There are boat shows, and there is CCYS. By all accounts, the second edition of the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show, which took place from 8-11 December at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas was a resounding success, earning its stripes as a firm fixture on the winter boat show calendar.
Hosted by IGY Marinas in partnership with the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA), from start to finish, the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show was a vibrant showcase of all the USVI has to offer the ever-growing global fleet of charter yachts.
Commenting on the success of this year’s event, IYBA President Paul Flannery said: “IYBA and IGY partnered on this event with the sole purpose of providing the yacht charter community with a show that meets their needs. With valuable input from attendees, we will continue to make this the best charter yacht show in the Caribbean.”
Heading up IGY’s team on the ground, Phil Blake, GM of Yacht Haven Grande said: “As the venue for the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show, the lineup of high caliber yachts demonstrated YHG’s ability to host and exhibit some of the world’s most renowned charter yachts and, together with our multi award-winning team, facilities, restaurants and shops, it’s the perfect setting for a world class charter yacht show.”
CCYS – A show designed for brokers
Almost 100 charter brokers came from all over the world, with 29 coming to St. Thomas directly from Antigua, as well as the 60m motor yacht Slipstream which was welcomed with great cheer on the evening of 8 December. A total of 13 incredible yachts now lined the docks, perfectly framed by the bluest of skies and pristine waters, ready for three days of viewings and a packed schedule of social activities.