The Judges Decide: 2011 BVI Charter Yacht Show Best in Show Awards

Waving to MOTU from the ferry

The Charter Yacht Society of the BVI hosted the 30th Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show, November 8-11.  There were many wonderful events organized for attendees that culminated with a gala Farewell Dinner for all charter brokers and yacht crews at the Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina.  Highlighting the event was the Best in Show awards ceremony,

Disembarking at Scrub Island

which took place following cocktails and a sumptuous buffet dinner.

This beautiful, sunny evening saw several yachts set sail over to Scrub Island, while other attendees were transported by complimentary ferry from the dock in Roadtown, Tortola. Scrub Island is located about three miles offshore from the Tortola airport. The development opened in 2010 and offers rental and residential vacation properties with docking and resort facilities on site including two restaurants, retail shops and a first class spa.

This year Sol petroleum, providers of fuel for the majority of marinas in the BVI,

provided some of the prizes for winners in five different categories. Prizes included two round trip tickets from Beef Island, Tortola to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The panel of judges, comprised of anonymous charter brokers, viewed seventy participating yachts and met their crews in order to submit their votes in each category.  After the votes were tallied the winners were:


AVALON Paul & Melissa

Best in Show

First Place: AVALON

Second Place: AKASHA



Best Multihull Over 51 Feet

CATSY Jim & Amanda (center) FELICIA Chris & Julie (right)

First Place: CATSY

Second Place: FELICIA



Best Multihull 50 Feet and Under

First Place: NUTMEG

Second Place: DREAMING ON


NUTMEG Chef Ginette, CYS Exec. Dir. Janet Oliver, Captain Chris

Best Monohull

First Place: TAKAPUNA

Second Place: BLUE PASSION


Best Motor Yacht

First Place: FREEDOM

Second Place: OBSESSION

The Charter Yacht Show is the largest of its kind in the Virgin Islands and is an important annual event that provides an opportunity for charter industry professionals to develop a personal knowledge of yachts and relationship with


crews.  BVI yacht charters contribute more than $35 million dollars in revenue annually from the many

charter guests who enjoy this exquisite cruising region.

Follow these links for information about BVI yacht charter:

Tortola Yacht Charter and Beach Guide

BVI Sailing Itineraries

BVI Yacht Charter

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