St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (June 22, 2022) – Limetree Bay Terminals, LLC (Limetree Bay or the “Company”), announced Wednesday that they donated a Boston Whaler to the V.I. Department
of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) to support its marine patrols.
“Our mission at Limetree Bay Terminal is to provide safe and environmentally responsible
terminal operations in our community while adhering to applicable federal and territorial laws
and regulations,” said Limetree Bay Marine Manager Capt. John Peacock. “DPNR has always
maintained a strong partnership with Limetree Bay Terminals to achieve safe boating and
environmental excellence, and this boat donation is a sign of respect to the service that DPNR
provides in the protection of our boating community and waters,” added Capt. Peacock
The boat, named the HOVENSA Hunter, was a part of the facility’s fleet, and was primarily used
as a Security boat for the facility.
“It is with great appreciation that on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands and the
Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Division of Environmental Enforcement, we
express our thanks to Limetree Bay Terminals for this donation,” stated DPNR Director Howard
Forbes. “This vessel will augment our existing fleet and increase the marine patrols in the waters
of the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands to ensure safe boating practices to our boating
community. In addition, we will be able to conduct search and rescue when needed,” concluded
The boat was originally acquired as part of a federal security grant program and used for law
enforcement and military operations. It is valued at $145,000 and equipped with a 2018 Twin
Suzuki outboards 300 HP, and a boat master commercial tri-axle aluminum boat trailer. The
donation and transfer took place on June 14, 2022.