[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 75-slip full service marina has long been considered the front door to the Bimini Big Game Club Resort and dockmaster Robbie Smith has been the first to greet thousands of boaters at the docks over the last 27 years.
Capt. Smith’s professionalism and approach to his craft recently brought him to Nassau as a nominee in tourism category for the 2015 Bahamian Icon Awards program held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort last weekend.
Celebrating greatness, the Bahamian Icon Awards recognize Bahamian citizens who have exemplified the best intentions of the Bahamian Spirit through excellence and achievement.
Though he didn’t receive the Icon Award for Tourism, Capt. Smith did receive a Certificate of Nomination along with tremendous support from his wife and family, co-workers and friends and the Bimini community, who all celebrated his honor to be a national nominee.
“Robbie is one special person,” commented Robier Escutary on the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina Facebook site. “The times I have been to Bimini he has been very kind.”
Capt. Smith, certified by the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) as an official Weigh Master, presently serves as the Chief Counselor for the Bimini & Cat Cay District. His other community involvement includes PTA President of the Primary School and an Esteem Leading Knight of the Guiding Star Lodge #1374.
Capt. Smith and his wife Enjoli are the parents of six and reside in Bimini.