2020 Fall Charter Yacht Show

For the health and safety of crew, brokers and community, CYS is hosting a hybrid show this year from Sunday November 8th to Wednesday November 11th (until noon). It will be a combination of real time and virtual. Our host venue is Nanny Cay Resort and Marina.

BOATS AND CREWS IN THE BVI: Nanny Cay is offering a discounted rate of $1.50/ft per day effective between 3rd November - 13th November. See details below in General Information for Yachts on Docks

CREWS ELSEWHERE: If you would like to participate, whether aboard your yacht or not, you can do so. Everyone is welcome regardless of where you are located at the time of the show. Refer to details below in How it Works.

WHO CAN SIGN UP: The show is open to all term charter crewed yachts. You do not need to be CYS member to attend, although members do enjoy year round benefits as well as a discounted show.

NEW! ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP for non BVI based charter yachts. It is affordable and it is easy. You can join at the same time as registering for the show. Check out our Member Benefits page. Prices for show registration and membership are detailed below under YACHT REGISTRATION

BROKERS: Brokers will be able to log into the show no matter where they are. They can catch crew livestreaming or watch pre-recorded reel. Facetime with the crew will be made possible with additional opportunities to have one on one. Shows can be stressful. Who needs the added stress and uncertainty of travelling during these times? Of course, BVI based brokers will be able to visit yachts on the docks. Refer to details below in How it Works

VENDORS: Our traditional business expo affords captains, chefs and brokers the once a year opportunity to meet, in person, representatives of local businesses which offer quality products and services that ensure guests have the experience of a lifetime. The format will change but the opportunity will remain. Stay tuned for more information.

As the Sailing Capital of the World our waters remain azure blue and an average temperature of 80 degrees farenheit. The trade winds blow predictably and steadily year round. So much has changed this year but our destination has not.

EVERYONE: These past few months have taken a toll on everyone. With that in mind we are offering a 20% discount on the show fee if paid in full by October 1st. We are also offering the option to defer membership dues until the end of the year. Registration is open!

Crews and their boats

  • Whether you are in the BVI or not, onboard your boat or not, you can be a part of the show.
  • Once you are registered each crew will be given a time window in which their live stream or pre-recorded video will be aired. They will then be able to entertain live broker questions in a host led meeting. We will give you recommendations & helpful hints to create the optimum show reel, whether live or pre recorded, nearer the time.
  • You will be given a link to access the “meeting room” where brokers will be congregating after your featured presentation. Brokers will engage with you and be given the opportunity to set up a one-on-one meeting at a later time.
  • There will be side “events” which local & distant crews and brokers will be encouraged to attend and will create a boatshow feel despite the distance.

NOTE: Due to the nature of a virtual show registration for boats will have to close on 1st November.


  • Registered brokers will be given a personal password to enter the inner sanctum of the dedicated event website
  • Each boat will have a portal and a featured time slot for the release of their pre-recorded promo reel or their live stream.
  • Live Q&A will be time restricted but lead by a Host to make the most of this arena.
  • A contact form will be included at each portal enabling brokers to set up a subsequent one-on-one meeting with crews.
  • There will be side “events” which will create a boatshow feel despite the distance
  • Show dates Sunday November 8th - Wednesday November 11th (until noon) 2020
  • Coordinator: Janet Oliver 284-494-6017 (not during show dates) / 284-346-2739 info@bvicrewedyachts.com
  • Host venue: Nanny Cay Hotel & Marina
  • Dockmaster: Justin Smit
  • Marina Office**: 284-394-2512  Email: marina@nannycay.com or VHF Channel 16/68

**NOTE: CYS submits a list of all registered yachts and yacht details to the marina. You DO NOT need to call the marina to reserve a spot. Assigned spaces will be released approximately a week before the show.


Whilst dockage, electricity and water are NOT covered in your registration fees Nanny Cay is offering a discounted rate of $1.50/foot per day from November 3rd - 13th. Before entering the marina, be sure to call to confirm your approach. Once secured in your slip go to the marina office to sign in.

ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE dates on your profile are critical to placement on the docks. If you are uncertain, make your best guess and go back to change them at a later date. NOTE: Without dates your yacht will not show up on the list of Registered Yachts nor will we be notified of your registration.

IMPORTANT! If you are arriving from outside the BVI, DO NOT enter the marina without first clearing Customs and Immigration.

REGISTRATION FEES can be found below.

Visit Nanny Cay Marina for details on other marina fees.

Whether participating in the virtual aspect of the show or on the dock, the prices are the same. Neither situation is superior or inferior to the other. In fact, they each have their own unique benefits.

  • CYS Member Yacht: $350 (show fee) + 2021 membership dues (option to defer to end of year)
  • CYS Associate Member Yacht: $400 + 2021 membership dues (option to defer to end of year)
  • Non Member Yacht: $750
  • New CYS Member Yacht: 2020 member dues (prorated to 6 months) + $350
  • New CYS Associate Member Yacht: 2020 member dues (prorated to 6 months) + $400
  • We are offering a 20% discount on show fees for registrants prior to October 1st. See table below.

Full CYS Membership is open to BVI based term charter boats with permanent crew aboard. Dues are based on maximum occupancy winter rates. (Not holiday rates)

CYS Associate Membership is available to term charter boats with permanent crew aboard, are foreign based but charter in BVI waters. Must meet Virgin Islands Shipping Registry requirements. Dues are based on maximum occupancy winter rates. (Not holiday rates).

Visit About Us to learn more about Associate Membership.

We are offering a 20% Show Fee discount for all who register and pay by October 1st

Winter Weekly Rate Member Dues New Member Dues Member Show Fee Associate Show Fee Non Member Show Fee
0 - $10,000 $300 $150 $350 $400 $750
$10,001 - $20,000 $350 $175 $350 $400 $750
$20,001 - $30,000 $400 $200 $350 $400 $750
$30,001 + $550 $275 $350 $400 $750


New member dues are prorated to 6 months.

2021 Membership dues can be deferred to the end of 2020.

Yacht Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation must be in writing.
  • After October 1st non-refundable fee of $150.
  • Yachts cancelled after October 25th NO refund.

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  • Charter Yacht Broker Registration
  • We are offering a 20% discount for broker registration before October 1st
  • Accredited Brokers: $50 each
  • All other brokers: $100
  • Late registration (after November 1st): add $25
  • Refer to the payment tab for details
  • Want to learn more about becoming an Accredited Broker? In the login section select ACCREDITATION.

New Brokers: In order, to get the most out of the charter yacht show we require ALL new brokers complete the New Broker Online Course presented by CYBA (Charter Yacht Broker Association).

The course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of the yacht charter business, and provide a resource for you to refer back to for guidance as your career evolves.” Are you former or soon-to-be former crew? Many of the same have completed the course ahead of you and admit they learnt much more than they thought they would.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: regardless of the location of our show, our environmental consciousness remains the same. We discourage the distribution of disposable water bottles at our shows. Brokers are encouraged to pack your favourite reusable bottle and we will ensure it never runs dry.

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As a non-profit organization we try to minimize extra fees wherever possible therefore we prefer payment by cheque, especially from CYS members. Of course, where necessary we will accept credit cards (VISA/MASTERCARD).

Brokers can request a PayPal Invoice if preferred.

Credit Card Authorization Form: Complete form, scan or take a picture and return to info@bvicrewedyachts.com. Wire Transfers are also acceptable. Add $15 to cover bank charges.

Wire Transfer Details
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Ponce de Leon, 301 PDA6
Puerta de Tierra San Juan PR, 00901
ABA# 0215 020 11
For credit to: Charter Yacht Society of the BVI
a/c# 185 304547
Local Mailing Address:
Charter Yacht Society
PO Box 3252
Road Town, Tortola, BVI VG1110
International Mailing Address:
Box 8309 PMB 713
Cruz Bay, St. John  VI 00831

Media: We welcome Media coverage and will work with you to get the best story possible. Email us to indicate your interest. Please be prepared to list the various publications you represent. Thank you for your cooperation.


Stay tuned for more information on the new format opportunities available to those wanting exposure to the crewed yacht market.