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Aiding British Virgin Islands Recovery Efforts

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At the end of November, employees from MarineMax, Correct Craft, and Nautique came together in the British Virgin Islands to assist residents with their recovery efforts.

Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, stated "Our team was thrilled to partner with MarineMax on this important project to help those who were severely impacted by this season’s hurricanes." Yeargin added, "Our friends at MarineMax share our culture of ‘Making Life Better’ and we appreciated the opportunity to serve with several outstanding members of their team."

For three days, employees from these marine industry leaders joined together to help the residents on the island of Tortola and specifically the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

As one of only two tertiary institutions in the British Virgin Islands, this is a vital component of education for local residents and students. The college offers a wide variety of subjects including Arts and Sciences, Business, Tourism, and Information Technology, Education and Community Programmes, and - most notably – Technical and Marine Studies. They recently received accreditation allowing them to expand their technical course offerings, giving students the opportunity for both hands-on and in-classroom learning.

Despite the destruction on shore, the British Virgin Islands are making progress in their recovery efforts. The water is beautiful as ever, snorkeling and diving spots remain, grocery stores and local hot spots are returning to business. For updates on the recovery of the British Virgin Islands visit here.

Residents of the British Virgin Islands need travelers to return as tourism is their main industry and source of income. You can help by booking a charter with MarineMax Vacations and we will donate 10% of new booking fees through March 1, 2018 to the rejuvenation of the islands.*

"We are dedicated to supporting the residents and businesses of the British Virgin Islands. Tourism is an integral part of the economy of the islands, and we are committed to aiding the restoration," stated Brett McGill, President and COO of MarineMax.

The British Virgin Islands have been home to MarineMax Vacations for the past several years. As such, we are proud to support this community in their time of need.

*Offer is available only on new charter vacation reservations for travel between December 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 aboard our power catamaran charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands. 10% of reservation charter fee to be donated by MarineMax.

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