November 7-10th 2021

Spring Yacht Show to be hosted May 2022

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UPDATE: In-person registrations need be vaccinated persons only.

Yacht Show Registration

    Were you to be unable to attend a physical show in St. Thomas owing to COVID-19, and instead wish to either exhibit virtually, or participate as a charter broker virtually, instructions will be provided upon receipt of your virtual registration. In the event that the yacht show needs to be converted from a physical event to a virtual show entirely, all registrations will automatically be converted to virtual and you shall be updated in a timely manner with instructions as to how to participate.
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  • Please note, this should include one charter broker only / all crew accompanying the vessel / all vendors accompanying the marine business / one guest name only per registration
  • To register you must click on the blue "SUBMIT" button upon completion of this registration form.
    Please email a copy of your vaccination card to accounting@vipca.org by October 21st.

If you haven't as yet you can join VIPCA

  • TWO broker's in-person entry to both the USVI Charter Yacht Show Fall and Spring Shows at no additional charge
  • Provides your business a listing, with SEO hyperlink, in the VIPCA Marine Directory online
  • Receive regular VIPCA updates by email pertaining to the marine charter industry in the Virgin Islands and the impact of COVID-19
  • VIPCA memberships are non-refundable

Alternative to PayPal, you can mail a check made out to “VIPCA” to VIPCA, Building R, 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, Suite 105, St. Thomas, VI 00802. Alternatively email us to request to ACH

Charter Broker Yacht Show Registration
Your name and brokerage name

Bluebeards Castle, located on Bluebeard’s Hill in Charlotte Amalie and within walking distance of the show, is offering charter brokers the discounted rate of $189 plus tax per night on king studio rooms with a queen pull-out sofa. In addition, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort will offer charter brokers a 20% discount on accommodations  The discounted accommodations for both resorts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Brokers must call the hotels directly to make the reservation. 

Accommodation recommendations in close proximity to Charlotte Amalie Waterfront include:

Alternative recommendations in the East End (20 min drive):

 

FOR ALL FLIGHT AND HOTEL UPDATES CURRENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CLICK HERE

VI Taxi Association is available for airport pickups.

(340) 774-4550 Office      (340) 774-7457 Radio Dispatch

Transport available door-to-door between the BVI Charter Yacht Show and the USVI Charter Yacht Show with Seahorse Water Taxi www.seahorsevi.com

Charter brokers, charter guests and yacht crews will all find a host of amenities and services at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas Marina. This marks the second season IGY’s new restaurant group is in operation on the property. The group operates Navy Beach, which serves casual coastal cuisine with a Caribbean flair, and is very soon to open Isla Cantina, a Mexican restaurant. Other restaurants include Enkai (sushi), Twistt340 (Caribbean), Blue 11 (international) and Lilika Juice Bar (breakfast and lunch). Moe’s Fresh Market and National Marine Suppliers are onsite provisioners and parts suppliers, respectively. A pool, volleyball court and tennis court offer crews relaxation and recreation facilities.

The VIP/ Broker’s air-conditioned business lounge will be available throughout the show with free wifi and refreshments

New Brokers: message from CYBA: 

There are lots of yachts to be seen, crews to meet and brokers to fit in. In order, to get the most out of the charter yacht show CYBA recommends that ALL new brokers complete the New Broker Online Course presented by CYBA (Charter Yacht Broker Association). The course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of the yacht charter business, and provide a resource for you to refer back to for guidance as your career evolves.

Did you know that a VIPCA membership gives access / contributes to all of VIPCA's projects and programs?

  • Promoting USVI marine charter tourism
  • Advocacy, working with the Government Departments of Tourism, Education, Planning and Natural Resources and Economic Development Authority
  • Marine Vocational Training to help track VI youth into the marine industry will provide marine apprenticeships
  • Gaining ease of access for charter vessels between the USVI and the Spanish Virgins (no more bonds!)
  • Transient moorings in more USVI bays and opening bays and beaches for charter vessel access
  • Compliance guidance for mariners and vessels and access to the VIPCA Marine Directory
  • Improving Customs and Border Protection facilities