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Double Jack, Soon To Be Triple Jack Again

By iymbvi | May 15, 2019

Finally… IRMA blew Triple Jack off her mooring, across to the south-east bulkhead of the new marina and then back again to the bridge where she was deposited upside-down. That…

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Interim Repairs On A Beautiful Swan 53

By iymbvi | Feb 8, 2018

This beautiful Swan 53, Wild Daisy, was holed in the boatyard.  We are currently making her seaworthy with some temporary repairs to the hull so that she can be splashed and…

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Paul Westlake

New Team Member

By iymbvi | Jan 9, 2018

Paul Westlake, a veteran of the BVI marine industry for 25 years, joined the team before Christmas. An RYA Yachtmaster licensed captain with 25 years experience operating both sailing and…

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Our New Two-VW-Beetle Crane

By iymbvi | Nov 28, 2017

We have just added a 2-tonne crane to our equipment list.  That’s right, a VW Beetle weighs a tonne! This addition means we can be more fleet of foot in…

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Nation’s Thanksgiving In BVI

By iymbvi | Nov 23, 2017

It was great to welcome Mark and Marlo Thimineur back to Tortola’s shores for Thanksgiving, and send them off for ten days of cruising the BVI. First stop is Anegada…

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Post-Irma – Growing, but no pains!

By iymbvi | Oct 24, 2017

Well we raised a few eyebrows when we put up a 30×40 tent at Nanny Cay just over a year ago BUT it’s back up now after a bit of…

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Richard Wooldridge from Island Yacht Management saved my yacht Shaima, a brand new Hylas 63 from Hurricane Irma while in Nanny Cay!

I arrived in BVI on my inaugural trip from Florida on July 13th 2017, three days later I was hit by lightning while at anchor. This forced me to stay for extensive electronic repairs in BVI instead of sailing south to Grenada as planned. I hired Island Yacht Management to manage my boat while away from BVI.

As hurricane Irma approached Richard did all the timely moves to haul out and protect my boat as the hurricane approached. He even took my dinghy out of the water and with his trailer put it in a highly protected place.

Both survived with minimum damage! Thanks Richard and Island Yacht Management!

My dream boat survived and I will continue sailing around the World and making my dreams come true!

Alberto Duhau Skipper – Owner SV Shaima – Hylas 63