Bernie Bush unveiled his new boat
Aqua, a floating restaurant and bar on 13 July, in an exclusive interview with
the Caymanian Compass.
The 150 foot long, 40 foot wide
craft is outfitted with five bathrooms, including one for handicapped individuals,
as well as three decks a dance floor and several dining and buffet areas. There
is a state of the art kitchen and fully outfitted bars on board.
Mr. Bush said though the
undertaking required a huge investment, he is confident that the rebounding tourist
market will not only be the contributors to the success of the boat and so he
has more of a market to consider when forecasting.
“This craft is multipurpose and
will serve both visitors and Caymanians. We envision that people will be coming
for business parties, weddings, receptions, fund raisers, charters and these
types of excursions,” said Mr. Bush, who added that the boat would not be
operating full time to begin with and would be taking only bookings at this
The entrepreneur also pointed out
that his all Caymanian crew would make sure that guests had the best of
everything on offer.
“The boat is operated by jet
propulsion and does not use propellers and there are back up systems for
everything, as well as generators that keep all batteries charged and
everything is compartmentalised, meaning a problem cannot spread. We can
operate all those things from the control room,” explained Mr. Bush.
For more on Mr. Bush’s boat,
including additional pictures, look out for an upcoming edition of the Caymanian