Luxury in Paradise: the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2017
Launching the Winter Season
Beginning the Caribbean winter season in style, the 58th Antigua Charter Yacht Show will allow yacht brokers and members of the international press to visit the best yachts for charter in the region; they will be able to get to know the layouts of the yachts, experience their special features, and interact with the crew. For Fraser, the event offers the ideal opportunity to exhibit some of the many yachts that are available to charter in the Caribbean through winter season.
Merging Business and Pleasure
A trade-only event, the Antigua Charter Yacht Show allows the opportunity for crew to showcase the incredible service that charter guests will experience on board. Both the Chef Competition and the Tablescaping competition are greatly anticipated fixtures of the event, whereby judges step aboard the yachts of competing crew to evaluate their skills. Additionally, the crew are also tested for the famous ‘marina nights,’ in which yacht brokers and press are invited to experience special events on yachts. Canapes and cocktails are served, along with great entertainment.
An Action-Packed Schedule
The show’s format will include 5 days of yacht viewings, plus one ‘Day Sail’ event on the sixth day, to which brokers will be invited for a micro-charter around Antigua’s stunning coastline. There’s also a packed schedule of morning seminars on industry topics such as exciting charter destinations, updates on hurricane recovery, yachting regulation information sessions, and new yachting technologies. Other popular events will include the welcome night cocktail party and the highly anticipated charity event, ‘Let’s Rebuild Barbuda’ which will be sponsored by Fraser.
A team of Fraser charter brokers and charter managers will be attending the 2017 Antigua Charter Yacht Show, along with three superb charter yachts from the Fraser fleet:
M/Y I LOVE THIS BOAT
The 44.2m M/Y I LOVE THIS BOAT is set to be one of the most popular charter yachts available in the Caribbean this winter, with special features including a sun deck Jacuzzi, a 29' Boston Whaler tender for deep sea fishing, and a brand new waterslide for countless hours of fun on the water. This high-quality Christensen-built motoryacht is ideal for groups of all sizes, with five spacious, elegant staterooms accommodating up to 10 guests, and a complement of seven professional crew, including a fishing instructor. M/Y I LOVE THIS BOAT is available for charter from USD 150,000/week.
The 38.7m M/Y GLADIUS is a fast, sleek motoryacht that will be presented for charter in immaculate condition after a 2017 refit. Built with Italian style by Cantieri di Pisa, M/Y GLADIUS achieves a top speed of 23 knots and carries Zero-Speed stabilisers for optimum comfort at anchor. M/Y GLADIUS offers impressive accommodation options for her size, with five staterooms plus pullman berths bringing guest capacity to 12. The superyacht’s other desirable features include a wide selection of water toys and a sundeck with a Jacuzzi, TV, dining table, and bar. M/Y GLADIUS is available to charter in the Caribbean this winter from USD 95,000/week.
M/Y WHERE’S WALDO
The 30.53m M/Y WHERE’S WALDO is a fabulous charter yacht with wonderful versatility and an airy, contemporary style. Launched in 2015 by Ocean Alexander, M/Y WHERE’S WALDO accommodates up to eight guests in four sophisticated staterooms, which include a generous full-beam master suite with his and hers baths, as well as two convertible staterooms to adapt to different charter group configurations. Guests will enjoy the country kitchen, alfresco dining spaces, and the at-anchor stabilisers, which ensure comfort onboard. With a large complement of water toys, including underwater scooters, paddleboards, towables, snorkelling and fishing gear. She also carries two bicycles for guests to explore land. A fantastic superyacht for a Caribbean winter; M/Y WHERE’S WALDO is available to charter from USD 55,000/week.
The Antigua Charter Yacht Show is a much-loved industry event, which brings together some of the world’s best charter yachts. As a trade-only event designed to inform brokers and help them match their clients to the right charter yacht, the show is not open to the public or to charter clients. Please contact Fraser directly if you are interested in chartering one of the Caribbean charter yachts featured at the show.