FORT LAUDERDALE, FL October 2, 2012 Ideally located in Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Blue Haven Marina has just joined the IGY network. Slated to open in the summer of 2013 to yachts up to 180 feet and initially a max draft of 5.5, plans for maintenance dredging will bring its capacity back to the original 12 feet projected by winter 2013. Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Blue Haven Marina is the ideal gateway to the Caribbean.
The marina, an integral part of the Blue Haven Marina and Resort, is surrounded by nearly 20 acres of waterfront land on the exquisite northeast coast of the island. Marina guests will have full access to the resort, including a hotel boasting a gym, private beach and an infinity-edge swimming pool with lounge decks for entertainment. Also on property will be several restaurants, bars as well as an array of watersport activities and day charters – both sail and sportfish.
Nearly complete, the marina has nearly 6,000 linear feet of dockage and is constructed of 15-foot-wide concrete floating docks. Conveniences such as on-site customs and immigration services and a marina operations center will feature a lounge for captains and crews, as well as showers, a chart room and a crew work room. The offerings will be topped off by an exclusive concierge for marina customers ready to organize activities, excursions, rental vehicles, restaurant reservations and more. Top-notch provisioning with the capability to bring almost anything to the island will be readily available to megayacht crews and their guests.
Boasting the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world, the islands are renowned for the finest of tropical beaches. Turks & Caicos Islands’ fine-sand alabaster Grace Bay Beach is consistently voted one of the world’s Top 10 beaches by Condé Nast Traveler. Some of the best bottom fishing is in the TCI waters, including access to many species of grouper and snapper, among others. Blue Haven Marina is located on the Northeastern tip of Providenciales, only minutes away from Provo Golf Club, shopping, and more restaurants and bars. Surrounding deserted islands are easily accessible from the marina.
Bert Fowles, Vice President of marketing for IGY Marinas says, “The addition of Blue Haven marina expands the reach of the network to the northern Caribbean, creating the perfect route for our customers along the way down from the northeast or coming from Florida down to the central and southern islands. Our guests will soon have access to a magnificent facility, right on par with IGY standards of great service and amenities for captains and crew.”
Marina highlights include:
- Opening summer 2013
- Hassle-free berthing in the Turks & Caicos Islands
- 51 berths for yachts up to 180 feet, initially with a max draft of 5.5 feet
- Maintenance dredging complete in winter 2013 for a total depth of 12 feet
- Blue Haven Resort amenities available to marina guests
- Twenty minutes to international airport (75 mins from Miami; 3-hr flight from NYC)
Official currency is US dollar; official language is English
- Marina concierge will cater to crews and guests with exclusive itineraries and planned activities
- Highly secured marina docks to ensure privacy
- Marina Operations Center featuring first-class crew and captains’ facilities
By joining the IGY Marinas network, Blue Haven Marina guests may be privy to a host of benefits, including the IGY Anchor Club, the marina loyalty program where captains and owners accumulate and redeem points for dockage. Other network-wide dockage programs include the Caribbean Anchor Pass, where vessels can roam the IGY network for one upfront discounted price as well as the HomePort Program, a semi-permanent option for yachts looking for longer term dockage.
–– Source: Sarah Bensimon | Island Global Yachting