Changes Coming to Destination BVI
BVI NEWS: Chef Isabella is SOMETHING WONDERFUL and NEW BVI DIVE SITES in the making. One thing about the British Virgin Islands: Its always changing…and improving!
Chef Isabella rejoins catamaran Something Wonderful
We are thrilled to welcome back to the Leopard 58 catamaran SOMETHING WONDERFUL, Chef Isabella Matterson. While on her hiatus she has gained some charter, cruising and travel time in Europe and the wider Caribbean.
Something Wonderful: Among the many intriguing features of the Leopard 58, the expansive flybridge with seating for up to 10 people and a large coffe table is one of the most exciting. It is perfect for lounging and taking in beautiful panoramic views and watching movies on the 82′ outdoor theater screen.
The large open aft deck and forward cockpit offer another choice with ample space for alfresco dining and lounging. The flybridge, the aft deck and forward cockpit are all covered in TekDek, a lightweight, high impact simulated teak.
SOMETHING WONDERFUL accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins.
BVI NEWS: Dive Sites in the Making!
Members of the BVI dive community on Tortola are busy turning Irma wreckage into BVI dive sites…
Several small ruined airplanes from the Beef Island Airport are getting the shark-makeover and will be submerged near the Dogs, the small group of islets lying between Beef Island and Virgin Gorda, to form a new dive site. Likewise, the old William Thornton floating restaurant and bar, now hard ashore in the Bight of Norman Island, will be reimagined as a pirate ship before being sunk off the backside of Peter Island in Key Bay.
These good efforts are all being taken by the same folks that remade an old WW2 oiler into a dive site inhabited by the mythical Kraken just before Hurricane Irma in 2017.
While aiding the BVI charter and dive economy, the retooled wrecks also become “recycled” and these hulks will eventually entice local inhabitants to remake them into artificial reefs and “homesites” for the BVI’s native undersea floral-and-fauna. See more
Willy T – It’s good to be home again…
The William Thornton floating restaurant and bar has returned to her original home in the Bight of Norman Island. The crew packed up and moved back “home” on the morning of Territory Day, the 1st of July, and she is once again moored in her “normal” position in the southwest corner of the Bight.