The staff of TMC Engineering had a unique Christmas party onboard a Spanish Wells excursion by sister company Harbour Safaris. The all-Bahamian construction crew was treated to a full day aboard the charter vessel “Temptress”, a 32’ World Cat luxury catamaran.
In 2017, TMC completed metal buildings projects throughout Nassau including projects for Central Food Fair, Blanco Chemicals, and Aetos Holdings, among others. Projects ranged in size from single storey storage buildings to full scale commercial warehouses with integrated freezer and cooler systems. TMC is an award-winning supplier and installer of Star Building Systems throughout the Bahamas.
President of both TMC Engineering and Harbour Safaris, Lee McCoy & his wife Chrystonia crewed the vessel. McCoy, a licensed captain, founded Harbour Safaris in 2015; since then, it has grown into one of the top-rated boat tours in Nassau. The company currently has three boats including two rigid-inflatable boats and the luxury catamaran, with plans to expand further into the industry.
The gorgeous winter day started off with an inter-island transit from Nassau to Eleuthera. The first stop was at Meek’s Patch to visit the swimming pigs of Spanish Wells. The experience included feeding and swimming with the pigs, pork belly scratches, and even seeing some wandering island ducks.
The Christmas tour then continued to Spanish Wells for lunch at The Shipyard restaurant. Spanish Wells, renowned for its lobster fishing community, did not disappoint when it came to lunch. Island favourites included steak & lobster, lobster macaroni & cheese, and guinness-battered fish & chips. Lunch was topped off with The Shipyard signature drink, the Shipwreck.
After lunch, the crew took a brisk walk around the small town of Spanish Wells for some souvenir Christmas shopping. After boarding the Harbour Safaris vessel, a tour down the harbour ended up at the bridge to Russell Island. A few of the adventurous decided to jump off the bridge, a notorious and thrilling thing to do in Spanish Wells.
The return trip to Nassau was complemented with a suite of Bahamian Brewery & Beverage products, including Sands Light, High Rock & Bush Crack. TMC completed the warehouse facility for Sands Beer in Nassau in 2013.
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all – Shanton “Guy” Rolle, project leader, said “it was one of the best days of exploring the Bahamas I’ve ever had – sometimes we get to build on Family Islands, but this is the first time we’ve got to experience the true Bahamas as a team”. Sammy “Sosa” Johnson, crane truck operator, added “I’ve never been to Spanish Wells before, this place is amazing.”