Walcon Marine has recently been back to Nanny Cay in the British Virgin Islands to renew a relationship that stretches back over thirty years. This time Walcon installed five superyacht berths each capable of taking yachts up to 40 metres in length.
With the annual risk of hurricanes, the environment in the Caribbean is a challenging one for yacht marinas, so for this project Walcon specified the heavy-duty version of its System 2000 pontoon model. Three metres wide and designed to withstand high loads, these have the added advantage of being made in aluminium. This gives them excellent resistance against corrosion. Along with the pontoons two access bridges were also built in the UK and shipped across the Atlantic, along with safety ladders and emergency cabinets. The installation was undertaken by a team of Walcon engineers.
The Nanny Cay Resort and Marina is located on the south side of Tortola and is an exceptionally popular destination for yachts of all sizes with its ample berthing and fully-equipped boatyard. The original marina was built by Walcon in the UK and transported to Tortola in 1980. The company has been back regularly over the years for maintenance and expansion projects.
“The new docks are working very well for us,” said Nanny Cay’s Cameron McColl. “They have lifted the whole marina to a new level and give us great flexibility when it comes to events. The quality of the docks has been commented on by all who have used them. All in all, from the planning to the installation and even the follow up, it's been a pleasure working with Walcon.”