Blog > 2022 BVI & USVI Fall Charter Yacht Shows: Winners Wow the Judges!

2022 BVI & USVI Fall Charter Yacht Shows: Winners Wow the Judges!

by Florencia Falotico on Dec 06, 2022

2022 BVI & USVI Fall Charter Yacht Shows: Winners Wow the Judges!

Several of our Ritzy Charters brokers recently attended the annual charter yacht shows in the Virgin Islands and reported that the shows were a huge success. The BVI show was held November 8-11 at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, Tortola and the USVI Show followed November 12-15 at IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas.

The shows were the largest the industry has seen in recent years, and this year’s attendees were excited to see such a strong turnout. The BVI show featured nearly 30 yachts and in St. Thomas 70 participating yachts showed off their latest décor, new water toys, and other features.

Some of the most recent additions to the charter fleet featured in the show included: 

Relentless II - 80 ft, 2022 Sunreef Catamaran.

An important aspect of these charter yacht shows is the opportunity for brokers to see firsthand these yachts that are available for charter here, interact with the crew, and sample the chef’s skills in the galley via a special invite lunch or dinner during the show. 

Our charter brokers attend several annual yacht shows to learn more about the yachts and crews that are available in specific destinations, as well as to build connections with industry partners as described in the Ritzy Charters: Your Best Choice Yacht Charter Broker blog post.

In addition to the prestigious culinary competition, crews also compete for Best Cocktail, Best Crew, and the top award, Best in Show which considers the overall presentation and special details of the yacht along with the attitude and energy of the crew.

This year's schedule allowed time for a trip to Jost Van Dyke or for a lucky few, a sail to Anegada aboard Perfect Landing, two popular spots on a BVI itinerary. These were excellent trips for our brokers to familiarize themselves with the areas and gather useful information for clients.

Continue reading to find out who received this year's awards.

BVI Charter Yacht Show

Best in Show

  • Winner: Seaclusion - Crew: Ricky Moss and Jessica Muller.

  • Runner-Up: Amaya - Crew: Thomas Hemsley and Emma Clark.

Best Appetizer

Best Lunch

Best Dessert

  • Winner: Ebb & Flow - Chef Margaret Harrington.

  • Runner-Up: YOLO - Chef Tracey Robinson.

Cocktail Contest

Best in BVI Show: Seaclusion - 80 ft, 2022 Sunreef Catamaran.

USVI Charter Yacht Show

Best Yacht in Show – 50’ & Under

  • Winner: Ether - Crew: Richard and Dominique Vincent.

  • Runner-Up: Oceana - Crew: Umberto Genovese and Judith van de Nieuwendijk.

Best Yacht in Show – 51’-60’

  • Winner: Altesse - Crew: Kennon Jones and Stephanie Johnson.

  • Runner-Up: Liquid Zen - Crew: Michael Wilson and Casey Strickland.

Best Yacht in Show – 61’ & Over

  • Winner: Seaclusion - Crew: Ricky Moss, Jessica Muller, Jacob Telford, and Lyndsay Vos.

  • Runner-Up: Aeolus - Crew: Mayon Hight, Elizabeth Bork, and Sam Middeke.

Best Crew in Show

  • Winner: Robbie Sargeant, Sofia Ribeiro, and Dean Cumberbach - C'est La Vie.

  • Runner-Up: Austen Anderson and Philomena Anderson - Vicarious.

  • Honorable Mention: Casey Laaro and Angela Wilt - Pelican.

Cocktail Mixologist Competition 2022 - Sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka

Winner: Maya Walsh - Nae Kae.

Cocktail Mixologist Competition 2022 - Sponsored by Captain Morgan Rum

Winner: Ryan Querry - Justified Horizons.

Culinary Competition 2022

  • 1st Place: Chef Neen Reynolds - Ocean Vibes.

  • 2nd Place: Chef Renata Himiona - Libra.

  • 3rd Place: Chef Cara Whiteman - Koru.

Best Yacht in USVI Show between 51' - 60':  Altesse - 56 ft, 2013 Lagoon Catamaran.

Our congratulations to all winners and participants! Check out the winners from the 2021 BVI & USVI Yacht Shows.

If you are interested in booking your own yacht charter in the Virgin Islands, check out our Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Fleet.