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Willy T floating restaurant & bar boat destroyed by Hurricane Irma

The famous Willy T beached on Norman Island since the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
The Willy T floating restaurant and bar was a world renowned attraction. Photo: RumShopRyan
The Willy T floating restaurant and bar was a world renowned attraction. Photo: RumShopRyan
NORMAN ISLAND, VI- Willy T, one of the Territory's premiere tourist attractions- a floating boat that is also a bar and restaurant moored for years close to The Bight near Norman Island- in the Virgin Islands, was beached by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

The boat was completely destroyed by the powerful winds of the Category 5 hurricane and still remains at a Norman Island beach as of today December 27, 2017.

The world renowned Willy T is known for its freaky parties, persons jumping naked off the boat and just a place to get away and enjoy some good food and rum, while enjoying the ambience of the water or moonlight.

Willy T floating restaurant and bar boat has attracted local residents and visitors from all over the world, along with day sailors from the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands, who frequented Willy T daily before its destruction.

It is our newsroom's understanding that a new replacement boat is expected in the coming months, so Willy T will be back.

20 Responses to “Willy T floating restaurant & bar boat destroyed by Hurricane Irma”

  • DOUBLE STANDARDS (27/12/2017, 08:27) Like (9) Dislike (43) Reply
    how come no one is asking him to move the boat off the beach? but they harassing Smith Ferry who are locals
    • uhhhh (27/12/2017, 08:56) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
      Do you see the difference in the locations as to where Smith boats were?
    • z6ne (27/12/2017, 09:17) Like (41) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because the big dirty ferry on the rocks in the heart of town... you stupid...
    • duh (27/12/2017, 09:35) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
      Because his boat is beached on an empty island and their boat is ashore in town.
    • True (27/12/2017, 12:17) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      they are all belongers....the owners of Willy T, so your argument holds no merit or are you talking about the color of their skin?
  • Wes (27/12/2017, 08:54) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    sins washed clean
  • To Double Standards (27/12/2017, 09:49) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is a beach, Smith's ferry is blocking the customs area and also to be the capital of Road Town! How does that make our country look!? Pick sense out of nonsense!
  • Obvious (27/12/2017, 10:34) Like (6) Dislike (28) Reply
    That was a major part of the problem in the bvi. The amount of sin committed on that vessel was great and I for one am not saddened to see it gone. People if we don't return to fearing God and living right worse is yet to come.
  • Tolian (27/12/2017, 10:53) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Every local with a working boat should have them in the water and give parties every weekend so locals can have their own income regularly instead of leaving them in your yards. I know for sure I would support them and send family and friends to support them too. Hurry up!
    • @ Tolian (27/12/2017, 20:18) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      for NDP to block it they hate locals
    • babs (27/12/2017, 20:48) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply are so right. This place is BORING! When tourists come here, there should be non stop places for them to enjoy. Taxi drivers should be able to take them north south east or west, not just one boring place all the time. Get out your boats folks. These hurricanes have shown us we must put other things in place to survive. Even if your boat is in your yard, get out the food and drinks for people to go to......yahooooo.
  • one eye (27/12/2017, 11:12) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    I just watched the tape again with a want to be politician licking a girl well sir at Willie T
  • See (27/12/2017, 14:51) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about all of the smashed boats and cars be cleaned up .... including those going back to Hurricane Earl . SMH
  • Windy (28/12/2017, 04:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO you find all the most interesting articles

    I look forward to the return of willy t. My little lime every time I put my boat in the water
  • hadda drink (28/12/2017, 09:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    its the water. good riddance.
  • Really? (29/12/2017, 00:25) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Willie T is a premiere destination? SMH

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