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Palm Cay Marina names dockmaster

Demaro Demeritte was named dockmaster at Palm Cay Marina & Beach Club’s 194-slip marina on New Providence.

A veteran of the water sports industry and the holder of three classes of captain’s operator licenses, Demeritte, 33, had been deputy dockmaster of the luxury marina since June.

Demeritte is responsible for marina business, marketing strategy, guest relations, marina staff, facilities, including the 4,000-gallon gasoline and 10,000-gallon diesel supply, water, showers, laundry, the dockmaster’s office, Wi-Fi and other amenities and day-to-day operations, including assisting or ensuring that assistance is available as boats tie up or leave the marina.

“Despite the boating activity in the Bahamas, there are only a handful of qualified harbormasters like Demeritte, and we were fortunate to have identified him and happy that he has selected Palm Cay for his career,” Palm Cay director of sales and marketing Zack Bonczek said in a statement.

Demeritte attended St. Augustine’s College in Nassau before earning an associate’s degree in computer and electrical information from Tampa Technical and a second degree in office management, graduating with high honors from what is now Remington College.

Owner of a successful water sports business on Paradise Island, he also lectures in the Ministry of Tourism’s training program, Bahamahost, and has continued to participate in hospitality-related educational classes.

The marina, which is the closest to Exuma, is one of the prominent features of the nearly 70-acre development, which, when completed, will include 350 residences with a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes and condos, a restaurant, clubhouse, tennis, two pools, 1,200 feet of sandy beach, a boardwalk and gazebo and 24-hour gated security.



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