The yachts are on display in our marinas to showcase what they have to offer for the up and coming charter season. The registered yachts vary in size from 62ft up to 312ft so there will be a huge variety to explore.
The Concours de Chef competition is an important part of the show as it highlights the culinary talent in the industry. The catering service provided on board will form a huge part of the overall charter experience, so it's essential to choose a yacht with an exceptional crew and chef.
The competition is split into three categories according to yacht size - 125ft and under, 126ft - 159ft and 160ft and over. The theme for this year’s competitions focuses on global cuisine inspirations with an emphasis on sustainable products. The judges are hoping that the chef’s experiences during their travels will be reflected in their entries - watch this space!
Visiting the yachts in person allows you to get a real feel for the true comfort, luxury and service provided on each yacht - photos and videos don’t always do them justice! It's an excellent way to preview the current options for charter yachts in the industry and gather first-hand experience to pass onto your clients.
What to expect when touring the luxury charter yachts on display…
As you step aboard you’ll receive a warm welcome. The Yacht Manager, Captain or a member of the crew will greet you and provide a guided tour of the interior spaces such as the main salon, dining area, owner's suite, VIP rooms, and other guest accommodations.
You’ll be shown the amenities and recreation areas. Many of the charter yachts will showcase al fresco lounge spaces, jacuzzis, gyms, massage rooms, and plenty of water toys such as inflatable slides, foil boards, water skis, paddleboards, seabobs, fishing gear, and snorkelling equipment.
You’ll usually have the chance to meet the Chef, view the galley and perhaps even taste a sample of their cuisine during your tour.
Opportunities to enquire about the crew and service offerings will also be made available to you. The Captain or Yacht Manager can outline the number of crew, their background and specialties, languages spoken, anticipated charter route for the season, charter itineraries, and other services offered to guests.
You can also discuss the weekly charter rates, available weeks, and other particulars if you have a client who is tentatively interested in chartering. This will be the ideal opportunity to find out more, enabling you to report back in full to your client.
Top tips for yacht brokers looking to maximise their experience…
Participate in the organised social events to network and connect with other brokers, yacht crews and industry contacts. Making time to interact with new people as well as friends from past shows is invaluable. There’s the Welcome Dinner on the 5th, the Antigua Yacht Club & Falmouth harbour Marina Night on the 6th, the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina Night on the 7th, and ACYM After Show Mingle on the 8th.
Plus - you can also purchase tickets for our charity event on the 4th - our Antigua
Sundowners Evening at Boom Restaurant & Bar. Hosted by SuperYacht Charities, its
purpose is to raise awareness for GILM INC and SYC Action Fund Cash4Causes.
Find out more and book your tickets!
Strategically plan which docks and yachts to visit each day using the marina maps available. Focusing on a few ideal or priority yachts per area will allow you to manage your time wisely during the show. Take a closer look at which yachts will be attending the show and read our blog to learn more about some of them!
Book dinner reservations in advance if dining out, as restaurants fill up quickly during the show. Having reservations ensures you can enjoy Antigua's vibrant dining scene without hassle.
Make sure you know the locations and offerings of various bars and hospitality areas onsite to take advantage of networking opportunities. Attend the Informative Hour lectures at the show as a resource and chance to learn about new products/services.
Experiencing the show both on and off the docks provides the full experience, so get involved in all that’s on offer!
Familiarise yourself with what’s going on during each day of the show by checking out the event schedule. You can also study the marina maps to plan your movements too. Please get in touch if you have any pre-show queries - we’re always happy to help!