We used to moor our boat in a sheltered anchorage behind Hog Island on the southern tip of Grenada. thank goodness, two years ago we moved her to a little commercial
boatyard on Carriacou, one island north, where she was safely on the hard
in an area dug into a hillside when Ivan the Terrible roared through. Of the 30-odd boats in our old anchorage, only 3 survived. We are very familiar with the above Spice Island Marina - brand new facility - and, indeed, all the boats there fell like dominoes. Another new marina, Clarkes Court, had all their brand new docks completely destroyed, and several boats were lost
there as well. In the lagoon
in St. Georges, for those who are familiar with the area, about 25-30 boat wound up in a huge pile right in front of the dinghy dock
for the Food
Land Super Market. Devastation was terrible. 200 year old stone churches lost
roofs and even walls, and 90% of homes were either damaged or destroyed.
All that said, after breathing a sigh of relief to hear that we were OK, our insurance carrier just happily accepted our next payment yesterday! We are with Offshore
Risk Management, and while they're not cheap
(we carry commercial
insurance for our charter
business), they have been reliable and fair.