Charter broker LeAnn Morris Pliske discovered in early July that some of her favorite charter yachts were already booked for the Christmas and New Year’s charter weeks in the Caribbean. It was like she had time-warped back to 2005 or 2006, before the global economic crash, when clients had to book six months to a year in advance in order to get a top-notch yacht and crew for a winter-holiday charter in the Caribbean.
The annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show featured motor and sail yachts from 58 to 229 feet that all competed for over 300 industry professionals’ attention and time. Hard to choose; they are so many great yachts available for charter this season. Here are our top picks from the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.
Island Global Yachting (IGY) recently added three new destinations to its global roster of luxury resort marinas: Panama, Mexico and Turks and Caicos.
Set on the scenic eastern shores of St Lucia, The Jalousie Plantation has completed a three-year, multi-million dollar transformation. On November 30th, it will be rechristened as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. The hotel still has its French Caribbean charm, but little else save the location remains as it was.
We are in the Bahamas’ famed Exumas chain courtesy of International Yacht Collection, Robert J. Cury & Associates and Churchill Yacht Partners. All three companies manage yachts that frequently take charter guests to the Bahamian island chain. They invited European charter brokers, unfamiliar with the Exumas, hoping to encourage more of them to suggest the destination to their clients.