Project Overview

ATM provided comprehensive marina planning and design services for a new 38-slip superyacht marina facility within the heart of the British Virgin Islands cruising grounds. The facility was specifically designed to provide berthing associated with the prestigious Oil Nut Bay development. Challenges with the site included naturally deep water and wind and wave exposure which were examined via numerical modeling of extreme events.

Based on economics and installation timing constraints, the client preferred a floating dock solution. ATM developed design criteria for the docking system, prepared performance specifications, and completed design development of marina electrical and plumbing systems to handle yachts up to 300 ft. LOA. ATM supported the client during final contracting with the floating dock design-build contractor, to ensure that the client’s needs and technical requirements were being met. ATM provided support through construction including “special inspector” services required by the BVI Building Authority for marine construction. Phase 1 was completed in time to host the Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous in March of 2011

The client was named a 2009 CNBC International Property Award Winner for Best Marina Development for this superyacht facility and American Society of Civil Engineers’ Project Excellence award in 2013.