Ceremony Officially Opens Nanny Cay’s New Outer Marina

A ceremony held at the entrance to the new outer marina heralded its opening at Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands in 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 program 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 (9-22.8m) with T-heads and a bulkhead capable of berthing megayachts to 150ft (45.7m) in length. Up to ten megayachts over 100ft (30.4m) can now dock at Nanny Cay.

The first half of the outer marina has a controlling depth of 14ft (4.2m) and the second half, 10ft (3m). It will almost double Nanny Cay’s total dock facilities to 300 slips split between the inner and outer marina.

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.For more information go to: nannycay.com

Gary Brown
Gary E. Brown is the Editorial Director of All At Sea Caribbean. He is a presenter on Island 92, 91.9 FM, St. Maarten, and the author of the thriller/sailing adventure Caribbean High. For more information, visit: garyebrown.net