The first Bahamas Yacht Charter Show took place from the 27th February to the 1st of March and put in the spotlight 24 luxury charter yachts and their talented crew. CharterWorld brokers Trina Howes and Martha Lukasik attended the event, and Martha shared with us their fine-dining experiences.
“During the first day of the show all the brokers were able to join the Marinas of Nassau Tour Visit to Lyford Cay, Albany, Palm Cay, Atlantis, Hurricane Hole, and Yacht Haven,” Martha commented. “The show was very well organized offering a variety of activities and lifestyle events including dinner at an authentic Chinese restaurant, leap year event ‘Let’s Celebrate the Bahamas’, as well as fabulous lunches and happy hour parties onboard each of the yachts.”
Each of the yachts had a different theme, with some of the best including Gatsby, Weddings, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, Christmas, the Roaring 20s, Alice in Wonderland and St. Patrick’s Day.
“This was a great way for us to experience a bit of what our clients enjoy on board of luxury yachts! We were all given one colourful bracelet representing a yacht and crew to remember them by. At the end of the day we had amassed quite a collection of bracelets, and I had the pleasure to enjoy fantastic lunches aboard motor yachts AMARULA SUN and BABA’S.
On AMARULA SUN, Chef Devlin Cathey prepared for us a fabulous five-course lunch. Following the theme of the ‘4th of July,’ Devlin incorporated red, white and blue in his menu. His creations were not only looking fantastic but they were also mouth-watering and delicious – I truly enjoyed the experience and the mango moonshine sorbet was to die for!
“Chef Mitchell aboard BABA’s is only 23 years old! The New Orleans Mardi Gras influenced lunch was perfection, full of vivid colors and flavors that took you on a culinary journey. Mitchell’s food looked pristine and elegant – and tasted just as good.”
The Bahamas Yacht Show also highlighted some of the destinations and activities in the region, however on the final day of the event, strong winds led to the cancellation of a sailing trip to Rose Island. Even while in port there is still plenty to do onboard, and the crew can entertain any children on a charter while adults unwind indoors or out in the sunshine.
“Thanks to Captain Lee we were invited for a ‘static charter’ aboard M/Y MURPHY’S LAW, where Chef Jonas prepared a delicious lunch for us and we enjoyed some fine champagne to celebrate my birthday.”
At the end of the event, the inaugural Bahamas Yacht Show set the tone for future events with action, positive energy and a great vibe.
“Kudos to the organizers and all the crew members for all their hard work, amazing attitudes and the big similes they welcomed us with. The Bahamas with the breath-taking Exumas islands is one of my favourite charter destinations, so please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime! Chartering a private yacht in the Bahamas is the way to spend your holidays, and we all enjoyed ourselves and had lots of fun while working! Good Bye Bahamas and see you next year!”