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Yacht Haven Grande To Host USVI Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas This November

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande said today that it will serve as the official venue for the 2017 U.S.V.I. Charter Yacht Show in St. Thomas.

Hosted by the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA) from November 11 – 14, the show will feature at least 50 yachts available for charter in the Virgin Islands, 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. Virgin Islands.

The association will be introducing Schools Open Day for the first time during the charter show, which will encourage the Virgin Islands youth to join the marine industry, as well as 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, which will allow the youth to meet the crew and learn about career opportunities within the industry.

The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande is an IGY Marinas destination.

For more information about the USVI Charter Yacht Show, contact VIPCA’s Executive Director Oriel Blake at info@vipca.org

About VIPCA

The VI Professional Charter Association is the U.S. Virgin Islands only non-profit marine charter association. The association provides one voice to promote, protect and further the capabilities of the local charter industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands by offering training, compliance guidance and community organization to raise industry standards. Members include day and term-charter vessels, crew, charter companies and other marine professionals.

About IGY Marinas

Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, IGY Marinas is reputed to be the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere.  The company’s network includes 15 marinas operating in 7 countries, with the newest location in Miami Beach (United States, Colombia, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Panama, and Turks & Caicos); more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year.  With more than 2,000 slips under management, IGY Marinas caters to a variety of markets, including sportfish, cruise, sail and megayacht.  With more than 300 slips accommodating vessels over 80 feet (24 meters), IGY’s marinas are also leading destination ports for some of the world’s largest yachts – servicing more than 900 superyachts per year.

Additionally, IGY Marinas boasts one of the world’s leading large-vessel support networks, the IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partners, which encompasses an array of services from provisioning to crew training, along with health and maritime travel.  IGY Marinas also hosts top international sailing, fishing and nautical-related events, making its marinas highly sought ‐ after maritime activity destinations. With a passion for giving back on a global scale, the company supports its marinas twice a year as part of its “Inspire Giving through You” philanthropic initiative.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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