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  • Monday, March 11, 2024 13:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Mark your calendars for Spring Regatta 2024 from April 1-7 at Nanny Cay.  For more details click HERE.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 15:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Marine Association of the BVI is pleased to introduce the 2024 Board of Directors who were elected today at the Annual General Meeting. Thank you for all those who attended.

    Executive Directors: Andrew Ball (Chair), Peter Twist (Vice Chair), Miles Sutherland-Pilch (Treasurer), Dick Schoonover (Secretary) and Sam Welch (Past Chair).

    Directors: Jeremy Twist (Bareboat), Janet Oliver (Crewed Yachts), Nia Jeffers (Marine Services), Julian Johnson (Associate Members), Matt Holt (Education & Employment).

    Photo Left to Right: Andrew Ball, Nia Jeffers, Dick Schoonover, Janet Oliver, Peter Twist, Sam Welch, Jeremy Twist, Miles Sutherland-Pilch and Matthew Holt.

  • Monday, January 22, 2024 13:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HLSCC FACEBOOK PAGE: The Centre for Applied Marine Studies' RYA Level 2 Powerboat courses for Spring 2024 are currently underway and will continue through April 2024.

      This two-day, practical on-the-water course is taught primarily on 6.3m RIBs. The course aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats.

      It focuses on low-speed close-quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.

    Sign up today and start the process by emailing The course is only $550 per person. For more information, give the Centre a call at (284) 852-7020

  • Friday, October 06, 2023 15:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MABVI MEMBERS: We are looking for your feedback about the organization and we've sent you an email with a questionnaire.

    Please check your inbox and if you didn't receive it, please email

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 15:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Sunday, September 17, 2023 11:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sailors from around the globe gather in beautiful downtown Annapolis every October for the Annapolis Sailboat Show.

    "This annual celebration of sailing features floating docks lined with sailboats from manufacturers around the world. Multihulls, monohulls, cruisers, racers, sailing dinghies and more. Show tents line the shore, stocked with the latest in nautical gear and accessories, electronics, communication equipment, sails, rigging, education, charter companies, clubs and more.

    Seasoned and novice sailors alike are invited to expand their horizons and connect with fellow sailors during this internationally acclaimed show." Annapolis Sailboat Show Website.

    Many BVI based charter companies and business will be in attendance. To learn more click HERE.

  • Friday, September 15, 2023 15:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From NPTVI's Facebook Page:

    NPTVI is so proud that our very own Terrestrial Warden Glendon Gregg has secured a scholarship to undertake a two year Forestry Diploma at the University of Trinidad and Tobago!

    This was made possible through the Virgin Island's Government participation in an OECS project entitled, 'Integrated Landscape Approaches and Investments in Sustainable Land Management' (ILM). The aim of this initiative is to strengthen and build technical capacity within the Forestry sub-sector, in areas such as the management of forests, land, parks and wildlife, and water resources, towards a sustainable future.

    We wish Glendon good luck and look forward to all the skills he will bring back to the BVI!

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 11:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HLSCC Marine & Maritime Studies will be teaming up with Marine Max Vacations and Nanny Cay to deliver this series of short courses with marine industry dealers and manufacturers! 

    To learn more click HERE.

  • Monday, February 27, 2023 13:48 | Deleted user

    See attached video for an update to charter operators and seafarers in BVI Waters from the BVI National Parks Trust.


  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 13:34 | Deleted user

    Read the full article here


    FEBRUARY 25, 2021 | 1:34 PM



    The reopening of seaports been delayed to April 15th according to a statement released by the BVI Ports Authority, sending outrage throughout the marine community.

    The BVIPA listed these four reasons to substantiate the delay;

    i. that islands within the region have reported increased numbers of COVID-19 cases;

    ii. the increased possibility of the introduction of variant strains from international travelers;

    iii. due to the demands of the roll-out of the vaccines and the need to ensure a large percent of the local population is vaccinated, the health personnel normally needed to assist in monitoring procedures at the entry portal is significantly stretched and as such the efficiency to monitor the opening is challenged; and

    iv. to enhance the customer experience through further infrastructural improvements at the Road Town Jetty and other ports of entry in light of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    The Road Town Jetty and other seaports were initially scheduled to reopen on March 1stafter being closed for almost a year.

    Leader of the Opposition Marlon Penn has since said that not only does the Government lack a thorough plan to effectively manage the reopening of the seaports but there is also lack of transparency.

    Opposition Leader- Honorable Marlon Penn

    The Leader of the Opposition said, “The Government first announced a reopening date for our seaports of December 8. The reopening was delayed to January 21, and then a further delay of March 1 was announced. However, as the March 1 deadline is drawing near, we are now receiving reports that the reopening has a further delay of April 15. To date, we have not received any updates or any information on the progress, processes and/or logistics of how the reopening of the ports will be managed; leaving us to infer that a reopening in the near future may not be forthcoming,” the Opposition leader stated.

    Honourable Penn expressed that the previous two postponements, followed by a third postponement; i.e. the constant false start of the reopening of our seaports stem from this Administration’s lack of planning, lack of leadership and reflects poorly on BVI and damages our global image.

    Since the announcement there has been lots of outrage within the marine community and tourists who frequent the islands via the sea.

    Chairman of Marine Association- Andrew Ball

    Andrew Ball,  Chairman of the Marine Association said the delay is disappointing. Mr. Ball said “It is very disappointing that there has not been engagement with stakeholders on this matter. Whilst the decision not to open the seaports itself is saddening, what is most discouraging is the late notice. Businesses and investors have been unable to plan effectively because they have not been privy to the public sector’s plan. This has led to a significant loss in investor confidence which will affect us in the long term, outlasting the COVID pandemic. In the short term this will cause more businesses to close, and further loss of employment. To be clear, the lack of coordination is arguably more damaging than the failure to open on its own.”

    The BVIPA’s update was sent out via email at 8:42pm on Wednesday evening.

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