Marinas

Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina Undergoes Refurbishment

1 February 2021By Laura Shaughnessy
Courtesy of Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina

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Laura Shaughnessy

Laura Shaughnessy has been the managing editor at Dockwalk since February 2018. Having grown up among the cornfields, she is ecstatic to be among the boats in the yachting capital of the world. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in journalism, 15 years of experience with newspapers, magazines, and the online world, Laura has joined a great crew. When not writing about superyacht crew, she’s hanging out with her husband and their German Shepherd, working on house projects, or binging on Netflix.

The folks at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina have undertaken a massive refurb at their Paradise Island marina in The Bahamas. “Renovating and transforming a renowned national landmark, such as the iconic Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island, is a major undertaking,” says David Kosoy, executive chairman and founder, Sterling Global Financial. “Our world-class reconstruction team is transforming the Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina at Paradise Landing into a leading superyacht destination in The Bahamas and a place for the entire community to enjoy.” Kosoy adds that it is Paradise Island’s newest master-planned marina community and is outfitted to the highest standards in quality and design.

There’s even more good news amid the pandemic: it’s employing hundreds of workers during construction. “Once completed, it will bring approximately 500 jobs to the island and perpetual tourism dollars to the country,” says Kosoy.

Despite a temporary construction lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, work at the development remains on schedule. The superyacht marina is slated to be completed as early as Q4 2021. The existing marina property briefly shut down during the first quarter of 2021 while heavy construction improvements were underway, but some Sterling Commons buildings remain operational.

“Renovating and transforming a renowned national landmark, such as the iconic Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island, is a major undertaking,” says David Kosoy.

Throughout 2021, work on the Paradise Island master-planned community will be in effect. This encompasses renovated and enhanced amenities with a dockside village of luxurious residences, shopping, dining, and conveniences designed for owners, guests, and crew.

After completion, the marina will feature 6,100 linear feet of floating and deep-water concrete docks, with slips up to 420 feet. There will also be a gourmet grocery store, luxury day spa and nail salon, full-service gym, tennis courts, yoga, medical clinic, provisioning services, wine and liquor boutique with dockside delivery, and more. For captains and crew, there’s a separate pool, lounge, and gym facilities, which Kosoy says adds to the development’s unique appeal. The marina is positioned just five minutes from Atlantis by foot, five minutes from Nassau by car, or 60 minutes from The Exumas by boat.

This column is taken from the February 2021 issue of Dockwalk.

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