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  1. Our Story

    History. as told by Richard Hokin, founding family member. While Bitter End Yacht Club dates back to the late 1960s (a few years after our family's first visit in 1964 to North Sound), Caribbean archeological research suggests that its location almost certainly has attracted visitors for millennia, making even Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake johnny-come-latelies.

  2. A New Beginning for Bitter End

    When Richard Hokin arrived on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands 30 hours after Hurricane Irma passed on September 6, 2017, he wasn't particularly shocked. He fully expected that his Bitter End Yacht Club had been destroyed. After all, the BVI island had endured a Category 5 storm with relentless 180 mph winds—and a storm surge that ...

  3. Bringing Back Bitter End Yacht Club: How to Rebuild a Legacy

    The Bitter End Yacht Club was founded in 1969 and acquired by the Hokin family in 1973. They have remained the owners for more than 50 years and three generations. Since the acquisition, Bitter End "evolved from a rustic retreat for one family into a casual, friendly paradise for people of all ages, from every corner of the globe.". Before ...

  4. Yachting Q&A: Bitter End Yacht Club Returns

    Yachting's Patrick Sciacca sat down with Bitter End Yacht Club owners Richard and Lauren Hokin to get the full scoop on the property's nostalgic history, rebuilding story, and all of the new improvements that have recently been completed and are still on the horizon.

  5. Inspirational Insight into the Future of BEYC

    A Video Interview with Richard and Lauren Hokin You've been waiting patiently for it. Here it is -- BEYC Managing Owners Richard Hokin and his daughter Lauren outline their vision for the future of Bitter End Yacht Club. Along with great drone footage of the property. To view the full interview and video, click HERE. We will keep you up to date, every step of the way!

  6. Bitter End is Back

    Bitter End Yacht Club. Over the ensuing decades Bitter End grew in amenities and scope parallel to the BVI's blossoming charter business, and in the '90s it doubled in size to 64 acres when the Hokins acquired an adjacent property. When Irma hit, it was essentially two resorts put together back to back, as Richard describes it.

  7. Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

    "We have a unique opportunity to return to our roots by welcoming back the sailing, yachting and watersports communities first," said Richard Hokin, Managing Owner of Bitter End Yacht Club. "Bitter End launched in the 1960s as a hangout for adventurous sailors and has evolved over the last 50 years to become the world's favorite ...

  8. Reef Sampler

    Reef Sampler at Bitter End Yacht Club : the BVI's only sunken boat bar. Join us for happy hour and light bites at Reef Sampler. ... Richard Hokin, Founding Family Member . EXPLORE MORE BITTER END. Stay. Play at Sea. Bitter End Yacht Club P.O. Box 46 Virgin Gorda, BVI 800.872.2392 . GET SOCIAL.

  9. Enter the BEYC Time Machine with Richard Hokin- Bitter End Provisions

    Our family first discovered Bitter End in the late 1960s, cruising the BVI in our vintage ketch, Alianora, but after a few more visits, we were absolutely sure that we'd discovered a family retreat that has been our passion for half a century and four generations. ... Home / Bitter End Yacht Club / Enter the BEYC Time Machine with Richard Hokin ...

  10. Countdown to the return of Bitter End

    The Hokin family and the Bitter End team are keenly focused on continuing these efforts well beyond the reopening of the yacht club, reinforcing their commitment to the local community and the ...

  11. Plans underway to restore Bitter End

    The Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, leaving over 64 acres, one mile of shoreline and over 50 ... our spirit," shared Richard Hokin ...

  12. A New Beginning for Bitter End

    The yacht club's original spirit lives on in its new beach bar. Excerpted from Yachting Magazine, February 11, 2022 When Richard Hokin arrived on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands 30 hours after Hurricane Irma passed on September 6, 2017, he wasn't particularly shocked. He fully expected that his Bitter End Yacht Club had been destroyed. After all, the BVI island had endured a ...

  13. Bitter End Yacht Club Introduces New General Manager to Lead Reopening

    Bitter End Yacht Club Managing Owner Richard Hokin observed that "Patrick has an incredibly strong background working with unique and remote properties that feature resort, waterfront and marina divisions, making him ideally suited to lead the resurgence of Bitter End 2.0." Richard added, "His understanding of the marine sector is ...

  14. Richard Hokin

    View Richard Hokin's profile on LinkedIn, a professional community of 1 billion members. ... President at Bitter End Yacht Club, International LLC New York City Metropolitan Area. Connect Kari ...

  15. Meet & Celebrate

    Bitter End is the ideal place to host a celebration, no matter the occasion. ... The Hokin family originally envisioned Bitter End as a personal family retreat. Since then, it has evolved into a magical space used by many families to celebrate life's milestone moments. ... Bitter End Yacht Club P.O. Box 46 Virgin Gorda, BVI 800.872.2392 . GET ...

  16. North Soundings: World Oceans Day Special Edition

    Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the Hokin family launched The Bitter End Foundation and, with it, Bitter End Provisions and the Hammock Adoption Program, which not only helped fund conservation and restoration efforts for the community but also symbolized the collective effort to restore the Bitter End Yacht Club to its ...

  17. Bitter End Yacht Club Announces Rebuilding Underway

    "We have a unique opportunity to return to our roots by welcoming back the sailing, yachting and watersports communities first," said Richard Hokin, Managing Owner of Bitter End Yacht Club. "Bitter End launched in the 1960s as a hangout for adventurous sailors and has evolved over the last 50 years to become the world's favorite playground for ...

  18. Our Board

    DANA HOKIN, BOARD PRESIDENT. . As Managing Director of Gorda Estates, Limited, the parent company of the Bitter End Yacht Club and Resort, Dana Hokin is responsible for the overall profitability and expansion of the company's brand. . She joined the organization in 1994 as Sales and Marketing Director in order to reposition the asset for growth.

  19. Anton Dolotin: «Openness is our policy.»

    Interview with co-owner of Royal Yacht Club Moscow. The founder and head of the Russian representative office of Azimut-Benetti, Anton Dolotin, tells us about the life and achievements of Royal Yacht Club in the last five years. ... club, we don't want to go there, we don't want to interfere with our colleagues. How everything complicated in ...

  20. Luxury Rules at the Moscow Yacht Show

    The windy Russian autumn weather might be a little bit tricky for sailing, but it doesn't stop brave yachtsmen from all over the world from flocking to Russian capital in the beginning of ...

  21. Captain William Pinkney Enters Sailing Hall of Fame

    An Introduction from Bitter End Yacht Club Owner Richard Hokin as Captain William Pinkney (pictured second from right), a true friend of the Bitter End, was inducted into the Sailing Hall of Fame: Wendy and I were at last Saturday's morning ceremony in Newport, where Capt. Bill Pinkney was inducted into the National S.

  22. Yacht club "Royal Yacht Club": address, description, photos

    Royal Yacht Club is the center of yachting life in Moscow, imbued with European spirit and combines a modern yacht port, a unique coastal restaurant, spacious spectator stands, a cozy business center and the DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow - Marina. Luxury recreation on the water within the city limits, berth for vessels from 6 to 40 meters, one of the best restaurants of Arkady Novikov ...

  23. A New Beginning For Bitter End

    When Richard Hokin arrived on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands 30 hours after Hurricane Irma passed on September 6, 2017, he wasn't particularly shocked. He fully expected that his Bitter End Yacht Club had been destroyed. After all, the BVI island had endured a Category 5 storm with relentless 180 mph winds—and a storm surge that ...