Inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show announced for December

Written by Kayla Dowling

The International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) and IGY Marinas have announced that they will host the first-ever Caribbean Charter Yacht Show (CCYS) at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, USVI from 9th-12th December.Superyachts in the IGY Yacht Haven Grande MarinaPhoto: Phil Blake | IGY Yacht Haven Grande Marina - St. Thomas, USVIThe CCYS will target the charter sector of the yachting industry. The event is anticipated to host as many as 50 superyachts, ranging from 24 to 137-metres, as well as charter brokers from all over the world and an array of exhibits, highlighting services available to the charter industry.

On the decision to host an event aimed at the charter sector, specifically, IYBA’s President Bob Saxon says, “While the need for certain large scale superyacht trade shows remains, we believe that an opportunity exists to begin to reset the boat show model and annual calendar with more targeted events like this.”Yacht Haven Grande MarinaPhoto: IGY MarinasThe organisers of the CCYS think that a scaled-down event is more feasible with the uncertain future of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tom Mukamal, IGY Marina’s CEO comments: “IGY has worked hard to provide a great platform for yachting businesses to connect with customers and each other and has implemented new, innovative and frankly more economical ways for all stakeholders to generate ROI.”

The organisers of the CCYS plan to announce additional details over the coming weeks and months.

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