Timed to kick start the winter charter season, the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show founded by IGY Marinas and The International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) is poised to be at the forefront of change.
Yacht shows are more than just a business generator - they are crucial for yachting professionals to demonstrate tangible knowledge. For far too long, yacht shows have forgotten that the story must grow and we must look beyond loyalty to develop the narrative.
IGY Marinas has therefore recognised and responded to the enormous opportunity to evolve the stagnated boat show model to provide a fresher format that commands attention and delivers value for all who participate.
From Thursday 9 through Sunday 12 December 2021, the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show will take place at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands with an exciting program and a few surprises in store.
IGY Marinas: Developing Customer Relationships
IGY Marinas is the only global superyacht marina company in the world and a leading destination network for superyachts. Providing the highest standards of service across the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the United States, IGY Marinas welcomes over 10,000 vessels and approximately 100,000 customers each year with 4,000 total berths under management.
The motivation to launch the inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show stems from IGY’s solid reputation for impeccable customer relationships, and the desire to stimulate and build commercial goodwill and facilitate networking.
With 50 yachts anticipated to attend, international charter brokers and exhibitors will have easy access to step aboard each vessel for a tour and to interact with the captains and crew.
Concurrently, a dynamic program includes a captains’ briefing and dinner, VIP experiences for brokers, and seminars on a range of hot topics including an update on Caribbean travel and cruising, expedition planning and high profile marine conservation projects.
Not forgetting the vital role of a yacht’s crew, as well as a chef and cocktail competition there will be fun leisure and learning activities for all departments and a CCYS crew party so crew members can let their hair down and have some fun at the close of a busy show.
Key Benefits & Reasons to Attend CCYS:
Low registration fees for yachts:
There is no minimum stay required and early registration includes the opportunity to win a state-of-the-art electric Go-Cycle.
- Up to 30 metres: $1,200
- 31-40 metres: $1,750
- 41-50 metres: $2,300
- 51-60 metres: $3,150
- Over 60 metres: $4,250
Low dockage fees
- Early registration up to August 31 will be $2.50/foot/day.
- September 1st onward the cost will be $3.50/foot/day.
IGY Marinas’ unwavering commitment to support the charter market starts with visa application assistance. Also, during the show there will be an informative seminar about the US/USVIs infrastructure, visas and immigration.
IGY Marinas is pulling out all the stops to make access to and from the show viable including discounted hotel rates and complimentary transfers.
From Antigua: For charter brokers wishing to attend the Antigua Charter Yacht Show and/or the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show, IGY is offering complimentary flights from Antigua to St Thomas returning to Antigua after the show for onward travel.**
From Europe: For charter brokers not attending the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, arriving from Europe into St Maarten, we are offering complimentary hospitality and overnight accommodation, with complimentary flights to St Thomas the following day. We are also offering return flights to St Maarten for onward travel.**
Resources for brokers
Exhibiting yachts will be listed in the Attending Yachts section of the show’s website and IYBA’s MLS. Additionally, all yachts will receive a complimentary yacht profile produced and promoted by the charter marketing platform Superyacht Stories. A summary of this content will be featured in the digital show program for attending brokers to assist with planning and support viewings.
Easy access to view yachts
Brokers will have ample opportunities to visit vessels and meet with captains and crew to initiate charter business
Yacht hops & broker lunches
Excellent opportunities to network allowing vessels to show off their hospitality capabilities and their suitability for corporate and event charters.
Hospitality at the show
Welcome reception, VIP charter broker lounge and a hospitality suite open to all guests with free Wi-Fi, refreshments and light snacks.
Activities for charter brokers
Access to international and local exhibits, a range of useful seminars and topical presentations, an elegant show dinner (brokers, exhibitors and captains) and VIP post-show fam trips.
Adding a community element to the show agenda with a USVI theme you can expect Caribbean-themed entertainment, activities and seminars. IGY has listened to the industry and will actively involve local suppliers and representatives from local community initiatives.
Award-winning venue: Yacht Haven Grande
As one of the busiest charter destinations during the Caribbean winter season, Yacht Haven Grande is a dedicated superyacht marina capable of berthing yachts up to 656 ft. (200m). This is the only marina in the world to receive the prestigious Superyacht Marina of the Year Award by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) three times: 2016, 2019 and 2020. This achievement follows the 2019 elevation of Yacht Haven Grande’s status from a 5 Gold Anchor Marina to the coveted 5 Platinum Anchor level.
With strict health and safety measures in place, Yacht Haven Grande, IGY Marinas and IYBA have crafted a show that will you take your business to the next level. Open to all international yacht charter brokers, the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show is an exciting opportunity to redefine how marketing in the superyacht industry has progressed.
Visit the official show website for more details: Caribbean Charter Yacht Show
To register, please email: [email protected]
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