Antigua Charter Yacht Show Recap: Day 2

Wednesday marked the second day of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, which takes place at three marinas on the island. 

Charter brokers attended information sessions on popular new charter destinations include the Galapagos and the middle and southern Caribbean. Many boats are also seeing requests to visit off-the-beaten-path destinations such as Patagonia, Antartica and the Amazon. 

Wednesday evening, attendees were invited to a yacht hop at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, and a fundraiser was held to help rebuild the island of Barbuda. 

Click here to view a recap of Day 1. Here is a look at some of the highlights of the second day of the show, at the Falmouth Harbor Marina: 

WindQuest

WindQuest is an 85′ JFA Yachts sailing catamaran built in 2014. 

This stunning catamaran based in Antigua sleeps 8 people in 4 staterooms, and with a weekly rate starting at $70,000/week all inclusive is competitive with many larger motoryachts. Guests are taken care of by an experienced crew of 4.

Her master shower features full steam, and the flybridge lounge areas with tables are the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails and canapes.

She comes equipped with a Rigid 14′ tender with 70 hp that can fit all 8 guests, as well as waterskis, wakeboards, stand-up paddleboards, inflatable kayaks, floating loungers and more.

Her many toys include waterskis, wakeboards, stand-up paddle boards, inflatable kayaks, swings and floating loungers, and the crew will be happy to arrange diving excursions.

She also features large sunpads perfect for relaxing.

Highlights on other notable charter yachts included the following:

Sycara V

  • 223′ Nobiskrug 2010/2017
  • Sleeps 12 in 6 staterooms
  • Open concept, multi-use main deck perfect for entertaining
  • Artwork in the salon hides a 63″ plasma TV, Yamaha electric concert piano
  • A separate lounge converts into a main-deck VIP
  • 2 “family rooms” each with a full bed, twin bed and Pullman offer flexibility
  • Crew will set up coffee service each morning in the foyer
  • Elevator goes all the way to the sundeck
  • Bridge deck features a master with large office
  • All tubs are jetted and the master features a steam shower and private aft balcony deck with a 180-degree view
  • The boat features Quantum zero-speed two-fin stabilizers
  • Sundeck has a gas BBQ
  • Fully equipped spa features built-in treadmills
  • Expansive bow lounge
  • Toys include 2 3-person WaveRunners, a SeaBob, a 23′ Novurania and a 31′ custom Novurania that seats all 12 guests
  • Crew has perfected an incredible beach setup that includes professional volleyball and a raked beach

Etoile d’Azur

  • 100′ Moonen 2008/16
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms
  • Had zero-speed stabilizers installed during her refit
  • Available in Croatia & Montenegro in the summer
  • Toys include 2 Yamaha jet skis accompanied by certified instructors, 2 paddleboards, inflatable kayaks, snorkeling gear and a Williams jet tender

G3

  • 144′ Heesen 2008/17
  • Sleeps 12 in 5 staterooms. The 6th room can be used as an office, kids room or massage room
  • 2nd stew is also a masseuse
  • Master bedroom features a 65″ TV
  • 8 crew including a deckhand who is also a dive instructor that can teach all levels
  • The chief engineer enjoys kite surfing and jet surfing
  • Tenders/toys include 8 sets of diving equipment and a 32′ Intrepid
  • All toys are new
  • Clean, calm, contemporary interior with grey, cream, beige and white color scheme

Andiamo

  • 196′ Benetti 2009/17
  • Sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms
  • Capt. Martin Andersson
  • Stunning interior
  • 15 crew

To learn more about booking these or other luxury charter yachts, contact charter specialists Natalia Clarke or Ali Kaufmann: