a lagoon 77 on the ocean
A Lagoon 77.

A New Boat Show Is Coming to St Thomas, USVI 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 28, 2023

Since the pandemic, the US Virgin Island has emerged as one of the hottest yachting destinations in the wider Caribbean, blending its enviable island-hopping with strong, easily accessible airlift from all over the United States. 

With demand continuing to grow, the USVI will soon be home to a brand-new boat show with the debut of the first-ever Virgin Islands Boating Exhibition. 

The event, called VIBE, will run May 10-12 on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. 

VIBE will be held at the Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas marina, which will include a showcase of new yachts — and the opportunity to take them for a “test drive.”

st thomas usvi charter
Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St Thomas, a destination that has seen surging demand of late.

“These yachts were built for crystal-clear turquoise waters and sun-drenched beaches, which is why America’s Caribbean Paradise is home to a flourishing charter yacht industry and why St. Thomas is the perfect backdrop for this boutique, luxurious, and intimate show. VIBE delivers a state-of-the-art yachting experience in a climate of Caribbean culture; it’s the first truly ‘destination-style’ boat show,” says Oriel Blake, Executive Director, VIPCA.

The fleet will include a brand-new 2024 Lagoons, including the flagship Lagoon 77, the Lagoon SIXTY7 and two new designs in the Lagoon 55 and the Lagoon 51. 

“Lagoon catamarans are favored by both private owners and those interested in charter management due to their reputation for quality, comfort, and performance. Our yachts offer a combination of features and support that cater to a wide range of preferences and needs, making them a versatile choice for both private use and charter operations,” says Aurore Bordage, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based marketing manager, Groupe Beneteau.

For more, visit the Virgin Islands Boating Exhibition

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