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Willy T is here

The new Willy T vessel captured in BVI waters this week. (Photo provided)

The William Thornton (Willy T) Floating Bar & Restaurant is in the British Virgin Islands.

Willy T recently cleared with Her Majesty’s Customs at the cruise pier on Tortola after travelling from the United States mainland.

Owner, Ewan Anderson told BVI News in a previous interview that the old Willy T vessel was a ‘total wreck’ following the catastrophic hurricanes last September.

As a consequence, a bigger and more efficient vessel was procured.

The vessel was expected to be back from the United States at an earlier date but the work to get the vessel business-ready proved to be more than anticipated, owners said.

Anderson and his family have been operating the unique business for more than 35 years.

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  1. Party Animal says:

    Great news!

  2. Naked Jumper says:

    Can’t wait.

  3. Yessssss says:

    My hang out spot is backkkkkk.

    • Joey Boudreaux says:

      Glad to see y’all made it back home it was long and hard job to change that boat in to the Willy T. The crew from superior shipyard and Joey Boudreaux supervisor good luck

  4. Joey Boudreaux says:

    Glad y’all made it back home it was a long hard job good luck from Superior shipyard Crew and supervisor Joey Boudreaux

  5. One eye rooster says:

    O brother s— in the water again

  6. Soiled Son says:

    so now it good white man back dem? strupes

  7. Open Sesame says:

    Swell.

  8. WHITE MAN says:

    WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE SO IN A HURRY TO SUPPORT A WHITE MAN’S BUSINESS. DO YOU GUYS EVER SAY TO YOURSELVES THAT US AS BLACK PEOPLE COULD DO THE SAME THING AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER? THERE’S ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE TO EAT…. BUT I FORGOT YOU LOCALS DONT LIKE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. SO SAD!!!

    • nick says:

      instead of saying “could do the same”, just do it,m.f racist.

      • HRMPH says:

        There are lots of other bays in the BVI where a local can set up a floating restaurant. However, it would require cash and lots of hard work.

    • I FROM HERE says:

      I bet you ain’t donate to Bomba Shack gofundme account!

    • Really says:

      Local people can be black or white. Please try not to be so racist.

    • Lily ann says:

      Annnnnd does any black owners have a floating party boat ???? … no … Bars, all they have is land based Bars….

    • Curly says:

      ahhh racism in the BVI…. the owners of this business have had it for 35 years, they employ local persons, seriously what is wrong with you all. Just a bunch of nasty.

    • Silo thinking says:

      Why do people not see the bigger picture. The WillyT is part of a network of supportive business, whether it be the day sail from west end to go snorkelling at the Indians, a stop at WillyT, then lunch at Norman island. Who cares what colour the owners are, they are all supporting each other. I have had the pleasure of 10 such trips (Over 200 people’s dollars)
      I have lived all over the Caribbean and it is sad to see the have it all now, straightaway, selfish business model employed. This model is not sustainable and we should all be working together.
      Learn from the internet business models, where such words as affiliate, links, likes, click through, are all relevant to how businesses survive and help others too.

  9. guy hill says:

    Good job. Good luck Ewan. Be safe.

  10. Come to the bvi! says:

    We want your money but we are racists that hate you. Well done to the commenters above. This is searchable on the internet you know also so apart from spending your own lives twisted, it will deter tourists

  11. Ex Xpat says:

    The White Squall and Willy T have been around contributing for decades even before most posters were born.Let’s be grateful that someone saw the need for an enterprise that will offer employment and entertainment with a difference before, during and after full moon.

  12. Gerwyn Flax says:

    How disgusting! This, while advertising “Nature’s Little Secrets”. Maybe the above commenters are unaware of the eventual demise of our Financial Services sector,leaving only Tourism as the major industry. An industry that only thrives when tourists feel welcomed and safe. Please don’t bite the only hand left to feed you.

  13. Slick says:

    Now they wont let them anchor at Norman. I say bring it to VG north sound

  14. Slick says:

    Maybe take it to USVI

  15. rastarite says:

    North Sound off Prickly Pear. PERFECT!!

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