Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 6, 2023 – Island Global Yachting (IGY Marinas) and International Yacht Brokers’ Association (IYBA) are partnering again this year for the 2023 Caribbean Charter Yacht Show. The show will take place from Thursday November 30 – Sunday December 3 at IGY Marinas’ flagship marina, 4-time Superyacht Marina of the Year winner, Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands.
“We are creating a show to provide the best platform for charter vessels and brokers, and the support from the industry indicates that we were successful,” says Tom Mukamal, CEO, IGY Marinas. “We are very excited with the show’s evolution directly influenced by the charter industry and are committed to exceeding expectations every year.”
At the conclusion of the 2022 CCYS, IGY and IYBA reached out to attendees to give their feedback on the events and will make even more improvements based on that feedback. With two successful shows already, CCYS will continue to focus on elevating the show, aiming to become the best superyacht event in the region.
The show organizers will be working diligently with local businesses to increase awareness of the amazing US Virgin Islands. They will again arrange opportunities for attendees to experience a variety of cuisines, nightly on-site special events including local entertainment and shopping. Events that are already in the works are the USVI Gala and the crew party to close out the experience.
“We have done a lot of research with our charter community to design an elevated show,” expresses Paul Flannery, Chief Operating Officer, IYBA. “We are excited to continue working alongside IGY Marinas as an integral part of the CCYS. Continuing to improve the show year after year proves IYBA and IGY’s commitment to creating the most beneficial and amazing event for the yachting community.”
Exhibiting yachts will again benefit from promotion via YachtBroker.org, exclusive yacht profiles with Superyacht Stories, social media exposure across multiple platforms and discounted dockage with no minimum stay. They will also have time to show off with the return of the Yacht Hop Chef and Cocktail Competition and open lunches to have exclusive events onboard.
Vessels will enjoy all the benefits of this Platinum Anchor, 4-time Superyacht Marina of the Year winner, such as high speed in-slip fueling, water services, pump-outs, waste removal, private docks, golf cart assistance, designated parking, crew facilities, resort style swimming pool, and on-site shopping and dining options, amenities not typically available at other Caribbean marinas.
“IYBA has done great things for our community, and we look forward to working with them for many shows to come,” said Bert Fowles, IGY’s VP of Marketing. “We are delighted with the level of support from the charter yacht community and hope to make this year’s show the best so far.”
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About International Yacht Brokers Association The International Yacht Brokers Association was created in 1987 to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation among its members; and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business.
Each member is required to abide by a code of ethics to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation, or unethical practices in the yacht brokerage profession. Each member is to endeavor to eliminate any practices, which could be damaging to the public or the dignity and integrity of the yacht brokerage profession. The organization is comprised of over 1800 individual members representing over 400 businesses. https://iyba.org/
About Island Global Yachting LLC IGY’s worldwide network of properties sets luxury standards for service and quality in nautical tourism. IGY has the only global portfolio of premium yachting destinations, serving over 8,000 annual customers at 23 marinas in 12 countries. IGY’s unprecedented collection of marinas in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America caters to a variety of vessel types and serves as the exclusive home port for many of the world’s largest superyachts. Discover IGY Marinas’ network at www.www.igymarinas.com.
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