New Turks & Caicos resort to include 60-berth marina
The new South Bank luxury resort under development on Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos Islands features a new 80-berth marina able to handle yachts up to 49m (169ft). The marina also has a boatyard with a 75-tonne travel lift and forklift for small craft up to 35ft.
The marina pontoons were provided by Coastal Design Build which was contracted to develop and install the floating docks.
The South Bank resort is being developed and managed by Grace Bay Resorts and is due to be completed by the end of this year. The designer of the resort is Italian architectural studio Piero Lissoni, whose work includes a mix of one-to-seven-bedroom waterfront residences.
Piero Lissoni has been involved in the yacht market for a number of years, most recently with Sanlorenzo. The residential resort will also feature a mix of homes, from beachfront villas to “boathouses” with their own private docks.
The resort’s amenities will include a fully serviced ‘boat concierge’ linked to the marina, F&B outlets, sports, fitness and spa facilities.
Grace Bay Resorts has appointed Atilla Cimsit to serve as manager of the resort, and he will oversee the pre-opening of the project.
Nikheel Advani, COO and principal of Grace Bay Resorts, says: “We’re confident Cimsit will lead a successful opening for South Bank and continue to help us drive the results and recognition that have positioned Grace Bay Resorts as the Caribbean’s premier luxury operator and developer. With Cimsit’s luxury expertise and extensive knowledge, we look forward to working closely with him.”