, 2022-11-15 21:29:08,
St. Thomas’ Yacht Haven Grande played host to the annual showcase of charter vessels welcoming visitors for the winter tourist season. The 2022 Charter Yacht Show wrapped up its event on Tuesday after announcing the winners of a judging competition the night before.
This year’s show took place at a time when officials of the Bryan Administration announced an agreement with the British Virgin Islands to create a uniform regulation system for their respective charter boat industries.
Event organizer Oriel Blake described the yacht show as an event where yacht charter brokers from the Virgin Islands, Caribbean, U.S. and Europe visit the vessels on show. “This gives them a chance to personally see the yachts and meet the crews so that when they return home and customers call to book a charter, the brokers can make sound recommendations as to which boats may best fit that customer’s needs,” Blake said.
Sixty vessels lined the berths at the Long Bay marina and commercial complex, ranging from mega yachts to 30-foot cabin cruisers. Exhibiting yachts range from one-hulled sailing yachts to catamarans. Large power yachts also made an appearance at the show. Competition judges spent time visiting the competing boats, chatting up owners, captains and chefs.
Awards were announced after a Monday afternoon champagne reception for the top…
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