Electricity and water restored, anchorages safe and passable, St. Martin's back in action after a brutal hurricane season. And with just about a month to go before the sold-out 38th Heineken Regatta March 2 to 4, The Moorings and Sunsail are reopening charter operations at a new location there — Marina Fort-Louis, before the end of this week — Thursday, February 1.

The mixed fleet of monohulls, sailing catamarans, and powerboats from the island’s French capital in Marigot are available for term bareboat and crewed chartering around the Leeward Caribbean islands and beyond. One-way charters are available on a case-by-case basis.

“Nothing could have prepared us for the devastation that September’s hurricanes brought to St. Martin but we couldn’t be more thrilled to invite charterers back to one of our most popular destinations, and from a brand new base location in a world-class marina,” says Josie Tucci, vice president of sales and marketing. New yachts are also expected soon in St. Martin as part of a $66.5 million corporate investment in the Caribbean fleet for The Moorings and Sunsail; the St. Martin fleet is participating in the Heineken.

Sailors receive 10 percent off charters from May 1 to December 14, 2018, if they book the St. Martin destination by February 28, 2018; the offer can be combined with the Captain's Rewards loyalty discount for up to 15 percent off. This offer applies to bareboat sail and power charters only. For details contact the companies: moorings.com; sunsail.com.