Here come the multi-million dollar yachts.
The Virgin islands National Park says it is overseeing the installation of 13 moorings for boats 61 to 100 feet long, in St. John waters, according to a report by the St. John Source. (Read the full story here.) The 200 moorings already available around the island are for boats up to 60 feet.
One of the new moorings will be at Hawksnest Bay. Four more will be at Lind Point, four at Francis Bay, two at Leinster Bay and two at Great Lameshur. Boat owners will be asked to pay $15 per night.
The moorings are “anchorless” and their design protects the coral and marine life, according to the Park Service. The installation is expected to be completes by the middle of December.
Plans for the moorings were announced several months ago by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and its leader Joe Kessler. The Friends raised $70,000 for the project, the Source reported.