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Nanny Cay attracts new business by circumventing seaport closure

File photo of Vessels at Nanny Cay. (Photo provided)

As the BVI continues to experience COVID-related challenges in tourism, Nanny Cay Marina has found a creative way to attract business by circumventing the current closure of the territory’s sea borders.

Nanny Cay is offering to transfer privately-owned vessels from the neighboring US Virgin Islands (USVI) into the BVI, free of cost.

The service would be ideal for yacht owners who want to enjoy BVI waters but are unable to sail here because of the current closure of the seaports to international traffic.

According to Nanny Cay, it will send a qualified delivery captain to transfer the vessel from the USVI. After the boat is transferred, the owner or crew members would then have to fly to the BVI to collect the vessel and sail the BVI waters.

“In return we ask that you book dockage or storage for your boat at Nanny Cay for a minimum of one month during 2021,” Nanny Cay’s website said. If customers decide to take up Nanny Cay’s new offer, then the venture could boost BVI’s tourism numbers by even a small percentage.

The new venture by Nanny Cay is the latest among strategies being employed by local tourism-related businesses as they try to stay afloat amid the closure of the seaports. Local seaports account for the majority of the BVI’s tourist arrivals.

Last year, taxi operators started offering delivery services to locals when tourist arrivals were cut off due to the full border closure of the territory.

Local hotels and resorts also started offering ‘staycations’ at reduced costs to attract locals to their business and stay afloat amid the trying times.

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  1. Snoppy says:

    VIP government has caused these desperate times 🙁

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    • To Snoppy says:

      You sound so stupid.

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    • Doh says:

      Sooo… it’s not free.

      While the service to bring in the vessel is, there is the cost of laying the vessel up in the marina or yard FOR A MONTH. Sorry but that’s false advertising.

      Good on for nanny cay.

      But carry on

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  2. vip heckler says:

    vote um out

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  3. hmmm says:

    we are putting our food on other people plate. soon soon they will eat our food

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  4. Last says:

    This won’t last. This will be shut down quickly. It just goes to show how stupid Foy’s rules and regulations are. A pleasure boat cannot enter BVI waters and test and quarantine but a company can bing the boat, get Covid while is US waters, and the owners fly in. You can’t make this s**t up if you try. It’s clearly obvious that the … brain just doesn’t work the same. I guess it’s all the mental bondage and slavery their poor brains deal with.

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  5. Wow says:

    After the USVI take back the Charter . Something the BVI had, This is what desperate measures do . No planning !! No contingent plan .Stop fooling the public . Even the 2022 season may be lost .

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    • Doh says:

      Season is already lost

      Boats are already positioned in the usvi and they are doing business that we have lost. If we add further rules and even more oppressive fees and taxes, then we have killed that sector.

      Best guess 2023

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  6. Rubber Duck says:

    And how many have they done so far? The charter boat industry is currently running at under 10% of its normal capacity. Hotels less. Allegedly $1 million was given to hotels but as usual the govt won’t tell you who got it but I will bet it’s cronies and relatives.

    The charter boat industry got nothing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You all sounds so stupid…

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  8. Curious says:

    Why is the Headline “Circumvents” & is this really news? Boats have been being delivered in and out of the BVI the entire time, with the majority of the vessels being delivered out of the BVI. Rules & Regulations have been put in place by the BVI Govt – how do you think ferries have delivered people out or brought goods in. Nanny Cay is marketing a legal service trying to create business – they have a regatta to sell, boats got to get here someway…

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  9. Soggy Dog says:

    I have our boat delivered from BVI to USVI. No hassle and I am spending plenty of money enjoying new found adventure. BVI Covid policy must change quickly to save their tourism industry.

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