Galisbay, Saint. Martin (FR) —— The Port of Galisbay and Delta Petroleum celebrated a milestone this week, servicing their first super yacht of the season. The Nahlin, a 300-foot luxury yacht was launched in 1930. It was one of the last steam-powered yachts built in the United Kingdom.
“The Port of Galisbay has been open for months as a hub for relief operations, and we have also been working hard to restore world-class services for luxury ships,” explained Delta Petroleum’s management. “When we can host world-famous yacht like Nahlin and provide the level of service it requires, we know we’re truly back in business in French St. Martin.”
On the sea for nearly 100 years, the Nahlin has a rich history. It was once owned by the King of Romania, and spent time as both a museum and a restaurant. Rediscovered in the late 1980s, it was restored over the course of 15 years and relaunched as in 2010. Diesel engines replaced the ship’s original steam engines. The yacht is currently owned by inventor Sir James Dyson.
“The quality of service was excellent,” commented Steve Hammond, Captain of the Nahlin. “It is great to have Galisbay back as a service and fueling option for luxury ships.”
The Port of Galisbay and Delta Petroleum offer services and fueling to luxury yachts from around the world. Each year they service over one hundred yachts, providing all food provisioning supplies, water, waste removal and high-quality fuel.