At their newly expanded Road Town cruise pier, in a dedicated area called Serenity Moorings the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) is offering superyacht dockage.
Serenity Moorings is centrally located in the British Virgin Islands in Road Town, Tortola; the logistical hub of the BVI. Docking at Serenity Moorings, just outside the entrance to village Cay and adjacent to the cruise pier, provides convenient access to fuel, provisions, supplies, service providers, shopping and restaurants. Serenity Moorings is an excellent option for short visits, turnarounds between charters, or to explore Tortola.
Serenity Moorings can accommodate two yachts with a maximum length of 230 feet, with unlimited beam, in over 12 feet of water. The basin is protected by a 200 foot break wall and offers one berth with a 125 foot long, 30 foot wide finger pier. The second berth requires stern-to mooring with no finger pier, but there is plenty of room for anchoring in the traditional Mediterranean style. The entire property is ISPS compliant, secured with electronic gates and manned by security guards 24 hours a day. There is potable water available on the docks, wireless internet, and fuelling available through local fuel suppliers.
The BVIPA is encouraging yachts wishing to secure a berth to work with local agents, Shore Side Yacht Services or Island Shipping & Trading Co., for reservations and logistics during their stay at Serenity Moorings.
Serenity Moorings provides the only docking option for yachts greater than 20 feet in Tortola and adds to the expanding dockage options for superyachts in the BVI. The BVIPA expects increased occupancy in the weeks leading up to the superyacht Rendezvous scheduled for March 14th-17th 2012 at the newly opened YCCS Marina in Virgin Gorda.
Touted as the ‘Sailing Capital of the Caribbean’ the BVI also ranked among the top 10 superyacht playgrounds in the world according to the January 2011 publication of Main Sail by CNN.
For more information please visit The British Virgin Islands Port Authority.