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Caribbean Charter Yacht Show 2021

2021 marked the inauguration of the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show at Yacht Haven Grande Marina...

2021 marked the inauguration of the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show at Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas. The much-anticipated event featured top luxury superyachts ready to entertain and impress brokers and industry professionals. Attending yachts included superyachts Alegria, Halcyon, Helios 2, Impromptu, Just Enough, Laurel, and more.

Yacht Haven Grande Marina | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Yacht Haven Grande Marina is the premier Megayacht Marina in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With 46 Megayacht Berths, 24-hour Gated dock Security, and a wide range of amenities, it’s a four-time winner of the Superyacht Marina of the Year award. Indeed, Yacht Haven Grande Marina was an outstanding host for this inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show. Additionally, it facilitated a lounge for charter brokers, meeting rooms, and smooth access to the participating yachts.

Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show 2021
Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Browse one of The Caribbean Charter Yacht Show Yachts.

Caribbean Charter Yacht Show | Chef’s Competition

A significant highlight of the Charter Yacht Show was the exciting Chef’s Competition. During the multiday event, celebrity judges judge the12 superyacht Chefs, making the occasion entertaining and challenging.

Participating yacht chefs created the required 3-course menu within the Colors of the Caribbean theme. In addition, as part of the challenge, each chef had to incorporate a 50 oz. Tin of Petrossian Caviar, gifted to them from the event Provisions Sponsor, Shoreside Support, must be incorporated into one of their three courses.

The celebrity judges boarded each yacht for 30 minutes to taste and experience the 3-course meal, understanding, and style. Afterward, a winner was chosen for each of the five categories below.

Chef’s Competition Categories of Judgement

  1. Presentation
  2. Taste
  3. Use of the Theme “Colors of the Caribbean”
  4. Wine Pairings
  5. Table Scape

Caribbean Charter Yacht Show |Celebrity Judges

  • Ray Isle – Executive Wine Editor – Food & Wine Magazine
  • Chef Guy Mitchell – Aka the Whitehouse Chef
  • Chef Julius Jackson – Caribbean Chef, Author, and Olympian Boxer
  • Digby Stridiron – Chef / Owner at Braata, St Croix, and Chef / Owner at the Stridiron Group
  • Tommy Baldwin III – Founder & CEO of Shoreside Support

Chef’s Competition Winners

  • 1st Place: M/Y LAUREL
  • 2nd Place: M/Y IMPROMPTU
  • Honorable Mention: M/Y JUST ENOUGH

The Destination | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is the most visited island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It’s also well known for its shopping, beaches, and blue, clear water. Moreover, its International Airport, which serves the primary U.S. carriers like American Airlines, United, Jet Blue, and Delta, and first-class FBO services from Standard Aviation, is within 15 minutes of Yacht Haven Grande Marina.

In addition, the Ritz Carlton Resort, Marriott Vacation Club, and many other hotels and villas offer a wide range of accommodations.

First-class luxury limousine services are available from Elite Limousine Service, as are private charter aircraft and helicopter services. Furthermore, St. Thomas is improving its airport, roadway system, and general services, staking its claim as a Premier Destination in the Caribbean.

Indeed, the attending yacht charter brokers counted this inaugural Caribbean Charter Show 2021 as the benchmark for other Yacht Charter Shows worldwide. Moreover, it was a successful show, and we cannot wait for the 2022 show.

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