Guy Harvey to Open Outpost Club on Rum Cay, Bahamas
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrated marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey today announced plans to open the Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Marina, Rum Cay this summer, upon completion of initial renovations and rebranding of Rum Cay’s popular Sumner Point Marina & Villas.
Following the reopening of the Bimini Big Game Club last year, the Guy Harvey Outpost organization has turned to the Southern Bahamas for its latest undertaking. Roughly 50 miles southeast of Georgetown in the Exumas, Rum Cay is 10 miles south of Conception Island, which is part of the Bahamas National Land and Sea Park sanctuary, and figures prominently in Harvey’s interest. “In addition to the fantastic diving there, we intend to work with government in expanding the coral and shark research work of the Guy Harvey Research Institute which is a cornerstone of our Outpost program in the Bahamas,” noted Harvey who holds a Ph.D in marine fisheries management.
“Rum Cay has always interested us because of its unquestionable natural beauty and its top-of-class sporting activities, including extreme sports that appeal to a new generation of Guy Harvey friends and fans,” emphasizes Mark Ellert, president of Outpost and who leads the company’s search for new opportunities and markets.
“Every serious angler or scuba diver has the Southern Bahamas on his or her bucket list; every mariner heading to and from the Caribbean knows Rum is where you put in for fuel and shore leave before continuing on with your journey. Rum is the southern gateway in and out of the Bahamas, just like our Bimini Big Game Club property is to the north, so this is a great complement to our system and will be a welcome Outpost for any of our Guy Harvey customers spending time further down the island chain,” adds Ellert.
The company’s immediate plans include rebuilding the marina and fuel dock, adding a dive shop, refurnishing existing beachfront cottages and redeveloping the club’s popular Out of The Blue restaurant. These improvements are scheduled for completion by the start of the summer boating season. In the fall work will begin on adding new beachfront and marina suites, a small spa and a freshwater pool complete with terraced patios and a pool/beach bar.
SOURCE Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Marina