Bermuda Dockyard Redevelopment Could Attract Superyachts


Bermuda has its eyes on hosting the Americas Cup.

Add that to the islanders strong desire aimed to rebuild its maritime history’ and provide career opportunities for locals and you can understand why they plan to convert the South Basin in the former Royal Navy Dockyard into a large yacht marina and boat yard.

Writing in the Burmuda Sun daily newspaper Senior Reporter Simon Jones, said: The 11-acre development will involve the construction of a bridge to connect with the arm of the marina that will sweep across the entranceway to make the Bermuda a hub for passing superyachts.

Inside the arm will be housed a new headquarters for Marine and Ports, a fully functioning boat yard as well as marina berths.

Andrew Dias the Managing Director of the West End Development Company told the newspaper: “If we get the America’s Cup, Bermuda will need areas like this to host large events. “This development will open up a whole host of opportunities that we cannot currently entertain because we do not have a proper working Dockyard with adequate infrastructure.”