Hurricane Dorian Update
Our hearts and thoughts are with all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Abacos and Grand Bahama Islands. We know all too well the devastating effect this type of weather event can have on a small group of islands directly in its path having most recently witnessed the impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the Virgin and Leeward Islands in the Caribbean in September 2017.
However, we also know what tremendous resilience and recovery look like. The people of these islands will gain strength by the outpouring of support. They will rebuild and come back better than before. Mother nature will work her magic and new, more beautiful vegetation will emerge in a short time. And the blue, clear waters that make the Abacos and Grand Bahamas a special place will once again flush out any signs of destruction.
Want to Help?
As with any catastrophic event, establishing the safety of the lives of the people and assessment of the islands infrastructure come first and foremost. With that said, if you would like to show your support by donating, here are some legitimate relief campaigns:
Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue Hurricane Relief – *When U.S. citizens are donating to HTVFR please remember that you can make your contribution of $250 or more tax deductible through PERC. https://www.percabaco.org/
Yacht Charter Partners
As for our yacht charter Partners based in Abaco, here’s what we know so far:
Moorings/Sunsail – the Abacos base is currently closed while they are assessing the situation with limited communication on the ground. The Moorings Nassau base in the Exumas is open and operating.
Dream Yacht Charter – all of their Marsh Harbor Team are safe and accounted for. All 30 boats based in Abaco were successfully moved to Nassau in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival. All departures for the next two months will take place out of Nassau.
Cruise Abaco – as a local family owned operator, their primary focus is supporting the community in which they have built their home and business while they assess the damage and begin to rebuild. “The sails must be raised in our hearts, before they can ever be raised on the masts of our boats.” – Matt and Patti Gonslaves, Proud Owners of Cruise Abaco