The area we are located was used by the US Navy as a hurricane hole until the 1980’s during approaching storms. When Louisiana State University conducted a study of hurricane strikes from Texas to Maine, they found that only two hurricanes since 1901 impacted Brunswick, Ga. Neither of these storms were major hurricanes, defined as Category 3 or higher storms.
If you look on a map, our location is the furthest westward point on the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Hurricanes tend to follow the warm water of the Gulf Stream leaving the marina with an 80+ mile buffer between it and the storm.
With the right preparation you can help minimize loss so make sure you have sufficient boat insurance. We have found that often insurance companies will not insure boats if they are located south of Brunswick, GA during hurricane season.
If you own a boat, you know how important it is to keep it as safe as possible before, during or after a hurricane. No matter where you store your boat during a hurricane, the following checklists can help you prepare before the storm. Use our hurricane prep checklist to make sure you cover all your bases:
This facility was designed in a location surrounded on the East, North, and West sides by landmass preventing wave action damage. Our floating concrete docks allow boats to rise and fall with surge without chafing, stretching, and stressing dock lines. The marina is currently going through the required permitting process before starting the construction of a 10′ wide by 350′ wave attenuator that will be built to south of the marina.
Brunswick Landing Marina lived up to its reputation as a hurricane hole the past few years. Excluding the first dock that we evacuate if threatened by a large storm, none of the boats and none of the docks received any notable damaged by the hurricanes in 2016 and 2017.