2020 Fall Charter Yacht Show

Nanny Cay Resort and Marina is the host marina for the CYS' 2020 Fall Charter Yacht Show, Sunday November 8th - Wednesday November 11th (until noon).

DISCOUNT: Once again, special dockage rates are available at $1.50/ft per day from 3rd November - 13th November.

CREW: The show is open to all term charter crewed yachts. You do not need to be CYS member to attend, although members do enjoy year round benefits as well as a discounted show.

NEW! ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP for non BVI based charter yachts. It is affordable and it is easy. You can join at the same time as registering for the show. Check out our Member Benefits page. Prices for show registration and membership are detailed below under YACHT REGISTRATION

BROKERS: Accommmodation on site makes access to the show convenient. Nanny Cay is offering summer rates during the Show. Show registration fees are detailed below under BROKER REGISTRATION.

VENDORS: Traditionally, we host a Business Expo which attracts over 35 vendors. It affords captains, chefs and brokers the once a year opportunity to meet representatives of local businesses which offer quality products such as fine wines and gourmet foods or personalized services that ensure guests have the experience of a lifetime. This event remains under consideration for 2020.

It all takes place in the Sailing Capital of the World. Whether charter yacht operator or charter broker, you do not want to miss this event.

EVERYONE: These past few months have taken a toll on everyone and there still remains uncertainty for some. Our current policy is SIGN UP NOW and PAY LATER. Registration is open!

  • Show dates Sunday November 8th - Wednesday November 11th (until noon) 2020
  • Coordinator: Janet Oliver 284-494-6017 (not during show dates) / 284-346-2739 info@bvicrewedyachts.com
  • Host venue: Nanny Cay Hotel & Marina
  • Dockmaster: Justin Smit
  • Marina Office**: 284-394-2512  Email: marina@nannycay.com or VHF Channel 16/68

**NOTE: CYS submits a list of all registered yachts and yacht details to the marina. You DO NOT need to call the marina to reserve a spot. Assigned spaces will be released approximately a week before the show.


Whilst dockage, electricity and water are NOT covered in your registration fees Nanny Cay is offering reduced rates of $1.50/foot per day from November 3rd - 13th. Before entering the marina, be sure to call to confirm your approach. Once secured in your slip go to the marina office to sign in.

ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE dates on your profile are critical to placement on the docks. If you are uncertain, make your best guess and go back to change them at a later date. NOTE: Without dates your yacht will not show up on the list of Registered Yachts nor will we be notified of your registration.

IMPORTANT! If you are arriving from outside the BVI, DO NOT enter the marina without first clearing Customs and Immigration.

Visit Nanny Cay Marina for details on other marina fees.

  • CYS Member Yachts: $350 (show fee) plus 2021 membership dues
  • NEW! CYS Associate Member Yachts: $400 plus 2020
  • Non Member Yachts: $955

*Joining CYS Member Yacht: 2020 member dues (prorated to 6 months) + $350 +  2021 member dues . (Eg. Winter charter fee: $25000. $400/2 + $400 + $350 = $950)

*Joining CYS Associate Member Yacht: 2020 member dues + $400

Note: All registrations INCLUDE a $10 donation which goes towards the support of the BVI youth sailing programme.

*Full CYS Membership is open to BVI based term charter boats with permanent crew aboard. Dues are based on maximum occupancy winter rates. (Not holiday rates)

*CYS Associate Membership is available to term charter boats with permanent crew aboard, are foreign based but charter in BVI waters. Must meet Virgin Islands Shipping Registry requirements. Dues are based on maximum occupancy winter rates. (Not holiday rates).

Visit About Us to learn more about Associate Membership.

Charter Fee 0 - $10,000 $10,001 - $20,000 $20,001 - $30,000 $30,001 +
Dues $300 $350 $400 $550

Late registration after October 1:  $100

Yacht Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation must be in writing.
  • Yachts cancelling prior to October 1st receive full refund less $50 administration fee.
  • Yachts cancelling after October 1st & prior to October 25th receive show fee less $200
  • Yachts cancelled on and after October 25th NO refund.

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  • Charter Yacht Broker Registration
  • Accredited Brokers: 1st broker no charge. Additional brokers as below.
  • CYBA Members and BVI Based Brokers: $35
  • Non CYBA Members: $50
  • Late registration (after October 15th): add $50
  • Refer to the payment tab for details

Transportation to the BVI: We will be working with at least 2 water taxi providers to offer transport for brokers to the BVI show from St.Thomas. Watch this space for an update on the companies and their contact details.

New Brokers: In order, to get the most out of the charter yacht show we require ALL new brokers complete the New Broker Online Course presented by CYBA (Charter Yacht Broker Association).

The course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of the yacht charter business, and provide a resource for you to refer back to for guidance as your career evolves.” Are you former or soon-to-be former crew? Many of the same have completed the course ahead of you and admit they learnt much more than they thought they would.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: regardless of the location of our show, our environmental consciousness remains the same. We discourage the distribution of disposable water bottles at our shows. Brokers are encouraged to pack your favourite reusable bottle and we will ensure it never runs dry.

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As a non-profit organization we try to minimize extra fees wherever possible therefore we prefer payment by cheque, especially from CYS members. Of course, where necessary we will accept credit cards (VISA/MASTERCARD).

Brokers can request a PayPal Invoice if preferred.

Credit Card Authorization Form: Complete form, scan or take a picture and return to info@bvicrewedyachts.com. Wire Transfers are also acceptable. Add $15 to cover bank charges.

Wire Transfer Details
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Ponce de Leon, 301 PDA6
Puerta de Tierra San Juan PR, 00901
ABA# 0215 020 11
For credit to: Charter Yacht Society of the BVI
a/c# 185 304547
Local Mailing Address:
Charter Yacht Society
PO Box 3252
Road Town, Tortola, BVI VG1110
International Mailing Address:
Box 8309 PMB 713
Cruz Bay, St. John  VI 00831

Media: We welcome Media coverage and will work with you to get the best story possible. Email us to indicate your interest. Please be prepared to list the various publications you represent. Thank you for your cooperation.


We have multiple opportunities available to those wanting exposure to the crewed yacht market.

Opening Night Business Expo (Thursday Nov 7th) Booth space can be secured for : 1 table: $100 ($85 for those with a display ad in Charter Show Handbook) 2 tables: $175 ($150 for those with a display ad in Charter Show Handbook).

  • Includes 6’ table and 2 chairs.  We do not provide table cloths.
  • Booths are set up on the inside edge of a large tent. The tent is lit however if you desire stronger lighting we recommend you bring additional with you.
  • Power is available. We do not provide power cords.
  • Set-up must be complete by 5:00 pm. Opening 6 pm
  • Non-Exhibiting Vendors: We agree that it is not everyday an entire industry is in one place at one time. And we understand the desire of vendors to seize the opportunity and “walk the dock”, however, in order for us to maintain a quality show, we charge a nominal fee of $100 per company representative and $75 for each subsequent representative. Local business representatives $50 per person.
  • Create a Login Account and select the VENDOR tab from the menu at the top. Complete and submit.
  • Payment DOES NOT afford access to events.
  • Never interrupt crews engaging with brokers.
  • Never board a boat unless you have been invited.
  • We ask vendors to wear company branding or identification.