The Moorings and Sunsail have announced that after months of work, its charter operations in Road Town, Tortola, have reopened. Owned by a joint parent company, the two firms now have a fleet of more than 100 yachts available for charter. The company said more than 130 new boats, representing an investment of US$66.5m, will reach the bases in early 2018.

“The road to recovery has not been easy, but we simply couldn’t be more thrilled about reopening our base in the British Virgin Islands, and in such a timely manner,” said Josie Tucci, vice president of sales and marketing. “The humanitarian response from customers, partners, and employees following September’s hurricanes was overwhelming, and the tenacity of the local communities has been nothing short of inspiring. We believe it is this heartfelt combination of commitment and resilience that has helped us come back so quickly.”

The two companies recently established the Caribbean Comeback fundraiser. All monetary contributions will go toward its employees in the British Virgin Islands, St Martin and Puerto Rico employees. The efforts will include delivering much-needed generators, gas stoves, and building materials.