Bahamas Marinas Are Open for Business September 2017

Treasure Cay Marina

Spared by Irma, Bahamas Marinas are Open for Business.

The marine recreational sector of the Bahamas’ tourism industry is up and open for business. Most of the member marinas of the Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM) are reporting no damage from hurricane Irma and are open and ready for business.

“This hurricane caused great damage throughout the region and the southern Bahamas,” says ABM President, Stephen Kappeler, “and we sympathise with the citizens of the islands that were so badly affected. We are also deeply concerned about the welfare of citizens of the state of Florida, whose lives have been so disrupted by hurricane Irma,” he said.

“However, we are greatly relieved that hurricane Irma by-passed so many of the islands in The Bahamas and spared most of our members from damage or dislocation,” said Kappeler.

“Only two marinas have reported damage that prevents them from opening for business,” said Basil Smith executive director of the association. “Of 27 members, we’re still awaiting word from seven, but the overall picture right now is very positive indeed”.

Hurricane Irma, as it approached The Bahamas, veered to the west after impacting the southernmost islands in the archipelago, inflicting serious damage on Ragged Island, in particular. It then steered clear of most of the islands, delivering tropical force wind and minimal rain in most areas, before inflicting somewhat more severe impact on West End, Grand Bahama and Bimini as it left the archipelago for Florida.

Disruption to utility services in those areas has impacted operations at marinas on Bimini and at West End. “We hope that in subsequent reports we will be able to give a positive account of the marinas in those locations,” said Smith.

For more information on each marina, visit https://bahamasmarinas.com.

 
MarinaLocationStatusNotes
Albany MarinaNew ProvidenceOpenReported no significant damage
Bay Street MarinaNassauOpenReported no significant damage
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & MarinaBiminiClosedSome water damage from storm surge
Bimini Sands Resort and MarinaBiminiClosed – Reopening scheduled for September 21st. Minor resort and marina damage
Bradford Marine BahamasGrand Bahama*Awaiting confirmation report
Brown’s Marine & Boat Storage ExumaExuma*Awaiting confirmation report
Cape Eleuthera Resort & MarinaEleutheraOpenReported no significant damage
Davis Harbour Marina & Cotton Bay ClubEleutheraLimited – pre-arrival arrangements requiredMinor dock repair and dredging underway
Flying Fish Marina, Long IslandLong IslandOpenReported no significant damage
French Leave Harbour VillageEleutheraOpenAwaiting confirmation report
Grand Bahama Yacht ClubGrand BahamaOpenReported no significant damage
Hawks Nest Resort & MarinaCat IslandOpenReported no significant damage
Highbourne Cay & MarinaExumaOpenReported no significant damage
Hope Town Inn & MarinaAbacoOpenReported no significant damage
Leeward Yacht Club and MarinaAbacoOpenReported no significant damage
Lighthouse MarinaAbacoOpenReported no significant damage
Lyford Cay Club MarinaNassauOpenReported no significant damage
Marina At Emerald BayExumaOpenReported no significant damage
Nassau Yacht HavenNassau*Awaiting confirmation report
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht HarbourGrand BahamaClosed to reopen September 15th. Reported only minor damage.
Palm CayNew ProvidenceOpenReported no significant damage
Port Lucaya MarinaGrand BahamaOpenReported no significant damage
Romora Bay Resort & MarinaEleutheraOpenReported no significant damage
Safe Harbour Marina at Cave CayExumaOpenReported no significant damage
Staniel Cay Yacht ClubExumaOpenReported no significant damage
Treasure Cay Resort & MarinaAbacoOpenReported no significant damage
Valentines Residences, Resort & MarinaEleutheraOpenReported no significant damage
BASRAAll Bahamas*No reports of missing or overdue vessel at this time.
Rubis gas stationsAll fuelling stationsOpenopen
    
Treasure Cay Marina
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