Bel Ami now has two new electric flush toilets, as well as a portable ice maker (thanks to Larry and Kitty). The project list is getting bigger and bigger, and includes such items as electronic navigation systems, windvane automatic steering, wind and solar power generators, new life raft and emergency beacons. Audio and video systems are also being installed. A spare parts inventory is being developed for those breakdowns in far-away places. Work is slowly but surely being accomplished.
Here is the Bel Ami at Dock in Benner's Bay, St. Thomas. It has a wonderful "ShadeTree" Awning that keeps the decks and interior cool despite the tropical sun. Bel Ami has 2 separate staterooms, each with its own head (bathroom/shower); a well equipped galley (kitchen); Salon area with large dining table that can seat 8 people!. There are 3 airconditioners, one for each stateroom and one in the galley/salon area. While in port there is good internet and cell service.
My daughter Sarah and her friend Terese visited Bel Ami in June. Here are some of the pictures they took.