Summer means the Grenada Charter Yacht Show
The Southern Caribbean is a lesser known, yet fantastic destination for a charter yacht vacation. “Grenada, the Spice Island, is very lush, and the charterer may wish to spend a few days before or after the charter touring the island,” says Ann McHorney, founder and director of international sales for Fort Lauderdale, FL-based charter yacht brokerage, Select Yachts, which has teamed up again this year with Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina in St. George’s Grenada, to host the Grenada Charter Yacht Show July 22-25.
“Provisioning companies, such as Spronk’s and Erica’s, can get anything needed and quickly. Our show partner, Port Louis Marina, is a fabulous facility with shops, restaurants, a pool, and efficient dock services. A new marina at Canouan in Saint Vincent is great for yachts wishing to be at the dock or for a more northern start or end to a charter. Essentially, most all the charters from Grenada head north into the famous Grenadines.”
McHorney adds that monohulls are more common and more chartered in the Southern Caribbean due to the slightly longer passages compared to the USVI or BVI cruising grounds. In general, everything from small bareboat sailing yachts to megayachts are available for charter.
By Carol Bareuther, Southern Boating July 2018
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Charter Grenada and the Grenadines Yacht brokers will get a chance to see firsthand the crewed yachts available for charter in the Southern Caribbean during the second annual Grenada Charter Yacht Show, July 23-26 at Port Louis Marina in St. George’s.
This gives brokers fantastic insight ahead of traditional Caribbean shows in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Antigua that don’t take place until November and December, respectively. Plus, there’s an opportunity for clients to get a jump-start on bookings for the winter and spring holidays.
“Grenada and the Grenadines are a bit more of a walk back in time. There are untouched beaches and underwater reefs, and the pace of life is slower and friendly. You’ll see more monohulls here for charter than in the ﬂat waters of the Virgins, as monohulls perform well with the slightly longer passages. Grenada and the Grenadines is a great option for the experienced charterer looking for something new and different,” says Ann McHorney, founder and director of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-headquartered Select Yachts, who helped to start the show last year.
By Carol Bareuther, Southern Boating July 2017