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September 1, 2015 10:12 am  

Great article! A really good group - we should all be proud that they are here in the VI and on STX! Thanks for posting, Alana33


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September 1, 2015 10:20 am  

World class yacht building. STX should be proud!


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September 1, 2015 11:58 am  

An interesting little note at the bottom of the article referring to Warren Molser's new STX-STT ferry boat in the works.


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September 1, 2015 12:18 pm  

Maybe they should help WAPA build and electric grid.


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September 1, 2015 12:26 pm  

Maybe we should demand PSC to insure WAPA does year round maintenance services to protect the poles and lines from overgrown trees and branches. Basic preventive maintenance would go a long way to lessening impacts from storms.

As far as Moseler's new ferry, I have to wonder if he's already made
a deal for the franchise with VI Legislature to provide ferry service between the 2 islands?


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September 1, 2015 1:29 pm  

werent the Virgin Islands supposed to get this huge state of the art power system after hugo but then the machinery was sold to some other island


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September 1, 2015 1:36 pm  

It doubtful that the GVI as a collective could think that far ahead. But, giving them the benefit of the doubt, Mapp did quash the fund that was proposed for collecting money to buy two new vessels just a week or so ago. Coincidence? Probably not. But the VI doesn't have the funds to support the ferry service anyway and it would be better run by private enterprise. I say Go Team Mosler.

As far as Moseler's new ferry, I have to wonder if he's already made
a deal for the franchise with VI Legislature to provide ferry service between the 2 islands?


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September 1, 2015 1:54 pm  

is the ferry going to be a sailing ferry...only 2 hours to STT from STX would be very economical...I'd use it...plus it would be a fun thing to do.


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September 1, 2015 3:00 pm  

is the ferry going to be a sailing ferry...only 2 hours to STT from STX would be very economical...I'd use it...plus it would be a fun thing to do.

40 miles in 2 hours = 20 mph.
I doubt any sailboat that carries the masses can pull off that speed reliably, if ever.


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September 1, 2015 3:06 pm  

Mosler ferry...

A new passenger ferry to run between St. Croix and St. Thomas is in the works. It will carry up to 49 passengers at a time. The target fare is $50 for a one-way trek, which is estimated to take two hours.

The ferry is being built on St. Croix by Gold Coast Yachts in Salt River, who plan to commence construction this summer and estimate it to be complete by year-end.

This new ferry is being privately funded. The vessel’s unique four hull design is meant to provide passengers a smooth crossing between the two islands, to minimize the chance of sea-sickness. Air-conditioning will maximize passenger comfort. Currently a 23-foot prototype of the design is being ocean-tested successfully.


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September 1, 2015 3:18 pm  

is the ferry going to be a sailing ferry...only 2 hours to STT from STX would be very economical...I'd use it...plus it would be a fun thing to do.

40 miles in 2 hours = 20 mph.
I doubt any sailboat that carries the masses can pull off that speed reliably, if ever.

You seriously don't want to get a bunch of West Indians, most of whom can't swim, on a sailing ferry on what is often a rough ride between STT/STX. Hand out the upchuck bags and be sure to wear your earplugs as there'll be a whole lotta screaming and praying going on.

The pic of ferry Gold Coast is building looks cool.
Thanks for posting.


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September 1, 2015 3:35 pm  

Cant tell if thats racist or not....

haha jk 🙂


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September 1, 2015 4:08 pm  

Not. Does be true!

I speak from personal experience and observations.


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September 1, 2015 4:09 pm  

Personally...I would never take the ferry across to STT again. The first time I took it, I was so sick, I wanted to jump off midway. And I'm a boat owner.


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September 1, 2015 5:49 pm  

Having been to and from STT/STX by boat (several different kinds and sizes), all I can say is I hope Mosler's ferry can ride through as smooth as glass...it is a ROUGH passage! I, personally, have not gotten seasick but have been around others who have on those trips...not a very fun ride!


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September 2, 2015 12:47 am  

Well then they should hand out Dramamine 45 minutes before takeoff.


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