We couldn’t be prouder to announce the BVI currently has ZERO Covid cases. And almost all of our charter crews have had at least one of their two vaccinations. Yet, we recognize this is not the story for much of the world and certainly not where most of our brokers reside. For that reason our 2021 Spring Show – May 12th – 13th - will be a hybrid show this year. It will be a combination of real time and virtual at our host venue Nanny Cay Resort and Marina.
BOATS AND CREWS IN THE BVI: Nanny Cay is offering FREE dockage (utilities excepted) effective between 10th May - 14th May. See details below in General Information for Yachts on Docks
CREWS ELSEWHERE: If you would like to participate, whether aboard your yacht or not, you can do so. Everyone is welcome regardless of where you are located at the time of the show. Refer to details below in How it Works.
WHO CAN SIGN UP: 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. Be sure to check out the benefits.
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: Brokers will be able to log into the show no matter where they are. They can catch crew livestreaming or watch pre-recorded reel. Facetime with the crew will be made possible with additional opportunities to have one on one. BVI based brokers will be able to visit participating yachts on the docks. Refer to details below in How it Works
VENDORS: We will be hosting a scaled down version of our traditional Vendor’s Night on Tuesday May 11th. Booth space will be available for businesses wanting to engage one on one with locally based crews. Those attending virtually will also be able to “visit” the booths, see the display and meet the staff. Stay tuned for more information.
As the Sailing Capital of the World our waters remain azure blue and an average temperature of 80 degrees fahrenheit. The trade winds blow predictably and steadily year round. So much has changed this year but our destination has not.
EVERYONE: Things are looking up. Charter guests are loving the BVI while the marine traffic is quiet and anchorages secluded. Want to secure your spot now before the rush? We are offering a 20% discount on the show fee if paid in full by April 1st. Registration is open!
NOTE: Due to the nature of a virtual show registration for boats will have to close on 5th May.
**NOTE: CYS submits the list of all registered yachts and yacht details to the marina. There is NO NEED to call the marina to reserve your own spot.
Whether participating in the virtual aspect of the show or on the dock, the prices are the same. Neither situation is superior or inferior to the other. In fact, they each have their own unique benefits.
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.
Take 20% off the show fee if paid by April 1st.
|Winter Wkly Rt.||Annual Mbr Dues||Prorated New Mbr Dues||Mbr Show Fee||Assoc. Mbr. Show Fee||Non Mbr Show Fees|
|0 - $10,000||$300||150||$300||$350||$500|
|$10,001 - $20,000||$350||175||$300||$350||$500|
Reminder New member dues are prorated to 6 months.
New Brokers: In order, to get the most out of the charter yacht show we recommend 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. We will be partnering with Green VI to ensure all parts of our show are conducted with sustainability in mind.
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.
To all Vendors:
We will be hosting a scaled down version of our traditional Vendor's Expo on the evening of the 11th. Located under the Peg Leg tents, we will make space available for companies desiring a physical presence. BYOT (Bring your own table). $100 will buy you space for an 8' table. All social distancing and mask wearing protocols will be respected.
Non exhibiting Vendors:
We understand your desire to market your business to the crews. Our policy is always Broker first.