The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande, an IGY Marinas destination, has announced it will serve as the official venue for the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show on St. Thomas. Hosted by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) from Nov. 11 — 14, the show will feature more than 50 yachts available for charter in the V.I., a marine trade show, various competitions and more.
“The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande is thrilled to be supporting VIPCA this year during the U.S.V.I. Charter Show,” said Joe Clark, marina manager of The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande. “This annual yacht showcase brings together many industry professionals and beyond to our St. Thomas community, and we look forward to welcoming them at our marina facility.”
VIPCA is the recently established non-profit organization that represents the interests of charter yachts in the U.S.V.I. The association will be introducing Schools Open Day for the first time during the charter show, which will encourage V.I. youth to join the marine industry and provide them with industry development opportunities. VIPCA will be inviting 40-60 high school students on the final day of the show for a dock walk that will allow the young people to meet the crew and learn about career opportunities within the industry.
For more information about the U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show, contact VIPCA’s Executive Director Oriel Blake at [email protected].