Nanny Cay in the BVI opens outer marina

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Tortola, BVI: A ceremony held at the entrance to the new outer marina heralded its opening at Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands on 12 December. With speeches by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, the Honourable Julian Fraser, and Miles Sutherland Pilch, General Manager of Nanny Cay, the ceremony also included sailing demonstrations by the Royal BVI Yacht Club's Youth Sailing programme and a kitesurfing flypast.
 
Currently, 42 slips are operational along the mangrove-lined shore, with the last 78 slips expected to be in place by August 2017. When completed, the outer marina will have 120 slips suitable for yachts from 30 to 75 feet (9.14-22.86m) with T-heads and a bulkhead capable of berthing megayachts to 150 feet in length. Up to 10 megayachts over 100 feet can now dock at Nanny Cay.

The first half of the outer marina has a controlling depth of 14 feet, the second half, 10 feet. It will almost double Nanny Cay's total dock facilities to 300 slips split between the inner and outer marina.

The 6.5-acre Outer Marina peninsula will have eight new condo blocks each with three 4-bed and four 3-bed condo units. Construction of the condos is expected to start in the Spring of 2017.

In addition to the marina facilities and condos, the expansion will include: new and enhanced walk ways and recreational areas; a new restaurant, wellness centre, gym, and social areas; an improved youth sailing centre and facilities; improved resort areas and event facilities; new commercial retail and service space.

This expansion is a continuation of the investment and improvements the owners have made to the facilities and infrastructure of the marina and boatyard over the last 15 years. These include high-speed fuel dock; new docks; 120/220V electricity on all docks with 100% site-wide backup power; luxury shower facilities and restrooms; water from Nanny Cay's own R/O plant; the BVI's only pump out station; waste oil storage unit with 64 square foot containers and emergency trap; an Encyclon waste water treatment system for the haulout area.

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The marina has been running at full capacity for the last five years and in anticipation of this, the owners of Nanny Cay commenced a plan to expand the marina and resort in 2009. The Master Plan was approved by Town & Country Planning in May 2014. Since construction started in July 2015, 100,000 tons of rock has been placed and 160,000 cubic yards of dredged material has been moved, to create the peninsula.

The 6.5-acre Outer Marina peninsula is 190-240 feet wide at sea level (and 230-280 feet wide on the seabed). A 7-feet thick revetment comprised of large diameter armor rock on a 2:1 slope forms the southern, seaside, of the peninsula. This revetment rises 6-feet above sea level.

Development approval included the implementation of a independently monitored Environmental Management & Monitoring Plan. This included the relocation and monitoring of 505 corals and considerable sediment control throughout the project.

Approximately 90% of the construction costs to date has been spent with local suppliers and contractors. The docks were supplied by the UK's Walcon and sheet piles were supplied by CMI out of the USA. The Outer Marina and related amenities will create 100 new jobs in the BVI.

In his comments the Honourable Premier stated: "We are here today to witness a new chapter in the marine industry in the Virgin Islands. As a sailing capital of the world we are adding another incentive to our product offerings to make the VI more competitive. I commend the owners of Nanny Cay marina and boatyard for pioneering this significant project. We see Nanny Cay Marina as an added value to what's happening in this industry and I congratulate the Nanny Cay family on this expansion initiative."
 
For more information go to: http://nannycay.com/ceremony-officially-opens-new-outer-marina/
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The new project will almost double Nanny Cay's total dock facilities to 300 slips, split between the inner and outer marina 
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The 6.5-acre Outer Marina peninsula will have 8 new condo blocks and the expansion will include new and enhanced walk ways and recreational areas; a new restaurant, wellness centre, gym, and social areas; an improved youth sailing centre and facilities; improved resort areas and event facilities; new commercial retail and service space © Nanny Cay
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