Island Water World
Categories: Chandleries / Environmental Products, Tenders, Jet Skis & Outboards - Repairs / Service & Sales, Global Service Providers, Galley Hardware & Chef Supplies / Household Goods & Appliances, Books & Charts / Navigational Management
Locations: Caribbean & Central America, St. Maarten / St. Martin
St.Maarten is the 'home base' of this excellent chandlery, where shopping is a pleasure in the air-conditioned comfort of their large store. Carrying a huge and broad selection of duty-free marine supplies at their stores in Cole Bay and at Bobby's Marina, Philipsburg.
They now have a further store on the French side at Marigot, which is located adjacent to the Geminga Boatyard close to Marina Royale and parking, with lagoon side dinghy dock. The same size as Philipsburg with an emphasis on boatyard supplies, this fully stocked chandlery is managed by Valerie Leroy and offers a very convenient yacht clearance facility within the store so making a total of three IWW stores in St.Maarten / St.Martin.
Elsewhere in the Caribbean, IWW can look after yachts throughout the island chain, with a store in St.Lucia, two further stores in Grenada - including a large waterfront store in St.Georges (opposite Marina Port Louis) - plus the Curacao store.
With a strong focus in providing a custom service for the professionally crewed yacht market, IWW run a 'Megayacht Wholesale Programme' whereby following registration, professional yachts are entitled to choose from the IWW range of close to 25,000 stock items - for shipping anywhere - at very attractive discounts of between 10-50%.
The Island Water World stores are continually rated as: “Excellent chandleries with very helpful staff and hard to beat prices.” Their internet based "Amazon like E-commerce” shopping on line facility - showing freight rates and allowing store pick-ups at all IWW locations throughout the Caribbean - has also proven to be much appreciated by Captains, engineers, interior crew and first mates alike. In St.Maarten, IWW Cole Bay delivers to Megayachts, once an account is opened and the order has been placed online or via email.
Island Water World’s highly respected Superyacht Tender Service Centre located at their dock in the South East corner of the lagoon (see 'Tender and Dinghy Sales / Service' section) has a workshop / storage facility, and the IWW ‘Free Courtesy Bike Scheme’ is as popular as ever, whereby customers have use of an IWW liveried bicycle – on placing a $50 deposit. This scheme is available throughout St.Maarten / St.Martin and in Grenada too. In recognition to their clientele’s loyalty, the free of charge IWW Advantage Card Program allows customers to accrue and redeem miles in all their locations. Check the website for more information.
Positive comments for the IWW chandleries were numerous from yacht crew we talked to in St.Maarten this season: “Excellent stock for Superyachts on the shelves” “IWW have a great range of fishing equipment” “Very good selection of stainless steel fixtures and fittings” “IWW have a great product range especially in paints and parts.”
Tender Service Centre
In the south eastern corner of the Lagoon, Island Water World have a dock from where they operate a service centre for Superyacht tenders. Under the care of Service and Marina Manager Julian Cheasley, they can haul out tenders up to 26' with their forklift, and can handle or project manage most repair / refit works as required. They have first class sub-contractors on hand to help out with any welding / fabrication works, fine carpentry, epoxy and gelcoat repairs or electrical works – as required. They also have an engineering shop with diagnostics to service outboards, with a trained engineer for Evinrude / Bombardier. Dedicated tender storage facilities are available. The manager - Julian Cheasley - is an excellent contact, who ‘really knows his stuff’ and is focused on carrying out all works on time, and to a very high standard.
Main Store, Cole Bay
Tel: +1(721) 544 5310
Fax: +1(721) 544 3299
Bobby's Marina Store, Philipsburg
Tel: +1(721) 543 7119
Marigot Store, also for deliveries to MFL
Tel: +(590) (0)590 513206
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