On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, on the grounds of Captain Quarters, the sale purchase agreement was executed.
Present was Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Legal advisor Gerald de Jong, and GIS Saskia Matthew on behalf of Public Entity Saba and Wim and Johanna Van ‘t Hof on behalf of J.W. Hotel & Apartments N.V, the buyer.
Captain’s Quarters, once a 19th-century whaling captain’s house expanded and converted into one of the finest guesthouses on the Island, was destroyed by Hurricane George in 1998. Since then, numerous failed attempts had been made to sell this property, due to complex administrative and legal hurdles.
Finally, these issues have been resolved and the property can be sold and further developed by J.W. Hotel & Apartments N.V
The Public Entity Saba is pleased that a tourism entrepreneur that is well established on the Island was able to purchase the property to redevelop it.