90 boats in the two main storage areas have been righted, re-chocked, and/or moved since Irma; we have restored our fuel docks, are serving fuel and water; we have managed to salvage additional docks to rebuild ‘A’ dock; the 36th annual BVI Charter Yacht Show takes place this week.
Hurricane Irma passed just over a month ago, and while we still have a long way to go, solid progress continues. Sixty docks are due to arrive in November and be installed in the undamaged outer marina, this will give us just over 100 slips here. We hope to accommodate many of our guests here this season.
Tradewind Yachting Services, now part of the Nanny Cay family, recently relocated to Nanny Cay. Tradewind is the BVI’s authorised Yamaha dealer together with Caribe inflatables, Walker Bay dinghies and AB Inflatables.
With the use of a truck crane, backhoe, a generator wrangler, and some engineers (see the pictures below), we have just doubled our backup power with the installation of a second 750 KVA generator. With current loads, this addition gives us one redundant generator enabling us to use them on an alternating basis.
After its inaugural visit in 2014, the RC44 Class has returned to the BVI to hold the season finale of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour here. Nanny Cay was the staging point once again and we watched these one-design racing machines emerge from their plastic-wrap chrysalises.
Danny was the wake up call for the “quiet” 2015 hurricane season. Soon after it rolled off the African coast, it was christened Danny and rapidly grew from a storm to a category 3 hurricane. Forecasters never deviated from their predictions that Danny would eventually succumb to strong wind shear and weaken if not dissipate completely. However, you can never be too careful when it comes to hurricane preparation - once it’s too late it really is too late.
The building that will house the new Budget Marine BVI chandlery and marine store is well on its way to completion. Construction started in March and is due to finish at the end of July, with the store opening at the end of August.
2014 - another busy year at Nanny Cay. It started with one of those “ahhh” moments when we rescued a baby turtle from the marina and was then followed by reality shows, regattas, cruising rallies, boat shows, Atlantic rowers, round Tortola records, awards, and a lot of hauling boats!
We recently invested in a new filtration system for the boatyard manufactured by Encyclon Inc, a leading cyclonic filtration system manufacturer. This new system will give us another level of water filtration on the hundreds of boats that are hauled and pressure-washed in our boatyard every year.
RC44s - ducks in a row...Before the two days of Christmas excess had even been digested, a stream of trucks could be seen heading between Nanny Cay and Port Purcell. They were ferrying containers and oddly-shaped plastic-wrapped trailers, and prompted many questions throughout the two days of transfer.