Annapolis Boat Show was an incredible show for us this year. We were overwhelmed with the support and love shown by our charter clients and yacht owners following the passage of Irma through the BVI base on Sept 6th. We would like to thank you all for taking the time to come and visit with us, and for your kindness and your many generous donations to our Staff Irma Relief Fund. Here is the link again, as so many of you asked us for this at the boat show: https://www.youcaring.com/horizonyachtchartersbvistaff-956205
BVI Fleet Update – we have 7 brand new yachts on their way to us, 5 of which arrive in November and the remaining 2 will arrive in the Spring.
The new yachts arriving first are a Saba 50 catamaran, Cruiser 46, two Cruiser 41s and a Cruiser 37, and two Helia 44 catamarans arriving next year. We were very pleased to see so many of our yacht owners committing to buy new yachts at the show with us too! We also have 14 yachts that are being repaired for charter service as well. By this time next year, we will have a fleet of approximately 25-30 yachts again in the BVI, most of which will be brand new.
We are commencing charters out of the BVI from January 6th, 2018 so please enquire with our BVI base for bookings – you can submit a Reservation Request here). If you had a booking on a yacht that was written off and you were waiting to see what the future would hold, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you can be switched to a new yacht. Please note that our landlines and toll free numbers are still not in operation at the BVI base, so we can only accept emails.
While the BVI may not be so beautiful as previous years as we lost so many trees, and many buildings will be undergoing reconstruction, the water is still clear and blue, the beaches are amazing and the tradewinds still constant. Many beach bars and outer islands are aiming at opening in December, so choices may be somewhat limited for options ashore initially, but there will be enough open for you to enjoy land-based cocktails at sunset and the occasional dinner ashore. We sincerely hope that you will be able to come and sail with us, and support the recovery of the BVI, so we can be even better and stronger than before.
Our Antigua, St Vincent and Grenada bases are filling up fast, so if you would like to try one of our other bases for your charter this year, please do not hesitate to contact them. If your chosen yacht in the BVI is no longer available, these bases may also be able to accommodate your charter, so please talk to our partners there directly. Maybe its time to discover the delights of these enchanting cruising grounds!
Thank you again for your continued support. The BVI is our home and we have lived here for decades. We are all working very hard to ensure that it recovers quickly, and we know that your sailing playground will be back up and running better than ever, and you will be warmly welcomed by us all in the islands. We look forward to seeing you!