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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.

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.

Canal entrance – dredging update

Work was stopped by the Authorities following a complaint concerning the environmental impact of the dredging to clear the canal inlet. Our legal team are working with the appropriate Government Departments and as soon as we receive the necessary clearance(s), work will resume.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, however we must comply with any orders issued by the Government.

Canal access

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Boaters should take care accessing the canal as the dredging work is not yet complete. It is recommended that only outboard motors should attempt to navigate the canal inlet during high tide. A boulder has become dislodged during the dredging work (shown below at low tide) and extra care should be taken to navigate around it. We will attempt to install a buoy to improve visibility.

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