Gorda Sound is a Super Yacht Spotters Paradise

Super Yachts in Gorda Sound

The BVI attracts superyachts to action packed anchorage

Anyone who wants to capture photographs of super yachts would do well to blow the dust off the Nikon and hang out at the Bitter End Yacht Club or Biras Creek Resorts both of which front on to the Gorda (sometimes called North) Sound.

Today dominating the skyline is the 119 metre Blohm & Voss superyacht A and in close attendance are, among others: Amnesia, Big Aron, Dream, Hilarium, Never Enough, My Little Violet, Harle, Parsival III, Lady Georgina, Odessa, Tigre d’Or and Resolute.

This time next year there could well be more superyachts here the sound with news that the North Sound Yacht Club has got the go ahead from the Government to proceed with their plans to create a marina offering 38 slips for mega-yachts from 100-350 feet, surrounded by a quaint village complete with upscale retail boutiques, fine dining and private villas. Club membership will also include membership to the Oil Nut Bay Club and use of the Biras Creek Resort facilities.

The numbers of Superyacht using Gorda Sound has grown significantly and steadily over the past 12 years, and finding berths in the area designed to meet the unique requirements of these vessels is extremely difficult, particularly in the BVI where very few facilities currently exist.

The Bitter End Yacht Club is currently the only facility able to take very large yachts on the dock and has in recent months accommodated the 70 metre Martha Ann that was built in 2008 by the Lurssen shipyard

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