There are glimmers of good news coming from the BVI's in light of Irma's aftermath. This week I touched base with Andrew Buys, boat Captain and owner of Barrington Hall Yacht Charters, to find out how his company weathered the storm. BHYC provides luxury yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands. After seeing arial shots of the hundreds of boats that were tossed about by Irma, I feared the worst. Below is Andrew's update...
"The boats placed on the hard did far better than the vessels left in the water. We have overhead pictures of our catamarans and both look to be in fine condition. Both our captains will fly back in their vacation time to be on board both catamarans as soon as they are allowed to. DOLPHIN SPLASH looks good all by herself with no other catamarans near her.
All our charters for the end if 2017 and 2018 are planned to go ahead at full steam. Today I got a list a damaged vessels and did not expect our names to be there and they are not. Other agents are calling me today to place their clients on my vessels and I am moving ahead with this. We have December charters in place and DOLPHIN SPLASH is ready and able to easily get this done. We have no plans to change our calendar. January 2018 charters are in place as well, so I see no issues.
We have all been through this in the past dating back to 1990 with my wife and I. It is so close to the storm impact right now people think negative things. To a charter yacht owner it is get everything sorted out right now and it is business as normal. Here is what happens, the rains wet the ground, the grass grows, the trees shed new buds and in two weeks the island looks lush a vibrant. I have been told (by people I am in touch on the island of Tortola) that Nanny Cay has already picked up all the vessels that were blown over. The hotel is already being worked on and temporary floating docks are planned for the marina.
November 7th - 10th, 2017 is the annual charter yacht boat show at Nanny Cay Marina and the entire industry has paid to be there. I have been to every annual boat show there since 1990 and not missed one show. The marina also makes a bunch of money so they will have everything right well before November 7, 2017. Both our catamarans are also in that same show.
DOLPHIN SPLASH is ready to do charters (and will also be at the annual boats show all spick and span) so everything with my vessels is all systems go."
For more information (and a beautiful video) about all inclusive catamaran charters in the BVI's check out Barrington Hall Yacht Charters here.
Barrington Hall Yacht Charters, 2805 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite #397, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
PH: 954-720-0475 / 800-478-2029
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My husband and I recently visited the island of Barbados, located in the Southeast Caribbean and part of the West Indies. Wow! What amazing things we experienced. The food was delicious and the inspiration for coastal art was off the charts. The locals were incredibly hospitable and friendly. They also kept us entertained with their engaging personalities and quick wit. It seemed everyone we spoke with, no matter what their age, were quite educated and possessed a high curiosity to learn. We snorkeled and scuba dived around sunken ships outside of Carlisle Bay, sailed Hobie Cats, and swam. I even walked the plank (and jumped) and swung on a giant rope swing (landing in a back dive), off a bonafide pirate ship. I got to hold a very cute green monkey. The monkeys live wild on the island and are said to be shy creatures; although the one I held, "Loverboy Bruce", was very cantankerous.
We had a blast meeting new friends who regularly travel to the Caribbean as a way of life. Not a bad way to live! We've only been back home a day and we're already deciding on which island to go to next. Right now it's between Antigua and Grenada. Who knows, one day we may live in the Caribbean, but until then, we won't run out of great islands to visit in the mean time.
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Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. We celebrate a country where we can live freely, on the shoulders of those who, with wisdom and courage, fought for our freedoms before us.
I ran across this verse in my reading this week. It is a much welcomed reminder. I hope it encourages you to go after your future with confidence, pursuing your purpose with hope and joy.
CP Coastal has just released its 2017 Fall / Holiday collections. Featured below is the Fall Palms collection, which celebrates a variety of palm tree icons and patterns in shades of brilliant reds, yellows, and golds. The Nautical Christmas collection keeps things simple with a classic sailboat icon and coordinating patterns of deep blues and holly berry red. The Let's Get Lit collection is ready to party. It showcases traditional Christmas tree lights with a family of deep sea fish, a Christmas palm tree, and a splash of humor. We've also thrown in two Everyday collections. The Just Be You collection, featuring sea creatures with pretty patterns of calming blues and cheerful greens, is meant to inspire you to just be who you are; you don't owe anyone an explanation. And finally, the Off the Grid collection is for those of us who love finding a perfect stretch of sand and chillaxing with a cold one, on a beautiful island... somewhere south.
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