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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. Mooring is allowed in front of the Sainte-Anne beach (at a distance of no less than 300 meters - marked by yellow buoys) and in front of Domaine de l’Anse Caritan on the northern stretch of the beach.

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Le Rendez-Vous - (in the village - 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.

Paille Coco (05 96 76 75 43) - This beach restaurant is another favorite hangout of yachtsmen and locals alike. Valérie and her staff serve tasty creole dishes, including grilled fi sh made from the catch of the day. Free wifi access for customers.

La Dunette (05 96 76 73 90) - Enjoy grilled specialties, local fi sh, 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.

La Cour Créole (0596 62 59 18) - Gina and her staff welcome you with a warm atmosphere in an air conditioned dining room or courtyard side with a view of the bay. On the menu is light, quality food: combo sandwiches, gourmet salads, hot meals (sweet pork, ginger beef…).

Leader Laverie - Located at ex-Anse Caritan Hotel, 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 complex, moorings, haul-out facilities and hurricane holes (Petit Versailles and Trou des Cyclones)on the eastern side of the bay. Early 2018, the marina will be adding around 50 new moorings for rental (between the marina and beacon 7) in order to better organize the mooring area. The town of Le Marin is rich in history and was of signiff cant 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.

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YACHT SERVICES

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 four other departments - Caraïbe Energie (electrics), Caraïbe Electronique (electronics), Caraïbe Réfrigération (refrigeration) and Caraïbe Menuiserie (carpentry). Also check on www.caraibe-marine.fr and on Facebook.

Equinox (06 96 41 33 33) - Kashmir specialize in stainless and aluminum repairs and fabrication and will fi x anything from bimini frames to pulpits. He has his workshop next to SNSM (sea rescue).

EMC (05 96 74 02 14) - Jacques is a reliable yacht surveyor known for his qualitative surveys and experience. His 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 new workshop and shop at Carenantilles boatyard.

Le Ship (05 96 74 87 55) 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.

A&C Yacht Brokers (05 96 74 94 02) is the official Caribbean dealer for J Composites (J Boats), Fountaine Pajot, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts and RM Yachts. Check their web site www.bateauxantilles.fr for a large selection of boats for sale, new and secondhand, or visit them at their office, near dock 3.

Néo Marine (05 96 74 89 18) - Eric Vasse and his staff will help you realize your boating ambitions with choosing the right catamaran (new or second-hand) and the best fi nance options.

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Kta Karaïb’ (06 96 35 15 55) - Looking for the perfect Caribbean sailing vacation? Patricia and Philippe offer tailor made sailing trips aboard a comfortably equipped catamaran. Sail the wonderful Caribbean waters, discover the islands and meet with the locals and enjoy water activities (fi shing, paddling, snorkeling).

Nautic Froid (06 96 22 71 13) - Pascal, fast and efficient, repairs all marine refrigeration and air conditioning and is highly recommended by yachts people.

Voilerie du Marin (06 96 25 94 01) - Located next to Marin Mouillage restaurant, Dan repairs sails and does all kinds of canvas work.

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 EXTENSION

Maximarine (05 96 74 62 12) - As exclusive distributor of the Mercury, Nanni and Mann 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. Thanks to Maximarine, you can enjoy your time at sea to the max!

Sail Shop (06 96 18 35 46) - is an online yacht provisioning company offering a selection of wines, champagnes, spirits, fresh grocery items,... You can either order on-line www.sailshop.fr or visit them at their shop at the new marina extension. Somé, the manager and her staff deliver on board.

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. Tilikum (05 96 74 67 03) - Frédéric specializes in marine refrigeration and electrical systems.

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.

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 fi nd the best new or used boat. Caraïbe Yachts. com also offers a range of services including yacht insurance and fi nancing. Don’t hesitate to contact Stéphanie, you’ll be glad you did.

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 pontoon. 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!

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, a professional team will help you fi nd the right mattress and foam and custom fi t it.

AROUND LEADER PRICE

Polymar (05 96 66 97 49 - Accessible by dinghy) - Polymar has now also a shop in Le Marin with all you need for your boat: chandlery, composite materials, maintenance products, electricity, antifouling and paints, lines, fi shing gear…

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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... and they rent tools. Uptairs, you’ll fi nd Grenier du Marin, a great place offering second-hand gear.

Mécanique Plaisance (05 96 74 72 72) - 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 new 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.

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, generators and also a wide range of fi shing gear.

Incidences (05 96 747 747) - Also accessible by dinghy via Manuel river, this sailmaker is located in a huge magnifi cent 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 (06 96 22 48 70) - Jean-Luc and AnneCatherine provide custom boat graphics and lettering.

Yachting Engineering System (Yes - 05 96 65 05 24) With his workshop/shop based next to Incidences at Artimer, Thierry can fi x 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.

Bricosoleil (05 96 74 19 83) - This do-it-yourself retailer sells tools, screws, wood and, for our four-legged companions, pet food.

ASHORE IN THE NEW MARINA EXTENSION

Infologeek - 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.

AROUND SIMPLY MARKET

Simply Market - 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.

A Car Rental Limited - 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 - 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 66 02 84) - Charlotte and Jean-Michel welcome you on their nicely decorated wooden terrace in a friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy oysters whether fresh or au gratin, seafood but also a beef carpaccio, a tuna tartar, salads, cheese & charcuterie boards, small plates for apéritif and more.

Europcar - 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 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 - 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 - Custom-tailored car rental services, available 24/7, with their agency just a stone’s throw from the marina.

AT THE MARINA, AROUND MANGO BAY

Appro-Zagaya - www.appro-zagaya.fr - 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.

