Roger and Margaret Pratt were long standing members of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club.
ITV News Anglia understands they were planning to settle in the Norwich area after their round-the-world sailing trip.
The couple had sailed locally for many years and Mrs Pratt came from Norfolk, attending Norwich High School for Girls.
The Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht club say the majority of the crew who sailed with the Pratts to St Lucia were members of the yacht.
The yacht had been in the club's marina for over a year as preparations were made for the trip.
That trip was tragically cut short when Roger Pratt was killed on the 18th January. The crew were attacked while the boat was moored in St Lucia.