As yacht charter brokers, we have the opportunity to attend two exclusive boat shows in the Virgin Islands every fall. These are the VICL Yacht Show in St. Thomas and the CYS Boat Show in Tortola. The BVI yacht charter shows allow us the opportunity to tour and inspect the boats and meet and get to know the crews. We also get to do a little sightseeing so that we can offer suggestions to you regarding your own BVI yacht charter experience.
Each day of the show we tour the various boats and spend time with the crews as they show us around their vessels. Oftentimes, we are invited to brokers’ luncheons aboard the boats so that we can sample the yacht cuisine available to our clients.
In the evenings, there are events planned that give us the chance to get to know the crews in a more casual environment. These events are often very insightful, as we get a glimpse of how the crew might interact with each other and guests when on charter. Some of these events also include local vendors on whom the crews might depend for provisioning, among other things.
At each show there is also a culinary competition among participating chefs. The chefs always put their best foot forward for these, as they would for you as their charter guests. The announcement of the winners is always exciting and is usually held on the last evening of the show.
After the Show
Following the show, as brokers are preparing to leave, we are sometimes invited on a day sail on one of the boats if they are headed to the same destination. This is our opportunity to really experience what a charter on the boat and with the crew would be like, if only for a day.
Because these shows are not open to the general public and are available only to charter brokers, we want to go as your representatives. So this year, we want to hear from you about what information you’d like to know more about as we’re at the shows! Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvisail and post the questions you want us to answer for you. We’ll do our best to get the answers you seek and will post them as often as possible.
So join us, vicariously, at this year’s BVI yacht charter shows and help us help you!
You make the memories. We make the arrangements.