About Us

Established in 1990, Dockside Management has developed a solid reputation based on integrity, discretion, attention to detail and 24-hour availability.

With a strong base in St. Maarten and a support network throughout the Caribbean, we have built a devoted client list of both private and charter yachts. We provide the same first class level of service to every client, maintaining high standards and tight budget control. In addition to all standard agency services, unusual requests are welcome and each one receives the personal attention it requires.

This is reflected in the positive reviews we receive from captains, owners and crew.

Our History

Lila Rosen first arrived in the Caribbean in 1975 and her years of work aboard charter and private yachts gave her firsthand knowledge of what was most needed and wanted by owners and crew. With that experience she established Dockside Management in 1990 to provide communication and shore side services to the yachts visiting St. Maarten.

Partner Kass Johnson came on board in 1994, bringing years of experience in the cruise ship industry as well as a passion for sailing fast boats. She was instrumental in developing Dockside's growing relationship with the larger vessels beginning to visit the region.

Their first big project together was to organize recreation activities for the crew members aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and that provided a steep learning curve in organization, problem solving and the ability to satisfy widely differing stakeholders. The VIP yacht & guest services division was soon formed in response to requests from a number of megayacht captains for a Caribbean agent who could make arrangements throughout the Islands.

As the yachting activity in St. Maarten grew, Dockside expanded from their original base in Philipsburg, opening two centrally located lagoon-side offices in Simpson Bay and the Yacht Club Isle de Sol. This put them in close range to vessels on both the French and Dutch sides of the Island.

Our Team

Today, with an experienced and dedicated staff, Dockside continues to provide its expanding client roster with the same personal attention that shaped its reputation.