 store they provide all necessary diving and spear fishing equipment, whether it is for purchasing or hiring. Their workshop is fully equipped to deal with any after-sales servicing: inflation and re-testing of cylinders.
Nautica Air Services (05 96 57 15 15, Lareinty zone, Lamentin) This shop specializes in scuba diving and spear fishing equipment and gear (sales, quality service and repairs), and retests cylinders. They also stock a wide range of kayaks and paddles.
Carrefour Génipa (Génipa commercial area in Ducos - Open Mon-Thu 8:30am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am-9:00pm, Sun 8:30am- 1:00pm) - This big supermarket offers almost everything for the whole family: from food to clothing to household equipment and domestic appliances. They have fresh meat, cold cuts, deli, catering, fresh fish, a traditional cheese counter, sushis prepared on site, fruit, vegetables (including a large range of organic produce), gluten-free products, frozen and canned foods as well as beverages, beer and one of the largest wine and rum cellar in Martinique.
FORT-DE-FRANCE 14°35.7’N, 61°04.5’W
The anchorage is on the east side of Baie des Flamands, below and west of Fort Saint-Louis. The vast dinghy dock makes landing easy and comfortable. Savannah Park and the Fort-de-France waterfront incorporate the Malecón, a promenade which connects areas for concerts, cultural exhibits and ethnic dining.
Etang Z’Abricots Yacht Harbour is located in the center part of the island at Pointe des Grives. The harbor offers 340 births for resident yachtsmen and visitors, with a modern and environmentally friendly infrastructure.
Batt-Eco (06 96 82 55 82) -Specializes in batteries, charging systems and battery maintenance. Using the patented Duo-Regen battery regeneration system (check also Le Marin/Artimer section).
ON THE BOATYARD BAIE DES TOURELLES
Polymar (05 96 70 62 88) - Based in the haul-out compound, Max and Cedric with their staff provide all you need in chandlery, plumbing, electrical supplies, marine plywood, deck hardware, hydraulic pumps. The store offers also a wide range of fishing equipment. Polymar has two other shops in Le Marin and Robert.
Maximarine (05 96 63 75 49) - The exclusive distributor of Mercury brands: Mercruiser, Mercruiser Diesel, John Deere and Mann via Nanni motors in Martinique as well as Nor-Tech and Quicksilver in the Caribbean. Their showroom features a full range of outboard motors from 3,5 to 350 hp, 2 and 4-stroke as well as a range of Mercruiser inboard engines from 145 to 1350 hp. They stock parts, maintenance products and accessories.
MaxiPêch’ (05 96 73 37 54) - With 7 stores on the island MaxiPêch’ offers all you need in fishing gear whether you are a commercial fisherman or a fishing enthusiast yachtsman.
Debrouilla.marine (06 96 459 220) -You can spot Pascal easily at the carénage, with his black service van decorated with his logo. Pascal is agent for Mercury. He will fix anything electrical and mechanical. He sells, installs and repairs underwater led lighting, marine hifi and lifts.
Sea Services Shipchandler (05 96 70 26 69) -Located within walking distance of the waterfront and dinghy dock, this extensively stocked chandlery offers a wide range of deck hardware, marine paints, maintenance products, ropes, pumps, marine charts. They provide all you need for rigging and they do also the inspection of inflatable lifejackets. Sea Services has a great choice of Saint-James and TBS marine clothing. You can do Customs clearance at Sea Services during working hours.
IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS AROUND
Continental Marine Center (05 96 51 11 57 - Lamentin, Four à Chaux district) - Dealer and distributor of Yamaha outboards and personal watercraft, spare parts. After-sales service. Motor boats sales.
Booster Auto (05 96 39 70 70 - Les Mangles area, opposite to Galleria Shopping Mall) - This battery specialist also supplies lubricants and marine oils. Free delivery in Le Marin.
Hifi Car marine (05 96 42 91 50) - Stocks the latest gear for your boat’s sound system: loudspeakers, stereos, amplifiers, subwoofers, cables... You can also shop on-line www.hifi car-dom.com.
Abadie (05 96 50 37 47, Rivière Roche area) - This is the place for custom made foam and mattresses for the tropical climate.
