There’s more good news about the post-hurricane comeback in the British Virgin Islands. The Moorings and Sunsail, the power and sail charter powerhouses, just reopened their base in Road Town, Tortola, with a combined fleet of more than 100 yachts ready to go (see the picture above). In addition, the companies have invested $66.5 million to bring in more than 130 new boats that will arrive in early 2018.
The people throughout the BVI have been resilient and working hard to build back after the devastating hurricanes just three months ago. Pirate’s Bight, Soggy Dollar Bar and Foxy’s are all open and serving; Willie T’s, however, remains stranded on the beach. But the BVI is still the BVI, one of the most appealing cruising and chartering destinations in the world, and it’s getting back to its old self.
To help in the recovery, The Moorings and Sunsail have joined forces to create the Caribbean Comeback fundraiser, with 100 percent of all contributions going toward helping employees and delivering needed supplies – generators, gas stoves and building materials – in the BVI, St. Martin and Puerto Rico. A link to that effort is below, with a story reported in early December showing the progress at that time.