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NASSAU, The Bahamas, 14 March, 2017……..The Association of Bahamas Marinas has set out to position marinas as more than amenities appended to hotels for the convenience of guests who may own a boat. Instead, the ABM asserts, marinas in The Bahamas should be recognised for what they are collectively: a vital facet of the country’s tourism product that gives The Bahamas an edge on many competing island destinations.

“The fabulous beaches of The Bahamas are just one feature of the many points of interaction that are possible between a visitor and the glorious waters that surround our islands,” said Stephen Kappeler, ABM president. “The nation’s maritime tradition, geographic features and location have helped to provide opportunities for us to develop a network of world-class marinas that attracts boaters and yachtsmen from nearby Florida and all the way up the Eastern Seaboard of the USA.”

On the other hand, if one’s destination demands are more for heavy duty nightlife, casinos and sumptuous dining one would head for New Providence in the central Bahamas, site of the capital Nassau and Paradise Island.


The depth of water in areas of the archipelago dictate what can reach where. Pretty much all water craft can access Marsh Harbour and Hope Town in the Abacos, Port Lucaya on Grand Bahama, Nassau and George Town in the Exumas; while sailboats head for points in the Abacos, Long Island, the Exumas, Great Guana Cay and Eleuthera.

The ABM’s 31 marinas are located at points throughout The Bahamas. They are:

  • Abaco Beach Resort Marina
    Number of Slips : 200 Draft : 7-11 MLW LOA : 200 WiFi : Yes AMP : Single & Three Phase + 480v Fuel On-site : Yes (Diesel & Gasoline) Port of Entry : Yes
    Pumpout Restaurant Sailboat Charters Monitor VHF 16 with VHF 17 Working Channel Showers Fitness Center Fish Cleaning Station 250 ft Fueling Station Dedicated Welcome Lounge Watersport Equipment Laundry Playground Boutique/Shop Meeting Facilities
    Abaco Beach Resort features 90 oceanfront guestrooms, suites and condo residences. With 40-beachfront acres and a prime location within Marsh Harbour, Abaco Beach Resort offers guests access to a variety of land- and water-based activities ranging from island-hopping and diving to shopping and dining. The resort caters to families, couples, friends and groups looking to escape the crowds of some of the larger islands and experience the relaxed hassle-free attitude that makes The Abacos so unique. Pets Accepted Free Parking Ocean Front 24 Hour Reception 24 Hour Security Communal Bar Area WiFi in Public Areas Outdoor Pool ROOM AMENITIES Mini Refrigerator Sofa Hair Dryer Safe Coffee Maker Table & Chair Cable TV Wet Bar Iron & Ironing Board
    International Airport : Marsh Harbour (MHH) Grocery : Maxwell's Super Market Restaurants : Hurricane's at Marivaville, Terrace at the Great Room Small Boat Rental : Blue Wave Rental & Isuano Marine Pharmacy : Chemist Shoppe, Abaco Island Pharmacy Hardware : Maxwells Home Suppliers, Premier Importers Abaco Hardware Doctor : Local Clinic, Integrated Medicare Center Coin Laundry : Abaco Beach Resorts for Mariwa Guests Bank : Commonwealth Bank, Scotia ATM
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