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Use of marina slips for 2018

The Board has agreed to extend the marina slip program (see original post here) until December 31, 2018 subject to the terms set out below:

  • Payment in full of an annual fee of $1,800 + VAT;
  • The right to use the slip does not automatically renew upon expiration;
  • You may use the slip for your own boat only for as long as you remain a resident or owner;
  • It shall not be rented nor used by others;
  • In the event of hurricane, the boat shall be stored elsewhere;
  • You shall be responsible for any loss or damage to marina property due to neglect;
  • The boat shall be registered with Sandyport security and if anybody other than the owners use it, you shall notify security at least 24 hours before the boat leaves and enters Sandyport;
  • You will need to arrange for a dedicated water supply to be installed by the Association in the event you require access to potable water, and
  • Your rights under the terms of the Licence Agreement and Conveyance are not affected by this agreement.
  • Slips will be allocated on a first paid basis subject to priority being given to non-waterfront lot owners, followed by existing slip users then all remaining residents / owners.

To reserve a slip, please make the reservation below and forward payment in the amount of $1,800 + VAT (Total $1,935) to the Association office. Reservations are not secured until we confirm in writing accordingly. The slips shall be allocated on a first paid, first served basis with preference being given to those that took advantage of the program in the previous year. Unauthorised vessels will be removed after December 31, 2017.

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Use of marina slips for 2017

The Board has agreed to extend the marina slip program (see original post here) until December 31, 2017 subject to the terms set out below:

  • Payment in full of an annual fee of $1,800 + VAT;
  • The right to use the slip does not automatically renew upon expiration;
  • You may use the slip for your own boat only for as long as you remain a resident or owner;
  • It shall not be rented nor used by others;
  • In the event of hurricane, the boat shall be stored elsewhere;
  • You shall be responsible for any loss or damage to marina property due to neglect;
  • The boat shall be registered with Sandyport security and if anybody other than the owners use it, you shall notify security at least 24 hours before the boat leaves and enters Sandyport;
  • You will need to arrange for a dedicated water supply to be installed by the Association in the event you require access to potable water, and
  • Your rights under the terms of the Licence Agreement and Conveyance are not affected by this agreement.
  • Slips will be allocated on a first paid basis subject to priority being given to non-waterfront lot owners, followed by existing slip users then all remaining residents / owners.

To reserve a slip, please make the reservation below and forward payment in the amount of $1,800 + VAT (Total $1,935) to the Association office. Reservations are not secured until we confirm in writing accordingly. The slips shall be allocated on a first paid, first served basis with preference being given to those that took advantage of the program in the previous year. Unauthorised vessels will be removed after December 31, 2016.

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Use of marina slips from 2016

sand dollar marinaIn January 2013 the Board circulated a notice that slips at the Sand Dollar Marina shall be subject to an annual fee of $4,200. Owners were advised to produce proof of entitlement to the free use of a slip if they believed such right existed. It has been established that slips 1, 2 and 5 through 11 are available for use at the Association’s discretion.

At a Board meeting on December 14, 2015 the Directors determined that the aforementioned slips shall be made available for use from February 1, 2016 by residents or owners subject to the following terms:

  • Payment in full of an annual fee of $1,800 + VAT (prorated from February 1 to December 31, 2016);
  • The right to use the slip does not automatically renew upon expiration;
  • You may use the slip for your own boat only for as long as you remain a resident or owner;
  • It shall not be rented nor used by others;
  • In the event of hurricane, the boat shall be stored elsewhere;
  • You shall be responsible for any loss or damage to marina property due to neglect;
  • The boat shall be registered with Sandyport security and if anybody other than the owners use it, you shall notify security at least 24 hours before the boat leaves and enters Sandyport;
  • You will need to arrange for a dedicated water supply to be installed by the Association in the event you require access to potable water, and
  • Your rights under the terms of the Licence Agreement and Conveyance are not affected by this agreement.

Slips will be allocated on a first paid basis subject to priority being given to non-waterfront lot owners, followed by existing slip users then all remaining residents / owners.

