The 2006 charter yacht show was a great success with over sixty yachts in attendance to show off their charter yachts to more than seventy brokers who came from the United States and Europe along with the local brokers from the U.S.V.I. and the BVI. Having Village Cay marina in Road Town as the venue, with the yachts backed into the slips, made for easy access for the brokers’ viewing and networking with the on-board crews. The show was staged November 7th through the 10th.
Morning breakfasts during the show featured guest speakers from various industry companies and also included representatives from the marine division of the BVI government. During the show, there were culinary contests by attending yachts competing for awards given out by Colombian Emeralds. A gala reception at Government House hosted on the evening of November 9th by Governor David Pearey and his wife was well attended. Friday the 10th was a broker appreciation dinner hosted by Nanny Cay marina, with the “best of show” award presented to the yacht Wonderful. Many of the visiting brokers were treated to a day trip to Anegada after the show’s end for a luncheon and plenty of beach time.
Winners of the culinary competition:
Appetizer/Salad: Elizabeth Lee, Wonderful
Entrée: Nina Groves, Elektra
Desert: Ann Hasted, Corus
Best of Show Winner:
Wonderful with Warren East, Elizabeth Lee and Nedra Walker