One of the crown jewels of the Intracoastal Waterway, The Sea Pines Resort, will undergo maintenance dredging starting November 15th. The dredging covers the entirety of the yacht basin all the way to the channel’s entrance.
Spanning a 30 day period, the project will increase the celebrated Harbour Town Yacht Basin’s current depth to approximately 8 ½ feet at mean low tide in order to keep the famous destination easily accessible to yachts up to 150 feet in size.
Established in 1969, the intimate Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers 100 slips ideally located on Hilton Head’s Calibogue Sound, and is regarded as a world class yachting destination.
“For more than 40 years the Harbour Town Yacht Basin has welcomed visitors to one of the most captivating locations,” said president Steve Bidwell. “The maintenance is paramount for us to continue our position as a premier destination and we look forward to completing these improvements.”
Dredging will be carried out by the Orion Marine Group of Tampa, Fla. and will piggyback several other improvements being made to the marina including electrical improvements, bulkhead repairs and dock replacements. Myrick Marine, of Savannah, Ga., will perform the basin’s dock and bulkhead work.
Perhaps most known for playing home to a stop on the PGA Tour, the resort’s marina and basin maintenance also coincides with and new beach club and golf learning center set to open in early 2014 at the Sea Pines Resort.
The yacht basin’s full service marina welcomes cruisers year-round and offers slip rentals and sales, fuel, marine supplies and an experienced staff to transients.