The M/V Grand Vic is Off of the Dry-Dock
Good News! The M/V Grand Vic has returned to its homeport in Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands from its biannual hull inspection by the United States Coast Guard. We are awaiting our final inspection. As soon as we are ready, you will hear it here first. Have a wonderful remainder of the week.
PS. M/V Capt Vic is operating on the top of the hour. See the prior blog post for that schedule.
We at Love City Car Ferries, Inc would like to take the time to wish everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend. You work hard and you deserve a day of rest. If you decide to head to St. John to the beach or head to St. Thomas for the sales, you can join us on the M/V Grand Vic. All cars and small trucks will be discounted to $40 round trip on Labor Day 2021. God bless!
*Discount does not apply to charge customers, reservations nor to larger vehicles.
Given the conditions of the current economy in light of the global pandemic of COVID-19, Love City Car Ferries, Inc will be adhering to the above schedule effective Monday, March 23, 2020. M/V Grand Vic's schedule remains the same but the M/V Capt Vic's last departure will be at 3:30 pm from Red Hook. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call during normal business hours at 340-779-4000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe and thank you for your attention.
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M/V Grand Vic is Available for your Transportation Needs Between St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands
Update on our fleet: Love City Car Ferries, Inc. operates 3 car ferries in the Virgin Islands, M/V Capt Vic, M/V Island Vic and M/V Grand Vic. As many of you may already know, the M/V Island Vic was destroyed in the storms. She is not fixed yet because we used her insurance money as seed money for the building of the Grand Vic. Island Vic will be refurbished as soon as we can fully recoup financially.
You may be wondering, however, what's up with the Capt Vic. That vessel worked tirelessly after the storm and is still a viable vessel for operation. However, we've paid Subbase Dry-dock our deposit since November of 2018 for her bi-annual dry-docking and we are still waiting our turn. Apparently they have a big project going on and we are next in line. Until then, we prefer not to harass Capt Vic too much. We believe she needs some tender loving care, which leaves the M/V Grand Vic.
Grand Vic is available for your transportation needs between St. Thomas and St. John. Please keep in mind that we only operate the Vic branded ferries, which are black and white vessels . If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us at 340-779-4000 during our office hours of Mondays to Fridays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you on board the M/V Grand Vic.
The Motor Vessel Grand Vic that is owned and operated by Love City Car Ferries, Inc arrived in the Virgin Islands late evening on Monday, November 12, 2018. This vessel was built by Steiner Shipyard in Mobile Alabama. However the process to get it to completion was an up hill battle. Nevertheless, we persevered.
No victory is ever achieved alone and thus we give thanks. We would like to especially thank the attorneys and staff at Dudley Topper & Feuerzeig, LLP without whom we would have failed multiple times over. Special thanks to Attorney Kurt Petri and Attorney Gregory Hodges whom we spoke to and interacted with almost on a daily basis. We are grateful for their service. In addition, we would like to thank the crew who brought the Grand Vic down. The M/V Grand Vic is dedicated to the people of the Virgin Islands and as such, we thank you for your patience and understanding. More importantly, we thank the Love City Car Ferries, Inc staff for working tirelessly. We know that the front lines is a tough place to be, especially when you have to encounter angry customers who are tired of waiting in long lines; we appreciate you; you are family. Above all, we thank God for strengthening our faith and our close friends and family for giving us the moral support we needed.
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Grand Vic Pictures
The following pictures were taken at different stages of the building process, while the vessel was still at the shipyard and thus they do not necessarily reflect the actual image today. New pictures will be shared once the vessel has made its inaugural voyage.
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