The Sacks Group has reported that the first-ever CrewShow – the trade exhibition focused exclusively on professional yacht crew – to take place in the Caribbean was a great success. CrewShow-St. Maarten, owned and organized by veteran crew member Celia Wagstaff and sponsored by TSGYP, was held on January 9, 2010, at Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, an Island Global Yachting (IGY) marina.
The show provided superyacht vendors and other local businesses with a unique opportunity to meet the crew of luxury yachts operating in the area for the winter cruising season – as well as providing a fun day ashore for the crew themselves following the busy holiday charter season.
“There was a great variety of vendors, live music and good food; crew were happily shopping, networking and even dancing at the show,” said Ann E. McHorney, Charter Agency/Yacht Sales Broker for TGSYP in St. Maarten. “We all are looking forward to CrewShow coming back here again next year.”
TSGYP also is proud to announce that it will sponsor the very first CrewShow to take place in the U.S., this autumn. CrewShow-Ft. Lauderdale is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2010, right after the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It will be held at the convenient Swimming Hall of Fame facility on the IntraCoastal Waterway.
“I am delighted to announce that my Fort Lauderdale-based colleague for this event will be the one and only ‘Miss Beverly Grant’, the well known ex-yacht and event chef, and crew placement specialist,” announced Celia Wagstaff. “This is the sort of project that is perfect for Beverly, and with her help it is going to be really fun!”
CrewShow also holds well-attended annual events in Antibes, France, and Mallorca, Spain.