To encourage and induce the home porting of mega-yachts, all import duties and other government charges associated with the importation and selling of fuel and petroleum products have been waived.
Yacht and airplane personnel are exempt from all work permit requirements and fees (exclusive of minimal departure taxes and landing fees) for all activities related to their employment as a member of a yacht or airplane crew.
Christophe Harbour will be a designated port of entry with streamlined customs and immigration services.
Christophe Harbour resort hotels will provide yacht owners and their guests access at a reduced rate to their spas, other hotel services, and beaches. One elegant beach facility will be at Majors Bay, and another will be located on one of several pristine beaches at Christophe Harbour.
There will be no taxes or government charges until 2030 for yachts, planes, helicopters, or other vessels visiting or based at Christophe Harbour.
The government will designate the marina at Christophe Harbour as a port of entry and maintain appropriately staffed Customs Houses.
There will be no taxes or other government charges on food and beverage items, consumable items, or any similar items sold at Christophe Harbour that are used and/or consumed on yachts (except for food and beverage import duties, which are assessed at greatly reduced rates).
There will be no taxes or other government charges on goods, materials, vehicles, fixtures, or equipment used for or in connection with yachts visiting or based at Christophe Harbour until 2030.
At Christophe Harbour, yacht owners and crew are exempt from all foreign currency exchange control, restrictions, and regulations and all withholding and foreign exchange government charges of any type.
Yacht owners and crew will have full freedom and authorization from the government to repatriate and otherwise export all monies and property in the course of their business or to hold in any financial institution or bank in St. Kitts or elsewhere accounts of whatever type in any currency whatsoever. The US dollar is a widely used currency in St. Kitts and will be the currency used at Christophe Harbour.
Recreation, exercise, entertainment, and lodging areas will be available for all captains and crew members.