Contact Craig Nicholls
Boatshed St Maarten Unit 7, Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NU, UK

About Craig Nicholls

I am a local St Maarten resident, living on the Dutch Side of the island. Together with my wife and our White German Shepherd, Yuki, we have been living on St Maarten around 4.5 years now.

Our story on St Maarten begins when we arrived here back in 2016. We had just spent 16 years living and working in Silicon Valley after emigrating from Australia back in 1999. We had both worked for several major technology companies for a number of years. Over time we began to realize that doing the daily grind of working 9 to 5, accumulating pointless possessions while heading for a comfortable if monotonous retirement was not for us. We chose instead to sell everything up and move to a more idyllic location and do something we enjoyed rather than doing something we tolerated in order to pay the bills.