Curaçao is located in the Southwestern Caribbean, at latitude 12′ north and longitude 68′ west. The island is just 70 km (44 miles) north of South America. It is 2,5 hours by air from Miami. Curaçao, with its year round warm and sunny climate is located outside the hurricane belt. This makes Curacao a perfect place in the Caribbean for safe yacht storage during hurricane season. We have 140+ dry berths at Curacao Marine.
All the yachts stored on our yard during the hurricane season are stored on hard compound grounds with tripods boat stands professionally chained together and they will be strapped down with 5 tons webbing to imbedded ground anchors.
Excluding boats and yachts moored in Curaçao from insurance against damage caused by Tropical Cyclones based solely on the fact the island is located just North of latitude 12ºN does not seem te be appropiate. Especially not if boat owners and marina owners see to it that proper action is taken based on watches and warnings issued by the National Meteorological Service and the local disaster prevention authorities.