Le Millésime (05 96 38 74 12) - This deli & wine cellar, cigar shop at the Marin Marina (near Mango Bay) offers quality wines, gourmet cold cuts, terrine and rillettes, rare oils and vinegars, chocolates...

Jumbo Car - welcome yachtsmen in their office in Le Marin Monday through Saturday and will inform you about their special offers. Jumbo Car has also 4 other offices on the island.

WATERFRONT

Zanzibar Restaurant (+596 596 74 08 46) - Everything is home made using raw and fresh produce, fi sh caught by fi shermen from Le Marin, gourmet creations with local flavours accompanied by a wonderful list of wines, rums and cocktails. They have their own dinghy dock.

IN LE MARIN

Diaka Laverie - A self-service laundry offering pick-up service and delivery to the docks in Le Marin and Ste Anne upon request.

Carrefour Market - 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. They also offer an online provisioning service www.carrefour-marin.com and arrange free delivery to your dock in Le Marin marina.

Lokizy - Located in Le Marin with a welcome service at the airport, Lokizy offers quality services at very competitive rates. Free delivery of your vehicle « right to the dock».

IN SAINTE-LUCE

Tech Dive Services (06 96 54 23 89) - Pierre, a professional diver will take care of all your under water works.

SHORESIDE ATTRACTIONS

Maison La Mauny Distillery will showcase the various stages in the distillation of this high quality rum of Martinique. At the end of your visit, you can make your way to the Cabane à Rhum, a small Creole house built in wood, where you can sample a range of Maison La Mauny products.

Trois Rivieres Plantation - The property is the site of a distillery museum complete with a restored windmill and gives the visitor the opportunity to appreciate the rum making process.

GRANDE ANSE D’ARLET 14°30.0’N, 61°05.1’W

A traditional ? shing village with clear water and calm beaches. All the moorings that had been put at Grande Anse have been taken away. At the time we go to press, we have no information about future moorings to be placed again.

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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.

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ASHORE

Hôtel Bambou / Restaurant Bódlanmè (05 96 66 01 39) Located on the beach of Hôtel Bambou in Anse Mitan, the restaurant Bódlanmè (mettre sur le o accent grave svp ) opens right out onto the sea. They serve traditional creole cuisine using local fresh produce. Enjoy lunch or dinner with delicious West Indian dishes in an authentic local atmosphere. Treat yourself with live lobster on the beach, relax at the new outdoor bar sipping a rum punch or a fruit cocktail. Surrounded by a wonderful tropical garden, colourful bungalows and a 2-storey creole house offer the perfect setting for yachtsmen ant their families to relax a few days ashore.

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).

DEPARTING FROM THE SOUTH, DIRECTION FORT-DE-FRANCE

Nautica Air Services (05 96 57 15 15, Zone Lareinty, Lamentin) - This shop specializes in scuba diving and spear fi shing equipment and gear (sales, quality service and repairs), and retests cylinders. They also stock a wide range of kayaks.

W.I.N.D. (05 96 68 21 28) -They are located next to Contrôle Auto, in a 270 m2 2-storey building in Rivière-Salée. Wholesaler and importer, this company specializes in marine paints and composite materials. Lionel, the new manager, and his professional staff will advise you on the best solutions in paints, lacquer, varnish, epoxy resins, maintenance products adapted to our tropical conditions. W.I.N.D. also has the largest selection of flags and pennants in Martinique (standard flags or customised) and supplies a range of marine batteries. They also stock marine plywood.

Madinina Plongée Services (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 fi shing equipment, whether it is for purchasing, hiring or, secondhand. Their workshop is fully equipped to deal with any after-sales servicing: inflation and re-testing of cylinders.

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 now incorporate a Malecón, a promenade which connects areas for concerts, cultural exhibits and ethnic dining.

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YACHT SERVICES ARRIVING TO FORT-DE-FRANCE FROM THE SOUTH

Batt-Eco (06 96 82 55 82) -Specializes in batteries, charging systems and battery maintenance. Using the patented Duo-Regen battery regeneration system.

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 fi shing equipment. Polymar has two other shops in Marin and Robert.

Maximarine (05 96 63 75 49) - the exclusive distributor of Mercury: 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 fi sherman or a fi shing 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 fi x anything electrical and mechanical. He sells, installs and repairs underwater led lighting, marine hifi and lifts.

DOWNTOWN

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.

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IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS AROUND FORT-DE-FRANCE

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, amplifi ers, subwoofers, cables... You can also shop on-line www.hifi car-dom.com.

EATING OUT

The Yellow - (05 96 75 03 59) - Welcome to The Yellow, a real haven of peace at the heart of Fort-de-France. The chef serves creative cuisine, refined and bursting with flavors to enjoy in a cosy and intimate setting on the first floor.

Nuevo Mejico (05 96 60 60 21) - Mexican specialties served in a entertaining atmosphere. Discover a wide range of mojitos at the Mojito Bar. Muy caliente!

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LE CARBET 14°41.9’N, 61°10.9’W

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: fi sh specialties, home-made Angus-beef burgers, savory sallads...

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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.

ASHORE

Depaz Distillery - About a half hour walk uphill from the anchorage.

Saint-Pierre Locations - This family business based in Saint-Pierre for more than 28 years offers reliable service in its 3 sales offices. They have a vast range of vehicles at attractive rates all year round. They ensure perfect maintenance for their cars. Contact their call center or book online www. saintpierrelocations.com. Delivery and pick-up service available at the airport and the ports in FDF and St Pierre.

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ATLANTIC COAST

Clément Estate (Le François) - 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 (Macouba). 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.