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Crewed Yacht Charter Show Review

Luxury Crewed Charter Yacht Catamaran Sailing Vacations in the Virgin IslandsWhat is a charter yacht show? Its an industry held event every year which brings together professional charter yacht brokers, crews and amazing luxury yachts, all in one place. Over the span of 7 days, the Yacht Charters Gurus visited over 130 yachts of all types- catamarans, sailboats, power yachts and power cats. With daytime viewings, evening social events and a multitude of culinary competitions, it is the perfect venue for crews to launch into an active charter season. 

We really enjoyed getting to meet the crews & learn more about the yachts last week at the VICL Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas, USVI and the CYS Boat Show in Tortola, BVI. As former yacht charter crew for many years, we have a special insight & unique relationship with crews. Our positive experience from last week’s show will hopefully carry over into lots of new bookings for sailing vacations in the Caribbean! One of the most interesting aspects of the show is the camaraderie between the yachts, crews and brokers. Think about it. These individual yachts as well as yacht charter brokers are in direct competition between each other without any issues. Their only exchange is friendship and the willingness to help one another. We wondered what our experience would be like after switching over from an owner/operator of a crewed yacht charter to a yacht charter broker. It has been fantastic! 

After the CYS show at Nanny Cay was over, we sailed from the BVI back to St. Thomas, USVI with Capt. Wayne & Emily Keese on the catamaran MANNA . Known for hospitality, this crew's 53' Royal Cape maximizes every inch of space to ensure that you are always comfortable while on charter. Plenty of space and smartly designed to sleep up to 8 guests. We were thrilled to spot a dolphin on our bow wake and made the video below: 

Caribbean Cuisine by Chef Nia on Catamaran Pisces

Our next article will be all about the winners of the competitions at the show! 

Here's a sneak peak: The Winner at the VICL Culinary Competition: "Rastafari Surf & Turf"-Butter poached Lobster over filet Mignon with Three Sauces: Salsa Verde, Honey Chipotle and Mango White Wine Vinaigrette by Chef Nia Mora-Moynihan. Learn about Chef Nia aboard the yacht PISCES below! 

PISCES 47' Leopard Catamaran
Sleeps 6 Guests in 3 Queen(s)
Online brochure and Rates 
SCUBA Diving Aboard Pisces


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