It’s that time of year again, and Moran Yacht & Ship is excited to be once again attending the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Today marks the first day of the event, held at the Nelson’s Dockyard UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a full agenda is offered to guests across six days.
The world’s most luxurious Caribbean charter yachts travel to Antigua for the show each year, and it serves as an excellent way to round out the end of the autumn show season and welcome the beginning of the Caribbean yachting season.
The event will feature 60 yachts flocking to the gorgeous Caribbean island for six days of yacht viewings, networking, and incredible events.
Their high-profile yacht show team is proud to “welcome guests once again to the beautiful sun-kissed shores of our special island, for what is already shaping up to be a tremendous Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Our team is looking forward to ensuring that networking at our event is a truly memorable, positive, and successful experience for all our guests.”
Moran Yachts will be one of several brokers attending the event. Shows such as this keep us up-to-date on industry-specific insider intel and allow us to keep up with all the chartering trends — firsthand experience that helps us better understand and promote charter options for our clients.
As attendees, we also get a glimpse of the latest innovations and technologies in the yachting world. From design concepts to onboard amenities, shows like this allow us to stay ahead of what’s new and trending in the luxury yacht charter market.
It also allows us to peruse a worldwide fleet of exclusive charter vessels, which we hand-pick for offer to our clients in the coming year.
If the Antigua Trade Show reveals one truth each and every year, it’s that nothing beats the combination of the Caribbean and the luxurious yachts available for charter on its crystal-clear waters.
If you’re looking for the ultimate bespoke luxury yachting experience, the Caribbean boasts numerous breathtaking islands, each with its own unique charm. From the vibrant culture of Jamaica to the tranquility of the British Virgin Islands, there’s a diverse range of destinations to explore.
A yacht charter Caribbean-style means sapphire-blue waters, perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and exploring vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life, including tropical fish, sea turtles, and more, all from the comfort of your own vessel. Yachting in the Caribbean also means access to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, with white sandy shores, secluded coves, and pristine coastlines in abundance, offering ideal spots for relaxation and water activities.
See the Sights in Style
The most discerning voyagers are always on the lookout for experiences uniquely tailored to their expectations, and an unforgettably exclusive charter experience in the Caribbean allows for easy island-hopping adventures. Each island offers a unique blend of cuisine, culture, and locales to experience, from the bustling markets of St. Lucia to the historic sites of Barbados.
A luxury yacht charter means an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the world’s most chic and exclusive destinations in luxurious comfort.
Travelers looking to hit 2024 in style might consider spending New Year’s in St. Barts, where they’ll find a unique ambiance across the island wherever they choose to celebrate.
Consider having the captain of your yacht charter to call ahead to Le Yacht private members club, a white draped, harbor-view location that is truly a must-see. Port de Plaisance in Port of Gustavia, meanwhile, becomes packed at New Year’s, and with only 60 berths available, so you’ll find yourself among the most exclusive set of party-goers.
Gustavia’s promenade is packed with designer boutiques and dazzling jewelry shops making her ideal for any last-minute, or additional, New Year’s Eve shopping.
For a night to truly remember, let your hair down sampling fine dining and sipping champagne — making New Year’s Eve in St Barts as your best yacht charter indulgence of the year.
Upgrade Your Experience with a Luxury Superyacht Charter Experience
A Madsummer Night’s Dream
For some smaller economies in the Caribbean, the implementation of a VAT system isn’t economically viable, and many of its nations simply have no Value Added Tax or similar forms of consumption taxes — which means you can spend more on upgrading your yachting experience by chartering a larger, more lavish yacht.
You won’t hear anyone quip that “you’re going to need a bigger boat” when they board the Madsummer, a luxurious superyacht known for its extravagant features and design. When you wonder how much is a charter yacht, just remember that with the right charter vessel, the memories are priceless.
Measuring around 311 feet (95 meters) in length, this Caribbean yacht charter standout was designed by Harrison Eidsgaard and offers lavish interiors crafted with marbles and fine woods as well as a sleek and modern exterior design.
The superyacht includes accommodation for up to 20 guests in ten staterooms including a master suite with a private deck, several VIP suites, and well-appointed guest cabins. It also accommodates a crew of approximately 30.
Madsummer is equipped with a variety of amenities for entertainment and relaxation, including a cinema room, a gym, a spa with a sauna and steam room, a pool, Jacuzzi, and various water toys including jet skis, tenders, and diving equipment.
Overall, the Madsummer stands out in the world of luxury yachting for its opulent design, extensive amenities, and attention to detail, providing an extravagant experience for its guests in the lap of luxury on the open seas.
Gather Your ENTOURAGE in Style
If you’re interested in making your charter experience the party of a lifetime, consider chartering the 197′ (60m) Amels ENTOURAGE.
With its highly-customized and expanded sundeck, indulgently spacious steam room, and gorgeous contemporary design, the ENTOURAGE can accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, each of which is beautifully appointed and features its own private bathroom.
Featuring exterior design by Espen Oeino and a serene interior by Canadian-based design studio Burdifilek, ENTOURAGE was designed to offer the ultimate onboard experience with open-concept areas for entertainment and relaxation throughout.
Make Way for Marguerite
If you’re looking to top up your style mileage, the 61.26m/201′ Marguerite luxury yacht (built by the German shipyard Lurssen) is available for charter for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins.
Voluminous alfresco social and dining areas, as well as a supremely spacious full beam master suite (with its own study and dressing room as well as a his and her bathroom) truly places this set piece vessel a cut above the rest.
On your charter, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy and entertained, notably a gym with all the latest equipment to maintain your fitness routine. And don’t forget to soak up the bubbles in style in the deck jacuzzi.
The Marguerite also comes stacked to the brim with all the latest toys to take out on the water — or under it. Guests can feel the wind in their hair and jump the waves on Yamaha VX Deluxe WaveRunners. The Marguerite also comes equipped with seabobs, wakeboards, kayaks, wakesurf boards, and fishing equipment. If you’d rather be under the water, then you’ll appreciate the dive compressors and diving equipment included as well.
From bow to stern, Marguerite is a top-tier choice for Caribbean yacht rentals and is the ultimate in relaxing and entertaining splendor, with well-appointed design and total lavishness on full display.
If you’re interested in the ultimate Caribbean yacht charter, get in touch with our experts today, and we’ll introduce you to the ship of your dreams. We’ll also be happy to indulge all the best trade secrets we picked up in Antigua as well – just between us!