The large bay of water that sits in front of us, Big Maho, Little Maho & Francis, can sometimes be "home" to 1 or 2 mega yachts each night, in addition to the 10 or 20 other small sailboats (comparatively speaking!) spending the night on moorings. This year has certainly been the “year of Archimedes” – with seemingly no more than a week between visits in our bay for this large mega yacht. Whomever is captaining this yacht each week certainly enjoys “our” waters. The most interesting thing about this yacht? It doesn’t even have to drop anchor for the night; it has some sort of computer system and jet thrusters that keep it at precisely the same coordinates overnight. Then again maybe all mega yachts have that feature, how would I know?
The article in the St. John Tradewinds this week about the VINP installing 15 "big boat" moorings this summer for boats 60-100ft won't have any impact on boats the size of Archimedes. Archimedes sits at 219ft, and with all that room aboard you could invite your whole extended family for a vacation! Unfortunately the maximum number of guests allowed is 8, with an additional 10 crew members.
One thing I do know is that it costs far less to stay in one of our tents for the night, in fact if you stay in one of our tents instead of Archimedes you’ll end up saving $56,428/night! The next time you're staying with us and see this boat in the bay you can smile and think of how much money you're saving by staying in our tent cabins. Personally, I think we have a better view than they have anyway.