First-Annual Virgin Islands Boating Exhibition (VIBE)

VIBE – It’s a Destination Boat Show!

Join us May 10 – 12 at the first-annual Virgin Islands Boating Exhibition (VIBE) — the new 2.0 version of a yacht buying show. The show will take place at the Yacht Haven Grande St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands and offers an opportunity to test sail the latest model yachts in what Caribbean Journal called the ‘Hottest Yachting Destination in the Caribbean’ in 2021. 

What’s more, VIBE combines this with a boutique-quality vibe and all the elements of a world-class vacation – award-winning accommodations, a curated Food & Wine Experience, and the best of U.S. Virgin Islands’ cultural entertainment. 

Use Code: BALIGUEST to get a 15% discount on your ticket!

Catamaran Guru at VIBE

Bali CatamaransWe are having our Luxury Charter Management partner, Dream Caribbean Blue join us to feature three Bali Catamarans – the 5.4, 4.8, and 4.6. The Bali 5.4 earned Multihull of the Year in 2019 by Multihulls World magazine and its French-language counterpart, Multicoques Mag. In 2021, the editors at SAIL magazine in their ‘The Latest in Multihull Design’ article dubbed the Bali 4.8 ‘a great vacation choice when on charter’. The 4.6 was in the running for Cruising World’s Boat of the Year award for 2022.

Catamaran Guru Meetup – Saturday, May 11th!

Join Stephen & Estelle for a meetup in Paradise! Enjoy a cocktail and meet with fellow boat owners, sailors and yacht crews.  We will be available for a chat, a cocktail and to discuss boat buying opportunities and explain how a charter business can benefit you. Meet us at the Bali Catamaran display after the show on Saturday, May 11th.

  • Hotels: Exclusive VIBE attendee rates are available at
  • Use Code: BALIGUEST to get a 15% discount on your ticket!
  • Exhibitors Opening Ceremony & Reception: All Exhibitors are Invited to this event! You may invite your guests with tickets $99 per person. Includes cocktails, canapés, live music, and cultural performances 5pm – 7pm May 9th.
  • Food & Wine Experience: An add-on to a General Admission VIBE ticket for $55 per day for your fine dining luncheon with wine pairings at the prestigious restaurant overlooking the show-ground, Cutlass & Cane, May 10-12th.
  • General Admission: One-day General Admission VIBE tickets cost $49 per person, with children under age 12 free. This includes access to the marina for yacht viewings and tours, the Marine Vendor Expo in Harbor360, and two free drinks. Use your own Promo Code (email if you can’t find it) or “VISITUSVI” at to buy tickets to attend VIBE 2024. 10am – 5pm May 10, 11 or 12th.
  • 2-for-1 General Admission: 3-day Ticket for $73.50 and bring a friend. 10am – 5pm May 10-12th.
  • VIP Admission: 4-day ticket is $399 and includes the opening ceremony, priority yacht viewing, tickets to the Food & Wine Experience, plus champagne on arrival and VIP Lounge Access. $399. Buy tickets. 5-7pm May 9th, and 10am – 5pm May 10-12th 

Why the USVI?

The U.S. Virgin Islands offers a business-friendly environment for buying and selling yachts, thanks to its use of the U.S. dollar, U.S. banking institutions, and exclusive tax incentives. With no sales tax and duty-free allowances for vendors, the territory provides favorable conditions for conducting yacht transactions. Additionally, the well-established and highly successful charter industry in the USVI presents opportunities to speak directly with local company representatives about purchasing a vessel for income-producing crewed charters.


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