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This Top Bahamas Marina Has Room for Superyachts This Summer

July 11, 2023 | Hurricane Hole | Marina in Nassau

As Large Vessels Struggle to Find Slips in Florida, Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina Can Accommodate Boaters

A growing number of yachts around the world, not to mention the vessels’ expanding sizes, is causing a shortage of dock space for some of the biggest and best superyachts — but dock space is still available in some places, including not all that far away at the best deep-water marina in The Bahamas.

A recent New York Post article reported that some marinas in South Florida, where yachting is a major part of life for many people, are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for larger slips that can fit the massive superyachts of the current era. It’s a steep contrast to the situation at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina in The Bahamas, which is ready and able to accommodate even the biggest vessels.

It’s a burgeoning problem in some areas of The Sunshine State, where a study by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida found that boat sales jumped to $19 billion in 2022, a huge increase of 197% compared to 2017.

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Added to the increasing number of boats is the sheer size of modern vessels, especially larger yachts and superyachts that can require slips of more than 200 feet for a single ship. This scarcity of space and more competition for the same amount of dock space has caused a spike in the prices of annual slip rentals.

A deputy town manager of Palm Beach told the New York Post that one person has paid more than $500,000 each year for two years to reserve a slip at the Town of Palm Beach Marina to reserve a spot, and their vessel still isn’t built yet.

Compare that to the situation at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina, which is bigger and better than ever after completing a world-class redesign and expansion project in late 2022.

Located on Paradise Island and conveniently near the populous capital city of Nassau, this top facility in The Bahamas has a lot of things for yachters and boaters to like, including amenities for crew members like a new Captain’s Lounge and Crew Gym.

At Hurricane Hole and the surrounding Paradise Landing community, you’ll find a dockside bar and grill, a large wine and spirits store, a pharmacy, and much more.

Back at the marina, it’s clear that Hurricane Hole is ready and able to accommodate even the biggest and newest superyachts due to its intentional design and cutting-edge infrastructure. Hurricane Hole boasts slips up to 420 feet, as well as a total of 6,100 linear feet of deep-water docks, including floating docks that move with the tides. The facility’s 240-foot-wide turning basin and bridge clearance of 70 feet make it easy to get in and out, too.

But it’s not just about having dock space, and people are also choosing Hurricane Hole because of its top features, including its status as the first and only marina in The Bahamas to offer in-slip fueling. This means vessels can be fueled right where they are docked and captains don’t have to wait in line or stick around to monitor refueling.

There are so many reasons to make Hurricane Hole your home port, and we’re ready to help you learn more about slip options. Reserve your slip today, or email us at or call us at 242-677-1900.

Read more about the situation in South Florida and the shortage of superyacht slips from the New York Post.