MarineMax, the nation’s largest boating retailer and operator of MarineMax Vacations in the Caribbean, has announced that the company will be donating a portion of new charter booking fees to the rebuilding of the British Virgin Islands.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to make this commitment to the residents and businesses of the British Virgin Islands. Tourism is an integral part of the economy of the islands and we are proud to be aiding in the restoration” stated Brett McGill, President and COO of MarineMax.
This news comes after the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin Islands. Fortunately, the islands are making daily strides towards restoration, however, more work needs to be done before they can be prepared to welcome visitors. As such, the funds raised through this effort will really help in rebuilding the territory, as well as lending a hand to local residents and business owners in the restoration of their homes and livelihoods.
Dave Bigge, Regional President of MarineMax, further stated, “Donating 10% of new reservations for travel beginning in December through March 1, 2018 feels like the right step to support the rejuvenation and economy of the British Virgin Islands and those that live there. We are all United by Water, and our dedicated support of our team, the islands and our guests is an extension of the MarineMax family and boating passion.”
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Thank you, MarineMax, for being a leader in this initiative.