GUEST STORIES

(1950-2019)

At Nassau Yacht Haven we're not new, we haven't been since the 1940's. Our docks, while clean and well maintained, are full of dings and dents; marked up by the visits by the thousands of boaters, and their tens of thousands Yacht Haven stories before you.

 
 
A 1950 issue of The Rudder

A 1950 issue of The Rudder

RUDDER MAGAZINE (NOVEMBER 1950)

“The Nassau Yacht Haven trophies were presented to Mrs. H. R. Dudley of Huntington, W. Va., and D. J. Mahoney of Miami, for landing the largest white marlin in the contest. The second leg of the course took the fleet to a rendezvous in the Berry Islands, the anchorage being between Bird Cay and Frazier’s Hog Cay. Eleven of the sixteen starters completed the course to Nassau, while others went off to fish and cruise among the fascinating islands that dot the Bahama Bank.” ( This is as far back as we can trace the story) We are happy we were able to have at least have some trace of these two guests and their sixteen competitors. Off our research, we believe this was the same D. J. Mahoney who was well known in the publishing circles of South Florida in the second half of the last century.


MOTOR BOATING Magazine (FebRUARY 1951)

“After a day’s fishing at Bimini the group sailed for the Berry Islands, anchoring for the night at Frazier’s Hog Cay. Due to arrive at the Nassau Yacht Haven Monday, a stiff breeze delayed the party an additional day, and the fleet tied up at the yacht haven Tuesday, where they were welcomed by Robert H. Symonette, chairman of the Nassau activities committee, and representatives of the Bahamas Development Board.

On Tuesday, members of the fleet were taken on a two-hour sightseeing tour of Nassau and were entertained at a cocktail party at the Nassau Yacht Haven. They were later guests at a native dinner at the Prince George Hotel.

On Wednesday the fleet paraded with Nassau yachts in a competition for best-dressed ship. Prizes were offered for best-dressed visiting yacht and for most original display on any participant, whether visiting or local. Following the dress parade, a dinghy regatta and greasy pole contest were held. The visitors were later taken on a guided tour of all Nassau night clubs by their hosts.

Following a shopping tour on Thursday, cruise members visited

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