The winter Caribbean charter season officially opened with the 60th Antigua Charter Yacht Show. The event, which was held December 4-9 at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbor Antigua, welcomed yacht brokers and other industry members to visit yachts and get to know crews. Any of the Antigua Yacht Show 2021 winners would make an excellent choice for your next luxury yacht vacation.
Although there were not as many yachts present as in previous years, those that attended were outstanding. They were:
The smaller number of attending yachts allowed brokers more time on each one. In addition to viewing the yachts, brokers had time to chat with the captains and crews and get to know them better.
Chef Elizabeth Lee organized this year’s culinary competition. Lee, who wrote the cookbook Made With Love, has been a professional yacht chef for over 17 years. As a yacht chef, Elizabeth won almost every competition she entered throughout the Caribbean, including Concours de Chef and Best Chef of the Year.
The Chef’s competition is a themed event that showcases each chef’s culinary skills. This year’s theme, Diamond Jubilee Celebration, brought out the creative flair of the contestants. Chefs were asked to create a three-course meal that was judged for appearance and presentation, taste, creativity, execution, and overall appeal. As a “culinary curveball” chefs were also asked to make one plate gluten-free for each course.
Chef Aaron Thomas of TRIUMPH won the gold, while Chef Julian Brown of LIONSHARE took second place, and Chef Pierre of catamaran FRENCH WEST received third place.
Chief Stewardess Alex Lombard of yacht LIONSHARE won the Tablescaping competition.
Nelson’s Dockyard Marina
Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour is, in fact, the world’s only continuously working Georgian Era dockyard. This marina provides a full range of services and facilities such as customs and immigration, waterfront restaurants and bars, boutiques, gift shops, a bakery, as well as the Dockyard Museum. The Dockyard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Charter an Award-Winning Yacht
For your next vacation, take a look at the Antigua Yacht Show 2021 winners. These yachts are all great choices for a relaxing holiday in the Caribbean. For more information and to reserve your yacht, please call 321-777-1707.