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.

 
Marina Location Status Notes
Albany Marina New Providence Open Reported no significant damage
Bay Street Marina Nassau Open Reported no significant damage
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina Bimini Closed Some water damage from storm surge
Bimini Sands Resort and Marina Bimini Closed – Reopening scheduled for September 21st.  Minor resort and marina damage
Bradford Marine Bahamas Grand Bahama * Awaiting confirmation report
Brown’s Marine & Boat Storage Exuma Exuma * Awaiting confirmation report
Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina Eleuthera Open Reported no significant damage
Davis Harbour Marina & Cotton Bay Club Eleuthera Limited – pre-arrival arrangements required Minor dock repair and dredging underway
Flying Fish Marina, Long Island Long Island Open Reported no significant damage
French Leave Harbour Village Eleuthera Open Awaiting confirmation report
Grand Bahama Yacht Club Grand Bahama Open Reported no significant damage
Hawks Nest Resort & Marina Cat Island Open Reported no significant damage
Highbourne Cay & Marina Exuma Open Reported no significant damage
Hope Town Inn & Marina Abaco Open Reported no significant damage
Leeward Yacht Club and Marina Abaco Open Reported no significant damage
Lighthouse Marina Abaco Open Reported no significant damage
Lyford Cay Club Marina Nassau Open Reported no significant damage
Marina At Emerald Bay Exuma Open Reported no significant damage
Nassau Yacht Haven Nassau * Awaiting confirmation report
Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour Grand Bahama Closed to reopen September 15th.  Reported only minor damage.
Palm Cay New Providence Open Reported no significant damage
Port Lucaya Marina Grand Bahama Open Reported no significant damage
Romora Bay Resort & Marina Eleuthera Open Reported no significant damage
Safe Harbour Marina at Cave Cay Exuma Open Reported no significant damage
Staniel Cay Yacht Club Exuma Open Reported no significant damage
Treasure Cay Resort & Marina Abaco Open Reported no significant damage
Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina Eleuthera Open Reported no significant damage
BASRA All Bahamas * No reports of missing or overdue vessel at this time.
Rubis gas stations All fuelling stations Open open
       
Treasure Cay Marina
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