In a Government House press release issued on Thursday, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. welcomed The Moorings, an international luxury yacht charter company, to its new location at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas.
The Moorings, which also sails out of Tahiti, Seychelles, the Mediterranean, the Americas and Thailand, will begin offering crewed charters throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands aboard its award-winning Moorings 5000 vessel, a five-cabin catamaran that holds eight people and crew.
The Moorings plans to begin offering bareboat and powerboat charters on its three-cabin Moorings 4000 sailing catamaran and its Moorings 433 power catamaran in the USVI in March, and the company said it plans to add more vessels to its fleet on St. Thomas.
“We’re honored and very pleased to be chosen as a destination by this prestigious charter company, which is known worldwide for its premier and luxury excursions in some of the most beautiful waters on the planet, now including the USVI,” Governor Bryan said. “The Moorings endorsement of the territory as a prime luxury charter locale is a welcome addition to the USVI’s tourism product, as well as the Bryan-Roach administration’s [efforts] toward expanding and enhancing marine tourism and the marine industry in the Virgin Islands.”
According to the press release, The Moorings has been providing five-star sailing vacations since 1969, and it will be offering 7-day and 10-day itineraries throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“We are thrilled to launch St. Thomas as our newest destination,” said Josie Tucci, vice president of Sales and Marketing for The Moorings. “The USVI has long been a sought-after cruising grounds, and we are excited to offer this new, captivating destination to our charter guests.”