Our Swedish Lightship “Västra Banken” was built in 1900. From 1923 to 1970 the lightship served on the Västra Banken station in the Baltic Sea off Gävle, Sweden, north of Stockholm. After deactivation, the lightship was sold as a restaurant. In 1999 it was sold again and moved to Stockholm as a houseboat. In November 2005 it was sold a third time, to the owners of Le Phare Bleu. The ship was towed to Rostock, Germany, to be restored and re-equipped. It was then loaded on the MV Schippersgracht and carried to the West Indies, arriving at the new marina and its final home in December 2006.
The Lightship is truly a unique setting, where you can enjoy a sundowner, live music and a light bite to eat. The “Rum Bar” showcases craft rum cocktails as well as a variety of other concoctions.
Open every Friday from 5PM with live music from 8:30PM-10:30PM.
Dieter is an accomplished musician and shares his passion for live music by working and performing with local artists. We are passionate about live performances and offer a selection of events that range from relaxing music for your listening pleasure to full party bands. Join us at The Lightship Bar, and keep up to date by following us on social media.
Throughout the year we offer an unusual performance on the water. We call them “Dinghy Concerts”, as you need a boat to get to the floating performance. For those who do not own a boat we offer a water taxi to the floating barge, where you will also find a bar offering beer, Westerhall Rum, wine and soft drinks. The performances are free and all that we ask is that you buy your drinks from the bar. The performance usually begins around 3PM and last about an hour. Then join us at Island Fever Tropical Tavern after the concert for more drinks and dinner! Next dingy concert is Saturday, November 24th then February 2, 2019.
Visit our Dinghy Concerts website for more information.