Caribbean boat-supply store opens new location

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Budget Marine is building a new location in Carriacou. The St. Martin-based company has 12 stores across the Caribbean. Carriacou is 23 miles off Grenada. The full service, 2100-square-foot store is being built at Tyrell Bay Marina, with an opening date set for January 2020.

“Tyrell Bay Marina opened in the third quarter of 2018, and business has been good,” Nicholas George, general manager of Budget Marine Grenada, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to using our expertise and systems to further expand our footprint throughout the Caribbean.”

George said that Carricacou’s proximity to the Grenadines, and below the hurricane belt, makes it a strategic location for a marine supplies store. “This relatively small location will be the only fully stocked chandlery anywhere in the Grenadines,” he said. “Boats based at this marina will have the opportunity to be in the Grenadines in a matter of hours, rather than the usual full day sail from Grenada to Carriacou, then on to the Grenadines.”

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