To reserve a slip, please put the request in writing to this office detailing the address and boat registration information and include payment of $1,773.75. Reservations are not secured until we confirm in writing accordingly. Unauthorised boats will be removed after January 31, 2016.

Registered vessel decals

Boat decal

Owners of registered vessels may collect an identifying decal from Security Services for attachment to the port side. A visible decal will allow Security Services to identify registered vessels and start the access control process. All registered vessels are subject to access control but those bearing the decal will help us to deliver prompter service.


Access control only applies to boats registered with Sandyport Security Services. Unregistered boats may use the canal basin only and are not permitted to moor in the community nor are they required to clear Security Control. All traffic passing through the canal inlet is subject to surveillance.

Registered boats must belong to the property owner or their tenant. Apply for registration with Security Services as follows:

  • Form SC-BR to be completed and submitted together with copies of the following documents:
  • Government ID (Such as Driver’s License or Passport) of the registrant
  • If the boat or property ownership is in a Company name, the share certificate issued by the Company detailing the beneficial owner
  • Boat registration document bearing the registration number of the boat and the owner information
  • Clear photograph of the boat including the registration number (if possible)

Security Services will issue a permit in the form of an ID Card that bears a unique permit number, the vessel registration details and name of the owner. Users of registered boats will be required to stop and present their permit when passing Security Control at the canal inlet. If an attempt is made to remove a registered boat without presenting a valid permit, Security Services will deny egress and notify law enforcement if appropriate. Therefore ensure that the permit is kept safe and apart from the boat whenever it is not in use by authorised persons.

The following policies apply to permits:

  • The expiry date is December 31st annually
  • Holders should report missing permits to Security Services
  • If a boat is sold, return the permit to Security Services for cancellation

Effective January 1, 2014.

Boat theft update

There have been two further attempts to remove vessels without authorization from Sandyport since we implemented stricter access control rules and registration requirements. In both cases we refused passage for the vessels and promptly notified the owners. This serves as a reminder that the criminals remain active and we must all continue being vigilant.

Changes to boat registration requirements

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The Board has determined that access control will only apply to boats registered with Sandyport Security Services. Unregistered boats may continue to use the canal however will not be required to clear Security Control. All traffic passing through the canal inlet will continue to be subject to surveillance.

The registration requirements have been changed effective immediately and we ask that owners re-register in accordance with the following requirements:

  • Form SC-BR to be completed and submitted together with copies of the following documents:
    • Government ID (Such as Driver’s License or Passport) of the registrant
    • If the boat ownership is in a Company name, the share certificate issued by the Company in the name of the registrant
    • Boat registration document bearing the registration number of the boat and the owner information
    • Clear photograph of the boat including the registration number (if possible)

Security Services will issue a permit in the form of an ID Card that bears a unique permit number, the vessel registration details and name of the owner. Users of registered boats will be required to stop and present their permit when passing Security Control at the canal inlet. If an attempt is made to remove a registered boat without presenting a valid permit, Security Services will deny egress and notify law enforcement if appropriate. Therefore ensure that the permit is kept safe and apart from the boat whenever it is not in use by authorised persons.

The following policies apply to permits:

  • The expiry date is December 31st annually
  • Holders should report missing permits to Security Services
  • If a boat is sold, return the permit to Security Services for cancellation

The new procedures become effective January 1, 2014.

Tropical storm Sandy

Residents should make preparations for Tropical Storm Sandy. We therefore recommend that all boats and other property that is at risk of damage or becoming a projectile be secured. In addition we urge that all construction material be secured and debris removed or covered. We also advise following these guidelines if appropriate in the event that the storm is upgraded to a hurricane:

What to do now

  • Prepare an Evacuation Plan.
  • Be certain you have adequate insurance on your home and its contents. This should include Flood Insurance through your home insurance carrier and wind and hail coverage. Review your insurance coverage in detail with your agent.
  • Ask your insurance agent or company what you can do to reduce your chance of loss, such as installing hurricane shutters.
  • Photograph or videotape your home and contents for insurance purposes.
  • Make copies of family and personal records.
  • Do not assume that the government will be able to provide for your needs. You must take steps to be self-sufficient. Be prepared: Make sure you have food, clothing, medication, and other supplies available for a week or more. During an emergency or recovery operation, public agencies will be flooded with requests for assistance. Resources will be and should be directed to the most vulnerable and needy members of the greater community.

