Author:cyicharters

A Sea Captain’s Life

As we move into prime charter season in the islands, Virgin Islands marinas are a bustle with preparations for arriving guests. So much hard work underway begs us to ask the question—where would the charter industry be without our fearless captains managing, maintaining, and navigating the majestic mega-yachts...

Lobster Love

This season the Virgin Islands are teeming with sea life, including the noble lobster.Contemporary culinary enthusiasts know that when it comes to seafood, lobster is king. The pugnacious crustacean has enjoyed varied reputations throughout history. Now prized the world over for its tender, succulent meat,...

What’s New for the High Season?

As the high charter yacht season approaches the Virgin Islands, green vegetation reigns supreme, once again inviting tourists and locals to relish the sand between their toes, fresh air in their lungs, and sunshine on their faces. Here’s what’s in store for the Virgin Islands...

Antigua Boat Show 2018

The 57th Annual Charter Yacht Meeting (AYCM) took place on the beautiful island of Antigua in December, so we at Caribbean Yacht International packed our bags, hopped on a flight, and arrived on the island to learn about the nearly 100 mega-yachts on display in...

St. Thomas Boat Show 2018

St. Thomas Boat Show 
 
Charter yachts from all over the Caribbean recently sailed into St. Thomas’s premier marina, Yacht Haven Grande, for the 2018 Charter Yacht Show. The show, hosted by the Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Association (VIPCA), showcased dozens of yachts and their...

Tortola Boat Show 2018

At this year’s 37th BVI Charter Yacht Show held at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, CYI had the pleasure of spending some time aboard Foxy Lady, the 62-foot Lagoon sailing catamaran that won this year’s Best in Show award! Known for her exceptional crew and...

The Yacht Storage Regatta

Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017, leaving islanders reeling from the catastrophically powerful storms. Happily, the islands are well on their way to recovery, but the destruction caused by the historic storms left many yacht owners wondering what they could...

Modern Luxury Meets the Sea

The word catamaran originates from the Tamil word kattumaram, meaning “tied wood.” The first catamarans were little more than simple rafts made of widely separated logs, sometimes employing a sail. These primitive vessels allowed the ancient Polynesian people to sail, explore, and trade in the Pacific. It...

Seas the Fun

A yacht is the ultimate luxury toy. But sometimes even the most impressive bells and whistles on a custom build can become mundane. When boredom sets in, it’s time to look to the marketplace for novel ideas to revitalize the fun! Take a look at...

Spring Boat Show 2018

The annual spring boat show at Village Cay Marina was in full swing May 11th and 12th on Tortola.  The BVI Charter Yacht Society put on a lovely display with over 22 crewed charter yachts ready for the upcoming season.  I stayed at the hotel...