Eleuthera Marina, Bahamas
Conceptual designs of marina improvements, shore
protection, beaches and jetties were provided by Coastal
Systems International, Inc. for the proposed development
at Powell Point on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
Hydrographic surveys of the existing beaches, marinas
and jetties were conducted, and the existing marina structures,
including the piers and bulkheads, were assessed by
were prepared for beach improvements along the proposed
development consisting of offshore detached breakwater
configurations with protective beaches. The breakwaters
were aligned for the expected wave climate. The marina
entrance jetties were designed for optimum wave protection
and use of concrete armor units.
Several marina concepts were developed for optimum
slip mixes. The marina concepts were sized for 100-135
slips to accommodate vessels ranging from 40' to 140'
in length. Larger slips were incorporated to provide
for megayachts. A conceptual design report was prepared
to document conceptual alternatives and to provide engineering
cost estimates for construction. Photographs and a summary
of existing conditions were included along with tables,
color figures and recommendations.
Coastal Systems prepared construction documents for
Phase I of the marine works. These plans include construction
of 40 new slips from timber docks concurrent with the
initial upland development at Powell Pointe. Other elements
include 1,800 feet of bulkhead, entrance channel jetties,
maintenance dredging and marina utilities.