ANGUILLA–During the past week a feasibility study was carried out on the development of marinas in Anguilla. Government officials and a cross-section of interested Anguillans met at the La Vue hotel on January 25 to learn more about the Government’s initiative to expand and enhance Anguilla’s tourism’s industry and related economy through the development and introduction of one or more marinas to the island. The Government’s funded marina feasibility study was awarded to Edgewaters Resources, a worldwide marina and waterfront development company.
The President of Edgewaters Resources, Gregory Weykamp, and team members spent much of the week in Anguilla visiting and gathering geographical and underwater engineering information at many waterfront locations for possible marina development. Location information will be evaluated by the team for marina suitability, with a final report given to the Chief Minister no later than the end of March 2018.
The presentation opened with remarks by Minister of Infrastructure Curtis Richardson, and Chief Minister Victor Banks who thanked all present for coming out to learn more about the effort to expand the island’s tourism capacity and related revenue through the introduction of marina investment, especially marinas capable of accommodating the growing mega-yacht industry. Leader of the opposition Pam Webster also remarked favourably on the initiative and encouraged communication and transparency throughout this initiative.
Weykamp delivered a fact-filled presentation, highlighting not only his company’s numerous successful projects around the world, but also statistics of the revenue generated by docking of mega-yachts at marina locations.
An animated question and answer period followed the presentation, with many suggestions from the audience as to the best location for a marina, oftentimes directly related to their neighbourhood or district.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73143-marina-feasibility-study-in-anguilla