Kicking off in the Carribbean

Kicking off in the Carribbean

The highly successful 48th Annual Antigua Charter show (7-11 December 09) attracted record numbers of participating yachts, charter brokers, sponsors and exhibitors to the marinas of English Harbour and Falmouth.

There was little talk of world recession on the docks at this year’s show when 93 of the worlds most high profile charter yachts (eight of which being massive ‘mega-yachts’ of over 250ft) were exhibited by vendors from such far-reaching destinations as the Galapagos Islands, the U.S.A and Europe all enjoyed the fabulous hospitality provided by the shows organiser, the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. (ACYM)

This year’s Welcome Dinner Party drew 650 guests to enjoy the historic Copper and Lumber Store hotel followed by a beautifully orchestrated West Indian buffet dinner with formal seating arranged on the lawns of Nelson’s Dockyard.

The event not only kicked off the 2009/10 Caribbean season in style, it also offered a boost to the local economy with hotels in the English Harbour and Falmouth area fully booked, restaurants buzzing and marine service companies profiting from the early season boost of business.