BWA Yachting Antigua reopens for business after major fire

Antigua fire

Yacht services agency BWA Yachting Antigua has confirmed it is now open for business after a devastating fire at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina complex destroyed its office and contents last week.

The cause of the fire, which started last Tuesday (3 October 2023), has not been confirmed. However, local reports have linked it to a lightning strike during tropical storm Philippe, which struck Barbuda on the same day.

Flames ripped through the commercial buildings at the yacht club, destroying several well-known restaurants, cafes and businesses.

In a statement, James Benson, managing partner at BWA Yachting Antigua, says: “We are thrilled to announce that BWA Yachting Antigua is not only back but is thriving after facing a major disaster when our office and contents were destroyed in a fire at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina complex.

“Although this has tested our resilience and determination, we are proud to say that we are open for business and ready to serve you once again. We will have a presence in the new marina office and further offices in the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Hotel & Resort.”

Benson expresses “heartfelt gratitude” for BWA clients’ “continued support” and says the team is excited to welcome customers back to Antigua.

“While the disaster may have temporarily disrupted our operations, it did not diminish our resolve,” he continues. “We’ve rebuilt our facilities, improved infrastructure and invested in technology to ensure we provide you with the highest quality services. Last but not least, we have implemented rigorous safety protocols to ensure the well-being of our employees and customers.

“We would not have been able to recover without the incredible support of our community. In return, we remain dedicated to continuing to give back and support the local causes that matter to us all.”

Main image courtesy of Cloggy’s.

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