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Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter Chefs: Culinary Competition Winners 2016

Chef Eric Davis at Antigua Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters

The talented yacht charter Chefs of the Caribbean competed for the right to claim their place in the spotlight in the yachting industry at 3 consecutive charter yacht broker shows in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and in Antigua in November & December. Let's take an in-depth look at the winners at each yachting event and honor their efforts. We've posted links to their crewed yacht charter vacation websites. Yacht Charters Guru has been honored with 11 Culinary Competitions wins at past charter yacht events. Yes! We definitely support & promote crewed yacht charter Chefs! These industry professionals took off their bikinis (and swim trunks), put on their working toques and showed everyone who is the "Best of the Best" this season! 


First, let's take a look at the winners in the USVI:  


Winners at the 2016 VICL Crewed Charter Yacht Culinary Competition

The VICL Culinary Contest always chooses a unique local ingredient to test the Chef's knowledge of island cuisine. This year, the judges were required to use Tamarind in their presentations.


First Place in the VICL Culinary Competition was awarded to Alisson Shivone on Catamaran PENTILSEA II, Second Place was captured by Denise De Almeida on Catamaran BELLA VITA and Third Place went to Erin Kalafski Catamaran RAVEN.


The Crewed Yacht Charter Cocktail Hour Competition Winners were: First Place- Catamaran FRANGINES- Ryan Querry and Second Place Catamaran RAVEN- Luke Furnas


CYBA- The Charter Yacht Brokers Association has made great strides in promoting the use of all the yacht's onboard reverse-osmosis water systems, thereby reducing the amount of plastic water bottles being disposed in the islands. This year's winners for the creative infused  "homemade" water contest were Catamaran NEMO with runners up Catamaran MANGO & Catamaran MAKAI closely following. An honorable mention was awarded to catamaran ISLAND R&R.


This year's crews really got into the swing of Mardi Gras with a costume contest! First Place was awarded to Catamaran ZEPHYR's Matt Miles, Second Place to Monohull SUBLIME's Chef Stephanie Johnson and Third Place to Capt. Bill                                                                          Pickney onboard Catamaran LADY DEE


Catamaran Winners at the 2016 VICL Crewed Charter Yacht Culinary Competition


The BVI Charter Yacht Society Show Held at Nanny Cay Marina in Tortola, BVI: 


Winners at the 2016 CYS BVI CYS Charter Yacht Society Culinary Competition

Best Appetizer ON Yachts Under 60'

GRAHAM'S PORT: Rebecca Evan

XENIA 50: Jade Konst / Runner Up

Best Entree on Yachts Under 60' 

SECRET OASIS: Georgia Stoica

GRAHAM'S PORT: Rebecca Evans


Best Dessert on Yachts Under 60'

XENIA 50: Jade Konst

SECRET OASIS: Georgia Stoica


Best Appetizer on Yachts Over 60'

XENIA 62: Chrizaan Troch

BAMARANDI: Audrey Harper / Runner Up


Best Entree on Yachts Over 60'


TIGER LILY: Nikki Felman

Best Dessert on Yachts Over 60'

AKASHA: Briar Smith



Best Dish Overall: Chocolate Lobster Mofongo by Georgia Stoica on SECRET OASIS




Winners at the 2016 CYS BVI Charter Yacht Society Best in Show CompetitionThe yachts voted BEST IN SHOW:


Yachts Under 57':



Capt. Mario Caron & Chef Karine Durocher

ALTESSE / Runner Up

Capt. Richard & Chef Sarah Bowman


Yachts 57' & Over:


Capt. Donald & Chef Audrey Harper & B. Evans

LUAR / Runner Up

Jonathan Flint & Samantha Hodge


Best Motor Yacht

SEA BOSS: Capt. Darrell Heame & Chef Jennifer Hart


Best in Show: 

LIR: Capt. Greg & Chef Vaness Langridge



The 17th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show’s Concours de Chef competition featured a Caribbean Surf & Turf Theme.




The winners were announced at The Admirals Inn in Nelson’s Dockyard

Sponsors: Boat InternationalDockwalkShowBoats InternationalLaurent Perrier ChampagneBacchus Wines/Le Gout du Vin St. MaartenLiat Quikpak Express, and National Marine Suppliers.

The Chefs were judged on the following: 

• Originality/ Creativity  • Presentation • Taste/Flavor •  Adaptation to theme/Caribbean twist • Execution Craft/Technique • Overall Impression  


Yachts in the 160 feet and greater category:  


Motor Yacht Trending: Chef Charlie Blacker / Grand Prize

Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Trending 

Chef Charlie Blacker of Motor Yacht Trending

Award-winning Chef Charlie Blacker


Motor Yacht Elysian: Chef Karl Elliot / 2nd Place

Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Elysian


Motor Yacht Callisto: Kdn Lyne / 3rd Place

Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Charter Callisto


Yachts in the 126 feet to 164 feet category:


Motor Yacht Excellence: Chef Eric Davis 

Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Charter Vacations on Excellence


Motor Yacht Remember When : Chef Daniela Sanchez / 2nd Place

Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Charter Vacations on Remember When


Motor Yacht At Last: Chef Michael Power

 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht Charter Vacations on m/y At Last


Yachts up to 126 feet category: 

Sailing Yacht P2: Chef Sheree Murray / 1st Place

Luxury Crewed Sailing Yacht Charter Vacation on P2


Motor Yacht Unbridled: Chef Dan Wright / 2nd Place

Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation on Motor Yacht Unbridled


Sailing Yacht Toto: Chef Lauren Loudon / 3rd Place


Tablescaping Competition: 


Motor Yacht Callisto: Stewardesses Olivia Cserjen

Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter Vacation on Callisto


Crewed Sailing Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations on Germaina Nova


Motor Yacht Trending: Charlie Blacker


About Us: Captain Randy & Shelly Tucker


We're former Owners & Captain of the Award-winning 72' yacht Three Moons for 18 years. With over 300 charters in our logbook, we currently represent privately crewed Caribbean sailing luxury yacht charters as professional CYBA yacht charter brokers. Recently, we interviewed over 120 catamarans, motor yachts, sailboats and professional crews. We're happy to promote these yachts offering modern conveniences & unlimited pleasure while sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.


What should you expect from a luxury crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean? It's "all about you, all the time" onboard a privately crewed charter boat! It's surprisingly affordable too! Far away from overcrowded cruise ships, all-inclusive charter yachts allow you to explore some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive areas and delight in the natural, unspoiled beauty of secluded islands, hidden coves and secret dive sites. Sail to a nearby island every day & snorkel around your own private beaches; enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset on your own private yacht; indulge yourself with 5-star gourmet cuisine that is prepared with Caribbean flair and served in the most beautiful surroundings you could ever imagine.


We love matching the right crew & yacht with you!

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