Hurricane season in the BVI lasts from June 1st to November 30th. Penn’s Landing Marina is one of the few locations in the BVI where yacht owners can keep their vessels on the water throughout the year. Its status as a hurricane hole makes it a highly desirable mooring spot for sailors who want to make the most of the summer months in the Caribbean – a period regularly troubled by stormy weather.
At this time of year, Penn’s Landing Marina carefully monitors the National Hurricane Center website on a daily basis and posts Storm Tracks and Notice of Named Storms likely to affect the islands of the Northern Lesser Antilles on the office bulletin board. If indicators suggest the weather will take a turn for the worse, Penn’s Landing has a comprehensive Storm Response Plan in place to minimize the potential damage to customers’ vessels.
Customers hoping to store their yacht at Penn’s Landing have two options: a dry storage haul-out and in-the-water storage. One of the most attractive features of the latter is that whenever the weather is fine – regardless of the time of year – owners retain the option to haul anchor and venture out to explore the cays and bays of the BVI. When and if a storm does hit, the sheltered moorings available in Fat Hog’s Bay provide important protection for vessels remaining on the water.
A range of services are available for yacht-owners storing vessels at Penn’s Landing during this time of year. A weekly boat inspection service is designed to ensure boats are ready to take to sea at a moment’s notice. Among the services included in this package are inspection of bilges, operation of pumps, interior checks for leaks and exercising of thru-hulls. These services are available for as many months as are required and inspections can be tailored according to the individual requirements of each client.