Schooner Bay is located in the heart of the Bahamas with perfect weather year-round, world-class fishing, and incredible beaches you won’t find anywhere else.
But our convenient location just an hour away from Florida has one downside… we sometimes find ourselves in the path of hurricanes.
You probably have concerns about the potential risk of hurricane damage to your vacation home -- and rightfully so.
Fortunately, we’ve taken major precautions for hurricanes and flooding in everything from the design of our community to the construction quality of our homes.
"We make great strides to ensure that the construction of our homes is the highest quality, exceeding conventional standards. We recognize that there is an inherent risk of damage when owning property in a region where hurricanes occur, which is why we work with builders who are great at lowering that risk to a minimum." -Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development
Below are a few questions we get from savvy home buyers about hurricanes and Schooner Bay.
1. Are the houses built above flood zones?
Yes, we always build above sea level at Schooner Bay. All of the buildings in the village around the harbour are between 12 and 15 feet above sea level.
It's very important to us that our community is designed and built for families to enjoy for generations -- even in the face of inclement weather.
2. Are there storm surges that raise the water level?
During storms the sea levels reach about 6-12" above the bulkhead. The bulkhead is 5'8" above sea level.
Fortunately, we haven't seen water levels raise high enough to reach any of our homes.
How much damage did Schooner Bay get from the previous hurricanes?
So far, we've been through 4 or 5 storms at Schooner Bay, and thankfully, we've had ZERO damage.
We have had to do some cleanup after the storms, as to be expected, but we're very happy that our people, homes, and buildings have remained safe throughout every storm.