After months of hard work to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, we are pleased to finally announce that Penn’s Landing Marina is once again open for business and ready to welcome guests and visiting yachts back to one of the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean!
The storms in September caused some serious damage to the marina and facilities, ruining moorings, the dock and buildings. Like many businesses on Tortola, we have been busy rebuilding, making repairs and restoring power over the last few months. After much hard work, our office is once more up and running and we now have BVIEC power, functional generators, government water, and a working internet connection.
We are also pleased to announce the reopening of Penns Landing Marina’s dock, which currently has seven monohull slips in use with two available to be occupied immediately. Our T- head will remain open to transient or overnight vessels that need to top up on water. The dock currently has limited both 220V and 100V power but an entirely new electrical system for all 12 slips is to be ready by mid January. All damaged vessels and debris have been removed from the immediate dock area. Beyond the dock, the waters of Fat Hog’s Bay now have 15 ready-to-use mooring buoys, with a further 16 set to open in the future. (Keep and eye on our blog for further updates!).
The marina may have suffered storm damage, but fortunately our fantastic team remains unchanged. With the progress made rebuilding the marina, James, Justin, Keith and rest of the staff are again ready to provide the usual high level of service to which customers and guests at Penns Landing Marina are accustomed.
Whether you need some quick repairs during a stopover in Fat Hog’s Bay or want a long-term mooring with weekly or monthly maintenance reports, our team is back to work and doing what they do best. Our team can undertake repairs of fiber glass, gel coat, stainless steel, rigging, masts and electrics.
We also do haul outs, repair electronics and project manage extensive repairs for yachts in need of serious work or those damaged by Irma. The workshop is functional and we are all set to provide an extensive range of high-quality repair and maintenance work for both visiting and resident yachts.
At Penns Landing, we pride ourselves on the complete list of facilities available to guests visiting our marina. Consequently, we are happy to announce that all our usual facilities, including the hot showers and toilets, are back up and running.
If you stop by to resupply your yacht, Penns Landing Marina is ready to meet all your needs; our on-the-water neighbor, Alphonsa gas station is stocked and functional but is still yet to run his fuel hoses to the waters edge. He does offer overnight propane tank refills. The nearby chandlers are ready to help you find any tools or parts your vessel requires, and the RiteWay Food Market is open for business so you can easily restock with food and drinks ahead of the next phase of your voyage.
Of course we would prefer you stay with us on the tranquil waters of Fat Hog’s Bay, but whether you plan a brief stop or a longer visit, make sure you don’t miss out on a delicious meal, afternoon snack, or drinks and cocktails at Red Rock Restaurant & Bar. The BVI’s best waterfront dining spot has reopened, offering its usual brand of friendly service and trademark Caribbean-international dishes using fresh seafood, organic meat and locally sourced vegetables in one of the most beautiful locations on Tortola.
With our repairs now well under way, we look forward to once again welcoming guests and visiting yachts to Penns Landing Marina. To see our progress, follow us on social media or check back in with our blog for more updates.