Over 100 yachts already registered for charter show

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Over 100 yachts have already registered for the 50th Antigua Charter Yacht Show that is slated to run from December 4 to 10 at English and Falmouth harbours.

This is according to Antigua & Barbuda’s Yachting Insider that said this year’s show is being held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the restoration of Nelson’s Dockyard and will be a huge joint celebration with the dockyard.

According to the publication, a large portion of the show’s fleet – at last count numbering 116 – will be moored in the dockyard as has happened in past years.

In addition, there will be some 300 brokers in attendance representing over 150 brokerages from across the globe including such distant places as Russia, Greece, New Zealand and Luxembourg.

One hundred and thirty-four companies will be represented as non-exhibiting vendors and over 40 members of the press will be in attendance.

“There is a large range of types and sizes of yachts currently on the entry list.  They include the largest motor yacht and largest yacht overall, Air, measuring in at 266 feet,” the article said.

“At the other end of the scale, the smallest motor yacht currently registered isAfrican Queen at 80 feet in length.  Sailing yachts range from Imagination, only 46 feet, at the small end of the scale to Rosehearty at the large end of the scale, measuring 185 feet overall.

“There are also a large number of sailing catamarans registered including everything from Hemisphere at 145 feet to Nemo at only 47 feet.”

Registration for the show will begin on December 4 at 12:30 pm for yachts, followed by registration for other participants beginning at 2:30 pm on that day, and will continue throughout the week for any late-arriving participants.

Yacht viewing times will run daily beginning on Monday, December 5 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 on each day.

The show’s grand finale will take place on Saturday, December 10, when a number of yachts will take invited brokers for a day sail.

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