Food Market (05 96 582 127) - Your Caribbean delicatessen and grocery store offers a wide selection of produce and specialty food products made in Martinique and the neighbouring islands including vintage rums, tropical-flavoured liqueurs, locally smoked fish and meat, cheese and yoghurts, fruits and vegetables, and a selection of wines and champagnes. Order and delivery to Malecon and FdF marinas.
Le Spice (05 96 96 94 20 - Marina Etang Z’Abricots ) - Enjoy a tropical cocktail with a panoramic view of the marina, then have a seat on the vast wooden terrace and order traditional Creole specialties (fried ballyhoo, grilled conch, fresh lobster) or great cuts of beef. At the rum bar you can sample all the rums from Martinique.
Le Ti Saint Louis (05 96 96 33 52) - Either on the terrace in the shade of the cathedral, or in the air-conditioned dining room, the Ti Saint Louis is the ideal place to stop off to enjoy a coffee and croissant in the morning and a crunchy pizza or delicious pasta at lunch.
www.madinethik.com - Your online delicatessen offers products from Martinique, carefully selected for you for their healthy production methods (without chlordecone, pesticides and chemical fertilizers), their quality and freshness. Log on to our shop www.madinethik.com, compose your basket according to your desire of fruits and vegetables, vintage rums and liqueurs, honey, jams, terrines...We deliver in the marina.
LE CARBET 14°41.9’N - 61°10.9’W
Le Petibonum (05 96 78 04 34) - Guy and his team welcome sailors for a caribbean lunch on their beachfront deck. Pleasure for the taste buds and good humor are what make this place so special...there’s a little flair of St Barths floating in the air... You can moor your boat directly in front of the restaurant and enjoy all the fun that Petibonum offers... and even more! Ice and water available. Reservations recommended.
Pelican Beach (05 96 78 45 91) A large teak terrace opening onto the Caribbean sea, a lounge area where you will enjoy a tropical cocktail with a view over the pelicans and your boat and a cuisine that only uses fresh ingredients... this is the perfect setting for a wonderful lunch or dinner in Le Carbet. On the menu: fish specialties, home-made Angus- beef burgers, savory sallads...
SAINT-PIERRE 14°44.5’N - 61°10.7’W
The anchorage at Saint-Pierre extends more than a mile north and south of the town dock. Anchor close to the beach along the waterfront to find shallow water.
Le Mémorial de la catastrophe de 1902 | Musée Frank A. Perret
(05 96 78 15 16) témoigne de l’éruption de la montagne Pelée et de la destruction de la ville de Saint-Pierre le 8 mai 1902. Vous découvrez l’événement dramatique qui a changé l’histoire de la Martinique au début du XXème siècle dans un cadre architectural contemporain. À l’aide d’un audioguide, parcourez la nouvelle exposition permanente qui rend hommage aux victimes et présente des vestiges de la catastrophe.
Depaz Distillery (05 96 78 13 14) - About a half hour walk uphill from the anchorage. Tours Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 9am-4pm. Set at the foot of Mount Pelée and facing the Caribbean Sea, the historic Depaz plantation features the oldest steam powered engine on the island, a paddle wheel, a steam museum, a gift shop as well as a wonderfully restored slavemaster’s house.
Clément Estate (05 96 54 62 07, Le François - Open daily 9am- 6:30pm - Duration of the visit: 2 hours, last admissions before 5:30pm) - Take a relaxing walk around the beautiful property of Clément, visit a perfectly restored family mansion, discover an old rum factory including the aging barrels. Or, stroll through the botanic garden and enjoy the palm grove and the island’s unique tropical vegetation. Contemporary art exhibitions complete the attractions.
JM Distillery (05 96 78 92 55, Macouba - Open daily 9am- 5pm). On the edge of Martinique, in a lush green setting, JM distillery occupies the bottom of the valley of the River Roche. Since the 19th century, rhum agricole has been made here from pure sugar cane juice. The magic of JM rum derives from its alliance with the exceptional water of Mount Pelée, along with the mystery of its long aging process in oak barrels. We invite you to discover this knowledge, passed down by men and women for generations, at Macouba, in the JM distillery’s unique visiting areas
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