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December Antigua Charter Yacht Show Will Be Big After Ft Lauderdale Interruption

Preparations Are Well Underway For The 2005 Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting

YV&C'S Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting Photo Album 2004

Registrations are coming in stronger than previous years for the 2005 Antigua Charter Yacht Show. "We have some wonderful yachts exhibiting and many yachts showing for the first time. Preparations are well underway and if anyone needs help or advise with any aspect of this year’s show please give us a call or drop us an email, we are here to help make the show as productive as possible," says Antigua Show Management.

"Most important we appear to be having a small problem with our internet server, therefore when you have registered online, please check that within two to three days your name is added to the list of attendees, yachts, agents, press, vendors etc. If you do not see your name appear please send us an email and verify that we have received your registration forms. Many thanks and we apologise for this brief inconvenience."

Last Call For Advertising Opportunities In The Official Show Directory:

"This week is the last chance for charter brokers, yachts and management companies who wish to take advantage of advertising opportunities in the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Directory," said Robyn Forma, advertising director for YV&C. "This is the second year YV&C is putting together the official show directory and wait if you were impressed with last year's show directory until you see this year's."

Forma can be reached by email advertising(at) or by phone at 201 802-3022.

(December 3, 2004) - Jim Hanchrow of, Grisha Davida of SuperYacht Conference, Fuat Kircaali, publisher of International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine (YV&C), Mr. Desmond Nicholson, founder of The Antigua Charter Yacht MeetingRobyn Forma, Carmen Gonzalez and Jamie Matusow of YV&C during the opening day of 43rd International Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. YV&C has been the first offical media sponsor of the show and produced this year's show directory.

Flight Schedule To Come To Antigue From St Maarten:

Liat have five scheduled daily flights from St Maarten to Antigua at the following times:

Depart St Marten 7.25am     arrive Antigua 8.30am   one stop

Depart St Marten 8.00am     arrive Antigua 8.35am   non stop

Depart St Marten 2.05pm     arrive Antigua 2.40pm   non stop

Depart St Marten 7.40pm     arrive Antigua 8.15pm   non stop

Depart St Marten 7.55pm     arrive Antigua 9.00pm   one stop

Website:  or call toll free 1 888 844 5428 or call Natilia Simonns on 1 268 480 5629 email: [email protected]
Prices: One way US$166.00 and round trip US$182.00 approximately.

Caribbean Star have three schedules daily flights from St Marten to Antigua as follows:

Depart St Marten 9.10am     arrive Antigua 10.15am   one stop

Depart St Marten 9.40am     arrive Antigua 10.15am   non stop

Depart St Marten 8.55pm     arrive Antigua 10.00pm   one stop

Call toll free: 1 866 864 6272

Prices: One way US$177.75 and round trip US$188.75 approximately.

Airport Pick Up: Please be sure to fill in the "Airport Pick Up Form" on the Website in the registration section to ensure swift pick up from the Free Airport Shuttle that will take you to your hotel, villa or guest house.

Fliers in Show Packages: Any company or person wishing to have material packed into the show bags captains and others should send their materials as soon as possible, with 125 brochures for captain’s bags or 550 brochures for all show bags. The cost of having them packed is US$150 please send cheque or wire transfer.  Please mark your package, “Yacht Show Promotional Materials, No Commercial Value”  But please include an original invoice for a small amount eg. $100.

Mail To: The Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting, English Harbour, Antigua, West Indies.

The 6th Annual Charter Chefs Competition Concourse de Chef Live on YachtCharterMagazine.TV!
This years competition will entail the creation of a First Course and a Dessert offering, to be judged by a panel of five top class chefs and Gastronomes from around the world. There will be NO mystery basket this year and chefs have free range to create, the criteria being, Caribbean Flair (the best use of Caribbean ingredients), Taste and Presentation.  There will be two optional phases of the competition, one for Most Beautiful Table Setting and Best Use of the Bean from Carib Bean Coffee Roasters. Full details are now posted on the Website.

There are three categories:

1. Mega Yachts, power and Sailing Yachts over 125 feet. 

2. Luxury Yachts, Power 125 & under, sailing & motor sailors 75ft to 125ft. 

3. Traditional Sailing Yachts, under 75ft. 

Once again our main sponsors are Boat International, Perrier Jouet & Liat The Caribbean Airline. There will be multiple prizes for the winners and runners up at the prize giving ceremony at The Inn Beach Bar in English Harbour. Only 10 yachts will be accepted in each category and registration opens at 9.00am Eastern Caribbean Time on November 1st 2005.

Crew Name Badges: Please start sending your crew lists to us so we can have name badges made up and read at the Captains Briefing on December 6th. 

Schedule of Events: If you wish your event to be listed on the official schedule please give us the details as soon as possible.  We are happy to add them to the schedule online and in the printed program.

Marine Expo 2005: There is a live link on the home page of the website to the Marine Expo 2005. Full details are listed on this link.  If you need to speak to someone concerning the Marine Expo please call Callie Frisell on 1 268 462 1474 mobile: 1 268 771 4252 or John Duffy on 1 268 562 6611 mobile: 1 268 725 2840. 

Your Payments: We are receiving a lot of payments with no names attached, please mark clearly the name of person, company and or yacht when making your transfer. 

The Board and Management of the Antigua Charter Yacht Show look forward to seeing you in English Harbour for another great and productive week.   email: [email protected]

Show management contact phone: 1 268 460 1059 Fax: 1 268 460 1784

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YV&C News Desk 10/25/05 09:11:21 PM EDT

YV&C News: December Antigua Charter Yacht Show Will Be Big After Ft Lauderdale Cancellation. Registrations are coming in stronger than previous years for the 2005 Antigua Charter Yacht Show. 'We have some wonderful yachts exhibiting and many yachts showing for the first time. Preparations are well underway and if anyone needs help or advise with any aspect of this year?s show please give us a call or drop us an email, we are here to help make the show as productive as possible,' says Antigua Show Management.