Design and Construction Supervision of Marina and Beach Creation at Iconic Resort

The Port St Charles Marina was developed between 1995-2000 and represents one of the most iconic resort/marina/beach developments in the Caribbean. Smith Warner designed the marine and coastal components of this development including: creation of a lagoon with assisted water circulation; construction of an offshore breakwater to provide berthing for mega-yachts; creation of two distinct beach zones, with the southern zone protected by submerged breakwaters; and the design and construction of a sand bypass system to prevent beach erosion.

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Hydrodynamic modelling of waves, storm surge, and sediment transport

  • Preliminary engineering of alternatives (including cost estimates)

  • Physical modelling

  • Detailed design including drawings and technical specifications

  • Mitigation strategies and monitoring requirements

  • Part-time construction supervision