The proposed Crab Cay Development is a 180-acre luxury development in the Great Exumas of The Bahamas. The development is comprised of the island of Crab Cay and is connected to the mainland by Mediterranean style bridge capable of loadings from heavy construction equipment.
The Principals of Cummins Cederberg served as coastal and marine engineers and conducted bathymetric surveying, coastal engineering studies, as well as the design of a marina, beaches, and coastal structures.
As part of the coastal engineering analysis, a statistical analysis of wind and waves was conducted, as the site is impacted by both offshore and local wind generated waves. Detailed numerical modeling of waves and hurricanes were conducted to understand site specific coastal processes during both normal and extreme conditions. A flood map identifying flood elevations was prepared for use by the project architect.
A marina design was prepared along with the design of shoreline stabilization. The shoreline stabilization along the marina basin perimeter was designed to take advantage of the hard limestone edge to reduce construction cost.
An entrance channel was designed in accordance with international navigation standards as well as to avoid shallow areas and reduce dredging requirements.