The Marina at Yacht Haven Grande, an IGY Marinas destination, today announced 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 more than 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.
For more information about the USVI Charter Yacht Show, contact VIPCA’s Executive Director Oriel Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org.