First Caribbean Charter Yacht Show kicks-off December in St Thomas

December 1, 2021

The inaugural 2021 Caribbean Charter Yacht Show is set to take place this December, offering the ideal opportunity for captains to fill last-minute yacht crew roles for the Caribbean season and network with like-minded individuals.
The four-day show will be held on the Caribbean Island of St Thomas from December 9-12 amidst the elegant setting of award-winning Yacht Haven Grande.
Some 50 superyachts are slated to attend, including the superb 51-metre M/Y HELIOS 2 and the exquisite 52-metre M/Y BIG EAGLE, alongside a slew of industry experts, including yacht brokers, shipbuilders, industry service providers, and yacht crew recruiters, officially kicking-off the Caribbean yacht charter season.
The show, which aims to highlight the benefits of a yacht charter vacation while generating bookings, is being hosted by IGY Marinas in partnership with the International Yacht Brokers.
The ideal destination for crew networking
The Caribbean Charter Yacht Show is the ideal destination for charter captains to meet with industry experts, including yacht crew recruiters, and learn about the latest crew trends, including salaries, benefits, and yacht crew training. By staying up to date on the latest crew trends, captains can offer yachting jobs with a competitive package, therefore ensuring they can attract the very best crew, while also supporting crew retention.
Captains will also be able to meet a host of industry-specific service providers, enabling them to ensure that they are offering the very best yacht charter experience.
Another exciting crew element of the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show will be the Chef Competition and Cocktail Competition, offering the ideal opportunity to scout out the very best crew talent working in the specialized area of food and beverage.
In addition, the show will also feature a host of educational seminars, covering key aspects such as cruising grounds, supplies, shore support, and logistics. There will also be fun activities and local entertainment, all with a Caribbean theme, including the all-important crew party on the show’s final night.
Finally, the crew attending the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show will be able to enjoy access to superb onsite fitness facilities.
“IGY has worked hard to provide a great platform for yachting businesses to connect with customers and each other, implementing new and cost-effective ways for all stakeholders to generate returns on investment,” IGY Marinas CEO Tom Mukamal said.
St Thomas; an elegant destination
The elegant island of St Thomas is known as the gateway to the US Virgin Islands and is one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the Caribbean, thanks to its exquisite coastline, paradisiacal beaches, and luxury service providers, including lavish spas, high-end restaurants, and designer boutiques.
The most cosmopolitan US Virgin Island, St Thomas, offers something for everyone. Highlights include the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and the Skyride, which whisks visitors some 700-feet above the picturesque town of Charlotte Amalie.
There can be no question that St Thomas offers one of the finest settings for a yacht charter show with Caribbean flair. So don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show!


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