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Road Town Fast Ferry launches 300-seater vessel- Lady Caroline

- new ferry to travel mainly between Tortola & St Thomas, USVI
Lady Caroline, a 30 metre, 300 seating capacity catamaran, which has a top speed of around 24 knots, was officially launched by Road Town Fast Ferry on Friday November 24, 2017. Photo: VINO
Inside the control area of Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
Inside the control area of Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
Captain of the Road Town Fast Ferry’s newest vessel, Lady Caroline, Jahneal A. Hodge. Photo: VINO
Captain of the Road Town Fast Ferry’s newest vessel, Lady Caroline, Jahneal A. Hodge. Photo: VINO
The main passenger cabin of Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
The main passenger cabin of Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
A well stocked bar inside Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
A well stocked bar inside Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
A DJ corner is also available on Lady Caroline, something that would be essential on charter tours. Photo: VINO
A DJ corner is also available on Lady Caroline, something that would be essential on charter tours. Photo: VINO
One of the air-conditioned cabins on Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
One of the air-conditioned cabins on Lady Caroline. Photo: VINO
One the upper deck of Lady Caroline, a boat launched by Road Town Fast Ferry on November 24, 2017. Photo: VINO
One the upper deck of Lady Caroline, a boat launched by Road Town Fast Ferry on November 24, 2017. Photo: VINO
SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- A new ferry could not have been launched at a more appropriate time- a day before the 5th Annual Anegada Lobster Festival this weekend- as it ended up playing a huge part in getting hundreds of patrons comfortably from Tortola to Anegada and return on November 25 and 26, 2017.

Lady Caroline, a 30 metre, 300 seating capacity catamaran, which has a top speed of around 24 knots, was officially launched by Road Town Fast Ferry on Friday November 24, 2017.

The usual route for the ferry will be from Tortola to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and “now and again between Anegada to Tortola. We will do charters also,” commented boat captain, Jahneal A. Hodge, who is the son of Road Town Fast Ferry owner, Bobby Hodge.

Big, nice & comfortable

The vessel, which was three decks, air-conditioned rooms, a bar, DJ corner, and television, was sourced in Australia and is currently manned by a captain and 3 crew members.

“A lot of people like the boat, for them it is big and nice and comfortable,” Mr Hodge stated.

Lady Caroline, which is named after Jahneal’s grandmother on his father’s side of the family, joins Lady Daisy, named after Bobby Hodge’s sister, as the two vessels in operation for Road Town Fast Ferry.

The latest vessel was sourced some time ago and it thankfully arrived in the Territory after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“It came after [hurricanes] Irma and Maria so we were happy,” Mr Hodge stated.

19 Responses to “Road Town Fast Ferry launches 300-seater vessel- Lady Caroline”

  • good (28/11/2017, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Kudos its a shame you all dont run from westend . The USVI boats also considers comfort when buying their fleets. Some of these boats here are smokie and you get wet if it rains they need to be condemned not to mention they rock like a seesaw. Its a good thing they have some of the best captains in the region and world sailing them.
    • Rattie 7'2m (28/11/2017, 19:43) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      These boats is what sleeping Orlando smith should have subsidized
      • Not really (29/11/2017, 08:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Rattie7'2m, not subsidize your own S!#t. This way you don't have to owe anyone. Nothing is free.
  • ... (28/11/2017, 17:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boat nice
  • Can't wait (28/11/2017, 18:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beautiful boat.
  • ... (28/11/2017, 19:42) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    What's the cost???
  • the rock (28/11/2017, 20:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Mr Hodge, hope the others will follow!
  • up town (28/11/2017, 22:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Way to go bobby while Smith cant get the old mayflower off the water front rocks
  • ferry (28/11/2017, 23:52) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Smith ferry need to retire
    • Nah (29/11/2017, 09:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bomba Charger is one of the best boats we have in the VI, the problem with Smith's in maintaining them
  • ferry (29/11/2017, 00:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Bobby
  • VG (29/11/2017, 10:53) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now this is why we need no airport extension.

    Good going bobby hodge
    • Reply (29/11/2017, 21:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      so flabbergasted no one is speaking on the amount of money wasted on the airport consultancy
  • big girl (29/11/2017, 21:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice to see we Hodge family doing our thing
  • NezRez (30/11/2017, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did the cost of the trip increase?


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