Prior to the storms, we had 14 of our boats secured and ready at Road Reef and another 19 boats secured on our hurricane moorings in Paraquita Bay. Despite our efforts, a direct hit from Category 5 Irma caused catastrophic damage to the entire BVI. To add insult to injury, two weeks after Irma, Hurricane Maria passed just south of the BVI, also as a Category 5. Fortunately, not much additional damage was caused, however, Puerto Rico, our life-line to supplies and transport since Irma, has now suffered the same fate as the BVI.
Most of the boats in the TMM fleet are damaged, some more than others. The good news is that since the storm we have already managed to extract 10 yachts from Paraquita and another 3 that should come out once heavy equipment has moved some of the other charter companies’ boats that were destroyed. Nine boats in our marina are floating but unfortunately, all boats in our marina lost their rigs. We hope that at least 8 boats will be repairable within a relatively short period of time. We were also fortunate that we had one new Lagoon 450 down island that is fine and 4 other new boats that will be arriving in the BVI to join the fleet in the next couple of months. We have already heard from interested charterers who wish to book yachts in the future through TMM, which is great news!
We are currently working towards re-opening the TMM base at Road Reef. It is our goal to start sending out charters by mid-December. We understand that electricity and water will soon be restored to our Road Harbour location, thus enabling businesses to rebuild and function properly as soon as possible.
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TMM Yacht Charters is now a Corsair Marine Dealer
Road Reef Marina
Road Town, Tortola, BVI