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The V.I. Charteryacht League will host a marine trade show on Saturday, Nov. 13, at American Yacht Harbor. Charter boat and marine industry vendors and support business are invited to showcase their goods and services to professional charter boat owners and operators, private boat owners in the community and potential boat owners.
The show will be open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. and will offer programing that evening geared toward participants in this year's 25th annual VICL Charter Boat Show. The boat show, held annually to allow off-island charter brokers to visit vessels in the local charter fleet and speak with the captains and crews, will be held Nov. 10-13 at Crown Bay Marina.
"There is a large private boat ownership in this community," a VICL release about the trade show states, urging marine-related businesses to "take advantage of this event to showcase your expertise and products. This local clientele is, or should be, your bread and butter all year 'round."
Boat chartering crews have limited time to complete turnarounds, including maintenance and repairs, between charters, the release notes. The marine trade show offers an opportunity to suppliers to "make sure you are the person at the top of the list that they call when they need help."
Exhibition space will be on the breezeway and the Marlin Deck of the main AYH building. In case of rain, it will be moved into an unleased commercial space at the complex.
The fee structure for exhibitors is as follows:
Provide your own table: $25 plus a $50 value door prize or certificate
Small table provided: $50 plus a $50 value door prize or gift certificate
Large table provided: $85 plus a $50 value door prize or gift certificate
Exhibitor registrations will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 5. Registration forms may be picked up at the American Yacht Harbor marina office, Ace Hardware and The Color of Joy in Red Hook; at all Island Marine locations; at the VI Charter Yacht League office at Yacht Haven Marina; and at the Crown Bay Marina office. To have a form mailed or faxed, call 774-3944 or fax to 776-4468.


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