Barney Crook, founder and owner of TMM sent an email
to all owners of boats under charter
with TMM in St. Vincent. He informed us that John West, TMM's top honcho in St. Vincent had disappeared leaving behind several hundred thousand dollars in unpaid bills and Crook was closing the base immediately.
Fortunately for us, we were in the process of moving our boat
to the BVI
as we had experienced nothing but problems for four years we had the boat
As a footnote, when we finally were able to get some objective information on the condition of our boat, we found that TMM had failed to maintain the vessel as specified in their contract
and as a result, it was barely seaworthy
.(Ripped main sail, non working engine
problems, non functioning windlass
lights not working, etc.)
Stay tuned for updates as we figure out what to do.