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Swift progress on Blue Water Cay

After years of sitting undeveloped and neglected, the Yamacraw area on the southeast side of Nassau, Bahamas is about to undergo remarkable change. Leading hospitality and property developer, Legendary Marina, is on an ambitious multi-million dollar mission to create a resort that will transform the yachting landscape.

Conceptual rendering

Conceptual rendering

Following the signing of a heads of agreement at the Office of the Prime Minister in May, Legendary Marina has wasted no time in commencing the necessary preparations for the prestigious Legendary Marina Resort at Blue Water Cay project.
The centrepiece of the marina plan is a 120-slip dock capable of accommodating boats up to at least 200ft (61m) and a dry storage facility for 750 boats of up to 55ft (16.7m) in length. The drystack will be rated for a Category 5 hurricane. The marina will also boast excellent accommodation for overnight guests, including 20 condo units, 22 oceanfront villas and a 130-room hotel. Waterfront retail and restaurant spaces, a tiki bar with a pool, a general store and onsite-fuel will complete the offering.
[p2]Rodney Chamberlain, vice president of marina development at Legendary Marina, eagerly anticipates the ongoing progress at the site. “After navigating through the meticulous permitting and entitlement process for two years, we are thrilled to commence construction on this world-class marina,” he said. “This marks the beginning of an exceptional project that will have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many Bahamians.”
Once the land clearing phase is completed, the next crucial step will involve dredging the waterways surrounding the 20-acre (8ha) site. This process will remove sediment and debris and create ample depth for large vessels. Legendary Marina is steadfast in its commitment to upholding high environmental standards and will focus on the removal of sunken boats and debris from the water, as well as the installation of a culvert to enable the ocean to flow into the adjoining marshlands.
Native trees and vegetation will predominantly remain on site or, where possible, be thoughtfully transplanted to other suitable areas so as to preserve the region’s natural beauty.
Prime Minister Philip Davis referred to the project as a “welcome addition” to New Providence and said the project would create up to 200 jobs for Bahamians. “This promising development, which will be carried out in four phases, represents a capital expenditure of $110 million and will serve as a valuable economic catalyst via capital,” he noted.

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