Posted: December 6, 2023
SCRUB ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (Dec. 6, 2023) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina has appointed Ellison George as Marina Manager of the 55-slip marina at the luxury, private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands. George will oversee daily operations of the marina, docks and ferry boats at both Scrub Island Resort and Marina Cay Bar & Grill.
“Ellison brings an impressive list of certifications and experience in the marine industry to our team,” said Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina General Manager Sandra Grisham. “In addition to his industry skill set, his knowledge of the Caribbean, our local waterways, and the boating lifestyle make him ideally suited to welcome and meet the needs of our overnight marina guests and island-hoppers.”
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George began his career as a customer service representative with The Moorings, a well-respected luxury yacht charter company. He then spent time as a crew member at Native Son Inc. and later joined the BVI Ports Authority as a Marine Officer 1. George has also spent almost a decade as a certified diver for Nautic Divers, working with search and recovery, inspections, light dock construction and more. He has completed multiple professional development training courses specific to the marine industry, including first aid, firefighting, and hazardous materials training, to name a few.
Located in the “sailing capital of the Caribbean,” the serene private island haven of Scrub Island Resort is home to one of the newest full-service marinas in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Named a Boaters’ Choice Marina by Marinas.com, Scrub Island Resort offers a 55-slip marina for lease or transient docking, including five accommodating mega yachts up to 160 feet. Newer highlights include a petrol station pumping both diesel and gasoline and pedestals that provide access to power and water. Sailing and boating enthusiasts alike can appreciate the region’s fair weather, gentle trade winds and easy access to more than 60 additional nearby islands. Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, St. Thomas, Anegada and Norman Island are among the many popular island-hopping destinations within a day’s sail of Scrub Island’s Marina. Scrub Island is also the closest destination to the North Drop, known as the “honey spot” for tuna and world-record blue marlin fishing. In addition, Scrub Island annually hosts the Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational in September, a three-day fishing tournament where anglers navigate the North Drop and vie for a substantial cash prize. In March, Scrub Island sponsors an annual sailing invitational in conjunction with the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, where boats race from Nanny Cay Marina to Scrub Island.
The marina is open daily with fresh water, electric hook-up, trash service, fueling options, ice and other full-service offerings in a scenic setting. Within Marina Village, an on-site Harbor Boutique with high-end resort wear and accessories, sundries shop with grab & go options, and Scrub Island Outpost, a full-service provisions store with gourmet foods, fresh produce, meats, seafood, beer, wine, spirits and more are all available to mooring guests. For an added effortless experience, guests may also purchase provisions online prior to arrival at Scrub Island.
The resort offers several overnight options for guests and sailing vessels, with 52 guest accommodations, including suites with gourmet kitchens, spacious living areas and private/oversized balconies, as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas.
For reservations or more information, visit ScrubIsland.com or call (877) 890-7444.
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