Offshore Marine is the official supplier of inflatables and outboard engines for the 2021 USVI Charter Yacht Show. The show is set for Nov. 7-10 at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas and is organized by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association. Offshore Marine, as the AB dealer for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Yamaha distributor for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, will supply a 12’ AB Aluminum Inflatable with a Yamaha Four-Stroke 20hp outboard for an online silent auction.
The silent auction starts Oct. 15 at www.vipca.org/silent-auction-for-tender-outboard/ and closes at noon on Nov. 9. The AB Tender/Yamaha outboard will be displayed during the show at the entrance to the marina docks.
“We are pleased to serve as a long-time sponsor of the USVI Charter Yacht Show, as well as other community marine events such as fishing tournaments,” says Abrie Cilliers, owner of Offshore Marine.
Yacht Brokers and Yachts – Register Now!
With much of the show converted last year into virtual forums, this year with attendees being largely vaccinated, organizers are pleased to return to hosting a greater number of in-person networking events to capitalize on the opportunity for attending charter brokers to meet the crews personally.
Bluebeard’s Castle, located on Bluebeard’s Hill in Charlotte Amalie and within walking distance of the show, is offering charter brokers the discounted rate of $189 plus tax per night on king studio rooms with a queen pull-out sofa. In addition, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort will offer charter brokers a 20% discount on accommodations. The discounted accommodations for both resorts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Brokers must call the hotels directly to make their reservations.
For Bluebeard’s Castle, call 340-774-1600 (www.bluebeardscastles.com), and for Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, call 1-800-524-4746 (www.bolongobay.com). Use the discount code: Yacht Show. For more information and to register for the show, brokers can visit: www.vipca.org/charter-broker-registration/.
Some 70 yachts are expected to present, including crewed sail and power catamarans, monohulls and luxury motor yachts. One of these is the 112’ Broward motor yacht, Lady Sharon Gale.
“It is important for Lady Sharon Gale to participate in this year’s yacht show for two reasons. First, to offer brokers a superyacht option for their clients. Second, to reveal the exciting new interior and numerous upgrades since 2019,” said Capt. Keith Cressman.
Lady Sharon Gale is a highly customized, luxury motor yacht offering sumptuous accommodations for eight guests, amazing indoor and outdoor spaces to relax, amenities such as a hot tub on the fly deck, and water toys including jet skis, paddleboards, a floating island and scuba diving. A full-time crew of three maintain the vessel in charter-ready condition, with a fourth crew member to provide extraordinarily attentive service during a charter.
IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas Marina will offer an exceptionally low show berthing rate of $1.50 per foot per day from Nov. 1 – 17. www.igymarinas.com/marinas/marina-yacht-haven-grande/. There’s also an ‘on arrival’ fuel rate that comes with a 5% discount.
On the heels of a successful show in 2020, the USVI Charter Yacht Show will continue to have in place several COVID-19 protocols. However, for attendees who are vaccinated, there will be the opportunity of group gatherings onshore.
A reminder to Yacht Chefs that first-come, first-served registration is open now for the 2021 US Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition and Cocktail Competitions, set for Nov. 8 and 9, respectively. Register at www.vipca.org/culinary-competition or vipca.org/cocktail-competition/.
CYBA (Charter Yacht Broker’s Association) will be holding its annual AGM (Annual General Meeting for Members) on the second night of the USVI Charter Yacht Show, at 5 p.m., Nov. 8. The CYBA AGM will be followed by an appreciation cocktail hour for their members which will then lead into the brokers dining onboard the yachts at 7 p.m. (by prior invitation by exhibitors).