Here’s an update from The Moorings about their flagship marina in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, now 19 months since Hurricane Irma hit the area, causing an enormous amount of damage. Today many of the marina and its facilities are back to normal; the others are getting there.
It has been 19 months since Hurricane Irma impacted the British Virgin Islands in September of 2017. The Moorings reopened our Tortola operations just three months after the storm, and since then we have been working tirelessly to restore our flagship marina and fleet.
To those of you who have already returned to the islands, thank you for putting your faith in us, and for your patience during this rebuilding period. It has been a long road to recovery but we would like to assure our charter guests that we are making active strides to bring back our beloved BVI base where The Moorings story first began. We have not been complacent, and every bit of feedback provided over the past year and a half has been heard and actioned.
We could not be more eager and excited to show off our new and improved BVI Operations in the months to come. Please see below just a sample of the investment that has been made in the BVI Marina as well as some of the updates you can look forward to seeing on your next charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands:
Yacht Repair Facilities Upgrade
Since Irma, The Moorings has established a permanent yacht repair facility on-site in the BVI. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive boatyards currently in the territory and has been instrumental in allowing us to fully repair and restore over 200 yachts and return them to service. Moving forward, this facility will allow The Moorings to maintain our yachts at an incomparable level in the BVI.
Completion of B-Dock
The BVI Marina is comprised of four docks, plus the inner harbor area which is generally home to the Crewed yacht fleet. During Irma, one of the four main docks, B-Dock, was largely destroyed and has been under construction. However, we are thrilled to announce that B-Dock has recently been completed and has been retrofitted with upgraded shore-power capabilities. The reopening of B-Dock will play a pivotal role in streamlining the process for our marina staff to properly maintain, clean, and provision yachts for new inbound charters, ensuring a seamless arrival and on-time departure from the base. Read more: