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We are finally well on our way here in key west in our repairs after Irma. I often think about the other island that were in her path and so many wonderful places that were destroyed Throughout the Caribbean. One of these was the William Thornton, better known as the Willy T. Great news out of the British Virgin Islands recently, the new Willy T will be in the same place very soon.
William Thornton (Willy-T) Floating Bar & Restaurant, which is known
for its lure of adventure-seekers, is expected to be back in operation this
month. The restaurant which usually
operates on the south-west corner of The Bight off Norman Island was ‘an
absolute right off’ following last year’s hurricanes, Manager Ewan Anderson
In an exclusive interview with BVI News,
Anderson said the replacement vessel will be almost an exact replica of the
previous steel boat. He said the remains
of the old vessel are still on the beach and will be removed and sold for
scraps soon. “We are building a
T,” he said. “It is the same kind of ship [but] a bit larger and it
will be in the same place.” “We are
going to drive it down next month,” he added.
New Boat Costly
The vessel was sourced in the United
States and is currently being retrofitted.
And while remaining tight-lipped on the overall cost of the undertaking,
Anderson admitted that it is costly. “We
are putting a lot of money back into it. Willy T will be
back at a vast expense,” he noted.
Willy-T Coming Back Important
Anderson said his family, which has been
operating the unique business for more than 35 years, believes “it’s
absolutely tantamount” to restore Willy T. “It is
one of the top ten attractions in the BVI. It’s a big tourist attraction,” he
stressed. He said fans of the restaurant
are eagerly awaiting its return There are no pictures of the new Willy T at this time,.but I hope one will be made available soon