The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is known for its variety of venue locations, allowing for sailors and regatta visitors to visit a large part of the island during this short weekend event. In order to give the sailors a gathering point, the event organizers have confirmed the Budget Marine Lounge will once again be open during the regatta. With a bar to satisfy every thirst, a comfortable lounge atmosphere and a view that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, it is sure to be as big of a success as it was in 2015.

The lounge, sponsored by Budget Marine, will be open daily for sailors, regatta visitors and anyone looking to enjoy the fun atmosphere of the event. You will find the bar fully stocked with not only ice cold Heineken beers but also a variety of other cold drinks to quench your after sailing thirst. The lounge will be open from Thursday March 3rd through Sunday March 6th. Opening times will be from 16:00 until 20:00.

The lounge is located on the property of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club which makes it easy to access as the water taxi service also operates from the Club dock. Sailors can relax in the lounge as they wait for their team to finish washing off the salt spray from the days racing, or just use it as a central location to meet up before they go to dinner at one of the hundreds of restaurants on the island.

The daily results will be available in the Budget Marine Lounge, all brilliantly displayed on the results screens, keeping in line with the strive for a environmentally friendly event and a Clean Regatta by using less paper. Feel free to stop in for an ice cold Heineken before continuing on to the party location later in the evening. Watch the bridge openings, or enjoy a stunning Caribbean sunset. Whatever your reason, the lounge is there for everyone’s enjoyment.

In addition to the Lounge, Budget Marine has also continued their shuttle service to the Budget Marine store across the lagoon. This shuttle will operate every half hour starting at 8am on Tuesday March 1st until the end of the event. So for those sailors that have forgotten the vital technical gear, or perhaps need some new life vests before they head out to the race course, these can all be found at the Budget Marine Chandlery amongst a wide assortment of boating essentials.

Budget Marine has been a regatta supporter since the inception of the event and continues to work together with the event to make sure the needs of the sailors are met whenever possible.  As an official sponsor for more than 10 years, their continued contribution and support is greatly appreciated by both the event organization and the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

For 36 years, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has showcased the top boats and sailing—and has become equally famous for its world-class slate of parties and musical entertainment—in the Caribbean. Now recognized by sailors around the planet as one of the sailing world’s best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto: Serious Fun.

For full information on the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including results, photos, videos, party and band information, and much, much more, visit

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Office
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club
Welfare Road 90, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten

T: +1 (721) 5442079