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, 24hr Gated dock Security, and a wide range of amenities. They’re four-time winners of the Superyacht Marina of the year. Indeed, Yacht Haven Grande Marina was an outstanding host for this inaugural Caribbean Charter Yacht Show. Additionally, they facilitated a lounge for charter brokers, meeting rooms, and smooth access to the participating yachts.
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 incorporate 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
- Use of the Theme “Colors of the Caribbean”
- Wine Pairings
- 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. Also, it’s well known for its shopping, beaches and blue, clear water. Moreover, its International Airport serving the primary U.S. carrier like American Airlines, United, Jet Blue, and Delta, along with 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, many other hotels and villas offer a wide range of accommodations.
First Class luxury limousine services are available from Elite Limousine Service and 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 around the world. Moreover, it was a successful show, and we cannot wait for the 2022 show.
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