The highly anticipated Antigua Charter Yacht Show is ready to cast its maritime spell from December 4th to 9th, beckoning the start of the Caribbean sailing season. Now in its 62nd edition, this exclusive invitation-only event unfolds against the picturesque backdrop of English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour.

Showcasing over 50 superyachts ranging from 18 to 90 meters, industry giants like NeroProject X, and Samsara will grace the Antiguan waters. Brokers and industry leaders, about 2,000 strong, will engage in networking galore, exploring top-notch yachts, and discovering the latest maritime offerings from marine vendors.

In its 23rd annual appearance, the Concours de Chef and Tablescaping Competitions add culinary flair, emphasizing global cuisine inspirations with a sustainable touch. Social events, including steel pan music evenings and themed gatherings, promise to create the perfect ambiance for forging relationships and unwinding in style.

Here is the list of yachts that can’t be missed. 


Designed by the acclaimed duo Espen Oeino and Reymond Langton Design, the 95.2m superyacht Whisper (formerly known as Kismet) stands as a testament to unparalleled luxury. This award-winning vessel boasts an art-deco main saloon that gracefully spans two floors. Whisper offers a sensory retreat with a Persian-inspired spa, complete with a dedicated beauty salon and an onboard hairdresser. The allure continues with a lavish 12-meter swimming pool, creating an aquatic haven on the high seas. Notably, the ex-Kismet achieved a remarkable feat, being sold in a mere three months, with a last known asking price of EUR149,000,000. Whisper is available for charter through the management of Y.CO.


Crafted by Michael Leach, Firebird recently completed a comprehensive refit at Feadship's Makkum facility, and has undergone a transformative upgrade, including a 2.5-meter extension and the creation of a "totally new," split-level owner's cabin. This vessel offers an array of onboard delights, such as a sundeck with a hammam and hot tub, an open-air cinema for cinematic experiences under the stars, and a dedicated dining room featuring a private balcony. Firebird is expertly managed by Y.CO.


The distinctive Vitruvius hull of Alchemy, a creation of Philippe Briand, captures attention at first glance. Remarkably, this vessel was conceived entirely over Zoom, guided by the owner's desire for "large al fresco spaces" and a pronounced emphasis on wellness. The outcome is a yacht boasting 330 square meters of outdoor opulence, featuring a hot tub for ultimate relaxation. The interior of Alchemy is a sanctuary in itself, incorporating a massage room adorned with arched windows and walls of "zen mood" marble. Alchemy is under the management of Burgess.

Sea Owl

Sea Owl can host up to 12 guests, and features seven staterooms, each uniquely themed, with the master stateroom strategically positioned on the main deck for an expansive feel. The bridge deck beckons as a warm family gathering spot, boasting a full-beam skylounge doubling as a cinema. A capacious gym, accompanied by an adjoining massage room, ensures guests stay both active and relaxed throughout their voyage. Enhanced by two custom Hodgdon tenders and a smaller 17-foot RIB on the foredeck, Sea Owl provides seamless water access. The fold-down swim platform and lazarette area not only grant easy access to water toys like kayaks, paddleboards, skis, and wakeboards but can also transform into a beach club, extending the luxury experience to the water's edge.  Sea Owl is managed by Northrop and Johnson.


Making a splash in the charter scene last year, Moskito presents a distinctive "shark tooth" superstructure, crafted by the renowned Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Accommodating 12 guests, the vessel boasts six stylish cabins designed by Bannenberg & Rowell. The master suite, occupying a generous 82 square meters, stands out as a lavish retreat. On the 100-square-meter sundeck, guests can enjoy alfresco dining and unwind in the hot tub. For more playful charter days, the beach club, complete with a sauna and steam room, offers a variety of water toys. Moskito is managed by IYC.


Parillion has a plethora of amenities. From a refreshing pool and a cinema projector to a fold-down balcony, gym, beach club, and beyond, this yacht offers an exquisite experience. Welcoming 10 guests in five cabins, along with a dedicated crew of 10, Parillion sparkles with crystal, glass, and vibrant mosaics, setting the stage for a dazzling charter. Opulence permeates every corner of this superyacht, from the art-filled lobby and sky lounge to the expansive 55-square-meter master suite. The 3.5-meter-long swimming pool is complete with its own waterfall. The overflowing toy garage ensures endless water sports fun with SUPs, kayaks, snorkeling gear, a floating pool, and a thrilling waterslide. Parillion is managed for charter by Edmiston.

Credits: Antigua Charter Yacht Show; Yacht Harbour archive

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