When a hurricane watch is issued

  • Keep tuned to a local radio or television station for the latest National Weather Service advisories, as well as special instructions from local government.
  • Check battery-powered equipment. Your battery-operated radio could be your only source of information, and flashlights will be needed if utility services are interrupted. Buy extra batteries.
  • Keep your car fueled should evacuation become necessary. Also, service stations may be inoperable after the storm strikes.
  • Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, and bottles as the water system may be contaminated or damaged by the storm.
  • Obtain extra prescription medications and medical supplies.
  • Many people board their windows or protect them with storm shutters. Windows are broken mainly from wind-driven debris. Wind pressure may break large windows, garage doors, and double-entry doors. The taping of windows does not keep the glass from breaking; it merely keeps broken glass in a more confined area. If desired, install hurricane shutters/window boards on all unprotected windows. This may prevent tree limbs or debris from breaking windows.
  • Secure outdoor objects that might become debris. Garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture, and a number of other harmless items become deadly missiles in hurricane winds.
  • Fasten your boat securely well before the storm arrives, or move it early to a designated safe area. We suggest tying an anchor into the middle of the canal for the bow line and another for the port in order to prevent the boat hitting the bulk heads or ending up on the bank. Do not stay on the boat.
  • Trim back dead wood from trees and remove branches and coconuts from coconut trees.
  • Park extra vehicle(s) in the garage and remove any from carports.
  • If you have a swimming pool, cover the pump filter.
  • If told to do so, shut off water, electricity, and gas
  • Turn off gas at any outdoor propane tanks.
  • Take down flags that may be flying.
  • Disconnect power and cable to your television sets, but keep one set on to receive last minute news and instructions.
  • Do not leave any pet(s) outside or tied up during a hurricane.
  • Make certain pets are wearing collars with current ID. Use adhesive tape and an indelible pen if ID is not current, and tape to pet’s collar.
  • The floods and flash floods brought by the torrential rains of a hurricane are dangerous. Even though hurricanes weaken rapidly as they move inland, the remnants of the storm can bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall to the area it crosses. Sandyport Drive is prone to flooding so please take the necessary precautions.

During the hurricane

  • TAKE COVER – Remain indoors during the hurricane. Blowing debris can injure and kill. Travel is extremely dangerous. Be especially aware of the “eye” of the hurricane. If the storm center passes directly overhead, there will be a lull in the wind lasting for a few minutes to a half hour or more. At the other side of the eye, the winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction.
  • STORM SURGE – Storm surge is a great dome of water often 50 miles wide, which sweeps across the coastline near where the eye of the hurricane makes landfall. The surge, aided by the hammering effect of breaking waves, is like a giant bulldozer sweeping everything in its path. The stronger the hurricane, the higher the storm surge. This is unquestionably the most dangerous part of the hurricane. Nine out of ten hurricane fatalities are caused by the storm surge.
  • FLOODS – The floods and flash floods brought by the torrential rains of a hurricane are dangerous killers. Even though hurricanes weaken rapidly as they move inland, the remnants of the storm can bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall to the area it crosses. The resulting floods have caused great damage and loss of life.
  • WINDS – The winds of a hurricane (74 miles per hour or more) can be very dangerous. For some structures, wind force is sufficient to cause destruction. Wooden structures are particularly vulnerable to hurricane winds that can spawn tornadoes, which contribute to incredible destruction. The greatest threat from hurricane winds is their cargo of debris—a deadly barrage of flying missiles such as lawn furniture, signs, roofing, trees, siding, etc.