Fees For The BVIs Increased Massively

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Fees For The BVIs Increased Massively
Fees For The BVIs Increased Massively

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Video: Fees For The BVIs Increased Massively
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The notification came at very short notice from the BVIs government in August, it is now valid for the charter season that is about to begin and therefore also affects customers who have already booked. The cruising permit, which currently costs US $ 2 per day per person in the season, has been increased to US $ 6. This now even applies all year round - so far the off-season was very cheap at $ 0.75. Recently, 42 US dollars per crew member and charter week have become due.

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Anchoring bay in front of Jost van Dyke in the BVIs

Charter crews who sail over to the BVI from other Caribbean territories are hit even harder: for charter yachts not stationed on the BVIs, the fee is increased from $ 4 a day to a hefty $ 16 a day. It is common for charter crews to switch to the BVIs, as Daniel Barone from Barone Yachting, who also manage the Caribbean charter company VPM, knows: "Customers definitely sail over from St. Martin if their dream ship is fully booked on the BVIs or if they have a good one there We have a customer who is about to be on the road for two weeks with a Kat and wants to spend ten days in the BVIs. That is an additional cost of 1,600 dollars for his crew! " In almost all charter contracts such area fees are expressly noted as changeable and are at the expense of the customer, this is an unpleasant surprise for some crews.

The charter companies are currently trying to find out whether there might be exceptions for fleets that have a seat on the BVIs as well as in the immediate neighboring areas - because often there is simply not enough berth capacity on the BVIs to station more ships. So far, there has been no justification why the fees have been so massively increased. Owner yachts are not affected by the increases.

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