Speaking at their 30th Anniversary Press Conference yesterday, President Meade Malone said the club has an overall and complete development plan for Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour which includes the accommodation of mega and super yachts.
“I am happy to report that we are very much in hand in moving the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour forward towards that vision. You will begin to see in the soon coming weeks work around beautification of the area and enhancement of that,” Malone said.
The President also noted that the Yacht Club is not full, but the BVIIC has a blueprint around the tenants they would like to have, and he thinks it would enhance the overall offerings to Virgin Gorda and the wider community.
“We are working steadfastly towards attracting and putting those tenants in place. So, it is not full, and we work with Smith’s Gore to help us navigate through to the proper and complete tenancy of Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour and we are working towards that, particularly after Hurricane Irma and now after the coming of COVID-19,” Malone said.
The Investment Club President noted that Village Cay Marina is also one of their premier assets and the key feature of the area is the marina facility. He noted the club is looking to further develop the marina aspect and work has already been done but his team is looking to do more.
“In the future, we are looking to do some dredging in the harbour which will help us to accommodate bigger yachts in the marina and that is key for us. On the land side, we have a vision in place of having some studies done by OBMI and another consultancy around the total redevelopment even of the land side of village cay marina,” Malone said.
“Those are things we will focus on in the next phase of development. Where we are right now is really settling ourselves after the pandemic and you will begin to see, and the public will begin to see some of those movements for Village Cay,” he added.