Former Royal BVI Yacht Club sailing instructor Chris Watters said, “Living on a boat is without a doubt the best way to live in the BVI,” but it helps if you have some knowledge of boats and a little maintenance savvy.
Chris bought his boat, lived on it for three years, then sold it before he moved off island, making it a pretty wise investment. “If you have the means and are willing to deal with the various boat-works that you come across, it’s very much worth it,” Chris said. “Find a good marina, learn not to get seasick, and be careful when you get home late at night from the bar.”
He also recommended locking everything, as boat thefts seem to be more prevalent in the BVI than apartment or house thefts. “Don’t forget to invest in the smallest AC unit you can get your hands on,” Chris added, “and you’ll have some of the best sleeps of your life.”