MEGA-YACHT DESTINATION NEARS COMPLETION IN THE BAHAMAS
September 3, 2010
Following a year and a half of construction Albany Marina, located at Providence Point in the Bahamas, is nearly ready to welcome the marina resort’s first visiting vessels when the community opens in October.
August marks the completion of the first phase of construction of Albany’s 71-slip marina, which included the dredging of a mile-long, 150 foot wide channel and the creation of a 15-acre deepwater basin with a controlling depth of 16 feet MSL. To date, they have installed 25 of the marina’s largest finger piers, ranging from 50 feet to 240 feet in length.
Crews are completing final work on the utility and fuel systems, including a state-of-the-art fuel dock featuring high-speed fuel dispensers.
A unique feature of Albany Marina is the six activities platforms located in the southwest and north sections of the marina. These large decks provide over water space for slip owners to use for everything from staging areas for provisioning their vessels to spaces for hosting friendly gatherings.
The look and feel of Albany Marina is nothing short of spectacular, featuring all the latest in amenities and dock design. Everything at Albany Marina has been supersized to cater to mega- and superyachts.
Main walks measure 12 feet wide, and fingers range from eight to 10 feet. Docks feature freeboards of 30 inches, and gangways are rated for use by golf carts and other service vehicles. A single 12 foot wide gangway, rated for use by larger vehicles, has also been installed to access the central fuel dock and dock master’s office. Concierge services, crew facilities and access for provisioning and special fueling also distinguish Albany Marina.
The completed resort facility will boast an Ernie Els-designed golf course, luxury cottages, single-family homes and marina residences, an equestrian center, a luxurious beach club and more. The vision of Joe Lewis, together with golf legends Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, Albany is positioned to become a world-class yachting destination.
Slips at Albany have been sold through membership with the Albany Yacht Club.
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